Dr Elaine Halley Opens Day 2 of the British Dental Association Conference

By Phil / May 12th, 2015

In the midst of the election turmoil, Dr Elaine Halley travelled to Manchester to the British Dental Conference and Exhibition 2015.

She was delivering a lecture on Digital Smile Design, leading a hands-on demonstration on digital clinical photography and also chairing Prof Bob Khanna in his session on an update in facial aesthetics.


Digital Smile Design is gaining momentum within dentistry as more and more of the profession recognise the diagnostic value of recording digital and video/digital images of patients in order to plan the ideal aesthetics.


This helps us to communicate with patients about the options for restoring their smile and their mouth. Oftentimes – this includes many aspects of dentistry – including prevention, endodontics, implants and orthodontics.

Dr Halley is one of the UK pioneers in this technique and she shared the benefits of this treatment planning concept with her peers.

The hands-on clinical photography session was very well attended and Dr Halley was able to share the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s Accreditation Process and the photography skills required.

It is invaluable for dentists to take clinical photographs as it serves as a diagnostic tool and also a record of existing conditions.

She was a founding member of the BACD and is still Scotland’s only accredited member. She is also an examiner and so was keen to share her knowledge with the audience.

Following a packed house listening to Dr Bob Khanna – who has taught Dr Halley everything she knows about botox and fillers – it was exciting to see the new thread lifts being discussed. This may be the next step for Cherrybank so watch this space!

As if all this wasn’t enough, Dr Halley then found time for an update on Oral Cancer research. As our patients will know, we take oral cancer screening very seriously at Cherrybank – and offer Velscope screenings as a more detailed screening compared to visual only.

Gareth Thomas, Professor of Experimental Pathology at the University of Southhampton qualified as a dentist originally. He shared some hopeful and very interesting research on the leaps forward in immunotherapy as a tool against head and neck cancers. Early detection is still the key but the biologists are making progress in the treatment and prognosis.

At Cherrybank Dental Spa – all our team members are committed to continuing professional development and we strive to constantly update our processes and treatments so that our patients can benefit from our care

Last updated January 29th, 2019