Keynote speaker unveiled

Registration is now open for the 2017 Scottish Dental Show

29 September, 2016 / infocus

One of the UK’s most prominent cosmetic and aesthetic restorative dentists will be presenting the keynote lecture at the sixth annual Scottish Dental Show on 19 and 20 May, 2017.

Dr Christopher Orr, who is a former president and accredited member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, will be opening the show at Braehead Arena on Friday 19 May with two one-hour lectures.

Dr Orr is also a certified member of the European Society of Cosmetic Dentistry as well as being a past president of the Odontological Section of the Royal Society of Medicine, a former director of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and former course director for the MSc in Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry at the University of Manchester.

As well as these responsibilities, he was director of credentialing and chairman of accreditation examiners at BACD for several years, and is currently chairman of the judging panel for the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards, the UK dental industry’s aesthetic awards programme.

He teaches through his education company, Advanced Dental Seminars (ADS), in London. He is the sole lecturer for the one-year comprehensive course programme in cosmetic dentistry and aesthetic restorative dentistry for general dentists. This is UK’s most popular course on the subject and booked a year in advance each year. So far, more than 1,200 dentists have completed the programme over the last 13 years. The ADS facility at London Bridge comprises the largest privately-owned, independent postgraduate dental training facility in Europe. In addition, he lectures extensively around the UK and abroad, having been an invited speaker at conferences throughout Europe, North and South America and Asia.

His work has been widely featured in the UK and international press, across radio, television, print and online media. Dr Orr has authored an interactive learning title on Digital Clinical Photography and assisted with the production of a BBC documentary on the science behind cosmetic treatments.

Back by popular demand

The Scottish Dental Show is delighted to welcome back a few familiar faces to the 2017 event, such as Professor Brian Millar, professor of blended learning in dentistry at Kings College London; Dr Christine Park, honorary consultant in paediatric dentistry at Glasgow Dental School; MDDUS head of dental division Aubrey Craig; and award-winning training specialist Adam Morgan.

The Selling Coach, Ashley Latter, is also returning to the Scottish Dental Show after a year away from the programme and he will be joined by Dental Protection’s head of dental services Scotland Helen Kaney on the podium next year. Other speakers include: Professor Lorna Macpherson, co-director and evaluation lead for the Childsmile programme in Scotland; Irene Black, assistant director of postgraduate general dental practice education (decontamination) and clinical lead for the Scottish Patient Safety Programme’s dental collaborative; and Lynne Cotter, infection control dental support nurse with NHS Education for Scotland.

As in previous years there will also be a bustling business section featuring the likes of Martin Aitken Chartered Accountants, Stark Main Dental, Thorntons, PFM Dental and Campbell Dallas. There will also be a technicians stream featuring Darren Neve from Valplast talking about flexible dentures and Paul Mallett maxillofacial laboratory manager at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, with his talk ‘Let’s go monomer free!’

More info

The 2017 Scottish Dental Show website is now live and registration is now open – just visit

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