Esteemed Dentistry columnist Kevin Lewis has been awarded a Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
The ceremony, held earlier this month, recognised the contribution that Kevin has made to dentistry both in the UK and worldwide.
Kevin has been director of Dental Protection since 1998, overseeing a period of sweeping changes to the ways in which dentists are both regulated and employed. Before joining Dental Protection, he had established a successful preventive practice in Peterborough. At the same time, he also developed the writing and lecturing skills which have made him a leading personality within the profession
He said: ‘I feel delighted and very honoured to have received this most unexpected award, and very conscious of all those colleagues who have worked a lot harder than I have for their chosen profession, without being recognised in this way.
‘I am extremely fortunate to have had so many opportunities to serve my profession in such interesting ways throughout my professional career – none of which I could have foreseen at the time I graduated. Hopefully this award will encourage others to seize whatever opportunities come their way, and to make the best of them.’
Kathryn Harley, chair of the DPL Board, said: ‘On behalf of the board of Dental Protection, I wish to congratulate Kevin on his award of Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. This honour recognises Kevin’s tremendous contribution to dentistry within the UK and throughout the world.’