Death of Queen Elizabeth II – dentistry remembers UK’s longest-reigning monarch

Death of Queen Elizabeth II – dentistry remembers England's longest-reigning monarch

Tributes have flooded in from across the globe as the UK enters a period of national mourning following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Her passing sparked a flood of grief nationwide, as the Royal Family and members of the public mark the death of the UK’s long-reigning monarch.

The queen died yesterday at Balmoral, Scotland, following an earlier announcement that she was under medical supervision.

A monarch who devoted more than 70 years to her duty and service, her passing marks a moment of historical significance both within and outside the UK.

In an obituary written by Stephen Bates, it spoke of the nation’s unwavering respect for her commitment to the country.

It read: ‘[She] won and retained the affection, loyalty and support of the overwhelming majority of the British public, who respected her for her diligence and sense of duty’.

Condolences and tributes continue to roll in. Here, we look at how dentistry is remembering the UK’s oldest and longest-serving sovereign.

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‘The British Dental Association, on behalf of the UK’s 42,000 dentists, extends our sincere condolences to the Royal Family on the passing of our Royal Patron, Her Majesty The Queen.’ – the British Dental Association.

‘We would like to express our great sadness at the news that Queen Elizabeth II has died. We deeply admired her sense of state and duty and her dedication to serving the people of the UK and the Commonwealth.

‘Our chair, Lord Toby Harris, has shared his thoughts: “As a member of the House of Lords I had the great privilege of watching Queen Elizabeth II participate in formal matters of state. I have admired and respected her loyal service and dedication as our monarch for the past 70 years. We send our heartfelt sympathies to the Royal Family.” Our condolences are with the King, the Queen Consort and the Royal Family.’ – the General Dental Council.

‘We give thanks for her life and for the example that she was to each and every one of us. Her sense of duty, her sacrificial service, steadfast faith and the spirit of unity that she brought to both our country and to the world has been truly inspirational. In my lifetime, I can think of no other person who has led with such dedication, grace, wisdom, integrity and humility.’ – Dr Sameer Patel, principal of Elleven Dental.

‘Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. An epitome of kindness, humility, selfless service and determination. An inspiration till the very end.’ – Dr Reena Wadia, principal of RW Perio.

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