College of General Dentistry

Scotland Study Day

Iain Chapple & Carol Tait

& Steve Bonsor

3 December 2021

Glasgow Science Centre



patricia thomson

Welcome to the “Glasgow Study Day” 2021. This event has been planned since mid 2019 and is only happening today because of the hard work and dedication of our Event Organisers, Patricia de Vries and Andrew Miller, and of course our amazing Committee. Can we thank NES (NHS Education Scotland) and Glasgow Dental School for their continued support and collaboration with the community of general dental practice in the West of Scotland in the staging of this event. On that note, we would like to take this opportunity to wish Professor Jeremy Bagg sincere best wishes for his future ventures, and record the gratitude of FGDP West of Scotland for his constant support over many years.

Now that we are able to meet in person again, we are delighted to host all members of the dental team, including many loyal members of the trade, and especially BDS5 and VDPs from the West of Scotland.

We are cognisant of the difficulties faced by all our colleagues over the past 20 months and hope that, by bringing the profession together, we can help lift the spirits of our friends and acquaintances.

As always, we have managed to attract world-class speakers and today is no exception; we are delighted to welcome Iain Chapple, Carol Tait and Steve Bonsor.

Please take time to visit our colleagues from the Dental Trades, many of whom have supported us for decades.

Some of you will realise that the FGDP has now evolved into the College of General Dentistry; a new College and home for all members of the dental team. Although in its infancy, we are confident that the College will grow quickly and will serve and support the general dental practice community in the years ahead.

Whether you are joining us in person or virtually, we hope that you enjoy your day and find the experience enriching.

Patricia Thomson
CGDent Scotland

Covid-19 Guidance

  1. At all times other than when you are eating or drinking we require that you wear a mask. This includes within the IMAX lecture theatre and in the exhibitor area. This measure is for your protection and for the safety of those around you. If you have a medical exemption please let us know.
  2. Please use the hand sanitisers available around the venue
  3. At lunch, each table will have a sign in sheet so that we can keep a record of close contacts during this time.
  4. Your lanyard: All delegates will be issued with an event lanyard and badge. On final departure from either the drinks reception or IMAX please leave your badge at registration or in a box provided.
  5. If you feel ill with Covid-related symptoms during the day please inform one of our team or a member of the venue staff. Your health and safety is very important to us so we will endeavour to make sure that you can leave the venue safely and make your way home/to an appropriate place.

It is a great pleasure to be able to welcome you back to face-to-face events and we hope you have a great day!

Martin Aitken & Co

Catering and Lunch

We should have received your dietary request when you or a colleague booked but please just contact us as soon as possible if you think this information may have been missed.

  1. Tea, coffee and breakfast rolls will be available from 8.15
  2. Tea, coffee and snacks available during the breaks.
  3. At lunch 'Main' delegates will be seated on the first floor in the Hive and BDS5 and VDP delegates will be seated in the Clyde Suite on the ground floor.
  4. At lunch, you will be seated at tables of 8-10 people with a sign-in sheet so we can keep track of close contacts.
  5. Please join us for the drinks reception from 5.30-7. This will finish at 7pm promptly as the venue is hosting a Christmas dinner in the evening and we will endeavour to keep you and the party guests separate.

Welcome from our President

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Scottish Study Day delivered by CGDent Scotland in affiliation with The College of General Dentistry. I am thrilled to be present at this face-to-face College Study Day.

Members and Fellows of the FGDP(UK) have now transferred their memberships to CGDent and we continue to grow our membership from across all dental professional groups. Our hard-working staff, led by Chief Executive Simon Thornton-Wood, and members of the College Council have been working to fulfil the goals and purpose of the College.

Abhi Pal

We will soon be launching our Career Pathways and Certified Membership Scheme, for which Professor Avi Banerjee chairs the Working Group. We plan to provide a pathway for the professional development of all dental professionals working in primary care from the time of registration through to acquisition of enhanced skills, with the support of College facilitators. The role of regional CGDent affiliate groups will be crucial in rolling out this unique programme and supporting colleagues who take part.

The FGDP(UK) guidelines and standards have come under the ownership of CGDent and we will continue to update them. We will be soon releasing Mentoring Guidelines in Implant Dentistry, which has been developed with the ADI.

Please can I remind members they have free access to Prodental CPD’s suite of on-line educational material. The College will also be providing regular webinars on their platform on a variety of topics.

I hope you all enjoy the day, and congratulations to the organisers.

Abhi Pal
College of General Dentistry

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Glasgow Dental School attends the Faculty Day 2021

Finance Workshop: Preparing for self-employment, practice ownership and how to get the most out of your accountant

This session from 1.30-2.15 contains invaluable information on the following topics: business planning and practice finances/ financial planning: why is it important? / accounts, tax and managing your finances

Presented by: Gavin Curr, Cameron Hughes and Matthew Mulholland

Gavin Curr
Gavin Curr
Cameron Hughes
Cameron Hughes
Matthew Mulholland
Matthew Mulholland

Our Speakers

Iain Chapple

Iain Chapple

Death by Co-morbidity: is there a role for Periodontitis?

Aims & Objectives

  • To share the truth about periodontal-systemic connections according to the current evidence base.
  • To visualise the impact of periodontitis as a chronic non-communicable disease (NCD) and the role of the dental team in managing NCDs.
  • To glimpse into the future role of the dental team in medical management of their patients.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the impact of severe periodontitis upon life expectancy.
  • Be able to confidently discuss and explain to patients the impact of oral health upon general health without alarming them.
  • To understand how periodontitis may be causally involved in systemic NCDs of ageing.

Bulletproof, nothing to lose – I am titanium: fiction or reality??

Aims & Objectives

  • Discuss early diagnosis of peri-implant diseases
  • Illustrate in a case-driven presentation, the consequences of late diagnosis of peri-implant diseases.
  • Illustrate the surgical techniques involved in implant salvage
  • Discuss the evidence for longer term survival of implants verses periodontally involved teeth

Learning Outcomes

  • Appreciate the success rates of osseointegrated dental implants
  • Understand the key risk factors for implant failure
  • Appreciate the challenges of managing peri-implantitis
  • Be aware of the evidence base for retaining teeth verses replacement with implants
  • Understand medico-legal issues related to implant dentistry.

Carol Tait

carol tait

Part 1

Endodontic round up …
Tips and tricks to manage cases and improve outcomes

  • Aetiology of pulpal and periapical disease
  • Diagnosis
  • Pre-treatment assessment
  • Clinical tips and techniques

Part 2

Managing the complexities:

  • Open apices
  • Calcified canals
  • Dismantling bits and pieces
  • Surgery
  • And finally …. Outcomes – how can we get better success rates?
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The Caldwell Memorial Lecture

Steve Bonsor

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue: Application of Dental Materials Update

The event will close with the Caldwell Memorial Lecture given this year by Steve Bonsor "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue: Application of Dental Materials Update". This interactive session will focus on what’s new and topical in the application of dental materials.

Steve Bonsor

Audience participation!

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Our Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors

Boutique Whitening is now one of UK’s leading home tooth whitening systems only available through dental practice. Partnered with S4S Dental Lab and desensitising toothpaste specialists Biomin offering your patients the perfect whitening experience.

Strictly Confidental Ltd has been operating for over 20 years within the Dental Profession in Scotland.

We can source and supply all relevant information regarding sales, valuations and acquisitions of Dental Practices and we can also assist with recruitment.

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All of our valuations and meetings are held out of hours and on weekends, to ensure a confidential service is provided.

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Martin Aitken & Co Ltd is one of Scotland’s leading independent firms of chartered accountants and business advisers.

We provide our clients with access to a range of audit & accounting, tax, business advisory, corporate finance and financial services.

Founded in 1897, we have remained at the forefront of Scottish commerce because we give clear, practical and understandable answers that you can act on straight away.

From property & construction, professional services, medical & healthcare, food & drink, manufacturing & engineering, hospitality and leisure, to charities & social enterprises, talk your language and we won’t ‘sit on the fence’.

Martin Aitken has the know-how and expertise to foresee the challenges, opportunities and potential future impacts of the decisions you make today.

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Christie & Co has been valuing, buying and selling businesses for over 85 years and is Regulated by the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), meaning we work to the highest professional standards, valuing and selling hundreds of practices every year.

We offer a comprehensive range of services, so if you are thinking of buying, selling or looking for finance to expand then do speak to us on our stand.

Clyde Munro prides itself on being a friendly and supportive place to work and continues to invest in its teams and training – with clear career development for all dental staff.

The Glasgow-headquartered group provides expert centralised support for dentists, covering non-clinical areas including marketing, accounts and compliance – enabling practitioners to focus more time on patient care and outcomes.

In addition, a new training academy has been developed, featuring state-of-the-art dental technology. It will become a hub for dental progression and leadership throughout the UK.

Employees at every level of the business receive comprehensive support and opportunities to develop and further their careers.

COLTENE is delighted to introduce our new territory manager for Scotland, Kirsty McLauglin. Kirsty is both friendly and knowledgeable and will be on hand to help you upgrade your dentistry with COLTENE’s high-quality materials, equipment and tools. Whether its endo, restorative or general dental solutions, COLTENE can save you time and money with products that optimise workflows and support successful clinical outcomes.

The DDU is the specialist dental division of the MDU, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to our members’ interests. We offer guidance, support and defence in addressing dento-legal issues, complaints and claims.

Our team is led and staffed by dentists with experience of the pressures and challenges faced in practice, and we have an unmatched track record of helping members overcome the challenges which could threaten their livelihood.

If you need help or advice with a dento-legal or ethical issue that has arisen from seeing patients during your course call our advice line on 0800 374 626.
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Dental Elite is a dental consultancy delivering Elite Business Services in a personal way. We are just ordinary people aiming for extraordinary results, specialising in dental practice valuations and brokerage services, dental recruitment and dental practice finance services.

As a member-owned, not-for-profit organisation, Dental Protection exists purely to support your professional interests and protect your career and reputation.

Members get unlimited access to advice from our team of dentolegal experts; real dentists who understand the challenges you face. If things go wrong, our experience and dedication comes into its own. If you receive a complaint or claim arising from your clinical practice, we can support you through every step and make the experience a lot less daunting.

And we understand the importance of protecting your mental health – now more than ever. That’s why all our members can access confidential counselling via our partners ICAS.

J&S Davis Ltd is an exclusive UK distributor which sources the highest quality products in their category from all over the world. These products are then made available to dental professionals via their usual dental retailers.

The unique products sourced cover restoration, periodontics, hygiene, oral surgery, and more, from a range of leading manufacturers including Kuraray, LM Instruments, Cavex, Meisinger, BPR Swiss, Solo, Curasept and most recently, Polydentia.

J&S Davis has been bringing quality solutions to practice for over 100 years and will continue to do so.

For 130 years, Kerr has been serving the comprehensive needs of the entire dental care community in pursuit of enhancing oral health. Individual Kerr brands are encompassed within the Kerr

Restoratives, Kerr Endodontics, and Kerr Prevention product lines. By providing best-in-class, patient-based solutions, we believe that in partnership with those we serve: together, we’re more.

MC Dental came into being from a very successful handpiece repair and maintenance company, MC Repairs Ltd. MC Repairs is a family owned, independent company specializing in the repair and maintenance of dental handpieces, motors, scalers and couplings. MC Repairs has seen its business grow through a combination of excellent customer service and delivering beyond their customer’s expectations.

As an independent supplier, MC’s reputation grew along with their handpiece sales. Customers were impressed with the approach taken by the team at MC and it was only a matter of time before MC Dental Equipment was formed, offering handpieces and more to the dental profession but with the same MC touch.

MDDUS is a dental defence organisation offering access to professional indemnity and expert dento-legal advice. A mutual organisation run by fellow professionals, MDDUS has been protecting members for 117 years. Our experienced dento-legal Advisers are available 24 hours a day to provide advice as well as access to assistance & support from an in-house team of lawyers at competitive membership rates.

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Our collection of surgical loupes, dental loupes, and hygiene loupes offer extraordinary visual clarity throughout the entire viewing field, while also providing excellent field width and depth. Paired with a surgical or dental headlight, one can pinpoint the operating area with the exact amount of light and magnification needed to achieve improved procedural outcomes.
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Practice Plan is the UK’s leading provider of practice-branded patient membership plans. We are dedicated to building lasting partnerships with our members, supporting them to become more profitable and sustainable businesses.

We partner with over 1,500 dental practices across the UK and have expertly supported many of those to change plan provider and/or gain more independence from the NHS.

Practices that have changed plan provider to us have found they have more control over their business and brand, and more personalised support including marketing, business advice, events and training. We also have a wealth of experience supporting practices to make the change from NHS to private. So, we can ensure a seamless transition and a smooth implementation of your own practice-branded plan.

To find out more, why not get in touch. We'd love to hear from you and discuss how we can help your practice now and in the future.

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Find out more at the Septodont stand.


The family-run dental company VOCO located in Cuxhaven is one of the leading manufacturers in the industry, both nationally and internationally. The product portfolio comprises more than 100 preparations, with a focus on preventive, restorative, prosthetic and digital dentistry. All products are manufactured at the headquarters and are therefore 100 percent “Made in Germany”. 440 people are employed in the departments of research, production and administration in Germany. Another 400 employees are responsible for sales worldwide and take care of dentists and depots on site. VOCO relies on dental products of highest material quality and user-friendliness that meet the high demands of the market. Thanks to innovative solutions, the company, founded in 1981, often takes on pioneering roles and establishes new standards in the dental world. In addition, VOCO consistently pushes the digital dentistry and combines complex technologies with best user comfort.

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP is a full-service, independent Scottish law firm, with a history spanning over 165 years. Operating from offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Dunblane and Dunfermline, our experts provide high quality legal advice across a range of sectors including healthcare.

Michael Dewar heads the firm’s healthcare team, having advised clients in this field for over 20 years and has acted in numerous dental practice sales and purchases. Other partners in our firm are active in the dental sector and serve on Local Dental Committees.

With expertise in a range of areas including partnership agreements, restructuring, acquisitions, issues relating to health boards and regulatory bodies, tribunals and more, the team offers pragmatic and solutions-based advice. Additionally, our private client team offers advice on individuals’ personal matters.


The National Company with the Local Touch.

Our commitment is too always provide excellent service to our customers. Wrights prides itself on providing a full service to both the Dentist and Lab Technician.

Whatever your requirements for Dental Materials and Equipment, we have the products and the people to deliver.

Our range of Dental Materials, Digital Equipment, Traditional Equipment, Acrylic Teeth and Laboratory supplies comes from both leading suppliers and from quality products manufactured in our own production facility.

With competitive prices and fast, reliable service supported by an experienced team, we aim to be your partners not just for today but also for the future.

CPD Certificates

The link to give your feedback and collect your CPD certificates will be issued to you at the close of the Study Day. If you have any issues collecting your CPD certificate please get in touch at

Not Yet A Member?

Join CGDent today!

The College is the only professional membership body in the UK specifically for general practice and primary care dentistry. As your professional home, we promote and support the professional aspirations and interests of our members, advancing oral healthcare for all.

We welcome members from the whole dental team – we are here to help you develop and enhance your career, knowledge and clinical skills, whether you work in NHS, private or mixed practices.

With your enhanced professional standing, you can achieve job satisfaction, a sense of achievement and a continued drive to improve your knowledge and skills in order to deliver the highest standards of care for your patients.

Our full membership scheme is now open and ties in with our Career Pathways. Find out more about our membership benefits and range of fees and concessions.

For retired practitioners, we provide special membership rates that enable you to keep connected with, and contribute to your professional community, and we have other rates for special circumstances.