Our President's Message

Dear Members,

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 2019-2020 season of the American Dental Society of London.

The Society has been a huge influence for me since I returned from the U.S.A. in 1992, with its unique combination of friendship, trusted professional guidance from highly regarded clinicians and an exceptional program of continuing education. It is an immense privilege for me to follow so many outstanding individuals in the role of President of this Society.

With the support of your Executive Committee, I have invited a series of speakers who will present a wide range of subjects that I am sure will be of interest to you all. I hope that you will attend as many of the meetings as possible, and I encourage you to bring many guests to contribute to the vitality of our group. Younger guests and prospective members will be particularly welcome.

A more detailed program will follow however in brief, our esteemed Past President Dr Lloyd Searson will open our season by presenting a broad-based review of the current state of implant dentistry. He has an exceptional depth of insight into clinical judgement in the field of implant dentistry, and will outline some truly extraordinary scenarios where this has been entirely lacking. The often challenging area of clinical practice that is management of TMD will have an enlightened, North American approach presented by Mr Luke Cascarini, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon. Our current scholar in Minnesota and visiting lecturer to the Eastman Dental Hospital, Dr James Lee will present some most elegant prosthodontics with exceptional digital photography and technology in December.

We will be delighted to welcome Dr Aurelie Majoureau with her colleagues in the American Dental Club of Paris in January. She will deliver a presentation on orthodontics. In February Professor Julian Ma will take us beyond our field of dentistry with a mind broadening account of some basic science and a review of the research of his team using plant biotechnologies to produce affordable vaccines against HIV, Ebola and other emerging diseases in developing countries.

At our President's dinner in March, we will have the pleasure of a charming and most erudite guest speaker, Mr William Keegan CBE. As Economics Editor of the Observer for over twenty five years, author and traditional grass roots journalist for over 50 years, I know he will provide a first-hand insight to the machinations of parliament, the treasury and economic turmoil of country in the most enlightening, humorous and insightful way. Our AGM will be enhanced by a fine selection of wines paired with a multi-course dinner provided by Herbert Berger, Michelin Star chef at the Innholders Hall.

Finally I am pleased to report that Dr Nicholas Capp is currently engaged in discussions with the General Dental Council to achieve formal recognition of specialist training and qualifications in North America here in UK. I am most grateful to him for his continuing drive to achieve appropriate changes for the benefit of all concerned in this important matter.

With all best wishes for a prosperous, enlightening and enjoyable season,

Yours sincerely,

Peter Yerbury

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