The 2017 FGDP(UK) Scotland study day

Friday 1 December 2017

Study day speakers

Our speakers will include two legends of the dental world, Trevor Burke and Terry Donovan. They will present in-depth content featuring an examination of the evolution of crowns and bonding, an evidence-based evaluation of ceramic systems and management of the deep carious lesion. Their presentations will culminate in a debate on the future of amalgam.


Time Speaker Course Title
9.00-10.00 Terry Donovan Selection and Manipulation of Contemporary Dental Cements
10.00-11.00 Trevor Burke Bonding from 1955: From early bonding agents and the etch and rinse/self-etch systems to the new Universal Bonding Agents and what they can offer
11.30-12.45 Terry Donovan An Evidence-Based Evaluation of Contemporary Ceramic Systems
12.45-14.00 LUNCH
14.00-15.15 Trevor Burke The deep carious lesion – when, which and what!
15.15-15.45 COFFEE BREAK
15.45-17.15 Burke/Donovan The Future of Amalgam, each speaker has 30 mins, then 30 Q&A and a vote.

Professor Trevor Burke

Trevor Burke graduated from Queens University in Belfast. He worked in general dental practice in Manchester from 1974 to 1996, whilst also working in the Unit of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Manchester.

He has been Professor of Primary Dental Care at the University of Birmingham and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry there since 2000.

He has authored or co-authored 290 papers in peer-reviewed journals and been awarded over 80 research grants.

His main research interests include properties and applications of tooth-colored restorative materials, and clinical evaluation of the performance of materials in general dental practice. In 1993 he established the PREP (Product Research and Evaluation by Practitioners) Panel, a group of dentists who carry out research in their practices.  Trevor co-ordinates this group, which has now completed over 70 evaluations of materials and techniques, with the group having grown to 30 members across the UK.

He is also an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, was Chair of the Board of Board of Dental Protection until November 2014 and is the Editorial Director of Dental Update.

Professor Terry Donovan

Dr. Terry Donovan received his DDS from the University of Alberta in 1967, and practiced full time in Regina, Saskatchewan for 13 years. He received his Certificate in Advanced Prosthodontics from the University of Southern California in 1981. He was formerly Professor and Director of the Advanced Education in Prosthodontics Program at USC and was Chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry there for many years. He was also the Associate Dean for General Practice and Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. He is currently Professor and Section Head for Biomaterials, Department of Operative Dentistry at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill. He has published extensively, and has lectured worldwide on restorative dentistry and materials science. He is a member of the ADA, CDA, North Carolina Dental Society, CAIC, the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, and  a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. He is an honorary life member of the College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan, the Association of Prosthodontists of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, the American Dental Society of Europe and the Western Canada Dental Society. He is past Chairman of the American Dental Association’s Council on Dental Materials, Instruments and Equipment.

Information for delegates

Venue and catering information

The event takes place at Glasgow Science Centre and during the day delegates will benefit from superb catering including a three-course lunch and post-event drinks, six hours of CPDA and a 30-stand trade exhibition. There is free parking for delegates during the event.

How to get to the Science Centre

Registration is from 8.15am with tea, coffee and breakfast rolls. Presentations run from 9am until 5.15 with two coffee breaks and a three-course lunch. Following the event there will be a relaxed drinks reception until 7.30.

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