Dr Chris Lynch inducted as Fellow of the American College of Dentists
14 November 2011
Dr Chris Lynch, Senior Lecturer/ Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, was inducted as Fellow of the American College of Dentists in October 2011.
The American College of Dentists (ACD) is described as the oldest North American honorary organization for dentists. Its members have exemplified excellence through outstanding leadership and exceptional contributions to dentistry and society. In response to serious problems facing the profession, the American College of Dentists was founded August 1920, by the then leaders of dentistry to elevate the standards of dentistry, to encourage graduate study, and to grant Fellowship to those who have done meritorious work. The American College of Dentists is non-profit and apolitical, and has long been regarded as the "conscience of dentistry” because of its emphasis on dental ethics together with its support of professionalism and leadership in dentistry.
Fellowship is awarded by invitation only, following a detailed nomination and scrutiny process. Fellowship is usually awarded only to those dentists who have completed either undergraduate or postgraduate training in North America, and in exceptional cases to those who have trained elsewhere. At the recent ACD annual session in October, Chris was the only European dentist to be honoured on this occasion.