The fourth Scottish Dental awards was a real celebration of all that is great about Scottish dentistry
Hugh Harvie, Dental Protection’s former head of dental services in Scotland, picked up the lifetime achievement award on Friday 13 May at the fourth annual Scottish Dental Awards.
The event, which was hosted by Carol Smillie at the Glasgow Hilton Hotel, saw nearly 450 guests celebrate the great and the good of Scottish dentistry.
Harvie proved to be an immensely popular choice for the final award of the night after a 40-year career as a general dentist and lecturer before moving into the dento-legal world first as a dental adviser with MDDUS and then, in 2009, being appointed head of dental services in Scotland for Dental Protection.
Elsewhere it was a good night for Glasgow dentists as many of the main awards were awarded to west coast practices and practitioners. Whitecart Dental Care in Cathcart was named Practice of the Year, Colin Burns of mydentist Crow Road was named Dentist of the Year and Glasgow-based dental lab Porter Boyes won Laboratory of the Year.
Glasgow Southside Orthodontics’ Fern Stewart and Nadia Hajjaj were named Employers of the Year and CDC Products – which is owned and run by dentists Clive Schmulian and Stuart Davidson and is headquartered on St Vincent Street – won the Business Excellence Award. Donella MacLennan, practice manager at the Peppermint Group which has practices on Bath Street in Glasgow as well as Maryhill and Chapelhall, won the Business Manager/Administrator of the Year award.
Moving further afield, Alan Macleod of Greenlaw Dental Practice in Newton Mearns picked up the Young Dentist Award, Gemma Furlong a dental nurse from Grays Dental Practice in Cambuslang was the Unsung Hero award winner, the Dental Team Award was won by Lockerbie Dental and Linda McPartlin, a dental nurse at Monklands Hospital, picked up the DCP Star award.
The Community Award was won by Dental Inspirations from Aberdeen, the Style Award by Inverurie Dental Practice, Website of the Year went to Southside Dental Care in Edinburgh and the Scottish Dental Representative Award went to Angela Glasgow from NSK.
A charity raffle held on the night raised nearly £2,600 for Smileawi, a dental charity set up by Dunoon dentists Nigel and Vicky Milne.
The 2017 awards will be held on Friday 19 May. So get ready to start nominating!