Professor Crispian Scully CBE

The charity and in particular our Founder, Dr Vinod Joshi, are sad to receive news of the death of Professor Crispian Scully, Emeritus Professor Of Oral Medicine of UCL and past Dean and Director of Research and Studies of Eastman Dental Institute.  Professor Scully was a unique individual who significantly impacted upon many aspects of oral health care and allied research and education. 

Vinod remembers how Crispian emailed him early one morning in 2003 to commend him on the patients support website, (now the  patients’ forum -, he had set up for the Mouth Cancer Foundation.  Vinod says “Crispian was proud it had been set up by an Eastman Alumni!  He then invited me to be a founding fellow of the International Academy of Oral Oncology when it was set up in Crete and introduced me to leaders in the head and neck cancer field.  He was a uniquely talented person.  I was privileged to have him as a friend”.

Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.