Dr Kevin P. Collins (1945 – 2022)

Member of BDDG & National Coordinator – Dentists Health Support Programme

Kevin graduated Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS Edin.) from the University Edinburgh in 1970.

After serving in The Royal Army Dental Corps he entered general dental practice in Scotland, and then in Hampshire, England, where he established his dental practice in Alton.

He was a longstanding member of the British Doctors and Dentists Group (BDDG), which he joined in 1983, and of International Doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous (IDAA).

Kevin, as well as being a member of BDDG, served in various positions in the London Group of BDDG and as National Treasurer of BDDG.

He also served on the Steering Committee of IDAA and was a member of their Long-Range Planning Committee.

As part of his recovery, Kevin was deeply involved in the Dentists’ Health Support Programme (DHSP), a service for dental professionals based on the North American model for ‘medical’ professionals with addiction problems.

The Dentists Health Support Programme provides support for dental professionals affected by mental / emotional health and addiction problems, by offering individual support in recovery.

Through his involvement in the British Doctors & Dentists Group, Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) and The Dentists Health Support Programme, Kevin helped many of his colleagues, and their families, into recovery from the ravages and consequences of addiction.

Kevin had a larger-than-life presence and was a genial and robust member of BDDG …. he was a good friend to many dental and medical colleagues and their families, walking together with them on their roads to recovery!

Following illness over the last few years, Kevin died on Friday, 22 April 2022 …. he will be greatly missed by his many colleagues and friends and patients.

We offer our deepest condolences to his family!

Funeral Notice
Friday, 27 May 2022 at 10.00am
St Mary’s RC Church
59, Normandy Street, Alton, Hants, GU34 1DN

R.I.P., Kevin 🌸

Donations, in Kevin’s memory, to the Dentists Health Support Trust can be made at
https://kevincollins.muchloved.com/Gallery/Thoughts
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