SCED founder celebrates 50 years

08 December, 2023 / editorial

Mr Arshad Ali, founder of the Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry, is celebrating 50 years in dentistry. After five years of study, he qualified with commendation at the University of Glasgow in 1978 and carried out 10 years of postgraduate training in Glasgow, Cardiff, London and Sweden.

He was appointed as the first NHS Consultant in Restorative Dentistry in Wales in 1988. He returned to Glasgow Dental Hospital in 1997 to take up an NHS Consultant post until March 2011 after which he focussed fully on Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry and post- graduate teaching.

Arshad has been involved in implantology since 1985 and has continued to develop his expertise in this area. He has delivered more than 350 lectures and courses in the UK, Europe, North America, Hawaii and the Far East. 

He is a member of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, a leading national voice for the discipline of fixed prosthodontics where he attends and judges at the annual meeting in Chicago featuring world renowned speakers.  

The Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry is a referral centre for all aspects of dentistry, oral/ facial surgery and rejuvenation and has won several awards over the years.

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