Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry
Arshad Ali is the Clinical Director of the Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry. Arshad qualified as a dentist with commendation at the University of Glasgow in 1978 and carried out 10 years of postgraduate training in Glasgow, Cardiff, Sweden and London. He was appointed to the first NHS Consultant post in Restorative Dentistry in Wales in 1988. He returned to Glasgow Dental Hospital and School in 1997 to take up an NHS Consultant post. He left this post in March 2011 to focus fully on Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry.
Arshad’s first practice in Glasgow was in Niddrie Square. The referrals to the practice increased significantly and a decision was made to buy a shell unit in Watermark Business Park close to the Glasgow Science Centre. This has been fitted out to a very high standard. A large team of dentists, doctors, specialists and consultants work in SCED, supported by an excellent team. The mission statement of the company is to provide quality care and excellence in everything they do. Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry has won several awards including Best Practice Scotland, The Dentistry Awards in 2009, Best Specialist Referral Practice, UK Private Dentistry Awards in 2010, was a finalist at the Private Dentistry Awards 2014 and is one of the Leading Dental Centers of the World.
Arshad has been involved in implantology since 1985 and has continued to develop his expertise in this area. He was a winner of the Creative Circles Award at the 40th Anniversary Nobel Biocare World Conference in Las Vegas in 2005 and the Crown and Bridge and Implant Award at the Nobel Biocare World Tour Conference in London in September 2006. He was given an award for Outstanding Achievement at the Scottish Asian Business Awards 2014, having previously won Businessman of the Year in 2009. He was also one of the finalists in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2010.
He has given more than 350 lectures and courses in the UK, Europe, North America, Hawaii and the Far East. He was also an examiner for the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery Examination at The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He has published numerous papers in the dental literature. He has been an Honorary Professor with the Department of Health and Medical Services, Government of Dubai. He continues to enjoy all aspects of dentistry, family and social life to the full!