President’s welcome

A word from this session’s President, Will Mclean

I feel truly honoured to have been invited to be President of the Glasgow Odontological Society for this coming year. It is a wonderful society, with a rich history. The Society has evolved over its near six score years to become a vibrant organisation, with a diverse membership. The Society has enjoyed growth in member numbers, drawing from all spheres of dentistry, including general dental practice, specialist practice and academic practice.

A core value of the Society is to provide high quality educational content of relevance to the membership. As such, one of my roles as President is to invite speakers to address the Society at our 5 educational sessions. I believe we have organised a very engaging programme with topics ranging from periodontology to the ethics of healthcare volunteering.  Full details will be published on the website shortly.

There are six meetings over the season held on Tuesday evenings. Registration starts at 6.30pm with the lecture starting at 7.00pm. It is common place to turn up promptly for the start of registration to catch up with friends, colleagues and even make new acquaintances. The majority of meetings continue to be held in the lecture theatres of the Dental Hospital and School. However, the December meeting will be held in the Anatomy Building at the University of Glasgow. The website makes the booking process straight forward and the delivery of CPD certificates seamless.

The annual dinner will be on Saturday 22nd February 2020 and will again be held in the stunning surroundings offered by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.  This evening never fails to entertain and impress the palate.

The committee and I look forward to welcoming you to the first meeting on the 22nd October 2019. I do hope you can come along to join us and please encourage colleagues to do the same.

Will McLean

If you require any further information about the Society, please contact our secretary, Fiona R Mackenzie, at