Welcome to the Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry
The Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry (SCED) is a renowned referral centre that consistently goes the extra mile for referring dentists and patients. We are acknowledged as one of only 59 leading dental centres in the world, and one of just three in the UK, with a fantastic team of leading experts in a range of fields. We look after over 1500 referrers and their patients.
We care for patients that are both self-referred and referred by dentists, and are proud to treat them using cutting edge technology by clinicians who are at the forefront of digital dentistry. Working with digitally innovative technology means that minimally invasive advanced options are available. By having our laboratory onsite we are able to offer a unique personal service for both patients and clinicians.
Our cutting edge 3D printers are CAD/CAM compatible with all implant systems and our range of intraoral scanners allows for 3D visual outcomes to be discussed with patients. This improved digital workflow between dentists and laboratories increases productivity.
Lead Clinician Mr Arshad Ali established SCED in 2009 and it was recognised as the best specialist referral practice in the UK in 2010. Arshad has been involved in implantology since 1985 and worked extensively as an NHS consultant in restorative dentistry in both Wales and Glasgow Dental Hospital and School. He has won many awards from Nobel Biocare, topped the polls in Dentistry Scotland 2017 magazine as the number one most influential person in Scottish Dentistry and given over 500 lectures and courses across the UK, Europe, North America, Hawaii and the far East. Arshad’s work ethic, professionalism and reputation has allowed him to develop strong relationships with referrers in a shared care approach, with joint management for patients’ treatment planning.
“Through my many years of experience teaching and working as a consultant and specialist restorative dentist I have built longstanding relationships along the way. I have been able to use this to build a team of our own consultants, specialist dentists, hygienists and dentists with special interests providing the very best of dental healthcare.
“This has allowed us to attract the very best of support staff in all our laboratory technicians’ nurses, receptionists and care coordinators. Having confidence in the team and from our referring dentists who allow us to look after their patients, we continue to grow and strive to be better every time.”
Mr Arshad Ali
Our clinic is proud to be continually developing a team of over 11 expert clinicians and 3 hygienists, all of whom are instrumental in allowing us to maintain and enhance our reputation as a leading multi-disciplinary referral centre. Our highly skilled dental nurses are proficient in dental radiography, impression taking, intraoral scanning and digital pathways. The fantastic team at SCED, including our support staff administrators and dedicated referral and treatment co-ordinators, enable us to offer first class customer care throughout the patient journey.
Training and education is at the forefront of what we do, to ensure that we are continually improving and learning, while our vision is to expand and continue providing first class care for our patients. In our ever-changing environment we look forward to introducing more team members as we plan our expansion with an additional 3 surgeries and seminar space.
We are located in the centre of Glasgow with on-site parking and early morning and evening appointments, making us the ideal referral clinic for your patient’s complex cases.