Grantham dentist all smiles after receiving an MBE

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A dentist from Bottesford, near Grantham, is all smiles after being awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List. 

Dr Jason Weng Leong Wong, from the Maltings Dental Practice in Grantham, was selected for the prestigious honour for services to Dentistry and Oral Health. 

As well as working at the Maltings, Dr Wong has been chair of the NHS Local Professional Network since 2013 and he has also played a vital role in working with local and national bodies, including Leicester City Council, Public Health England and Health Education England, to improve children’s dental health. In his capacity as chair of the local network, Dr Wong has successfully established 12 managed clinical networks covering a broad spectrum of fields from Orthodontics and Special Care Dentistry to Gerodontology. The Gerodontology network is currently the only service of its kind in the country. 

Colleagues and fellow dental professionals have praised Dr Wong’s commitment, dedication and drive, as well as his clinical expertise and his caring nature. The MBE recognises his willingness to go the extra mile for patients and to devote time and energy to improving care and optimising outcomes on a local and national scale.

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