A Digital Revolution in Edinburgh
Annual conference attracts hundreds of cosmetic dentists to hear renowned speakers on technology
Hundreds of cosmetic dentists from all over the UK descended on Edinburgh recently for the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s (BACD) Annual Conference.
Held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, the theme of the event was ‘The Digital Revolution’ and focused on the accessibility of new technologies to modern dental practice.
Speakers over the three-day event included world-famous Romanian dentist Dr Florin Cofar, Perthshire’s very own Dr Elaine Halley and London 3D dentistry pioneer Dr Andrew Dawood.
There was also a first appearance in Scotland for American Gary Takacs who, while not a dentist, owns a dental practice in Phoenix, Arizona and lectures all over the world on how to develop a thriving practice.
The conference also saw the inauguration of new president Dr Andrew Chandrapal, who said he will use his time as president to continue to redefine the academy as a professional institution and the champion of cosmetic dentistry in the UK. He said: “I want the BACD to be a strong, academic base for the profession that is based upon high-quality, good education and inflexible ethics that holds the interests of patients at the centre of its decision-making process.
“Overall, I want the BACD to become one of the most dynamic, inviting and open academies in the UK. I want to see our community grow.”
Dr Donald Sloss, Glasgow graduate and now president-elect of the BACD, said: “It was great to see so many colleagues in Edinburgh.
“The annual conference gives us the chance not only to learn together, but also to play together in the true spirit of the BACD. This interaction is at the academy’s core and it just gets better year on year.
“I think the BACD occupies a great place in British dentistry and will continue to do so. We must to stick to and promote our core values and help dentists transform the lives of their patients through beautiful and ethical treatment.”