• Indemnity and beyond

    UK Government Consultation on Indemnity – a view from Helen Kaney, Lead Dento-legal Consultant and Head of Dental Services, Scotland,… Read more

    June 17, 2019 / indepth

  • From strength to strength

    The Scottish Dental Show continues to evolve with a packed programme that delivers and enhances essential  clinical and business knowledge… Read more

    June 17, 2019 / indepth

  • The heights of success

    Ken Scoular’s passion for learning and training and his love of often hair-raising adventure have contributed to a lifetime of… Read more

    June 17, 2019 / indepth

  • Fraser still flourishing

    Thirty years after starting out as a sole practitioner, the popular winner of both the Clinician of the Year and… Read more

    June 17, 2019 / indepth

  • What the judges said

    Trainer of the Year: Gordon McGovern In this category, the judges were hoping to find someone who goes over and… Read more

    June 17, 2019 / indepth

  • Second thoughts lead to first place

    When Jane Paterson decided not to pursue her dream of becoming a vet, it was dentistry’s gain. Her commitment as… Read more

    June 17, 2019 / indepth

  • Don’t fear fallibility

    In the relentless drive to improve patient safety developments in training and education are crucial, and the increasing sophistication of… Read more

    June 17, 2019 / indepth

  • What a show!

    2019’s Scottish Dental Show: have you signed up for the industry event of the year?  Once again, record numbers of… Read more

    April 11, 2019 / indepth

  • Life savers

    Oral cancer is one of the fastest growing cancers in the UK. In the last 20 years, the diagnosis of… Read more

    April 11, 2019 / indepth

  • A Scottish enlightenment

    In the second of our series of interviews examining the status of dentistry in the political and policy frameworks of… Read more

    April 11, 2019 / indepth

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  • Access all areas

    Over the last few years, various reports on healthcare workforces have highlighted that there is a continuing difficulty in recruiting… Read more

    December 18, 2018 / indepth

  • The problem of millennials: a cautionary tale

    Def: Baby Boomers, born from WWII until the mid 60s; Generation X, until the late 70s/early 80s; Generation Y or… Read more

    December 17, 2018 / indepth

  • The essence of consent

    The panel meet for a discussion on Consent

    The requirements, legalities and practices around obtaining informed consent are now a major part of the teaching in all the… Read more

    October 3, 2018 / indepth

  • On high alert?

    Sabre-toothed tigers may have died out 11,000 years ago but no one has told the amygdala – the primitive part… Read more

    October 3, 2018 / indepth

  • Under pressure

    It was Christmas Day in 2009 and Karl was on his third call-out of the day. Instead of basking in… Read more

    October 3, 2018 / indepth

  • Heart of the matter

    In August 2018, the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) issued new advice to support the implementation of National Institute… Read more

    October 3, 2018 / indepth

  • Crash & burn

    Shocked face emoji

    It is now well recognised that rates of burnout within the dental profession are significant. Studies from around the world… Read more

    October 3, 2018 / indepth

  • Leading the way

    Portrait of Mike Arthur

    Mike Arthur, 2018 Scottish Dental Lifetime Achievement award recipient

    In addition to running his Wishaw dental practice for the past 46 years, Mike Arthur has also been representing his… Read more

    June 13, 2018 / indepth

  • A new vision of the future

    Portrait of Gordon Matthew at his practice in Paisley

    After spending 18 years building up a thriving practice in Paisley, Gordon Matthew’s professional life was thrown into turmoil when… Read more

    June 13, 2018 / indepth

  • The gift of a career

    Mike Gow on stage with Des Clarke at the 2018 Scottish Dental Awards

    Dr Mike Gow accepting his Scottish Dental Dentist of the Year 2018 Award

    It was when a grateful patient surprised student dentist Mike Gow with a Parker pen engraved with his name that… Read more

    June 13, 2018 / indepth