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Doug Thomson has decided not to travel to the UK because of the coronovirus outbreak. His main concern is that the USA border force would make him self isolate for two weeks which would cause him greta inconvenience. Thus he is going to do the whole day via Zoom Meeting Live video link...which will be a new experience for us all! GID cannot cancel the day at the racecourse at this late stage. The day will run exactly as usual in all other respects. I'm looking forward to GID breaking new technological ground.
Doug Thomson has decided not to travel to the UK because of the coronovirus outbreak. His primary concern is that the USA border force may insist on him self isolating for two weeks on his return which would badly affect his committments in the USA. Therefore he is presenting the day via live video link to the Gold Cup Suite. It's another first for GID, a new technological experience and I'm looking forward to it. GID cannot cancel the event at this late stage so the event will run exactlu as usual except Doug won't be in the room....
There are two courses in September available to GID members at a discounted rate.
1. Optident are running a course on Friday September 26th at The Intercontinental Hotel, Park Lane, London entitled STYLEITALIANO, join the pop dentistry revolution. The early bird discount fee applies to GID members at £140 + VAT. Dr Walter Devoto and Prof Angelo Putignano started this study club and have expanded it to include eminent conservative dentists with a love of composites. Dr Bob McLelland is the UK's first ambassador and chairing the study day.
Contact Lyndsay Beaumont 01943604400 to book.
E mail me at email@example.com and I will forward the flyer.
2. Devon IPG have Kevin Lewis speaking to them on Friday September 19th at the Holiday Inn, Plymouth at 0900. His study day is entitled the future of dentistry. Topics include corporates, regulation, GDC and other related topics. Kevin Lewis is well known to us all and is always enlightening and relevant.
£80 for dentists £40 DCPs. To book go to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dental Directory and GID invite you to come racing this Spring on April 27th at the Cheltenham Racecourse. The last meeting of the season is a very relaxing and convivial way to spend an eveing in the warm and light spring evening.
Course opens at 1530 with the first race at 1730
Tickets are £18 each
Food outlets available on the racecourse
Sponsored bar in a spacious room with access to the Grandstand and on hand betting facilities.
Please contact Ali Hunt on email@example.com to reserve your place.
Click here for official flyer DD GID racing compressed.pdf
The new GID website went live for real on Friday when three courses were running. Designed and constructed by MA Designs of Cheltenham who were on site to help the secretaries and to answer any queries from the members it took GID well and truly into the new age of computer technology. A couple of little glitches were swiftly ironed out and site performed as I had hoped it would. The exact timing of logging in and out and the allowance for breaks will ensure that the CPD hours are an exact record of each members attendance.
Please be patient with the transfer of all the historical data from the old site, it will happen but due to the bespoke nature of the old site transfer has been more difficult than first thought.
Please also take the time to enter the new site and reset your password. The biggest problem has been incorrect or no e mail address entered on the old site. Also it is worth checking your junk mail folder for the reset password link.
There are some developments in hand that will enhance the site still further but we are always open to suggestions for improvement.
Mouth Cancer Awareness Day and Update
Start 0800 prompt. GID Hygienists, GID Managers and GID members are covered by their subs. GID Nurses will pay £10.00/head. This to be collected via their group officers and not via the website. Please ignore any prompt to pay, this will be disappearing soon.
The website is currently being improved and updated. If you see any blatant errors please let me know. The joining instructions under sign up tab will be corrected in the next few days. The jobs section should now have the latest job first and there will be a drop off after 3 months. This free to use for members.
Again a reminder to register for courses and please inform me if you are unable to attend. The numbers attending these courses are large and the costs are commensurate with that so accuracy will keep waste and costs down.
The Anterior Composites Hands on Course is filling up, you have to pay £150.00 to confirm your place. Those who haven't paid cannot be guaranteed a place.
The busiest Autumn ever! The Mouth Cancer Charity Day was an outstanding success with well over 300 delegates enjoying a stunning walk around the racecourse in clear Autumnal sunshine and a very emotional and thought provoking study day. GID raised £3000 for the charity which, with the gift aid, brings the total to £3750 - a fantastic achievement. The event received excellent coverage in the Gloucestershire Echo, Radio Gloucestershire and Cotswold Life and will raise the profile of mouth cancer and GID.
This was swiftly followed by a masterclass in anterior composites both the theory and the practical given by Jason Smithson. Other groups had their own meetings and there is no doubt that GID is thriving.
The annual wine tasting event was soon upon us and was the usual rip roaring success. The winner of the Nick Saunders Cup was Lucy Conrad, another new name in the wine tasting hall of fame. The champagne was sponsored by SDI and Dental Directory provided some fantastic spot prizes.
And so the festive season begins. The inaugural GID Christmas takes place on December 19th at the Racecourse with all sorts of fun features, magician, photobooth, live band, disco. A champagne reception is being provided by Dental Directory and food and wine are included. Its going to be a good start to Christmas week.
Mid January sees John Tiernan visit us with a much anticipated day on conflict resolution encompassing role play. Please make sure you have registered.
On behalf of the GID committees we wish all our members a Happy Christmas.
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