New patron for British Orthodontic society
University of Edinburgh graduate David Birnie ‘honoured and humbled’ by new role
Scottish orthodontist David Birnie has been named as the new honorary patron of the British Orthodontic Society.
A graduate of the University of Edinburgh in 1970, David currently works as a part-time consultant orthodontist in Newcastle. He is also an examiner for the MOrth and the diploma in orthodontic therapy at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh as well as for the college’s conjoint MOrth with the FCDSHK College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong.
David has been a member of the British Orthodontic Society since its inception in 1994 and prior to that date belonged to the British Society for the Study of Orthodontics.Speaking about his new role, David said: “It is a great honour and I am very humbled by the trust and faith placed in me by the trustees and the membership of the Society – it is a role I never dreamt would have been offered to me. I look forward to working closely with the president, Jonathan Sandler.”