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Bristol University sweeps the board at 2010 DDU Educational Awards

DDU Award winners Stephen Lisney and Nikki Rogers

DDU Award winners Stephen Lisney and Nikki Rogers

24 November 2010

Professor Stephen Lisney wins the DDU Dentist Teacher of the Year award and Nikki Rogers the Dental Care Professional Teacher of the Year award.

Professor Stephen Lisney and Nikki Rogers

DDU Award winners Stephen Lisney and Nikki Rogers

We are delighted to announce that Professor Stephen Lisney and Nikki Rogers have both been successful in the 2010 Dental Defence Union (DDU) Educational Awards.

Earlier in the Autumn dental students and staff at all the UK Dental Schools were asked to nominate whom they believed to be outstanding educators in their school in the two award categories of Dentist Teacher of the Year and the Dental Care Professional (DCP) Teacher of the Year. Citations for the nominees were written and on the basis of these and the nomination details the judging panel short-listed three finalists for each category. The finalists attended the awards ceremony in London and made a 15-minute presentation on how they had made a positive educational impact on the students they teach. The DDU's 8th Educational Awards Ceremony was held on the 17th November 2010 at The Royal Society. The meeting was attended by Earl Howe, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Quality, who provided a short address and congratulated the award winners.

Bristol Dental School and Hospital swept the board with both awards, the first time that a School has won both in one year. Professor Stephen Lisney won the Dentist Teacher of the Year award and Nikki Rogers the Dental Care Professional Teacher of the Year award. These awards are prestigious and competed for by all 18 UK Dental Schools. Each finalist received an award of £250 and the overall winner in each category received an additional cheque in the name of the School for £1,000, which will be used towards educational material.

Susan Hooper won the Dental Teacher of the Year award last year, and in 2008 Alison Grant won the Dental Care Professional Teacher of the Year Award. Thus the Dental School has won a DDU award every year for the last three and this exemplifies the commitment of the staff to providing the best possible education for both dental students and dental care professionals.
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