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Chris Stephens wins another award!

Prof. Chris Stephens decided two years ago that  rather than trekking up to Gloucestershire every month where he had been a Woodland Trust  Volunteer for almost 30 years he would transfer his allegiance to a new group being established here in Bristol for Bishop’s Knoll Wood. This resulted in the publication of his second retirement book  – Bristol’s Australian Pioneer- […]

Recently held reunion reports…

1987 reunion, Saturday 11th November Caroline Drugan The 30-year reunion of the Class of 1987 was expertly arranged by Maurice Trotter, all the way from Queensland, Australia after he promised he would do the next one five years ago. The day kicked off with Susan Hooper leading a group of us on a tour of the dental school. There have […]

Professor David Berry, 1921-2017

It is with much regret we report the recent death of Professor David Berry. Chris Stephens offers a remembrance: David Berry was born in Bridgwater Somerset in 1921 and in 1941 joined the RAF, completing his war service in October 1945 as a Flying Instructor at the Elementary Flying Training School, Burnaston, Derbyshire. Even though the photograph of his Tiger […]

New Student Elective Report Received

Patient-dentist communication in Cambodia     Christina Tran & Lu Huey Khoo Our first week in Cambodia was spent in a makeshift dental clinic at a school in Phnom Penh’s poorer outskirts (Image 1). Conditions here were vastly different to the Bristol Dental Hospital, with portable lamps and handpieces powered by an unreliable generator (Image 2), and instruments (including burs) […]

Susan Hooper Retires!

Susan Hooper recently retired after an impressive 40-year stint at the Dental School. She was appointed a senior house officer in maxillo-facial surgery in 1977 and retired as Consultant Senior Teaching Fellow in Restorative Dentistry. To celebrate her retirement a Staff Summer Party was organised on 20th July. It was held under an open-sided marquee in the courtyard outside the […]

Bob Yemm 1939 – 2017

Professor Bob Yemm, who died after a short illness on 15 February, was a distinguished clinician, scientist and teacher. Bob (as everyone knew him) qualified BDS from Bristol in 1961, the same year as his dentist wife Glenys. In 1965 he gained a BSc honours degree in Physiology also from Bristol and added a PhD in 1969. He moved to […]

New: Bristol Dental Student Blog!

The BDS Newsletters received in the past by Students have been replaced by a new blog entitled “The Articulator”. It’s very interesting and you may find it by clicking here (opens in a new window) Pictured, is Claudia Lever, new President UBDSS

Crispian Scully 1945 – 2017

With sadness we announce the death of Professor Crispian Scully CBE in London on 17th March. Professor & Honorary Consultant Oral Medicine and Head of School at Bristol from 1988- 1993, Professor Scully went on to be the Dean at the Eastman Dental Institute (1993-2008).  During his career, he published more than 1100 papers, wrote 34 books and edited 11 more. Our […]

Charles Tomes Lecture

The prestigious Charles Tomes Lecture,  this year given by Prof Helen Rodd (BDS UBrist 1988),will  take place at the Royal College of Surgeons  in London  on Thursday 23 March 2017 from 5.00–6.15pm. Helen is Professor/Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry, University of Sheffield. Those wishing to attend should email