Obituary - Brett Sinson

The death of Brett Sinson a few days ago was announced by Professor Iain Chapple:

Dentistry is a poorer place this week for the loss of Brett Sinson, a truly inspirational, high quality general dental practitioner who gave so much to the profession in so many different roles and for so many years. Brett was someone that as a clinical academic I had huge respect for. He was passionate about quality and improving standards of patient care, had great vision and insight, and was one of the most gentle, modest and kind people I have met during my 30-years in dentistry. Brett could also be tenacious in defending the interests of the Profession at national panels and working groups, a consummate professional and a good friend who I shall miss very much. Above all, Brett just spoke common sense and represented hands-on clinicians, ensuring wake up calls were made at appropriate times, when politicians and civil servants got bogged down in the detail and bureaucracy. He was also very up to speed on the latest advances in Dentistry and one of those “early adopters” – never afraid to give something a go, reflect and feedback his honest opinions.

Brett worked tirelessly for the BDA and various LDCs, as well as being an experienced Denplan Practice Advisor and a refreshing voice of reason and pragmatism on the Department of Health Advanced Care Pathways group that developed the Restorative Commissioning Guides. Brett was great company and one of those rare people who was universally loved and admired.

My thoughts go to Sue, Dominic and Natasha at this very difficult time.

Iain Chapple