We were delighted to see that Old Bedfordian, Dr Jason Wong (85-89), was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list for services to Dentistry and Oral Health. Jason is a General Dental Practitioner and a partner at the Maltings Dental Practice in Grantham Lincolnshire. He also works for NHS England and NHS Improvement as their Dental Local Professional Network Chair covering Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Luton, Milton Keynes and Hertfordshire.
Jason, who has an interest in Oral health promotion and Implant Dentistry, is being recognised for work carried out for the Dental profession where he still serves as the Secretary of Lincolnshire Local Dental Committee. He was instrumental in improving Children’s Oral health In Leicester – where the improvement seen since 2012 has been three times that of the national rate. Jason has also opened the Starting Well Programmes for Leicester city and Luton with the Chief Dental Officer for England.
It was great to welcome Jason back to the School at last year’s OB annual dinner along with many of his 1989 leavers group.