Peter was an Honorary Member of ADA NSW Branch and an Honorary Fellow of the International College of Dentists. These recognitions stemmed from a long communication career in Oral and General Health Promotion.
Beginning in marketing and advertising, Peter Lazar was appointed inaugural Director of the Dental Health Education & Research Foundation, University of Sydney. He assisted the dental profession to win the campaign to introduce fluoride into Sydney’s and other water supplies.
His innovative education programs for schools and for the general public prompted other professional associations in Medicine, Pharmacy and other disciplines to seek his creative skill.
In 1970 he founded Professional Public Relations (PPR), which grew from a one-man consultancy to a staff of 100, with offices around Australia and New Zealand. Clients included major public companies, government agencies and not-for-profits with many in the health area.
In 2007 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for service to business, to communication, dental health education and to the community through aged care, health, cultural and social welfare organisations.
In 2022, Peter was posthumously made a Life Member of the International Dental Association.
He is succeeded by his son Richard Lazar who is a Director and now heads Dental Health Australia.