Tribute to George Scott

Dr. George Scott, the prosthodontic consultant for Oral Health’s editorial board, passed away September 2, 2000. Dr. Scott died the day after his wife of 41 years, Isobel, who passed away following a lengthy, courageous battle with breast cancer. Isobel Scott died the day before her 66th birthday.

Dr. Scott was a prominent, highly respected Hamilton-area dentist with a lengthy list of accomplishments. We were very fortunate to have him as an invaluable member of our Editorial Board for the past five years.

Popular and outgoing, Dr. Scott, 64, began his dental career in Aldershot, ON, in 1958. In 1968, he moved to Hamilton and limited his practice to prosthodontics. Dr. Scott graduated from and taught at the University of Toronto’s School of Dentistry. For 40 years, he devoted one day each week to teaching. The University honoured him last year for this dedication.

He was past president of the Hamilton Academy of Dentistry, the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics and a charter member of the International Dental Study Club. The national academy dedicated its annual meeting last month in Halifax to the Scotts. He was an active member of 15 dental associations, academies and study clubs. He gave more than 40 presentations across Canada and the United States on Restorative Dentistry and Crown and Bridge.

His contributions to the field of dentistry were many. Few are his equal in unselfish dedication to family and profession. All his colleagues, and particularly all of us at Oral Health, will miss him greatly.