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Annual Conference 2022

"Challenging the Dogma in Prosthodontics"

Dates: Thursday 10th March to Friday 11th March 2022

Venue: P&J Live Aberdeen

The evidence base in prosthodontics is variable, not least due to the difficulty in establishing studies such as randomised controlled trials across much of the specialty. Therefore, a lot of teaching and practice is based on dogma.

Dogma can be defined as a principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true. On close scrutiny many dogmas are found to lack evidence but are still cherished. It doesn’t mean they are wrong, but have they been challenged?

The theme of this conference is to scrutinise and debate some of the beliefs that prosthodontists have held dear for many years. The line-up of well-known and high-quality speakers have been given free rein to explore their topics and balance available evidence, opinion and contemporary practice. In addition to this an exciting, interactive plenary session will seek to establish what techniques, treatment plans and materials we really use behind our closed surgery doors and how our age or experience effects this. Naturally, time will also be set aside for the Society’s popular Schottlander oral presentations and poster displays on a variety of topics, which provide an ideal opportunity for young, and not–so-young, clinicians to gain valuable experience of sharing their work.

I am delighted to host this meeting in Aberdeen. The P&J Live is one of the UK’s newest conference and exhibition centres, and while we may not fill the 15,000-seat arena, we will be accommodated in high quality facilities and conference rooms. There are two hotels on site in which we can relax and catch-up again face to face, be it in the spa or at the bar.

Although the Granite City is towards the top of the map, Aberdeen’s role as the Oil & Gas Capital of Europe means that it is extremely well connected with frequent flights and direct rail links connecting all parts of the UK. In addition, we have secured travel discounts with various air and rail companies.

The Silver City by the Sea is also a very attractive place to visit from its ancient university and everything the city centre has to offer,  to beautiful Royal Deeside and the Cairngorm National Park. If you haven’t been to the area before, I’d encourage you to visit and have a look around.

I look forward to seeing you next March. 

Dean Barker