The countdown to 2016 begins

The Scottish Dental Show is returning to Braehead Arena in May 2016 and next year’s event will be offering up to nine hours of verifiable CPD from some of the biggest names in the business

29 September, 2015 / infocus

The scientific line-up for the 2016 Scottish Dental Show is shaping up to be the best yet, with some of the biggest names in Scotland and the UK confirming their attendance.

The event, on 13 and 14 May, will be returning to Braehead Arena for the third time after the 2015 show saw nearly 1,800 people through the doors – an increase of more than 30 per cent on the previous year.

Registration for the show is now open at

Familiar face

The keynote lecture will be presented by Cardiff dental dean Professor Mike Lewis, a Dundee graduate and former Glasgow lecturer who will be a familiar face to many north and south of the border. He will be presenting two, one-hour lectures on mouth cancer on Friday 13 May.

A professor of oral medicine at Cardiff University, Prof Lewis is also clinical board director for dentistry at the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

He is the honorary president of the British Society for Oral and Dental Research and past dean of the Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

He has published more than 200 scientific articles and co-authored six medical textbooks as well as delivering more than 450 postgraduate lectures around the world. He is a past president of the British Society for Oral Medicine and has served as a dental member of the Advisory Council for Misuse of Drugs (Home Office) and dental member of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection (Department of Health).

More CORE for 2016

Professor Lewis’ talks on mouth cancer won’t be the only CORE CPD topics covered at the show as all the recommended CPD topics will be featured. Christine Park from Glasgow Dental School will be presenting on ‘Safeguarding and child protection for dental teams’ and Laura Wilson from NHS Education for Scotland will give an ‘Infection control and decontamination update’.

There will also be a session on radiography presented by the ever popular Barbara Lamb and talks on legal and ethical issues and complaints handling will be given by Aubrey Craig from the MDDUS and Stephen Henderson from Dental Protection.

Professor StJohn Crean will return to the 2016 show with a talk entitled ‘Risk assessment for medical challenges in dental patients’ and he will be joined on the podium by Ian Robertson from Glasgow Dental School who will give an update on resuscitation guidelines.

Getting down to business

The business of dentistry is becoming more and more important and the business stream at the Scottish Dental Show reflects this. From lawyers and accountants to business coaches and financial advisors, there will be something of relevance for practice managers, principal dentists, associates and other members of the team.

Confirmed so far:

Adam Morgan, communications and business growth training solutions

Jonathan Gibson, A+B Wealth chartered financial planners

Ian Main, Stark Main and Co Dental, specialist dental accountants and tax advisors

Michael Royden, head of Thorntons Law’s specialist legal team

Davidson Chalmers LLP, specialist legal advice for dentists

Martin Aitken & Co Chartered Accountants

Turcan Connell, legal, wealth management and tax advice for dentists.


As well as the lecture programme there will be a busy programme of workshops taking place in the atrium, on the show floor and in the hospitality suite next to registration.

Glasgow dentist Philip Friel will be presenting two day-long practical workshops covering an introduction to basic surgery as well as atraumatic extraction and implant placement. There will also be workshops covering facial aesthetics, medical emergencies and much more.

Details on these and all the other lectures will be released in the coming weeks. Keep an eye on for updates or follow @ScottishDental on Twitter for all the latest news.

That’s not all…

Also confirmed at the show so far are:

Professor Jan Clarkson, co-director of the Dental Health Services Research Unit at the University of Dundee and director of the Effective Dental Practice Programme.

Professor Peter Mossey, honorary consultant in orthodontics and director of the WHO Collaborating Centre at the University of Dundee.

Professor John Gibson, professor of medicine in relation to dentistry and honorary consultant in oral medicine at the University of Glasgow Dental School.

Professor Brian Millar, professor of blended learning in dentistry and a consultant in restorative dentistry at King’s College London Dental Institute at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals.

Robbie Lawson, specialist orthodontist and partner at Edinburgh Orthodontics. He graduated from Dundee University in 1990 and completed his specialist training in Cardiff in 1996.

Steve Bonsor, GDP and tutor on the University of Edinburgh’s MSc in Primary Dental Care and honorary clinical senior lecturer leading the applied dental materials teaching at Aberdeen Dental School.

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