A family dentist in Johannesburg, South Africa, has died at 84.
Ruth F. Jeter, who was born in South Australia, was the fourth family dentist to die in South African hospitals this year.
Jeter had worked as a family dentist for more than a decade.
She was the first woman to be appointed a family doctor in the country.
She was one of four South African women to be named South Africa’s “Most Innovative Woman” in 2017.
The other two women are a physician and a social worker.
In 2016, she was named as the “Woman of the Year” by the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
In 2015, she won the South Africa Family Dentistry Association’s “Dentistry Awards” for the first time.
In 2014, she received the South Africans Dentist of the year award.
The South African Association of Dentists also named her as one of the country’s top dentists in 2014.
Jeters name has also been recognised by South African President Jacob Zuma.