A new year, a new Dentistry Top 50

Dentistry Top 50

Dentistry Top 50 is back for 2016. Make sure you cast your votes

It’s that time again, to vote for who you think has been the most influential in the profession, in Dentistry magazine’s and Dentistry.co.uk’s Dentistry Top 50.

Once again we’re opening up the voting poll for you to have your say on who you think is the most influential in the world of dentistry and to make sure they get the recognition they deserve from their peers.

This is the eleventh year of the prestigious Dentistry Top 50, where the readers of Dentistry and visitors to www.dentistry.co.uk are invited to vote for the people in the UK dental profession who they feel are the most influential (see last year’s results here).

We would like you to pick your top five most influential dental professionals over the past year.

You can vote for your boss, a valued team member, respected academics, prominent association leaders, important political figures, astute media analysts – it’s entirely up to you.

Once all the votes are in, we’ll count them up and then reveal in Dentistry and on www.dentistry.co.uk the 50 people who received the most nominations.

Last year, it was the chief dental officer (CDO) at the time, Barry Cockcroft, who topped the polls.

Since then, Barry has stepped down from his role as CDO and is now working as non-executive director of the IDH group.

Will Barry Cockcroft hold onto the crown for another year? Will his successor, Sara Hurley, take over the mantel and become the first female to be crowned top of the Dentistry Top 50?

Make sure you have your say here.

The power’s in your hands

As in previous years, we have provided a list of suggested names you may wish to consider when deciding who gets your vote.

This is just to get your imagination going – as always, this poll is about voting for those who inspire you, whether they’re on the list or not.

Over the last year there have been numerous events that have caught the dental industry’s attention, including the General Dental Council annual retention fee consultation and the Health Select Committee meeting with Bill Moyes and Evlynne Gilvarry, the announcement of Evlynne Gilvarry stepping down from the top of the GDC, all the ongoing petitions for a sugar tax from numerous quarters including Jamie Oliver, and plenty of other breaking dental news.

This poll is open to all readers of Dentistry and users of www.dentistry.co.uk.

You can vote online by visiting www.dentistry.co.uk/top50.

The deadline for all votes is Thursday 31 March 2016.

No votes received after this date, either postal or online, will be counted.

Lifetime Contribution Award

The Lifetime Contribution Award has now been running for three years and proudly boasts Per-Ingvar Bränemark as 2015’s winner.

Passing away just before last year’s Lifetime Contribution Award, Per-Ingvar was considered by many as the father of modern implant dentistry, leaving behind him a legacy – the discovery that titanium could be tolerated by the body to provide an anchor for
prosthetic devices.

The Lifetime Contribution Award allows you to give some recognition to the person you feel has made the most significant contribution to UK dentistry throughout their lifetime.

A list has been provided for you to choose from.

Have a look through the names and vote for the person you feel deserves the Lifetime Contribution Award.

Who will you pick? An inventor whose product you just can’t practise without? A pioneering practitioner or daring visionary who was ahead of their time? A groundbreaking figure that revolutionised working practices, conditions or regulations? Or even someone whose contribution to the profession or industry you feel has not been given enough credit over the years?

This is a sideline to our annual Dentistry Top 50 poll, and is separate to the main event.

The name of the person who receives the most votes will be revealed in the same issue as our Top 50 list.

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