Sir David Mason

Biography of Sir David Mason

Sir David Kean Mason (1928- ) was Professor of Oral Medicine and Head of the Department of Oral Medicine and Pathology at the Glasgow Dental School, 1967 to 1992. He was Dean of Dental Education from 1980 to 1990 and he was awarded a DUniv by the University in 1998.

David was a graduate of the University of St Andrews (LDS, 1951). After completing his National Service in the Royal Air Force and working in oral surgery and pathology at the Dundee Dental Hospital, he came to study at Glasgow and graduated MB, ChB in 1962. He was in general practice and a visiting dental surgeon at the Glasgow Dental Hospital from 1956 to 1962, then Senior Registrar, before becoming Senior Lecturer in Dental Surgery and Pathology in 1964. The University awarded him an MD in 1967.

Among many offices, David was Chairman of the National Dental Consultative Committee from 1976 to 1980 and 1983 to 1987 and President of the General Dental Council from 1989 until 1994. He was awarded a CBE in 1987 and was knighted in 1992.


Sir David Mason

Born 1928.
University Link: Alumnus, Faculty Dean, Lecturer, Professor
GU Degrees: MB ChB, 1962; MD, 1967; DUniv, 1998;
Occupation categories: dentists
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Record last updated: 21st Feb 2012

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  • Faculty Dean, 1980-1990
  • Alumnus
  • Lecturer
  • Professor

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