25 March 2019

Former President of the Oral Health Foundation Janet Goodwin has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP).

The ceremony took place at the Law Society in London on Friday 15th March 2019.

Janet is the immediate past President of the Oral Health Foundation, having held the post between 2015 and 2018. She has also been a trustee since 2010.  

Whilst President, Janet strove to improve the accessibility and quality of oral health information for all and helped set the strategical objectives for both National Smile Month and Mouth Cancer Action Month.

As a Trustee, she has continued to assist in developing the aims, objectives and goals of the charity, while providing impartial advice, information and education about all things oral health.  

Dr Nigel Carter OBE, chief executive of the Oral Health Foundation, says the Honorary Fellowship is a just reward and recognition for a successful career.  

Dr Carter says: “I’m delighted to hear of Janet Goodwin’s Honorary Fellowship with the FGDP. Janet has been both an excellent Trustee and past President of the Oral Health Foundation across the last decade.

“She has also worked with a variety of dental organisations, playing her part in advancing the importance of British dentistry. On behalf of the Oral Health Foundation, many congratulations Janet." 

Janet Goodwin began work in the dental profession in 1971.

She later became the first dental nurse to be made a member of the General Dental Council and is in fact a past Chair of its Standards Review Group. Janet has also been a Governing Body member of Nugent Care Charity in Liverpool and development manager for the Strategic Health Authority.

At present, she currently consults on management and educational projects with City & Guilds as Chief Examiner, and with Dental Team Qualification in the development and delivery of DCP programmes.