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  • November 27, 2012

    Blackhills Clinic Host 2012 Symposium


    Blackhills Clinic Dental Symposium

    “What we can do together”

    Paul Stone and Ken Watkins, Clinical Directors of Blackhills Clinic were delighted to welcome over 180 delegates to the first Blackhills Dental Symposium on Tuesday 27 November 2012.  The facilities and arrangements provided by Perth Racecourse were excellent and this proved to be a great opportunity for GDPs and DCPs to gain some free CPD.  The programme was designed to be relevant for all members of the dental team (clinicians, PCDs and management/clerical staff) and with a keynote presentation by Ashley Latter. Look out for details of next year's symposium on our website.

    The event started at 1.00p.m. to give delegates time to browse the 20 trade stands and take the opportunity to catch up with colleagues and friends before the meeting started.

    The aim of the symposium was to bring different members of the dental team together and to present a number of clinical and communication issues with relevance for all team members. 

    The learning objectives were different for each member of the dental team, but for all, the intention was to broaden awareness of treatment planning, fixed and removable prosthodontics, periodontology and endodontics.  At the end of the symposium it was anticipated that both clinical and non-clinical staff would have a greater understanding of some of the major patient treatment issues as well as their roles in ensuring better communication between staff and patients.The meeting

    Programme content and speakers

    Blackhills: recent advances and research activity                  Paul Stone

    Principles of complex treatment planning                              Adela Laverick

    Options for the challenging full denture case                         Ken Watkins

    Crown and bridge: tips and issues                                         Brian Stevenson

    Endodontic treatment planning: a team approach                  Julie Kilgariff

    Periodontics in the 21st century                                              Marilou Ciantar

    Secrets to perfect communication: it’s a team effort             Ashley Latter


    Trade Stands

    Oral B

    Medical Protection Society (MPS)


    Tooth Design & Print

    Dental Technique

    RSM Tenon

    Dental Directory

    Ellis Whittam


    Inspire IT services      


    Finance 4 Patients      

    Straumann UK

    Autoclave Engineers Ltd        


    Henry Schein

    A Plus Dental Laboratory       

    Taylor Defence Services        


    Ivoclar Vivadent          

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