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Professor StJohn Crean set to receive illustrious award

13 September 2012

All smiles for UCLan dental expert

A University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) academic is to receive a distinguished award for his commitment and service to the dental industry.

Professor StJohn Crean will accept the Anniversary Medal from the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. The Dean of the School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education said: “I’m truly honoured to be receiving such a prestigious award like the Anniversary Medal. It’s humbling to know my efforts in dental education within the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the English Royal College of Surgeons have been rewarded in this way." 

"I’m very proud of what I’ve achieved throughout my career so far and I’m looking forward to moving dental education within the North West, to new heights with UCLan’s new dental clinic.”

Professor Crean was appointed as Director of Dental Research and Knowledge Transfer at the Preston-based Campus in October 2009 and was then named Dean of the School of Postgraduate Medical & Dental Education in January 2010.

He previously held the post of Associate Director of Undergraduate Dental Studies and Year 3 Lead at Peninsula Dental School for two years. His specialist training is in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

He has held posts of Senior Lecturer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Cardiff’s School of Dentistry before being appointed as Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Queen Mary’s, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2003.

“It’s humbling to know my efforts in dental education within the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the English Royal College of Surgeons have been rewarded”.

In 2005 he was appointed as Consultant in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery to North Glamorgan NHS Trust with NHS duties at Royal Glamorgan and Prince Charles Hospitals whilst holding an Honorary Professorship at University of Cardiff’s School of Dentistry.

Alongside his role at UCLan, Professor Crean is currently the Robert Bradlaw advisor in the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is also the current President of the British Society of Oral Implantology.

He holds numerous examinerships at home and abroad advising on the establishment of many dental undergraduate courses.

Professor Crean will be presented with the honour at the Diplomats Ceremony on 5 October.