Daniel Davis has been elected as the 19th president of the British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF).
The news was announced at the Foundation’s Annual General Meeting, held at the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health in London.
Daniel, operations director at Plandent Limited, follows in his father’s footsteps, John Davis, who was instrumental in setting up the Foundation back in 1971 and became the first non-dentist chairman in 1989.
After the ceremony, Daniel began his two-year term by thanking his predecessor Chris Potts and said he was looking forward to moving the Foundation forward during his presidency.
He said: ‘The coming years see an exciting challenge for the Foundation both in the UK and internationally.
‘The audience to which we are promoting good oral health messages to is growing all the time and with the implementation of newer and more efficient strategies I hope this trend will continue.
‘We will look towards this year’s National Smile Month as an important stepping stone in raising the Foundation’s profile. It is gearing up to be a great campaign, let’s hope it’s our best yet.’
National Smile Month 2010 runs from May 16 to June 16 and highlights the importance of looking after your teeth and maintaining them for life, also stressing that a healthy diet can improve the quality of life.
As president, Daniel will lead the trustee board and act as a figurehead for the Foundation. The charity has been working hard, since its formation, to improve the public’s oral health, raising awareness and encouraging healthy lifestyles.
Daniel added: ‘I would like thank the board and Foundation’s members for electing me and hope 2010 will prove a great success.’