The 2021 CGDent Scotland Study Day

Friday 3 December 2021

Informative updates on treatments for perio and endodontics

Update on 24 October 2021.

We are delighted to be able to welcome delegates to a Study Day again in 2021. We are close to being full for the 'in-person' event and still have space for virtual attendees so please book as soon as possible to secure your place.

Main programme: Iain Chapple & Carol Tait.

Caldwell Lecture: Steve Bonsor

Study Day 2021 on 3 December will feature world-class, headline speakers Iain Chapple and Carol Tait. They will present lectures featuring informative updates on treatments for perio and endodontics. The event finishes with Steve Bonsor's Caldwell Lecture presentation on new dental materials and techniques. Delegates will benefit from six hours of enhanced CPDA, a three-course lunch and the drinks reception.

Both the 'in-person' and virtual elements will qualify for CPDA.

Main Programme

Iain Chapple

Professor 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

Dr Carol Tait

BDS Hons (Dund 1987) MSc, MFDS RCS (Ed),
Specialist in Endodontics

Endodontic round up …

Tips and tricks to manage cases and improve outcomes

Part 1

  • 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?

The Caldwell Memorial Lecture

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.


Time Speaker Course Title
8.00-9.00 REGISTRATION with breakfast rolls
9.00-10.10 Iain Chapple Perio 1
10.10-11.20 Iain Chapple Perio 2
11.20-11.50 COFFEE BREAK
11.50-13.00 Carol Tait Endodontics 1
13.00-14.20 LUNCH
14.20-15.30 Carol Tait Endodontics 2
15.30-16.00 COFFEE BREAK
16.00-17.30 Steve Bonsor The Caldwell Memorial Lecture
17.30-19.00 Drinks reception!

Information for In-Person Delegates

Venue and Catering Information

The event takes place at Glasgow Science Centre and during the day delegates will benefit from superb catering including a three-course lunch and post-event drinks, six hours of CPDA and a 30-stand trade exhibition. There is free parking for delegates during the event.

In-person attendees will receive Covid-related attendance information a few weeks before the event.

Registration is from 8.15am with tea, coffee and breakfast rolls. Presentations run from 9am until 5.30 with two coffee breaks and a three-course lunch. Following the event there will be a relaxed drinks reception until 7.15.