National accolade for young dental communicator

Dr Mona Nasser (pictured), from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, is clinical lecturer in evidence based dentistry, and she has won second prize in the British Dental Editors Forum (BDEF) Young Dental Communicators Award.

Mona won the award for the successful communication of  her evidence review around the issue of environmental sustainability in the dental practice, published in the British Dental Journal.

The subject for the review came from a call for questions from the dental community at the Shirley Glasstone Hughes Trust.

She highlighted the results of her review through a number of channels throughout the past year, including a presentation to the Annual Symposium of the Institute for Sustainability Solutions Research, a video that was further promoted via social media.

The review led to a workshop with discussions on Twitter and collected via the social media software – Storify.

Mona was nominated for the award by Professor David Moles, director of dental postgraduate education and research at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry.

He said: 'Mona’s communication skills are exceptional, and her approach to getting key dental health and research messages "out there" is extremely effective and successful.

'We are delighted that she has won such a prestigious award, and our congratulations go to her for such a superb achievement.'

Mona will receive her award at a ceremony at the British Dental Association in September.

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