King’s Clinical Director for Trauma, Mr Rob Bentley, has been elected President of the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) following a national vote of the membership, which included over 400 Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and 100 trainees.
The three-year tenure begins in January 2019 with the Vice-President role, followed by the formal commencement of the Presidency in January 2020.
As part of his remit, Mr Bentley – who has been a Consultant Cranio-Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon for 16 years since his appointment at King’s in 2000 – will be responsible for representing and promoting the speciality both nationally and internationally, and for organising the annual scientific conference in 2020.
Speaking about the appointment, Mr Bentley said, "It’s a great honour to be elected President of the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons by my peers. I hope my election will be seen as a reflection of the whole King’s team and their efforts in establishing King’s as one of the UK’s leading regional treatment and training centres for oral and maxillofacial surgery."
Professor Jules Wendon, King's Medical Director, added, "This is truly deserved recognition from Rob’s peers of his continued hard work and dedication to his speciality, and delivery of excellence in clinical care and training."