Prof. Crispian Scully
Professor Crispian Scully CBE, DSc, DChD, DMed (HC), Dhc (multi), MD, PhD, PhD (HC), FMedSci, MDS, MRCS, BSc, FDSRCS, FDSRCPS, FFDRCSI, FDSRCSEd FRCPath, FHEA
It is with sadness that we announce the death of Professor Crispian Scully, Emeritus Professor of Oral Medicine of UCL and past Dean and Director of Research and Studies (1993-2008) of Eastman Dental Institute.
Professor Scully was a giant in dentistry and prolific speaker at BSP and EFP conferences. He was an innovative and inspiring leader as well as a well-respected author of over 1,100 publications including 40 text books. His published works are highly regarded, including his journals 'Oral Oncology' and 'Oral Diseases'.
He held senior positions in many specialty organisations across the world. He was awarded doctorates by many universities including establishments in Athens, Granada, Helsinki and Pretoria. He was awarded medals and awards from many European oral medicine societies and the UK Award for Most Outstanding Achievements in Dentistry.
Professor Crispian Scully will be remembered for so many achievements. We send our sincere condolences to his family.
23 March 2017
Recent News stories
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) has published an outline of its plans for 2017-18. FGDP(UK)’s outline plans for 2017-18 are also accessible online (see below)
FGDP(UK) Dean, Dr Mick Horton, said:
“This year marks our 25th anniversary as the academic home for primary dental care, and our plans for the coming year will significantly strengthen our community of practice. We look forward to working ever more closely with our members and the wider dental community, and would be delighted to have your support as we prepare to bring an independent national professional body for dentists to life.”
In a 'showcase' article, the BSP made the news in a more unusual publication this week - PR News.
Dr Phil Ower hands over to Professor Ian Needleman as President for 2017. The presidential year now runs from January to December, in line with the membership year and the Society's financial year. Professor Needleman was voted in as President at the AGM held in Oxford in April 2016. It is all change on Council with the following people taking up their membership of Council on 01 January:
Dr Penny Hodge - President Elect 2018, Dr Mark Ide - President Elect 2019, Dr Trevor Watts - Senior Vice President, Dr Richard Tucker - Honorary Editor, Dr Praveen Sharma - President of the Early Career Group, Dr Aradhne Tugnait - Other Member of Council Thanks were given at the meeting held in December to all those standing down for their valuable contribution to the work of Council.
Our congratulations go to Professor Peter Heasman, ex-BSP President and Professor of Periodontology at Newcastle University. He has being awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours list for his services to research ethics.
NHS Research Ethics Committees safeguard the rights, safety, dignity and wellbeing of patients and volunteers taking part in medical research. They review applications for research and give an opinion about the proposed participant involvement and whether the research is ethical.
Professor Heasman said:
“To say that this honour was a surprise is something of an understatement. It is an immense honour to receive such recognition. But the real appreciation goes to all those colleagues that I have worked with so closely over the last 20 years: REC members and managers, colleagues, trainers and all those at the HRA. It really has been an absolute privilege.
“The ethics service (and indeed all clinical research in the UK) would not prevail without those who volunteer their ‘ethics’ time in abundance. None of us can call it our ‘day job’ yet we become involved possibly out of curiosity but also because we want to contribute to the safety of UK research, and upholding the dignity and rights of research participants. We do this neither for reward nor recognition, but when something like this comes along it makes one feel incredibly proud.”