Dental Public Health Consultant Celebrating New Year’s Honour
Dr Colette Bridgman, a consultant in Dental Public Health, is celebrating after receiving an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List.
Dr Bridgman was the only dentist to be honoured in the list, she received an MBE in recognition of her services to oral health and the dental industry.
A new initiative in Rochdale was recently launched by Dr Bridgman to encourage parents to take their children to the dentist from an early age. The ‘Baby Teeth Do Matter’ initiative targets parents of young children and encourages them to take their children for regular dental checks, which are available on the NHS free of charge.
The scheme enables dentists to identify parents who do not prioritise their children’s oral health in a bid to provide children with the oral healthcare they need and to reduce rates of decay and premature tooth loss among children in the area.
Dr Bridgman said she was delighted with the honour.Join this Discussion