Ingrid Perry, Secretary and Trustee of the award-winning children’s dental health charity Teeth Team, is to be awarded an MBE for ‘Services to Education and Improvement of Dental Health in Young People’ in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Working closely with local schools for many years, Ingrid was instrumental in helping found the nationally recognised Teeth Team programme, which won “Best Child Dental Health Initiative” in the DH&T Awards in 2014. Teeth Team Chair, Chris Groombridge, offered his congratulations, “We are all delighted to hear that Ingrid will be awarded an MBE. I have worked with Ingrid for many years and this is rightful recognition of her dedication to children’s dental health over the entire course of her career.”

Ingrid has over 35 years’ experience within the dental profession and has gained national recognition, winning the Patron’s Prize for Innovation in 2012 from the NOHPG (National Oral Health Promotion Group). She was also runner-up in the Hull Women in Business, Women of Achievement Awards in both 2012 and 2014 and a finalist in the 2013 Dental Awards in the category of Oral Health Promoter of the Year.

Ingrid will be presented with the Award in the autumn.