The Dentistry Scotland Awards hit record numbers this year, Seb Evans talks about how the night went.

It’s that time of year again, the nights are longer, everybody starts wearing more and more layers to keep warm, and dental teams around Scotland put their bowties and frocks on to celebrate the very best in Scottish dentistry.

It’s awards season and this year it was the Dentistry Scotland Awards that got the season started in style.

Held at the Marriot in Glasgow, the Dentistry Scotland Awards played host to over 270 guests, more than any other Dentistry Scotland Awards in its seven-year history.

The main event

Guests turned up in their smartest wear and were greeted with bagpipes being played at the door.

Inside there was a sparkling wine reception and a chance for the team to mingle with old friends and make new ones.

Included amongst the guests were Jim Gall, former deputy chief dental officer for Scotland, and Margie Taylor, current chief dental officer for Scotland.

Everybody was then lead by bagpipe-procession through to the main room for a delicious three-course meal followed by the main event – the awards ceremony.

Please see the pictures below for a list of all the winners.

Best New Practice
Highly Commended
KW Dental
Best New Practice
Winner
Brite Dental Paisley
Most Improved Practice
Winner
Bridgeton Cross Dental Practice
Best Child Friendly Practice
Plean Street Dental
Best Treatment of Nervous Patients
Winner
Tiwari Watson Dental Care
Best Patient Care
Winner
Eilertsen Dental Care
Best Digital Practice
Winner
City Quay Dental Clinic
Best Charity or Community Project
Highly Commended
Montrose Dental Care
Best Charity or Community Project
Winner
One Eighty Dental Bishopbriggs
Most Invaluable Team Member
Winner
Sharon Letters – Mydentist Battlefield
Best Employer
Winner
Lorraine Arnot – Montrose Dental Care
Best Employer
Highly Commended
Lisa Currie and Ivin Tan – The Orthodontic Clinic
Best Team
Highly Commended
Eilertsen Dental Care
Best Team
Winner
Tiwari Watson Dental Care
Dentistry Scotland’s Rising Star
Winner
Davinder Kalsi – Merrylee Dental Practice
Best NHS Practice
Winner
Huntly Dental Practice
Best Private Practice
Winner
Eilertsen Dental Care
Practice of the Year 2017
Highly Commended
Tiwari Watson Dental Care
Practice of the Year 2017
Winner
Eilertsen Dental Care
Outstanding Contribution to Dentistry 2017
Margie Taylor