Fickling, Ben, CBE


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(1909–2007) A dental surgeon who played a pivotal role in the development of modern oral and maxillo-facial surgery. He designed several surgical instruments (see forceps) and together with William Warwick James published ‘Injuries of Jaws and Face’ in 1940 and the translation of Le Fort's work into English. He was a founder member, and helped to write the constitution, of the British Association of Oral Surgeons and planned and inaugurated the Royal College of Surgeons' first higher examinations in general surgery. He was dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery in the Royal College of Surgeons in England from 1968 to 1971 and was awarded the CBE in 1973.

Subjects: Dentistry.

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