A selection of images from the Scottish Dental Show and Awards 2019

Scottish Dental Show is another record-breaker

Connect’s flagship event, the Scottish Dental Show, yet again smashed all previous records and was voted a huge success by visitors, exhibitors, nominees and award-winners.

The two-day event at the Intu Braehead Arena in Glasgow on 26 and 27 April saw our biggest-ever attendance, with people coming from far and wide to meet fellow professionals and find out about the sector’s latest developments.

With more than 140 exhibitors, up to nine hours of CPD, and more than 60 lectures and workshops from professionals covering a multitude of topics, the 2,900 pre-registered delegates had plenty to see and do.

A successful first day was topped off with our ever-popular Scottish Dental Awards 2019, hosted by comedian Fred MacAulay at Glasgow’s Hilton Hotel.

More than 370 people attended the event, which saw 16 awards handed out. The prestigious Scottish Dental Lifetime Achievement Award went to Ken Scoular,  Shawlands Cross Dental Practice in Glasgow picked up the award for Practice of the Year (General Practice), with The Orthodontic Clinic in Aberdeen winning Practice of the Year (Specialist or Referral).

The directors at The Orthodontic Clinic, Dr Lisa Currie and Ivin Tan, also picked up the Leadership Award, while Trainer of the Year, awarded in partnership with the Faculty of Dental Trainers, was awarded to Gordon McGovern. See the full list of winners here, including the Young Clinician of the Year award, sponsored by the Scottish Building Society.

Connect managing director Alan Ramsay said: “This was our eighth show and it was clear from the visitor numbers that we have become the must-attend dental event in Scotland.

“Events such as our dental show and awards take a significant amount of organisation and it’s again testament to the Connect team that we make this happen every year and my thanks goes to them.”

Attendees who attend specific talks can claim up to nine hours CPD. Those eligible can also claim CPDA which has been validated by NHS Education for Scotland. CPD certificates are available from 6 May onwards.

The Scottish Dental Show 2020 takes place at Braehead Arena on 24 and 25 April.