The Scottish Dental Show 2024: See you there!

The Scottish Dental Show is back on 31 May – 1 June with a bustling exhibition floor and a world-class education programme

12 February, 2024 / indepth
 Will Peakin    Mike Wilkinson

With more than 140 exhibition stands and an education programme delivered by a handpicked selection of world-class speakers, The Scottish Dental Show is a must-attend event for the profession.

Exhibitors will be demonstrating the latest technology and developments in dentistry as well as sharing best practices in the areas of law, finance and life planning.

Thank you from the team here at Scottish Dental to all the exhibitors who have booked stands so far; there are more than 80, which puts the show floor at two-thirds capacity with three months to go. The Education Programme will feature lecture and workshop sessions on more than 20 areas of clinical expertise.

Plus, there are sessions dedicated to dental nurses, hygienists, therapists, and practice managers. The business and finances of dentistry will be covered by experts in their field. The programme will also include a briefing on the latest in regulation and an update from the Scottish Government on the reform of NHS dentistry.

Speakers include Simon Crewe, Forensic Odontologist, and Brian Millar, Professor of Blended Learning in Dentistry at King’s College London.

Plus, there will be Tariq Ali, Tariq Bashir, Lisa Bainham, Chris Barrowman, David Claridge, Flo Couper, Lisa Currie, Abid Faqir, John Gibson, James Green, Mike Gow, Phil Friel, Siobhan Kelleher, Gillian Leslie, Lauren Long, Audrey Kershaw, Fiona McAndrews, Nicole McKee, Illona McLay, John McQueen, Peter Mossey, Barry Oulton, Carol Rafferty, Kayleigh Robinson, Andrea Rodriguez, Khuram Shafiq and Paul Tipton.

The programme also covers all eight of the GDC’s Highly Recommended and Recommended topics:

A lecturer delivers a hands-on training session.
  1. Medical Emergencies
  2. Disinfection and decontamination
  3. Radiography and Radiation Protection
  4. Legal and Ethical Issues
  5. Complaints Handling
  6. Oral Cancer: early detection
  7. Safeguarding Children and Young People
  8. Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults.

GDC topic speakers include Nick Beacher, Stuart Clark, Aubrey Craig, Mark Greenwood, Jane Holt, Mike Lewis, Jim McCaul, Christine Park, Emma Riley, Suzanne Riordan and Julie Willis. The education programme at the Scottish Dental Show 2024 can provide up to nine hours of verifiable Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in compliance with the General Dental Council’s Enhanced CPD scheme regulations.

A selection of presentations

  • Smile Design: how to design and create
    aesthetic restorations – by Brian Millar

    Aim: to provide a deeper understanding of how
    to design and create aesthetic restorations in the
    smile zone.
  • The Essentials of Tooth Preparation – by Paul Tipton
    Aim: to provide delegates with a modern overview of accurate and detailed tooth preparation techniques.
  • Intraoral Scanning: Successful Adoption – by David Claridge
    Aim: to understand how digital workflows and digital-focused clinical days can easily pay for your hardware investment, and then deliver profit and reduce chair time and stress.
  • Hypermobility and Dentistry – by Audrey Kershaw
  • Aim: to improve awareness of the relevance of hypermobility syndromes to dentistry and give an understanding of common dentally relevant comorbidities of hypermobility syndrome.
  • Human factors in dentistry – by Aubrey Craig
  • Aim: to enable you to drive positive change and reduce your own and your team’s risk, when providing dental care.
  • Bite Club: the first rules of creating an outstanding patient journey – by Lisa Bainham
  • Aim: to introduce a set of rules for creating an outstanding patient journey, to apply them effectively within a general practice setting.

Scottish Dental Show: Enhanced CPD outcomes

In the Enhanced CPD scheme, specific standards for the dental team are brought to the forefront of CPD planning and activity through four development outcomes. These outcomes encourage you to link learning activities more closely to the standards and help you embed the principles further in your working life. The four development outcomes are set out below:

Outcome A

Effective communication with patients, the dental team and others across dentistry, including when obtaining consent, dealing with complaints and raising concerns when patients are at risk.

Outcome B

Effective management of self and effective management of others or effective work with others in the dental team, in the interests of patients; providing constructive leadership where appropriate.

Outcome C

Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice.

Outcome D

Maintenance of skills, behaviours and attitudes which maintain patient confidence in you and the dental profession and put patients’ interests first.

An aerial view of the crowd at the 2023 Scottish Dental Show.

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