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Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons awarded OBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours list

19 Jun 2017

Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons Professor Nigel Hunt, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours list.

The award was made in recognition of his work for services to Dentistry and to the Specialty of Orthodontics.

Professor Hunt was elected Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in 2014, having previously been elected to the Faculty Board in 2006. In his time as Dean, Prof Hunt has focused on raising awareness of the importance of good child oral health.

He has also chaired both the Faculty's Examinations and Clinical Standards Committees and is currently serving on the RCS Council.

Prof Hunt qualified in dentistry in 1974. He was appointed Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Orthodontist at the Eastman Dental Institute in 1984, before combining the role with that of Consultant Orthodontist at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead in 1990. He obtained his PhD in 1992, and was appointed Professor and Head of Department of Orthodontics, UCL Eastman Dental Institute in 1998.

His clinical interest is in the management of craniofacial deformity, and he leads a research team in the field of craniofacial reconstruction and tissue engineering.

Miss Clare Marx, President of the Royal College of Surgeons said:

“Nigel is an inspiration to many working in the NHS, and has worked tirelessly to improve the safety and care of patients. I have been particularly impressed by his drive and determination to help raise awareness about the importance of children practicing good oral health. He embodies everything that is great about the NHS, and this is deserved recognition of his fantastic work.

“On behalf of the Royal College of Surgeons, I want to congratulate Professor Hunt for this much deserved award, along with a thank you from the entire profession for all of his work.”

Notes to editors

The Royal College of Surgeons of England is a professional membership organisation and registered charity, which exists to advance surgical standards and improve patient care.

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