Glasgow dentist elected ADI president
Scottish implantologist takes on top job at UK-wide implant association
Glasgow implant dentist Abid Faqir has been elected as the new president of the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI).
Abid, who works at the Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry in Govan as well as being group chairman at L&T Dental Group, was installed at the ADI Members’ National Forum in Manchester on 25 November.
Abid said: “I am honoured and delighted to have been elected President of the Association of Dental Implantology.
“The opportunity to lead such a prestigious body, is both humbling and an achievement for me. I can assure you that my remit for the next two years is to continue to build the association from strength to strength. To those committee members that are continuing on the board and to the new board members; I will look upon you to continue to keep the ADI as the go-to organisation for all those that are involved with implant dentistry in the UK.
“To all the members, you can be assured that your association is in good hands and I will continue to lead it with only the ADI’s interests in mind at all times.
“Finally, I would like to congratulate my friend Craig Parker on what has been an excellent and extremely successful presidency, on behalf of the ADI we thank you for your dedication and hard work.”
Outgoing president Craig Parker, who is the principal dentist at Primley Park Dental Implants in Leeds, said: “It was a pleasure to hand over the presidency of the Association of Dental Implantology to my great friend, the wonderful Abid Faqir.
“I’ve had a glorious two years and I hope he enjoys it as much as I have. Onwards and upwards for this esteemed organisation, things just keep getting better!”
Abid joins an illustrious group of Scottish – and Scottish-based – former presidents of the ADI including Philip Friel (2013-15), Stephen Jacobs (2009-11) and Paul Stone (2003-2005).