BDJ Portfolio Associate Editor David Westgarth was awarded as Young Communicator of the Year by the British Dental Editors and Writers Forum (BDEWF), and Health Education England Clinical Fellow, Yasmin Allen, was honoured as runner up.
This BDEWF Award is supported by the British Dental Industry Association (BDIA), and aims to recognise younger professionals who are contributing towards writing and editing in dentistry.
David was chosen for an article he wrote on stress and fitness to practise in dentistry, published in BDJ in Practice in March 2017. The article explored the relationship between the rising number of fitness to practise cases, the reasons for it, and resulting stress this is causing dentists.
Yasmin was awarded second place for writing, directing and producing a video in June 2017, which promoted the benefits of utilising digital technology and innovation within dental settings, using emergency dental care as an example.
The Awards were presented at the annual dinner of the BDWEF/BDIA, earlier this month, with guest speaker Sir Paul Beresford MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Dentistry and Oral Health.