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Dental Protection’s Kevin Lewis to step down next year

25 November 2015

Kevin Lewis is to step down as Dental Protection’s Dental Director by summer 2016, having served in the role since 1998

Kevin explained,

“18 years is a long time for anyone to lead an organisation such as this. In fact my connection goes back even further than that, as I was a member of the original Board of Directors when Dental Protection Limited was created as a separate company within the Medical Protection Society (MPS) group back in 1989.  I then moved across to become a dentolegal adviser in 1992 so it is actually 27 years of continuous involvement – that’s quite scary to think about.

“It has been a huge privilege not only to work in this fascinating field over so many years, but also to work with such phenomenally good people.  There is something very special about being in a position to help your professional colleagues through times of difficulty, and one of the pleasures of the job is seeing that commitment and passion running right through the Dental Protection team.  Our members can be assured that this commitment will remain undiminished.”

Asked about his future plans, Kevin explained that he will still be involved in and around dentistry both in the UK and internationally, commenting:

“In addition to my role as Dental Director I have been part of the MPS Executive Committee for almost 18 years, and for most of those years serving on its elected Council as one of the three executive directors of MPS. There has also been a lot of travel involved so it has been quite demanding and it will be nice to have a bit more time to call my own after next summer.  I will certainly be looking forward to that, and also to continuing my writing and lecturing for some time yet.”

Commenting on Kevin’s decision to step down, Simon Kayll, Chief Executive at MPS said:

“Kevin has made an outstanding contribution to dentistry and Dental Protection over many years. He is highly respected and will be deeply missed by his colleagues for whom he has been an insightful leader, mentor and friend.”

Arrangements for the appointment of Kevin Lewis’s successor will be announced in due course. 

Notes to Editors

  1. For further information or to arrange an interview with Kevin Lewis please contact Kim Watson, Media Relations Manager at MPS on +44 (0) 207 399 1428 or email [email protected]