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15 August, 2019 / infocus

Community  Challenge grants for 2019

The Scottish Government has announced the recipients of grants awarded under the Oral Health Community Challenge Fund.

The fund was one of the initiatives introduced in the Oral Health Improvement Plan. Details of the Fund and a call for proposals were launched in February of this year. The Scottish Government subsequently released details of the successful oral health improvement projects and funding earlier this summer.

More than 20 groups, in places as far apart as Ayrshire and Aberdeen received grants. 

Anoop Maini passes away

Dr Anoop Maini, one of the UK’s leading orthodontists, has passed away, aged 50. Anoop was a pioneer of implant and advanced cosmetic dentistry having studied in the UK and America after qualifying from King’s College, London.

Kaney elected to faculty board

Helen Kaney, Head of Dental 

Services in Scotland for Dental Protection, has been elected to the board of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)).

A dually qualified dentist and solicitor, she was elected to one of two national seats for a term of three years. As well as practising general dentistry for many years, she has worked as a clinical assistant in restorative dentistry, a senior dento-legal adviser, and a solicitor acting for dentists and doctors. 

Clyde Munro expansion

Glasgow-based dental group Clyde Munro has occupied new headquarters in the city centre to help with its plans to double its business.

The move provides the group’s support centre with an area twice the size it previously enjoyed. Thirty-five staff have moved into the base on Douglas Street.

The group operates 25 practices across Scotland and will use the larger headquarters as a “launchpad” to support its rapid acquisition strategy. Founder and chief executive Jim Hall said: “Being on the acquisition trail means we need to ensure our central support centre can provide the skills and experience needed to support our rapidly growing group of dental practices.”

Clyde Munro employs more than 100 clinicians and treats 200,000 patients in Scotland.

Orthodontic conference

The British Orthodontic Conference 2019 in Glasgow on 19-21 September will celebrate the British Orthodontic Society’s 25th anniversary. 

Highlights include a keynote by IVF pioneer Professor Robert Winston and the prestigious Northcroft Memorial Lecture, presented by Professor Greg Huang from Washington State  University.

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