OBE for deputy chief dental officer

The incoming deputy chief dental officer Sue Gregory has earned an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list.

She receives it for ‘services to the NHS’ in her role as dental public health consultant for NHS Bedfordshire.

Dr Sue Gregory, who has worked in Bedfordshire since 1977, will take up her new post as deputy chief dental officer at the Department of Health later this month.

Sue qualified in 1976 at the Royal Dental Hospital, University Of London and undertook postgraduate studies, gaining an MSc in dental public health at the London Hospital in 1983 and a diploma in Health Economics at Aberdeen University in 1993.

She is a fellow of the Faculty of Public, Royal College of Physicians and an invited board member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College Of Surgeons Of England.

First appointed a consultant in dental public health in Bedfordshire in 1992, Sue has since chaired or been a member of a number of influential national committees. She was also instrumental in establishing a first wave Personal Dental Service pilot in orthodontics in 1998, which has been the model for the delivery of the new contractual arrangements for NHS orthodontic provision.

As well as her current position, Sue also chairs the UK Consultants In Dental Public Health Group and has been president of the British Association For The Study Of Community Dentistry and the British Society Of Disability And Oral Health.

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