Dame Margaret Seward
The Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI, notes with sadness, the death of Dame Margaret Seward.
Dame Margaret’s achievements were remarkable, including becoming the first female President of the UK General Dental Council, Editor of the British Dental Journal and President of the British Dental Association. Dame Margaret was also Chief Dental Officer (UK).
Dame Margaret’s contributions to dentistry as we now know it were immense. While President of the General Dental Council she commenced a recertification scheme (which would, in time, become the formal CPD scheme which still exists today), the introduction of specialist lists, and the registration of all members of the dental team.
In keeping with the rest of the dental profession, the Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI wishes to express its condolences to the family of the late Dame Margaret Seward.