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BDA Scottish Dental Conference and Exhibition 2019

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Development Outcomes (A, B, C, D)
Topic Groups (Community Dentistry, Endodontics, Oral Cancer)
Friday 20 September 2019
09:00 - 17:30
Crowne Plaza Glasgow
Congress Road, GLASGOW, G3 8QT, Scotland
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  • Essential member: £150.00
  • Expert member: £150.00
  • Extra member: £150.00
  • Senior member: £50.00
  • Non member: £195.00

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Scottish Dental Conference and Exhibition 2019

A conference for the whole dental team

Friday 20 September 2019  |  Glasgow

This prestigious event has been held annually since 1964. It provides a great opportunity for all dentists and their teams, to update their knowledge and skills, as well as engage with exhibitors at the vibrant exhibition.​

Earn up to 6 hours verifiable CPD.

The day will feature sessions on a variety of topics including:

  • Aesthetic restorative dentistry
  • Digital implant dentistry
  • Domiciliary care
  • Endodontics
  • Mental health and well-being in the dental profession
  • Management of head and neck cancer patients
  • Periodontics: working together
  • A team approach to tooth decay in children
  • Minimally invasive management of tooth wear


Room 1 - Programme and speakers

 08:15-09:00 Registration, refreshments and exhibition time


Predictable outcomes in digital implant dentistry

Adam Nulty, The Digital Dentist and Principal, Dentist on THE ROCK

  • Learn about implant planning with a 3D position based on the incorporation of a virtual mockup
  • Understand the impact of preoperative virtual CAD planning on prosthetically designed implant planning
  • Discuss implant planning software alternatives
  • Discuss how long term maintenance with new technologies can lead to more successful outcomes.

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An update in conscious sedation

  • Understand the definition of conscious sedation
  • Be aware of current conscious sedation guidance for dentistry in the UK
  • Understand common inspection issues and failings.

Periodontics: working together – how can we get the best out of each other and for the patient

Madeleine Murray, Specialist in Restorative Dentistry Practice limited to Periodontics

Alison Cunningham, Associate, Edinburgh 

  • Understand referral pathways for periodontology
  • Gain an insight into how professional general dentist specialist relationships evolve and work
  • Understand when a specialist might help and how to get the best from the relationship for all involved in the process.

Aesthetic restorative dentistry: a practical guide

Louis Mackenzie, Clinical Lecturer, University of Birmingham Dental School

Be able to demonstrate understanding of the latest innovations in direct aesthetic restorative dentistry including:

  • Minimally invasive cavity preparation
  • Magnification
  • Isolation and adhesion
  • Matrix systems
  • Posterior composites (including bulk fill materials)
  • Anterior composites (including polychromatic layering techniques)
  • Direct restoration of the worn dentition
  • Restoration maintenance.

The role of GDPs and their teams in the management of head and neck cancer patients

Lorna McCaul, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Glasgow Dental Hospital and School

Craig Wales, Consultant Maxillofacial Head and Neck Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow

  • Learn to recognise head and neck lesions which are potentially malignant
  • Know when, where and how to refer patients with potentially malignant lesions
  • Be aware of the head and neck cancer treatment pathway 
  • Understand the long term effects of head and neck cancer treatments on oral and dental appearance and function.

An update in decontamination

Fiona Elder, QliPT Tutor, NHS Education for Scotland

  • Identify the reasons why dental teams need to improve their infection control and decontamination processes
  • Discuss effective application of standard infection control and decontamination procedures
  • Apply the practical advice gained in a dental practice setting.

 Room 2 - Programme and speakers

 08:15-09:00 Registration, refreshments and exhibition time


Endodontics in the dock: case selection

Sanjeev Bhanderi, Specialist in Endodontics, Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool

  • Discuss the factors to consider in deciding whether or not to treat 'difficult' cases
  • Recognise commonly encountered failures and mishaps that can occur in endodontic treatment
  • Gain clinical tips that can be employed in general dental practice to prevent mishaps
  • Get up to date from a medicolegal viewpoint.

A team approach to minimal intervention of tooth decay in children

Bhupinder Dawett, Doctoral Research Fellow and Principal, Hafren House Dental Practice

Laura Rose Brady, Dental Therapist, Hafren House Dental Practice

  • Raise awareness of the concepts of minimal intervention dentistry (MID) in caries management
  • Appreciate the need for a MID approach in a quality driven practice
  • Gain an understanding of the role of the dental team in practising MID.

'Let's talk about sex baby!' – the facts and falsehoods of HPV's role in oral cancer

Gillian Knight, Associate Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science Aston University

  • Gain awareness of the prevalence of oral HPV in the healthy community and how this is impacting the rates of oral cancer
  • Understand how HPV can be transmitted and how other life style factors can contribute to the risk of oral infection
  • Be aware of current screening, prevention and treatment regime for oral HPV infections and HPV oral cancer.
  • Appreciate the role of dentists and other oral health professionals in educating people around the risks of oral HPV infection.

Domiciliary care in dentistry: positives and pitfalls

Karen Maxwell, Assistant Clinical Director, Community Dental Services South Eastern HSCT

Avril Murray, Senior Dental Nurse, South Eastern HSCT

  • Understand the limitations of domiciliary care and treatment plan accordingly
  • Understand the importance of risk assessment and planning the domiciliary visit
  • Recognise the planning and preparation involved from a dental nurse perspective before providing a domiciliary visit in the community setting
  • Understand the dental nurses' responsibilities including patient management, limitations and restrictions involved when providing domiciliary care.

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Minimally invasive management of tooth wear

Subir Banerji, Programme Director MSc Aesthetic Dentistry, King's College London and Principal, London

  • Become aware of the characteristics and presentations of tooth wear
  • Be familiar with the various management strategies for dealing with tooth wear using minimally invasive techniques with the use of clinical cases
  • Evaluate the relevant literature and evidence with their clinical implications
  • Recognise the advantages of a minimally invasive approach to the management of tooth wear
  • Recognise the various signs and symptoms associated with patients with tooth wear.

Mental health and well-being in the dental profession

Rory O'Connor, Clinical Advisor, NHS England, National Coordinator, Dentists' Health Support Programme

  • Be aware of substance misuse in the dental profession
  • Be familiar with the mental health issues in the dental profession
  • Know how to access help and intervene
  • Well-being: what can you do to help yourself.


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​​Subir Banerji

Programme Director MSc Aesthetic Dentistry, King's College London and Principal, London

Subir Banerji designed and is the Programme Director of the world acclaimed MSc in Aesthetic Dentistry Programme at King's College London Faculty of Dentistry Oral and Craniofacial Sciences. He also works in private practice in London.

In addition to clinical practice and teaching, Subir also conducts research at King's College London supervising Masters and PhD students. He has published in numerous peer reviewed international journals, is author of several books, and a board member on expert and advisory international panels including the European Expert Consensus Panel on severe tooth wear. He has lectured and taught postgraduate dentists internationally and is an internal and external examiner for universities in the UK and around the world. 

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Sanjeev Bhanderi

Specialist in Endodontics and Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool

Sanjeev Bhanderi qualified in 1993 from Guys and St Thomas' Dental School and then worked in general practice in East London and Cheshire.

In 1997, Sanjeev completed postgraduate training in Endodontology at the University of Manchester Dental School.  He has since worked exclusively in specialist practices in Manchester, Liverpool, and London.  In 2001, Sanjeev gained entry to the GDC Specialist List for Endodontics.

Since 1997, he has been committed to teaching and is a well-known lecturer. From 2009 to 2012 Sanjeev was Course Leader for the MSc programme in Endodontology at the University of Central Lancashire; he is an honorary teacher for postgraduate training in Endodontology at the University of Manchester, and currently a senior lecturer for the DDSc Specialist training programme at the University of Liverpool Dental School. 

He developed the endodontic modules for the FGDP(UK) Diploma in Restorative Dentistry and runs numerous continuing education courses/conventions for general dentists throughout the UK, Middle East, Asia, and Europe.  He has been a British Endodontic Society council member for 10 years, a former European representative and is currently President-elect for the British Endodontic Society in 2020. He is also an active member of the American Association of Endodontists and has a particular interest in endodontic microsurgery (US-trained).   He is a certified medico-legal witness (University of Cardiff Law School) and also works under legal instruction.  In 2009, Sanjeev opened his state-of-the-art Specialist practice ENDO61 in South Manchester, where he runs live patient demonstrations and courses for colleagues and postgraduate students.

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Laura Brady

Dental Therapist, Hafren House Dental Practice

Laura Rose Brady qualified as a Dental Therapist in 2009 from the University of Sheffield. She has spent the last 10 years working at Hafren House Dental Practice in Derbyshire where she is involved in practice-based research and minimum intervention dentistry in a mixed NHS/private setting. 

In 2011 Laura won an Oral and Dental Research Trust / Colgate DCP Research Award to further her research experience and interest. She was also awarded the Highly Commended Best Young Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapist at the annual DHandT awards in 2012.

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Alison Cunningham

Dental Associate, Edinburgh

Alison graduated from Edinburgh University in 1985. She joined the RAF on a Short Service Commission working as a dental officer at RAF stations Brize Norton, Catterick and Kinloss, and also completed detachments to the Falkland Islands, Ascension Island and in Germany.

On completing her commission in the RAF she worked various NHS jobs, to suit family life, and moved back to Edinburgh, her home town, in 1993. Since then she has worked as an associate in a busy practice in Corstorphine and has a special interest in solving denture problems.

Alison likes to keep active outdoors, walking, hill running, Munro bagging and orienteering, and competes regularly both at home and abroad.

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Bhupinder Dawett

Doctoral Research Fellow and Principal, Hafren House Dental Practice

Bhupinder qualified in 1993 and has maintained working in general dental practice ever since. He is actively involved in oral health research and is currently a doctoral research fellow at the University of Sheffield. He is also a clinical lecturer on the distance-learning Masters in Advanced Minimum Intervention Dentistry at the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial sciences at Kings College, London, UK. Bhupinder is Principal Dentist at Hafren House Dental Practice; a multi-surgery practice which focuses on Minimum Intervention Dentistry and practice-based research.

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Fiona Elder

QIiPT Tutor, NHS Education for Scotland

Since 2006 Fiona has worked for NHS Education for Scotland (three days per week) delivering infection control and decontamination training to NHS Practices in Scotland.   For the other two days, Fiona works as a Dental Nurse/OHE for NHS Lanarkshire, in a high security acute mental health facility.

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Gillian Knight

Associate Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

Gillian is currently Associate Dean at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University. Prior to joining Aston University, Gillian was the Head of the Biosciences department at Derby University. 

Gillian has been researching the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and its role in cancer for the past 20 years. She initially worked as a Cancer Research UK scientist, investigating how HPV transforms infected human cells. Her research now centres on the role HPV plays in oral cancer, investigating oral HPV prevalence in the healthy community to determine the impact of HPV vaccination and identification of 'at-risk' cohorts, and a clinical study examining how HPV infection transforms tonsil tissue, taken from infected individuals, with the aim to identify earlier biomarkers of oral disease. She also researches the effectiveness of HPV education material in raising awareness of the risks associated with an oral HPV infection.

Lorna McCaul

Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Glasgow Dental Hospital and School


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Louis Mackenzie

Clinical Lecturer, University of Birmingham School of Dentistry

Louis Mackenzie is a GDP in Birmingham. He is also a clinical lecturer at the University of Birmingham School of Dentistry and King's College London.  He delivers postgraduate lectures nationally and internationally on direct and indirect restorative techniques, and minimally invasive dentistry. He also runs a series of popular hands-on courses.  He is a member of Dental Update's editorial board, is Academic Lead at Birmingham University's MSc in Restorative Dentistry and is Head of Clinical Training at Simplyhealth Professionals.

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Karen Maxwell

Assistant Clinical Director, Community Dental Services South Eastern HSCT

Karen qualified from Queen's University in Belfast in 1991. After completing a Vocational Training year in Northern Ireland she worked within the CDS in Glasgow. She became an SHO in Edinburgh Dental School before spending a year working in the salaried service in North Manchester, where she got her first taste of domiciliary care.

Karen returned to Belfast to take up a dental officer post. Here, she developed an interest in treating elderly and special needs patients. In 2015 Karen became Assistant Clinical Director of the CDS with the South Eastern Trust and in 2018, won a National DHE Award for a 'quality improvement project' she completed which promotes oral health in care homes.

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​Simon Morrow

Sedation Trainer and Lecturer, Scottish Sedation Training and NHS Education for Scotland

Simon qualified with honours from the University of Glasgow in 1996. He has been a practice owner for over 21 years. Simon has a Diploma in Conscious Sedation from the University of Newcastle. Simon's previous roles include dental practice advisor and inspector for NHS Ayrshire and Arran as well as sedation inspector for many Scottish Health Boards and Healthcare Improvement Scotland. He is a council member of the GDC.  

Simon is a sedation trainer and lecturer and provides these services to NHS Education for Scotland and Scottish Sedation Training. He has sat on his local area professional dental committee for 18 years and is a past chair. He has been involved in a number of working groups, locally and nationally, and is currently a member of the National Dental Advisory Committee for Scotland.

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​Avril Murray

Senior Dental Nurse, South Eastern HSCT

Avril qualified as a dental nurse in 1982 and has a Diploma in Dental Health Education from The Royal Society; a Health Education certificate, FAETC and a Certificate in Special Care Dental Nursing.

Avril worked in general dental practice and the community for four years, and for the past 29 years she has been a senior dental nurse in the South Eastern Trust. She has nine years' teaching experience from the National Certificate for Dental Nurses and the Oral Health Education Certificate, and more recently as a course tutor on the Certificate in Special Care Dental Nursing.

​Madeleine Murray

Specialist in Restorative Dentistry, Practice limited to periodontics

Madeleine Murray graduated from Glasgow Dental School in 1984 and went on to work in several hospitals across the UK, initially undertaking general professional training and later training in restorative dentistry, with a special interest in periodontics. Along the way she has worked in university and general practice settings and now spends her time split between specialist practice in Vermilion, Edinburgh, where her work is limited to periodontics, and undergraduate teaching in Glasgow. She is an ctive examiner for the MRD exam of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and provides expert witness advice for MDDUS.

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Adam Nulty

The Digital Dentist, Principal, Dentist On The Rock

Adam Nulty, The Digital Dentist, Principal, Dentist on The Rock

Adam, the 'Digital Dentist', is a highly experienced clinician with a special interest in restorative and aesthetic dentistry, digital dentistry and implantology. In 2013 he completed a Master of Science degree in Restorative and Aesthetic dentistry from the University of Manchester, achieving a distinction and is currently researching guided implantology for his PhD, at Leeds University.

Adam lectures and mentors on the Restorative and Aesthetics MSc for Manchester University and is a course director and lecturer for several guided implant systems such as SMOP and Dentiq. He has worked with computer assisted implant surgery from 2011 and has completed hundreds of fully and partially guided surgery cases in that time.

Adam currently sits as President of the International Digital Dental Academy, co-founding the unbiased platform for digital dentistry along with the Digital Dental Academy Masterclass Courses.

Adam was asked to sit as Professor of Digital Dentistry, to oversee the integration of Digital technologies across all departments, and as Course Director for the MSc in Digital Dentistry with the College of Medicine and Dentistry, Birmingham.

He has been shortlisted, finalist and winner of several industry awards, from Best Young Dentist 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017, to Best Dental Team and Best Oral Health Promoter 2014 and 2015, and winner of several  categories in the 2015 and 2018 Aesthetic Dentistry Awards, Dentistry Awards and Private Dentistry Awards. Overall, Adam is a respected lecturer and mentor in the field of 3D radiography, digital dentistry, implant planning and template guided implant placement.

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​Rory O'Connor

Clinical Advisor, NHS England and National Coordinator, Dentists' Health Support Programme

Rory has worked in mental health and addiction for approximately 40 years and has extensive experience in managing programmes for health professionals, doctors, dentists and veterinary surgeons who have mental illness and addictive disorders.  Rory is currently Nurse Specialist for the Practitioner Health Programme in London and Clinical Advisor for NHS England, who act as commissioners to the Practitioner Health Programme; He is also National Coordinator for the Dentists' Health Support Programme.

Craig Wales

Consultant Maxillofacial Head and Neck Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow


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Alternatively, if you would like to reach out to MICE Concierge Ltd direct, please feel free to contact Kay Bowers on +44 (0)1438 908770 or email

MICE Concierge will be providing an enhanced service for all attendees to help ensure you are well looked after whilst you are in Glasgow. As our trusted supplier, they have exclusive accommodation rates at all surrounding Hotels, and will ensure you receive the best experience and most importantly the best rates.

We advise you to book through the official channel as the service is supported by the event; you will get the best rates and by staying in one of the accredited hotels you will be with other delegates and will therefore be able to network/socialise more to get the most out of the event.


Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

Exhibiting at the BDA's Scottish Dental Conference and Exhibition provides an excellent opportunity to meet and interact with dentists and their teams, gather data, showcase your products and increase sales all in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. We are expecting approximately 200 attendees.

To book your exhibition stand, contact Susan Graves, Exhibition Sales and Sponsorship Executive on

020 7563 4175

Why Exhibit or Sponsor at a BDA event?

  • Reach your desired audience over a focused seminar, training course or conference, providing your organisation the opportunity to meet face to face with dentists and the dental team

  • The BDA is the association membership body available for all dentists in the UK, consequently our events are key dates to meet and engage with dentists

  • By exhibiting at BDA events and activities you are helping support dentistry, as the BDA’s sole purpose of running events is to support the profession

  • Dentists have the time at BDA events to research, source and engage with organisations, therefore our events are a valuable occasion for the industry and dental profession to engage.