Are you ready for the show?

The seventh Scottish Dental show kicks off in just a few weeks. Have you planned your time at the event yet?

02 March, 2018 / infocus
 Scottish Dental  

There are just a few short weeks until the Scottish Dental Show 2018 returns to Braehead Arena in Glasgow. This year will mark the seventh year the show has been running and it has come a long way since that first event at Hampden Park way back in 2012.

That first Show saw just over 1,200 people through the door, while last year we welcomed more than 2,200 delegates. The event is now a firm fixture in the Scottish and UK dental calendar and it is no exaggeration to say that it is the biggest event of its kind in Scotland.

The 2018 Show will again see 140 exhibitors in the packed trade show, with some of the biggest names in the industry. Our sponsors include Leca Dental Laboratory (Diamond sponsor), DTS (Platinum), Dental Directory (Gold), Dentsply Sirona (Silver), Clyde Munro (Silver) as well as AWB Textiles, Barry Packaging and MDDUS (all Associate sponsors).

The show floor will also see a number of Dentsply Sirona live workshops and there are plans in place for Med fx to host facial aesthetics demonstrations on their stand as well.

The lecture programme will be launched by Monik Vasant on Friday morning. He will be presenting two one-hour lectures, the first will cover ‘Composite artistry’ and the second will cover digital dentistry and composites. As in previous years, the lectures and workshops will provide up to nine hours of vCPD for every delegate over the two days, with a choice of 13 CORE or GDC-recommended topics ranging from medical emergencies to infection control and from oral cancer to child protection.

The main workshop programme will see full-day programmes from the Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry (SCED) and Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry. The SCED workshops will see Scot Muir and Kevin O’Farrell return with their hugely popular two-part implant workshops covering everything from treatment planning to restoration and prosthodontic planning.

There will also be sessions from Lorna Cox and Louise Warden providing ‘Five top tips to managing periodontal disease effectively in general dental practice’ as well as Colin Burns presenting a workshop on ‘Dental implants for nurses’.

SCED are also bringing dental business coach Chris Barrow to the show for a session entitled ‘Marketing in independent practice in 2018’. In this session, Chris will explain the difference between advertising and marketing and how best to get the best return on your investment.

All these sessions need to be booked in advance at


Official Show app

The official smartphone app for the Scottish Dental Show 2018 is now available to download from the App Store and Google Play. As well as a full list of speakers, lectures, workshops and exhibitors, the app also offers information on exclusive hotel deals and all the latest exhibitor offers for delegates.



For more information, including timetables, please visit

Download the app from the App Store for your iOS device, or to download from Google Play for your Android device. Simply search for ‘Scottish Dental’.

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