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David Speechley
The amazing story of bisphosphonates

This presentation will look at the 150-year history of bisphosphonates, from the early effects of administration brought about by inadvertent industrial pollution with its pathological consequences, to the modern therapeutic use, with the benefits it bestows sufferers of malignancy, paget's disease and osteoporosis. There will also be a review of the potential dental manifestation, and complications, along with contemporary thoughts on the management of bisphosphonate related osteonecrosis of the jaws.

David Speechley
Acquiring Glencairn Dental Practice in 1977, David Speechley restored his first implants in 1990. Today both placing and restoring implants is a major part of his clinical caseload.

David received a Diploma in Medical Informatics from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in 2003, a Postgraduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the University of Salford in 2010, and an MSc from the same university in 2011.

Working closely with Simon Wright (business partner and ADI committee member) David lectures for implant companies, some universities, and runs Glencairn Dental Practice based in two locations in the Wirral, where there is also a state of the art teaching facility, used for in-house training, vocational training lectures, and implant teaching both surgical and restorative.

When not in the practice, he works as a postgraduate dental tutor for the Mersey Deanery, Foundation Dentistry trainer, and examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons England.

Qualifications: BDS DMI RCS(Ed) PgDip Implant Dentistry MSc