Dr Leatherman Award

Do you have a nominee for the Dr. Leatherman Award?

The late Dr. Gerald Leatherman played a very important part in promoting the role of the dental hygienist as one of the pioneers of preventive dentistry in the UK. Described as ‘The Father of World Dentistry’ by Dame Margaret Seward he dedicated his professional life to raising the profile of both the dental hygienist and dental health promotion. He was actively involved with the British Dental Hygienists’ Association (now BSDHT) from the start and played a leading role in the establishment of the first dental hygiene training school in England. Following his retirement from the office of President of the BDHA in 1957 he was appointed Honorary Vice President until his death in 1991.

The Dr. Leatherman award is held in the highest regard by this profession. It is the only award nominated and agreed upon by your peers. It reflects true dedication, professionalism and determination for the greater good of all the profession. Nominees do not have to be high profile, in fact past winners have ranged from those who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to those who laid the foundations for the society we know today

If you know of a worthy candidate please contact enquiries@bsdht.org.uk for terms and conditions and a nomination form. Please note we do not accept self-nominations; you must be nominated by your colleagues. All completed forms must be with us by July 31st 2016 and the successful applicant will be notified in October.


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