Glasgow Study Day speakers announced by CGDent

13 May, 2024 / infocus
 Will Peakin  

The College of General Dentistry (CGDent) has announced Dr Andrew Chandrapal FCGDent, Dr Catherine Rutland FCGDent and Dr Wendy Thompson FCGDent as the speakers at its 2024 study day in Glasgow.

Organised by CGDent Scotland, the event will take place at Glasgow Science Centre on 6 December.

Dr Chandrapal will give a lecture over two sessions entitled Problem solving in anterior and posterior composite dentistry, and Dr Rutland will deliver The ethics of aesthetics, an interactive lecture on ethical and legal considerations in the provision of aesthetic and cosmetic dental procedures.

Dr Thompson will then deliver the annual Caldwell Memorial Lecture on Using antibiotics sustainably. The lecture is held in memory of Robert Craig Caldwell, who graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1950 and became a much-loved Dean of the School of Dentistry at the University of California, Los Angeles, before he died of leukaemia at the age of just 44.

Andrew Chandrapal has been Principal of Bourne End Dental, a private general dental practice in Buckinghamshire, for almost 20 years, and has special interests in aesthetics, composite resin bonding and complex rehabilitation, including implants and management of tooth wear. He also practises in central London (limited to prosthodontics), is a postgraduate tutor for King’s College London, and is the founder and Director of IndigoDent Education.

After qualifying from the University of Birmingham in 2001, he was awarded the Diploma of Membership of the former Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) in 2003, and in 2006 completed a Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies in periodontics, endodontics and tooth wear at the University of Bristol. In 2011 he attained a Distinction in a double Masters in Clinical Dentistry in fixed and removable prosthodontics at King’s College London, and he is also a graduate of the Kois Centre in Seattle.

A Past President of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, he is a long-standing member of the Association of Dental Implantology, the International Team for Implantology, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the British Society of Occlusal Studies. He is a Council Member of the Dental Defence Union and sits on the editorial board of Dental Update.

Catherine Rutland is Clinical Director of Simplyhealth (including Denplan), leading the team that supports its members, in particular during clinical disputes and at times of professional risk, with regulatory and legislative advice, clinical mediation, clinical risk management and quality improvement advice.

After qualifying as a dentist from the University of Leeds in 1992, she spent two and a half years in secondary care as a House Officer and Senior House Officer before completing Vocational Training. Moving into general dental practice, she was a joint partner in a private dental practice in West Berkshire from 2000-2019. She joined Denplan as a Dental Advisor in 2010, and was later promoted to Senior Dental Advisor, Head of Professional Support Services and Head Dental Officer before starting her current role full-time in 2019.

She holds a Master’s degree in Medical Ethics and Law from King’s College London (completed in 2013), became a Certified Member of the Institute of Risk Management in 2015, and was awarded a Level 7 Certificate in Leadership Mentoring and Coaching from the Chartered Management Institute in 2016.

Wendy Thompson is a general dental practitioner in Cumbria and Clinical Senior Lecturer in Primary Dental Care at the University of Manchester, and researches and lectures nationally and internationally on tackling antimicrobial resistance, reducing the overprescribing of antibiotics, and optimising the prevention and control of infections.

She graduated BDS from the University of Liverpool, was awarded the Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, holds a BSc in Microbiology and Microbial Technology from the University of Warwick, and completed a PhD in antibiotic prescribing at the University of Leeds. She is a CGDent Ambassador, a member of the College’s Research Advisory Group, and College Lead on antimicrobial prescribing, resistance and stewardship, representing it on the UK Health Security Agency’s oversight committee and dental sub-group on antimicrobial use and resistance.

Wendy is also Vice Chair of the FDI World Dental Federation Science Committee, Chair of its working group on preventing antimicrobial resistance and infections, an advisor to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, a member of the BDA Health & Science Committee, a Council member of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, a member of the BNF Dental Advisory Group, Trustee of the charity The AMR Narrative, and a member of Antibiotics Research UK’s Public Engagement and Patient Support Committee.

She was an honorary consultant to the Office of the Chief Dental Officer for England on antimicrobial stewardship, and in 2021 was Guest Editor of the College’s Primary Dental Journal issue dedicated to COVID-19 and urgent dental care. She is a Fellow of both the Higher Education Academy and the International College of Dentists, and spent nine years working at the Ministry of Defence.

The annual study day is attended by around 400 dental professionals from across the UK, is accompanied by a trade exhibition, and finishes with a drinks reception. It is open to all dental professionals, and can be attended in person or virtually.

Discounted tickets are currently available for all dentists, and permanently discounted rates are available for dental nurses, dental hygienists, dental therapists, dental technicians, retired practitioners, practice managers, members of the College of General Dentistry, members of the Glasgow Odontological Society, Foundation Dentists/Vocational Trainees and their trainers.

In addition to six hours of CPD, breakfast rolls, lunch, refreshments throughout the day and evening drinks are all included.  For further information, and to register, visit

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