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South African Dental Journal

On-line version ISSN 0375-1562
Print version ISSN 0011-8516

S. Afr. dent. j. vol.70 n.3 Johannesburg Apr. 2015




Dr Johan Smit receives an honour



It is never too late to acknowledge an accolade and an achievement and It Is with pride that we salute Dr Johan Smit on the recognition last year by the IADR of his enormous contribution to Dentistry RSA. He will next year be celebrating a full 25 years of continuous service as Chief Dental Officer of South Africa.

At the 2014 IADR Congress held in Cape Town, Johan was accorded a signal honour.... to be appointed the Honorary Member for 2014. A marvellous recognition of dedicated service and commitment. The Illuminated plaque which commemorates the award is Inscribed:" With sincere appreciation for your commitment to Improving the Oral Health of all South Africans. "

The Association congratulates Dr Smit and Is deeply appreciative of all that unwavering commitment these many years. The award reflects on the profession and community served by Dr Johan Smit, Honorary Member IADR 2014.




International Association for Dental Research.

To: Dr Johan Smit

Chief Dental Officer (South Africa). National Oral Health Directorate.

Dear Dr Smit,

On behalf of the International Association for Dental Research, I congratulate you as the recipient of the 2014 IADR Honorary Membership. Honorary membership is bestowed each year by unanimous recommendation of the three most recent living Past Presidents of the Association and approved by Council. Such Honorary Members shall have all the rights and privileges of membership. An Honorary Member Is selected on the basis of the candidate's significant contributions to dental research.

You will receive a commemorative plaque which will be presented during the Opening Ceremonies of the IADR/AMER General Session and Exhibition at 5pm on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 in Auditorium 1 of the Cape Town Convention Centre In South Arica. We sincerely hope that you will attend.

Congratulations on this prestigious award.


Christopher H Fox, DMD, DMSc Executive Director.