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Janet Goodwin receives honorary fellowship from FGDP (UK)

Janet Goodwin received an honorary fellowship from the FGDP (UK) in recognition of her stellar dental career. (Photograph: BADN)

Fri. 5 April 2019


LONDON, UK: With almost five decades of experience in a variety of fields under her belt, Janet Goodwin has made an immeasurable impact on the British dental industry. In recognition of her exceptional professional achievements, the Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP) (UK) recently awarded Goodwin an honorary fellowship. John Deer, co-founder of Renishaw, also received an honorary fellowship at the same ceremony.

A dental nurse and affiliate member of the FGDP (UK), Goodwin’s dental career commenced in 1971 and has encompassed general practice, community practice, dental hospital practice and further education. She is the immediate past President of the Oral Health Foundation, was the first dental nurse to be a member of the General Dental Council, is a past chair of its Standards Review Group and was a development manager for the Strategic Health Authority.

Goodwin was also the Nurse Manager of Leeds Dental Institute and an examiner and Chair of the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses. A long-time supporter of the British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN), she received her BADN 25-year membership brooch at the 2018 National Dental Nursing Conference.

Dr Nigel Carter, OBE, Chief Executive of the Oral Health Foundation, remarked: “I’m delighted to hear of Janet Goodwin’s honorary fellowship with the FGDP. Janet has been both an excellent trustee and past President of the Oral Health Foundation across the last decade.”

“She has also worked with a variety of dental organisations, playing her part in advancing the importance of British dentistry. On behalf of the Oral Health Foundation, many congratulations, Janet,” he continued.

BADN President Hazel Coey said: “We are delighted that Janet’s contribution to dental nursing, and to dentistry in general, has been recognised by the FGDP and congratulate Janet on receiving her honorary fellowship.”

Goodwin remains involved in the dental world to this day, currently consulting on management and educational projects with City & Guilds as chief examiner.

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