Posted by Joanne Mellor
Dr Nigel Carter, chief executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, has been made an OBE by the Queen.
As part of the monarch’s birthday honours, he was given the award as a result of his decades of commitment to oral health in the UK.
Dr Carter has been with the foundation for 35 years and has been the chief executive since 1997. Previously, he served the body as chairman and trustee.
He explained it is a “tremendous honour” to have been handed the OBE, adding: “This award recognises not only me but also the work of British Dental Health Foundation and I am very proud of what we have achieved over the last 40 years.”
The foundation’s chief executive noted dentistry has made “great strides” over the course of the last few years, with oral health standards on the rise.
A recent report by the King’s Fund found patient satisfaction with their dentist is increasing.