Serpil Djemal is Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at King’s College Hospital.
She qualified from King’s, did some of her specialist training at King’s and is now working at King’s – she obviously likes King’s!
She was a council member of BSRD for 3 years and then hon. Secretary for 5 years during which time she had the pleasure of working with John Glyn Jones, Leon Ellis, Paul Rudin, Paul King and Andrew Eder during their Presidential years.
Her presidential year coincided with the Society’s 40th anniversary and the annual conference was held at the British Library with friends and colleagues sharing their experiences with the great line up of speakers. The day was finished off perfectly with a black tie dinner at Madame Tussauds where all the guests walked the red carpet!
She has a passion for restorative dentistry and always strives to make a difference both locally and nationally by sharing best practice and is generous with any resources. She prides herself in supporting all levels of staff to ensure efficient and equitable access for patients requiring restorative dentistry.
In 2009, she took on the role of clinical lead for restorative dentistry and traumatology and is actively involved in the acute and long term management of patients who have sustained traumatic dental injuries. She is founder chairperson to Dental Trauma UK a charity set up to raise public awareness in the management of avulsed teeth as well as support the dental team in the management of all the traumatic dental injuries www.dentaltrauma.co.uk
She has held numerous positions at the Royal Colleges, the Deanery etc and is currently Chair of the panel of examiners for the ISFE examination in Restorative Dentistry.
Her passions away from the dentist’s chair include netball, creating artwork from recycled material and the usual social stuff in London.