Philip Lewis has taken over as elected president of the Mouth Cancer Foundation from Krishan Joshi, who will remain as treasurer.
Known for his relentless campaigning for proper mouth cancer examination of patients, Philip Lewis runs a dental practice in Freshwater, Isle of Wight.
For more than 20 years Dr Lewis has been closely involved in the early detection of mouth cancer. He regularly lectures on the topic, including at FMC’s recent Online CPD Dentistry Show.
‘It is an honour to take on this role as president for the next two years,’ Philip Lewis says.
‘I believe in growing the core values instilled by first Vinod Joshi, then Krishan Joshi from the very beginning. The Mouth Cancer Foundation is a pioneering organisation helping people through their mouth, head and neck cancer journey – “at point of need”.
‘We have put in place a fantastic, hands-on team of trustees and ambassadors to support my vision and goals. Together, I am looking forward to this next chapter in growing the charity’s value and impact!’
Dr Philip Lewis qualified in dentistry in 1977 in London. He has worked in general practice and as a clinical assistant in the hospital service.
Philip takes a keen interest in postgraduate education, development of the dental team and public awareness of dental issues.
He is on the editorial advisory board of both Private Dentistry and Aesthetic Dentistry Today magazines. Philip has received numerous awards for commitment to postgraduate education, and belongs to a number of professional dental societies. In addition, Philip is a long-serving member of the British Dental Association and acts as a media spokesperson.
For more than 20 years he has been closely involved with the early detection of mouth cancer, writing articles, lecturing regularly and training dental teams. Philip continues to publish regular articles on equipment and products, clinical techniques, patient care and reviews of professional textbooks. He lectures both to the profession and the public on a variety of dentally related topics.
Philip also runs a single-handed private dental practice on the Isle of Wight.
For more information on the Mouth Cancer Foundation visit www.mouthcancerfoundation.org.