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The Gold Medal

The Gold medal is the highest accolade which the society can award. This award is presented only once every three years to an individual who has made 'exceptional contributions to the furtherance/development of Prosthodontics' in the following domains: clinical, research, education.

Nominations are receieved from the membership every three years and the Gold Medal is awarded following discussion by the BSSPD Council.

The Gold Medal is next scheduled to be presented at the 2020 annual meeting. Nominations are sought for this most pretigious award and should be made in writing or by email to the Awards administrator.

Gold Medal Recipients

  • Professor Bjorn Hedegard (1972)
  • Professor John Osborne (1975)
  • Professor Ernest Matthews (1978)
  • Professor Niels Brill (1979)
  • Professor David Watt (1981)
  • Professor John Bates (1984)
  • Professor Kenneth Liddelow (1987)
  • Professor Per-Olof Glantz (1990)
  • Professor Michael Braden (1993)
  • Professor Alan Grant (1996)
  • Professor George Zarb (1999)
  • Professor Robin Heath (2002)
  • Professor John Hobkirk (2005)
  • Professor Fraser McCord (2008)
  • Professor Paul Wright (2011)
  • Professor Robert Clark (2014)
  • Professor Harold Preiskel (2017)

Bob Clark

Above: The 2014 BSSPD Gold medal was awarded to Professor Robert Clark (right). Professor Clark has excelled over his long career in all three major areas of our specialty, namely clinical excellence, an exceptional role in education, and excellence in research. His work and reputation has brought credibility both to the specialty of Prosthodontics in the UK and the BSSPD itself.

At the BSSPD both he and his students have won many prizes in past years including the Schottlander Oral and Poster Prize. As a stalwart of conference presentations we believe that he submitted his 65th abstract to the Society's Annual conference in 2013.