Posted by Joanne Mellor
Tony Newton will take over as president of the British Dental Health Foundation in 2013 after he was voted in at the organisation’s latest trustee meeting.
He will take over from current incumbent of the role John Siebert next year and stated he was “delighted” and “honoured” to have been selected for the position.
Mr Newton suggested the dental health industry is going through a great period of change at the present time due to the state of the economy, so work has to be done on educating the public of the importance of oral health.
“It’s only too easy to cut back on dental checkups to try to save money in the short term, so it’s vital we continue to educate them about the long term benefits of good oral health,” he said.
The foundation is currently preparing for the upcoming National Smile Month campaign, with big brands such as chewing gum manufacturer Wrigley and mouthwash maker Listerine signed up to take part.