• 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
    Alan Walker

    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

    DCP Star
    Kyle Anderson, Southwest Smile Care Centre, Stranraer

    Unsung Hero
    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

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    Scottish Dental Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Alan Walker (right) with presenter Jimmy Boyle