09:45 - 10:05
We will be looking at the main steps involved in buying or selling a dental practice in Scotland, including some of the key areas that can cause problems.
Michael and Kim are partner and associate in Thorntons Law dental team.
They spend 75-80% of their working week advising clients on a range of issues including practice sales and acquisitions.
10:25 - 10:55
Tariq will be discussing some tips and tricks on how to improve your anterior composites in everyday practice.
Dr Bashir graduated from University of Glasgow Dental School in 2005.
After this he held SHO positions in hospital throughout Scotland before finally settling at Visage Cosmetic Dental Clinic.
He has been practising there for over 10 years and his main interests lie in minimally invasive dentistry and endodontics.
He has travelled extensively and learnt from renowned clinicians from around the world.
He recently became the first graduate from Scotland at prestigious Kois Center in Seattle USA.
He is currently in the process of completing his masters dissertation in endodontology.
Last year he co-founded the popular Scottish Dental Study Club, which aims to bring the best dental teachers to Scotland from around the UK and also internationally.
11:10 - 11:30
My journey shifting from analogue to digital workflows for fixed teeth in a day and definitive full arch bridges.
11:50 - 12:10
Cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry is all about the ‘white stuff’.
But what about the pink which frames the white?
Do we look at it?
Are we vigilant enough to identify early problems?
When we do, what is the best way to deal with them?
What advice should we give our patients?
Periodontics is the foundation of all cosmetic dentistry.
There is no point in providing the patient with ‘high-end’ cosmetic dentistry if the periodontium is not healthy.
This brief presentation will highlight cases of both diseased and non-diseased periodontal (and implant) patients who present with cosmetic and aesthetic concerns and gives an outline of how these problems can best be managed.
At the end of this lecture, attendees will be able to:
Marilou qualified as a dental surgeon from the University of Malta and undertook postgraduate training in periodontology at the Eastman Dental Institute in London where she read for an MSc and PhD.
Thereafter she trained in oral surgery becoming a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Ireland and a fellow in oral surgery with oral medicine of the Royal College of Surgeons (Ireland).
Marilou has received many awards: the Shirley Glasstone Hughes Memorial prize awarded by the British Dental Association (BDA) and awards by Procter & Gamble and Smithkline Beecham.
She has published papers in many peer-reviewed journals and has also written a chapter on periodontitis and systemic disease for an undergraduate textbook in periodontology.
Currently she works as a specialist periodontist and oral surgeon at Blackhills Specialist Referral Clinic in Aberuthven (just outside Perth, Scotland) and as senior clinical lecturer in periodontology at Edinburgh Dental Institute, University of Edinburgh.
She has held several teaching posts including lecturer in periodontology at the Eastman Dental Institute in London and lecturer in oral surgery at universities of Dundee and Aberdeen.
She has also lectured for the British Dental Association, International Team of Implantology (ITI), Highland Dental Plan, British Society of Periodontology and Periocourses.
Marilou is co-director of the ITI Perthshire Study Club, is an ITI Fellow and was a scientific committee member for ITI UK 2015.
12:30 - 13:00
Kevin Lewis qualified from The London Hospital in 1971.
He spent 20 years in full-time general dental practice and 10 further years practising part-time.
He was the dental director of Dental Protection for 18 years up to June 2016 and also an executive member of the council (board of directors) and senior management team of the Medical Protection Society.
Kevin has been writing a regular column in the dental press since 1981 – originally as the associate editor of Dental Practice and since 2006 as the consultant editor of Dentistry magazine.
During a long and varied career he has lectured at conferences in over 30 countries and still writes and lectures regularly all over the world.
Kevin has the unique triple distinction of having been awarded honorary membership of the British, Irish and New Zealand Dental Associations.
13:20 - 13:50
Jamie will be giving top tips to get predictable results with planning and execution of demanding cosmetic cases.
He will be giving example cases showing simple solutions to solve common problems when they present.
As a nervous patient himself, Jamie followed a career into dentistry after having some cosmetic dentistry and realising how artistic and rewarding it could be as a career.
He has never looked back and has gained membership of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, while currently studying to achieve his masters in aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry.
Jamie’s areas of interest are restoring or creating new smiles with the aid of the most modern pain free techniques.
14:20 - 14:40
This presentation looks at the steps that can be taken to maximise the profitability of a dental practice, and in the long term, grow the practice while helping the principal to not over-extend and maintain a work-life balance. In particular, it looks at setting and achieving goals and taking a market-oriented approach when establishing the direction to take a dental practice.
Briony Crew is a Marketing Specialist who joined Wesleyan Bank in 2017 and has been supporting Dentists and the healthcare team ever since. She is currently undertaking her master’s in digital marketing and enjoys using the knowledge gained to help Dentists achieve their goals and grow their practices.
15:00 - 15:20
Lisa Bainham trained to be a dental nurse at North Staffordshire Hospital and qualified in 1994.
Originally working in an orthodontic practice, she then developed an interest in practice management and became a practice manager in 1998.
Lisa has continually gained numerous practice management qualifications and new skills over the years.
She is involved in many aspects of practice management, including, marketing, health and safety, quality standards, accounting and ensuring the practice runs smoothly and efficiently, and essentially relieving the dentist of some responsibility.
Lisa was awarded Practice Manager of the Year 2015 by The Association of Dental Administrators and Managers and was very proud to also win Practice Manager of the Year 2016 at the Dental Awards.
She has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience over her last 20 years as a practice manager and is now supporting other practice managers in her role as president of The Association of Administrators and Managers, who have over 600 members throughout the UK.
Chris Baker has over 15 years’ experience in marketing and PR primarily in the healthcare sector.
He has advised on and executed plans for many clients on ways to expand their business through a wide range of tools including branding, online strategy, social media marketing, PR, advertising, printed and promotional materials, events and strategic alliances.
Chris helps his clients leverage existing customers more effectively and carry out marketing with limited resources.
Chris is especially interested in the art of copywriting – knowing what can grab the attention of an audience, make them take action and the nuances of language that can make a huge difference to the bottom line.
15:35 - 16:05
Digital Dentistry is a ‘hot topic’ at the moment but how does it apply to general dentistry. We need good reasons for the benefits of digital, not just because it can be done. In this session Dr Elaine Halley will discuss digital dentistry and the patient journey in dental practice and describe the ten main advantages for embracing digital dentistry today.
Dr. Halley was the first dentist in Scotland to achieve Accreditation to the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Currently, there are only a handful of clinicians country-wide who have managed to attain this prestigious award.
Dr. Halley is in demand not only as a cosmetic dentist in Scotland, but also internationally as a lecturer, both to dentists and to business owners. She serves on the Editorial Board for the national dental journals Private Dentistry and Aesthetic Dentistry and is a judge for the Private Dentistry annual awards.
As an expert in Digital Smile Design Dr. Halley leads the team at Cherrybank in combining artistry and skill with comprehensive cosmetic dentistry treatments to help patients achieve the smile of their dreams.