A night of celebration
//20 May 2017
Alan Walker was the recipient of the 2017 Scottish Dental Lifetime Achievement Award at a star-studded awards celebration at the Glasgow Hilton last night (19 May).
The Scottish Dental Awards 2017, which was hosted by comedian and radio presenter Des Clarke, saw 500 members of the Scottish dental community come together to celebrate the best the industry has to offer.
Tryst Dental in Stenhousemuir picked up two awards on the night, the Community Award and Business Manager/Administrator of the Year for practice manager Linsey Paton.
Two of the big awards on the night went to Edinburgh practices with Southside Dental Care picking up Practice of the Year and City Health Clinic’s Ciara Sutherland being named Dentist of the Year.
The Young Dentist Award went to Lauren Anderson from Milngavie Orthodontics and The Orthodontic Clinic in Aberdeen picked up the Dental Team Award.
Employer of the Year went to Karen MacCulloch from KM Dental Care, DCP Star was presented to Kyle Anderson of Southwest Smile Care Centre and the Unsung Hero winner was Alastair Knox of Clyde Munro.
The Style Award was presented to Fergus and Glover for their Glasgow practice and Ruby Rae Dental Recruitment and Consulting picked up the Business Excellence Award.
The Scottish Dental Representative Award 2017 went to Donna Morrison from The Dental Directory and the newest award, the Best Professional Advisor was presented to Adam Morgan.
The final award of the night was presented to former NHS Education for Scotland (NES) director of postgraduate dental education Alan Walker who was introduced by friend and former colleague Jimmy Boyle, associate postgraduate dental dean at NES.
Alan, who retired in 2015, received a standing ovation and regaled the crowd with stories from his career which began in 1979. He was a general dental practitioner for 27 years and, for 23 of these, he was a practice owner.
He was a CPD Tutor for SCPMDE and then for NES and introduced continuing professional development courses across the West of Scotland. He was appointed director of postgraduate dental education and led vocational training locally and then nationally for 21 years.
For more information on the Awards, check out the June issue of Scottish Dental magazine, for the full list of winners, see below:
Scottish Dental Awards 2017 – winners
Scottish Dental Lifetime Achievement Award
Practice of the Year
Southside Dental Care, Edinburgh
Dentist of the Year
Ciara Sutherland, City Health Clinic, Edinburgh
Young Dentist Award
Lauren Anderson, Milngavie Orthodontics
Dental Team Award
The Orthodontic Clinic, Aberdeen
Employer of the Year
Karen MacCulloch, KM Dental Care
Business Manager/Administrator of the Year
Linsey Paton, Tryst Dental, Stenhousemuir
Kyle Anderson, Southwest Smile Care Centre, Stranraer
Alastair Knox, Clyde Munro
Laboratory of the Year
Pearl White Dental Laboratory, Airdrie
Website of the Year
Leca Dental Laboratory, Glasgow
The Community Award
Tryst Dental, Stenhousemuir
The Style Award
Fergus and Glover, Glasgow
Business Excellence Award
Ruby Rae Dental Recruitment and Consulting
Scottish Dental Representative Award 2017
Donna Morrison, The Dental Directory
Best Professional Advisor
Adam Morgan, The Adam Morgan Company