Professor Andrew Smith BDS, FDS RCS, FRCPath, PhD. Currently head of the Bacterial Respiratory Infections Service, Scottish Microbiology Reference Laboratory, Glasgow and Lead Consultant for medical device decontamination NHS GG&C. Specialist editor for the Journal of Hospital Infection. A lead and co-author on multiple peer reviewed publications on topics ranging from dental decontamination, endoscope reprocessing, vCJD risk reduction and cleaning of neurosurgical instruments. One of the few specialists with a dental and clinical microbiology background to have survived and past the IHEEM Advanced Course in Sterilisation Technology (ACIST).