Crispian Scully

Crispian Scully

Crispian Scully


April 2017


Homage to the memory of Professor Crispian Scully


It is with great sadness that I tell you that on Friday March 17, 2017, I received the news that Professor Crispian Scully had passed away. Professor Scully was the leading member of the Editorial Board of Dental Mammoth from the very beginning of the project. His chair in the Board is almost impossible to fill. Professor Scully´s experience and merits in the field of oral medicine and dentistry are unique. He was the author of more than 1,000 original scientific articles and he published tens of highly valued textbooks in his area – including the Dental Mammoth. Professor Scully was decorated and honoured with a number of international distinctions, among others CBE by the Queen of England and honorary doctorate from the University of Helsinki, Finland (see figure). Crispian Scully was The Name in oral medicine and he is being mourned all over the world. We, in the Dental Mammoth team, have great respect to his memory. Our thoughts are with his wife and daughter.


On behalf of the Dental Mammoth Editorial Board and Publisher:


Jukka H. Meurman

Editorial Board President


Dr. Crispian Scully is Consultant at HCA International, London; Honorary Consultant at University College London Hospital (UCLH); UCL Emeritus Professor; King James IV Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh; WHO Collaborating Centre for Oral Health-General Health Director; International Academy of Oral Oncology immediate past President; British Society for Oral Medicine President; Royal College of Surgeons Council Member; Oral Diseases, and Medicina Oral Editor; and Journal of Investigative & Clinical Dentistry Associate Editor. He is on 3 specialist lists of the General Dental Council in the UK.


Dr. Scully has been awarded the Colgate-Palmolive Prize of International Association for Dental Research; Fellowships (of all UK and Irish Royal Colleges of Surgeons, Academy of Medical Sciences, UCL, Society of Biology); University Doctorates (Athens, Granada, Helsinki, Pretoria), Medals (Helsinki, Granada, Santiago de Compostela); Awards (Spanish, Greek and Romanian Oral Medicine Societies); UK Award for Most Outstanding Achievements in Dentistry. Crispian Scully has presented continuing education programmes throughout the world. He has published numerous scientific research