Dr Brian Schottlander said he was honoured to open the recent World Symposium on Private Dental Technology & Denturism at the Ricoh Centre in Coventry.
Dr Schottlander said it gave him particular pleasure that the practice of clinical dental technology is now legal in the UK, and that those who practise it can now be proud to be members of their healthcare profession, the profession of denturism.
Dr Schottlander went on to say that his company had supported denturism well before it was fashionable to do so. This was because, he said, ‘of the rightness of the denturist case and my belief in the difference that well-made aesthetic dentures make to the quality of life of those who need to wear them.’
He added: ‘Dentist-provided dentures are one route and denturist-provided dentures another. It is not a case of one or the other – both are complementary and can and should co-exist. Equally, if the potential for improved patient care is to be realised, both sets of personnel need proper validated professional training pathways in the knowledge and skills required for prosthetic dentistry.’