After more than 20 years' valued service to the DDU and our members Paul Robinson, BDS FDS MB BS PhD, chaired his final Dental Advisory Committee (DAC) in July. 

Reflecting the DDU's 'dentists for dentists' ethos, the DAC is comprised of eminent dentists, DCPs and specialists whose expert counsel helps us continue to meet the needs of the profession. Paul was a member of the Committee for many years before being appointed chairman, and also joined the MDU Board in 2004. His extensive experience and wide-ranging career made him an ideal choice. 

Paul’s expertise and wisdom have been invaluable in shaping the company.

Paul Robinson

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After qualifying from Guys in 1970, Paul spent three years in general practice, before moving into hospital dentistry where he specialised in oral and maxillo-facial surgery. Between 1985 and 2004 he treated patients and taught undergraduate and postgraduate students as Senior Lecturer Consultant at GKT Dental Hospital. 

Reflecting on his "thoroughly enjoyable" years at the DDU, Paul said: "It has been unfailingly satisfying and a professional privilege to work with people who are motivated to stand up for professionals in difficulty and strive to achieve the best outcome." 

With more time on his hands, Paul's principal ambition is to stay active. One of his passions is ski mountaineering, where participants propel themselves along off-piste trails (both uphill and downhill). Also a keen cyclist, Paul completed the 2015 Ride London 100 event in just 5hours 19minutes and he now plans to devote more time for training in the hope of posting a personal best next year. 

Head of the DDU Rupert Hoppenbrouwers said: "I, and everyone, in the DDU, would like to thank Paul for his many years of service to our members. His expertise and wisdom have been invaluable in shaping the company and championing our members' cause."


This article was correct at publication on 29/09/2015. It is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.