Meeting report: 21 March 2017

Minutes of the AGM of the 2016 / 20167 session held in Lecture Theatre 2 GDH on Tuesday 21st March 2017 commencing at 7pm.

There were 71 members and guests in attendance. Apologies were received from two members. The President started the meeting by thanking the Society and the Council for their support during his year of office. The minutes of the previous AGM (2015) were approved.

The President then asked the Treasurer and the Secretary to give their reports which they did so. The new members of the council were elected en bloc.

President: Professor Jeremy Bagg

Vice President: Mr Roderick Black

Past President: Mr Arshad Ali

Hon. President: Mr Harry Critchlow

Hon. V. President: Mr Grant McLennan

Editor: Dr M.E. Watt

Secretary: Ms Fiona Mackenzie

Treasurer: Mr Frazer Murphy

Scrutineers: Mr A.M. Hadden, Mr D.M. Still


Dr Maria Tumelty, Mr Lewis Olsson, Ms Laura Bryce, Mr Yas Aljubouri

Advisor to Council: Mr Stephen Jacobs

The President then introduced the new President, Professor Jeremy Bagg.

Professor Bagg said his first task was to thank the Immediate Past President for his work on behalf of the society. He then presented him with his Past Presidents medal. He then thanked the membership for his election.

The President then asked Mr Ali to introduce the speaker, Mr Andrew Dawood , and asked him to give his address to the society ‘’Looking back, advancing forward – reflections on 25 years of implant practice’

Mr Dawood started his address by explaining that he started his career in 1980. He explained his principal interests prior to dentistry were computing and pottery. He discussed his first implant patient in the 1990’s and mentioned that the prosthodontist her worked closely with is his wife. He discussed starting to work with cross- sectional images. In the mid 90’s cad cam technology became available which allowed the production of thin aluminium copings and cad cam abutments were available from the late 90’s onwards. In the late 1990’s CT scanners were available but the images were not very good and there was a high radiation dose. The first 3D printed model was available in 1999. There has been an exponential rise in technology which has helped his clinical practice. In 2005 he obtained an iCat scanner which had improved definition and allowed ‘all on few’ treatment and guided surgery.

In 2005 he started using zygomatic implants and in 2005/6 he had access to a 3D printer which was used for the production of surgical guides and prebent fixation plates for reconstruction plates which were used in patients under the care of his Maxillofacial colleagues who he provides implants for. In 2010bifunctional implants were introduced into his practice by his maxillofacial colleagues using them to restore both nose and the maxilla.

Mr Dawood then illustrated the changes that have taken place with examples of several patients who he has treated over 20 years.

He informed the audience that complications most frequently encountered when planning is poor, restorations are poorly designed and manufactured, implants and implant components are poorly engineered. He then asked the audience to consider ‘how will these restorations stand the test of time?’ All aspects of Implant work needs to be planned and carried out well as other aspects of dentistry.

He finished his lecture by describing the Dental Practicality Index, a new index which provides a framework for assessing teeth and planning treatment, which he hopes will simplify planning decisions including tooth retention, suitability of abutment teeth, and the need for referral. He hopes this work will be published in 2017 as it is in print at the moment.

The Speaker was happy to answer questions. The vote of thanks was then proposed by Mr. Arshad Ali who thanked the speaker for his excellent, clear and lucid lecture.

The President then informed the audience of the coming year’s syllabus starting with Professor Ivor Chestnutt on Tuesday 24th October 2017. The Dinner will be on Saturday 24th February 2018 in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He hopes to establish not only a Facebook page for the Society but also a twitter feed. He hopes to establish student representation on Council.

The President closed the meeting at 8.40pm.