Gerry Flaum, associate specialist in Oral Surgery is retiring. Gerry qualified from Sheffield Dental School in 1972 and then worked in practice in the Birmingham area. It was in 1979 that he took up a part time position in the Dental Hospital. He started at the same time as another former colleague, Richard Caddick. He is an enthusiastic teacher and was President of BUDSS Dental student society for the year 1986/87. He has not only been a valued member of the team in Oral Surgery but has run many Sedation dental postgraduate courses over the years. Many dentists and patients in the West Midlands have benefited from his care and knowledge. Gerry is a popular member of staff and nothing is too much trouble for him. He loves his sport and is an avid follower of Tottenham Hotspur FC. We wish Gerry well in his retirement and already he has plans to visit New Zealand which is one of his favourite parts of the world.