Celebrating an illustrious career
Paediatric dentist awarded life membership of national society
A Glasgow dentist who once brought Highland cattle to a dental conference at the SECC, has been awarded life membership of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD).
Audrey McClymont was presented with the honour at the BSPD annual conference for her services to the society and the profession in general. During her career she held every role within the western Scotland branch of the BSPD with the exception of secretary. The citation for the award mentioned her “outstanding career as a specialist in paediatric dentistry in the Community Dental Service where she worked for 26 years and Scotland’s only associate specialist within thehospital service for the last nine years”.
The majority of her working life was spent treating special needs children, first in a mobile van and then in hospitals. She had a particular interest in autism and developed pathways and treatment in Glasgow’s Yorkhill Children’s Hospital. She was invited to oversee the dental care of children on the oncology ward more than 30 years ago and worked very closely with that ward until she retired.
Audrey said: “I feel very honoured to have been given life membership of the BSPD, a society I have watched grow over the last 30 years and which does such wonderful work promoting children’s oral health.”