Scottish Dental Show 2016

With some of the country’s top experts on the stage, accolades for the industry’s stars and numerous training opportunities, this year’s event is one not to be missed

26 January, 2016 / infocus

With 30 years of experience in the field of mouth cancer, Cardiff dental dean Professor Mike Lewis is one of the foremost experts on the subject.

And on 13 and 14 May, the Dundee graduate and former Glasgow Dental School lecturer will be heading back up to Scotland to open the 2016 Scottish Dental Show at Braehead Arena with two lectures entitled ‘Mouth Cancer – How to beat it!’

Professor Lewis explained that he remembers a time when clinicians could quite reasonably expect to go through their whole careers without seeing a single case of mouth cancer in their practice. However, since 2000, there has been a 30 per cent increase in the number of cases in the UK, meaning practice teams now have no excuse not to be completely up to date on the subject.

A CORE CPD topic since 2012, Professor Lewis explained that his two one-hour lectures on 13 May will deliver a highly illustrated and practical update on the presentation, detection and prevention of mouth cancer that has relevance for all members of the dental team.

He said: “My talk this year will provide an opportunity for individuals to assess just how good they are at detecting mouth cancer. The presentations will also include many clinical cases to illustrate how the likelihood of detection can be improved and how this can subsequently save a patient’s life.”

Professor Lewis also explained how much he enjoys coming back to Scotland to lecture. He said: “It is an absolute delight to visit Scotland to attend professional meetings. It is always like a homecoming for me, as I spent 17 years of my life undertaking my dental and oral medicine training in Dundee and Glasgow.

“In December 2015, I spoke at the Glasgow Odontological Society and was overwhelmed by the fact that the lecture theatre was full and that so many professional colleagues, both retired and those still working, came to hear me talk.”

And for those dental professionals who haven’t registered for their free ticket to the Scottish Dental Show, Prof Lewis said: “Events such as the Scottish Dental Show are an essential part of being a dental professional, as it provides the only CPD environment where there is an opportunity to meet the ‘experts’ and discuss issues with fellow professionals face to face in a relaxed setting.”

Creative composites

Another familiar face for Scottish clinicians is King’s College London Professor of blended learning Brian Millar, who will be returning to Scotland to give a lecture on non-invasive aesthetics.

Also a Dundee graduate, Professor Millar will be presenting ‘Advanced anterior aesthetics, being creative with composite when managing tooth wear’ on 13 May at 9am, as well as a hands-on workshop later in the day.

When asked what delegates can expect from his appearance at Breahead, he said: “My presentation will update delegates on the use of diagnostic techniques, smile design using digital and mock-up techniques, guidelines for success, parameters of smile design and planning with your patient to deliver an outcome that both you and your patient are seeking.

“The hands-on sessions will give delegates an opportunity to carry out the smile design planning and restorative procedures on models.”

Stress management

A recent survey by the Scottish Association of Local Dental Committees in November 2015 found that nearly 90 per cent of dentists in Scotland are ‘adversely stressed’.
Against this background, Professor Tim Newton’s lecture, ‘Identifying and managing the stress of dental practice’, could not be more timely or relevant.

Taking place on 13 May at 1.30pm, Professor Newton explained that he wants to encourage delegates to take a realistic look at their practice life.

He said: “I want delegates to start to think about ways in which they can change their dental practice in order to address the stress and strain of dental practice.

“I don’t expect delegates to learn anything from my talk, as such – I want them to be challenged about how they currently think about their working lives, and to leave with a plan to make one small change and see how that goes.”

The Key Facts…

  • Up to nine hours of verifiable CPD available
  • 10 sessions of CORE CPD to choose from
  • More than 140 exhibitors
  • FREE registration
  • Win an iPad by signing up online
  • Great networking opportunities

More info

To see the full lecture line-up, visit


Scottish Dental Awards

Dentists, dental teams and dental businesses have until 31 March to get their nominations in for the 2016 Scottish Dental Awards.

There are 15 categories up for grabs, culminating with the prestigious Scottish Dental Lifetime Achievement Award.

For 2016, the Digital Strategy Award has been renamed Website of the Year, and we have a brand new category, the Business Excellence Award, to celebrate the outstanding dental businesses operating in Scotland. The new award is open to any dental business, from dental practices to groups, suppliers, manufacturers and any associated companies who have an office or representation in Scotland.

The 2016 Scottish Dental Awards ceremony and dinner will be held at the five-
star Glasgow Hilton, with television personality Carol Smillie hosting on the evening. Music will again be provided by the Lost Angels, meaning it will be one of the highlights in the 2016 dental calendar.

Scottish Dental Awards 2016 Categories

Scottish Dental Lifetime Achievement Award

Last year’s recipient: Elizabeth Saunders

Young Dentist Award

Last year’s winner: Jonathan Dougherty – Kilmarnock Dental Care

Employer of the Year

Last year’s winner: Morven Gordon-Duff – Huntly Dental Practice

Website of the Year – New for 2016

Last year’s (Digital Strategy category) winner: Dental Studios Scotland

Practice of the Year

Last year’s winner: G1 dental, Glasgow

Dentist of the Year

Last year’s winner: Samuel Barry Lemon – Bluewater Dental, Lochwinnoch

Laboratory of the Year

Last year’s winner: Leca Dental Laboratory

Dental Team Award

Last year’s winner: Crown Dental Group

Unsung Hero

Last year’s winner: Dr Jon Victor

DCP Star

Last year’s winner: Kirsty Rodger – Huntly Dental Practice

Business Manager/Administrator of the Year

Last year’s winner: Liz Alexander – Southwest Smile Care Centre

The Community Award

Last year’s winner: Linsey Paton – Tryst Dental

The Style Award

Last year’s winner: Glasgow Southside Orthodontics

Scottish Dental Representative Award 2015

Last year’s winner: Donna Morrison – The Dental Directory

More info

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To book tickets, or to enquire about sponsorship opportunities, call Ann Craib on 0141 560 3021

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