Cameron’s Story

Professor John Gibson and CGDent Scotland

Friday 19 August 2022 from 6.30pm at the Waterside/Glen Mhor Hotel, Inverness

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Support John Gibson and his colleagues as they near the end of their journey from Land's End to John o Groats.

Professor John Gibson will share his own story of how suicide and mental illness have impacted his family and will discuss what we can do to reduce the risk of this happening to others with particular emphasis on dentists, the dental team and patients. Patricia Thomson will also outline the new, formal career pathway for general dental practitioners which can be achieved through certified membership of the College General of Dentistry.

This evening lecture focusing on the changing demography of suicide, the charities and support groups available to those at risk and their families and the information to draw up safety plans for those at risk. In addition, information on the career pathway will be provided to aid fulfilment and wellbeing within the profession.


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Registration will be from 6.30pm with the event running from 7-8.30pm. Complimentary catering and a glass of wine will be available. This event has been approved for 0.5 of a session of CPDA and is open to all members of the dental team and the general public. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Canmore Trust.

Our venue is the Waterside Suite at the Glen Mhor Hotel, 7-17 Ness Bank, Inverness IV2 4SG.

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About our speakers

Professor John Gibson was formerly Director of Dentistry at the Institute of Dentistry, University of Aberdeen and Professor of Medicine in Relation to Dentistry & Honorary Consultant in Oral Medicine, University of Glasgow Dental School. Following the loss of his son Cameron, he and his family established a charity - The Canmore Trust (SC051511) – which addresses many of the shortcomings experienced in the aftercare for those bereaved by suicide.

Patricia Thomson AFCGD, is the College of General Dentistry Council representative for the West and North of Scotland and has recently assumed the position of Vice-President of the College of General Dentistry UK. She graduated from Glasgow Dental School in 1983 and has worked in general dental practice ever since. She became a principal in 1985, sold her practice in 2017, and now works as a part-time associate. She has provided mixed NHS and private care and has an interest in orthodontics. She is currently working as a Clinical teaching Fellow at Glasgow Dental School, tutors colleagues for entry exams for the Royal Colleges and has a keen interest in postgraduate education.

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