BSDHT Announces Dr Leatherman Award Winner

As part of the OHC 2017, the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) was delighted to announce the winner of this year’s Dr Leatherman Award as Patricia Macpherson.

Designed in memory of Dr Gerald Leatherman to reflect true dedication, professionalism and determination for the good of the profession, the Award is held in high regard among the profession.

BSDHT President, Helen Minnery, described Patricia as “a truly inspirational woman” who has been committed to the BSDHT for over 40 years, “remaining steadfast in her support of colleagues”.

While humbly accepting her award, Patricia said:

“The BSDHT is the body that represents you, nationally….Without the society, I don’t think I would have achieved what I have… I am truly touched and very grateful.”

A very deserving winner, the BSDHT would like to extend many congratulations to Patricia!


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The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) is a nationally recognised body that represents over 4,000 Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists across the UK and beyond.

BSDHT maintain an on-going dialogue with the General Dental Council (GDC), the Departments of Health and all of the main groups representing dental care professionals, and attends meetings of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Dentistry, bringing dental hygiene and therapy to the attention of government ministers and MP’s.

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