Having completed a one year implant course, I did not feel competent to place implants on my own. Working with Scot Muir as a mentor has been one of the best decisions I've made in terms of career progression. Scot's mentoring style is very encouraging and supportive, plus his enthusiasm is second-to-none and is greatly received by patients. Now placing straightforward cases myself, Scot continues to offer case advice where necessary and is always happy to mentor me with more complex cases when they present.
When I attended the EAP course I was already placing implants and used it a refresher course to maintain best practice when restoring. However, for the majority of delegates this was their first experience of restoring implants. Limited to a small number of delegates, the course was relaxed and yet extremely informative. It provided a good mix of theory and hands-on, and was a great opportunity to learn from the vastly experienced Scot and Kevin. All delegates received a Nobel Biocare restorative kit, which fully offset the course fee.
Dr Liam McLaughlin
BDS MFDS RCPS (Glas)4.5
Having carried out the Smiletubeyear long implant course in 2016 I cannot recommend highly enough!
It provided the perfect balance between online learning and clinical days at SCED.
I feel it put me in a great position to start carrying out implant placements within my own practice.
Scot was at the time, and still is to this day a fantastic mentor. Nothing was too much to ask and he is still always just a phone call away if I need any advice regarding cases.
As I am still in the infancy of my implant career,the refer and restore service offered by SCED is also a great service.
I have a few more advanced cases ongoing at the moment in which Scot is carrying out the surgical aspect of the treatment plan. He is then happy to refer back to me for the restorative aspect of the plan once healing is completed.
I think patients appreciate this a lot as well because they feel that we are involved in the process and not simply sending away to someone else!
Scot is also more than happy for me to attend the surgical appointment with the patient which not also increase my knowledge on more advanced cases but again reiterates to patents that we are a part of the process. A friendly face in what can be an anxious day!
SCED are always very welcoming so if you decide that you are not interested in the surgical aspect of implants they offer training sessions on just restoring implants. This again will make patients happier knowing that you, their dentist will ultimately be giving them the final restoration and let's be honest this is the part that patients are most interested in!
Martyn Traynor BDS
Kessington Dental Practice
To anyone looking to embark on their clinical implant journey, I can't recommend the Smile Tube year-long course and Scot Muir as a mentor enough.
Ken Nicholson is relaxed and approachable regarding all online content and resources. The online lecture content is excellent and split up into manageable sections which are easy to work through at your own pace.
The 8 practical days at SCED are top! Brilliant protected surgical and restorative time with Scot and all their highly qualified team. Scot's expertise is invaluable.
From a CBCT scan to a complex restorative case, I use the referral service offered by SCED. Online referral is simple and quick through the website. Patients are contacted and seen promptly with little waiting time, the team are always super helpful and happy to discuss the case throughout its progress.
Robbie Martin BDS
Renfrew Dental Studio
I have been referring to Scot for several years now and I'm absolutely delighted with the service my patients and I receive from Scot and the team at SCED.
Scot is an exceptionally skilled and knowledgeable clinician, and SCED has all the 'cutting edge' equipment required to provide the patients with a first class service.
I had already trained in the restorative side of implants using a different system, but I did the Esthetic Alliance Programme course which Scot and Arshad regularly run, and I found it equipped me well for carrying out the restorations within my own practice. If at any stage I have wanted advice on anything, Scot has always been very willing to discuss things with me over the phone and impart some of his immense knowledge.
On top of everything else, Scot is a really personable, nice man and my patients all love him!
May Hendry BDS
South Beach Dental
I have referred patients to SCED from my new practice Ciao Paolo since it opened 2 years ago. We also receive invitations for evenings at the Centre for postgraduate meetings on different topics inc implants and endodontics.
The facilities and welcome we receive are always excellent.
We have referred patients to Arshad Ali for implants and Mark Lang for endodontics.
The service is prompt and attentive and our patients appreciate being looked after in a welcoming friendly centre for their specialist care.
Very happy to provide this testimonial and look forward to working with the centre in future
Yours Sincerely Paul Trevisan
Director Ciao Paolo Dental Practice4.5
There can be no doubt that the Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry provides the ultimate in referral services for implant dentistry. Our patients are provided with first class care and the referring dentist is provided with excellent mentoring and CPD training should they wish to provide the final restoration on the implant fixture. I can refer my patients with confidence to SCED.
Frazer J Murphy BDS MJDF4.5
The name of the practice describes exactly what Arshad and his team provides.
I have been referring patients to Arshad and his colleagues for many years and have always found that myself, my practice staff and most importantly my patients have been treated in an exemplary manner on all fronts from initial consultation through to completion of treatment and reviews.
Not only have I been delighted with the results that Arshad and his highly motivated and skilled team produce, my patients without exception have been delighted with their care.
The Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry promote and encourage the development of excellence, not just good practice, through their excellent post-graduate training via their courses delivered both on site and visits to the practitioners practices but also on an individual mentoring role. In my opinion The Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry have supported my practice and encouraged us to develop and flourish by supporting both ourselves as clinicians and our patients through their care in joint cases where implants are placed at the Centre and restored in practice and by ensuring we strive to reach the high standards that The Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry achieve consistently.
I am delighted to provide this testimonial for Arshad and his team and look forward to continuing working together to provide high quality, reliable long-term solutions for my patients
Donald B McNicol
BDS MFGDP(UK) MGDS RCPS(Glas) FFGDP(UK)4.5