The prestigious award recognises Professor Escudier’s extensive contribution to the Royal College and the wider community over the course of two decades, as well as his leadership at King’s Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons.
Addressing an audience of new surgeons as he received his Fellowship at the Royal College of Surgeon’s Diplomats Day, Professor Escudier highlighted the value of lifelong learning to a successful career. He also spoke about the need to recognise the support provided by family and colleagues, and the importance of being kind to yourself.
Professor Escudier originally qualified in dentistry from Guy’s Hospital in 1985, and also qualified in medicine from St Bartholomew’s Hospital in 1992. Professor Escudier is Deputy Executive Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences at King’s College London, which was recently ranked first in the world for dentistry in the QS World University Rankings 2020
He began his association with the Royal College of Surgeons as a dental examiner, and joined the Faculty of Dental Surgery’s Board in 2011. Six years later Professor Escudier was elected Dean of the Faculty. He is also President-elect of the European Association of Oral Medicine.