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Jane Gregory

Jane Gregory

We are very sorry to have to let members know that Mrs Jane Gregory, Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Leeds Dental Institute, died on 22 June 2010 after a lengthy illness.

Jane qualified from the Dental School in Leeds in 1981 and went into general dental practice. She and her husband, Paul, also a Leeds dental graduate, set up their own practice in Slaithwaite, outside Huddersfield, in 1983, where they worked together for twenty years.

Jane was appointed as Clinical Demonstrator in the Dental Institute in 2004 and was made a Clinical Teaching Fellow in 2006. From the outset of her career, Jane believed strongly in the importance of combining the provision of high-quality treatment with effective and sympathetic communication with patients. Her clinical expertise, allied to her approach and temperament, made her ideally suited to helping students develop their own clinical skills, confidence and approach to patient care. She was popular and well-regarded by students and colleagues alike.

Jane took great pleasure in her role in Learning and Teaching. It was typical of her generosity and commitment to both the Leeds Dental Institute and its students that before she retired Jane established a student prize in the discipline of Periodontology.

Away from the Institute, Jane enjoyed a full and rich life, which included extensive involvement with her local church, hill walking and rock climbing, playing the guitar and writing poetry and prose. The family Jane, Paul and their two sons, James and Michael often holidayed together at Outward Bound centres.

Despite her remarkable fortitude and will, ill-health compelled Jane to retire late last year.

Published: 5 July 2010