Founder of Give a Smile recognised in 2016 Queens Birthday Honours
Congratulations to Dr Ted Crawford AM!
Founder and retired Chairman of Give a Smile, Dr Ted Crawford, was recognised for his significant service to dentistry in the field of orthodontics, to professional organisations, and to tertiary education in the 2016 Queens Birthday Honours.
Ted has given significant time to the Australian Society of Orthodontics (ASO), establishing Give A Smile when he was ASO President in 2005 with fellow ASO member John Armitage.
Ted said, “Receiving an Order of Australia award is a huge honour and a great privilege. Whilst the award is personal it also reflects the generosity of the ASO and its members in a wider way. Without such strong support from so many ASO members, and by many outside our association too , Give a Smile and this award simply would not have happened. My sincere thanks to everyone involved.”
Ted has served on the ASO Federal Council twice and held various positions including State Councillor, Federal Secretary, Vice President and Federal President (2004-2006).
He has been heavily involved in the Australasian Orthodontic Board including acting as Chairman and AOB Registrar. Ted also chaired the Australian Orthodontic Congress Committee which hosted the 15th Australian Orthodontic Congress in Melbourne in 1996.
Ted has also held positions of clinical instructor and lecturer to post-graduate orthodontic students and is a visiting lecturer to orthodontic programs throughout Australia. In 1998 he was part of the inaugural team which evaluated all Master’s Degree orthodontic courses in Australia leading to national accreditation.