Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

The BSP wish to congratulate former President and current Scientific Advisor, Professor Iain Chapple, who is recognised in the 2022 New Year’s Honours list for his extraordinary achievements and service to oral health.

Professor Chapple will be awarded an MBE in appreciation of the lifetime of service he has dedicated to improving dental care and oral health for the public and patients and the significant impact he has made in supporting the dental team Nationally and Internationally. 

His contribution stands out due to his volume of activity & influence, in terms of service delivery, development of the profession, research output & education. In addition, Iain has dedicated a considerable amount of time to voluntary and charitable services, working tirelessly for several charities and organisations in an unpaid role. 

Iain has held several positions on BSP Council, including Council member (1994-2004), Honorary Treasurer (1998-2004), President (2014-2015) and Scientific Adviser (2020 ongoing) and we are proud that he is part of the BSP family. 

In summary, Professor Chapple is an altruistic, hardworking and selfless individual. He is an inspiration to our profession and richly deserving of this prestigious Honour.