Tony Griffin is named a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s birthday honours in recognition of his services to dental technology.
Tony is past president of the DTA and past chairman of DTETAB (Dental Technicians Education and Training Advisory Board); he is also honorary treasurer and an elected council member of DTA.
Tony said: ‘I have been fortunate to have had, and I am still having, a very interesting career with many opportunities to work in support of improving health in the UK, and also to be able to work with a wide range of educational initiatives to encourage learning.
'Being the recipient of an MBE was a delightful surprise.'
Tony has dedicated his professional life to helping establish clinical dental technology and supporting dental technology and dental nursing within the healthcare provision of the dental team.
He worked for over 30 years in a variety of management roles starting at People's College of Further Education, Nottingham and with direct links to De Montfort University, Leicester.
More recently he has developed a portfolio career that includes a national quality assurance role along with other paid and voluntary work.
DTA president, Mike McGlynn, said: ’This is terrific news for Tony and is well deserved recognition of his hard work and commitment to dental technology over many years.
'We are fortunate to be able to call upon Tony’s wealth of experience here at the DTA and are delighted that his services to our profession have been given a royal seal of approval.’