|Award for Jane Goodman|
|Monday, 05 March 2012|
In November 2011, the Dental Faculty Medal was awarded to Miss Jane Goodman, former Consultant and Training Programme Director in Paediatric Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute
The Dental Faculty Medal for 2010 was awarded to Miss Jane Goodman. Jane has made a distinguished contribution to the Dental Faculty and to her specialty of Paediatric Dentistry. She received her award from the President Mr David Tolley at a Diploma Ceremony at the College in Edinburgh in November 2011. The Citation was read by Miss Patricia Baxter, Chair of the Advisory Board in Paediatric Dentistry and a long-standing colleague of Jane’s. The citation forms the basis of this account of Jane Goodman’s distinguished contribution.
Jane Goodman was a graduate of Guy’s Hospital Dental School London in 1971. At that time Guy’s Hospital had a remarkable Department of Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry where she came under the influence of Eileen Jaffe, who was an inspirational teacher of paediatric dentistry. As with a number of other colleagues who have had prominent careers in the discipline, Jane’s enthusiasm for paediatric dentistry was ignited!
Jane trained as both Registrar and Senior Registrar based at the Eastman Dental Hospital in London with time also at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children in Hackney and the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street. In 1980, she was appointed Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry at the Eastman where she was part of a wonderful team of senior staff led by Professor Gerry Winter. After 29 years, she stepped down as Lead Clinician and Training Programme Director for Paediatric Dentistry in 2009 but continued as a consultant till March 2011.
Jane Goodman’s support for this College has been exceptional and sustained: she gained her Fellowship in Dental Surgery in 1977 and later became an Examiner for the Fellowship in Dental Surgery. She served as an elected member of the Dental Faculty Council from 1994-99 and again from 2004-2009: she was elected Vice Dean, holding office from 2001 until 2004. She chaired the Specialist Advisory Board in Paediatric Dentistry for ten years until 2005 and was a key individual in developing the Specialty Membership Examinations in Paediatric Dentistry both in the UK and overseas. She also had the foresight to see early on the need for the development of a tri-collegiate specialty membership examination in paediatric dentistry, a process that it is now nearing completion.
Nationally, she represented the College on the Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) in Dental Public Health, Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry, latterly serving on the SAC in Paediatric Dentistry. She was a member of the Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Board for 11 years through the development of this essential qualification. Jane’s work for her specialty has been recognised nationally through her Presidency of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry in 1995 and the award of Life Membership in 2010. This Faculty and the Specialty of Paediatric Dentistry owes Jane Goodman a considerable debt. Through her skill and enthusiasm this College, her specialty and the care of children have been enhanced both in the UK and overseas.
Dean, Faculty of Dental Surgery
The Dental Faculty Medal is awarded annually to an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to the Faculty of Dental Surgery, the College and to dentistry. This award was introduced in 1998 with ten medals being gifted by Professor Nairn Wilson on his demitting office as Dean. In this first year, two awards were made, to Professor Ron Spiers and Dr Paul Geissler. Subsequently, one award was made each year until in 2005 when a Dental Faculty Overseas Medal was established giving two awards annually, one to an individual from overseas and the other for the UK.