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   The Dentistry Show attracts over 6,000 dental professionals from across the UK, with a high percentage of them being private dentists, practice or laboratory owners. The exhibition is expected to attract around 7,500 delegates and over 300 different exhibitors, who will be showcasing the latest dental innovations, technology and business service...s. Below is a guide to some of the new products or supplies and special offers you will find from exhibitors at the show. Please read and share with your colleagues. Enjoy visiting the show. Friday 22nd April: 09.00 – 17.30 (followed by drinks reception until 18.30)Saturday 23rd April: 09.00 – 16.30 Delegate registration open from 08.30  http://www.thedentistryshow.co.uk/Register Here   More
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3 reasons you must visit Patient Plan Direct at the Dentistry Show this week

3 reasons you must visit Patient Plan Direct at the Dentistry Show this week

 

This year Patient Plan Direct (PPD) is exhibiting for the first time at the Dentistry Show. Now working with over 300 practices across the UK, PPD business development manager  – Janice Charlton, outlines 3 reasons why you should visit stand B75 and the PPD team if you’re attending the Show at the NEC this Friday 22nd or Saturday 23rd April.

Janice explains: “Whether your practice already offers a dental plan via another plan provider, or you’re considering how you can create less reliance on the NHS and take steps to plan ahead of changes in the future, or you simply want to explore launching a dental plan to offer patients greater choice and nurture patient loyalty, PPD can help.

“Just take a look at how other practices have benefited from taking advantage of our efficient, low cost approach to helping your practice run, develop and grow a practice-branded dental plan thanks to our admin fee of just £1 per patient per month.”

Reason 1: Consider transferring from another plan provider: Read how High Street Dental significantly cut their plan administration fees and saved thousands in costs, spending savings to further develop their practice CLICK HERE

Reason 2: Consider creating less reliance on the NHS: Read how and why Causeway Dental Practice have successful created less reliance on the NHS and grown private revenue streams in working with PPD CLICK HERE

Reason 3: Consider launching a plan for the first time: Read why Holly Dental felt it was essential to introduce a private dental plan and why they opted to work with PPD  CLICK HERE

 

If you’re not going to the show, but you would like to discover how PPD can help your practice please contact us to arrange an exploratory meeting at your practice:

 

Call: 08448486888

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Web: www.patientplandirect.co.uk

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VIP Treatment at The Dentistry Show 2016

VIP Treatment at The Dentistry Show 2016

American Express and Henry Schein Dental will be co-hosts of the Business Lounge at The Dentistry Show 2016.

Access to the Shows’ Business Lounge is complimentary for all VIP delegates and is one of the benefits of the full VIP experience which includes fast tracked entry to the event, a free lunch and front row seats in the Aesthetic Dentist Theatre, for qualifying delegates.

From rewarding business spending through the Membership Rewards programme, to assisting with cash flow management, American Express representatives will be inviting delegates to find out how the American Express Gold Business Card for Henry Schein customers can assist their business.

The highly experienced team from Henry Schein Dental will also be on hand to demonstrate the wide variety of industry-leading products and technologies designed to help your practice thrive.

To make the most of all the learning opportunities, world-class speakers and cutting-edge innovations available at The Dentistry Show, and to do so in style, find out more about the VIP experience and Business Lounge today!

For more details about the exclusive welcome offer for Henry Schein customers please visit americanexpress.co.uk/henryschein.

 

 

The Dentistry Show and DTS 2016 – Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd April –

NEC in Birmingham.

 

For further details visit www.thedentistryshow.co.uk call 020 7348 5270 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Kerr all set to launch Maxcem Elite™ Chroma cement

Kerr all set to launch Maxcem Elite™ Chroma cement

 

The Kerr team is delighted to be exhibiting at this year’s Dentistry Show and excited to be launching Maxcem Elite Chroma resin cement into the UK market.

 

Maxcem Elite Chroma is the first self-etch/self-adhesive resin cement offering a colour clean-up indicator, dispensing as a pink colour before fading at the gel state, letting clinicians know the optimal time to clean up any excess.

 

In celebration of this unique characteristic, we are inviting visitors to the stand to take the Maxcem Elite Chroma challenge. Participants will be asked to try Maxcem Elite Chroma; when it is time to clean up they will be able to reach their own conclusions regarding how easy it is to remove the excess from each cemented tooth.  

 

Other features and benefits of Maxcem Elite Chroma include:

• Dual-cure

• Enhanced bond strength

• Radiopacity

• Dual-barrel automix delivery system

• One-Peel™ clean-up

• Easy storage without refrigeration

• Compatibility with all indirect restorations.

 

Also on show will be other standard-setting products that make up Kerr’s rich portfolio, including the sonically activated bulk-fill SonicFill 2 system, the elementsfree obturation system, and the TF Adaptive file system with Adaptive Motion.

 

For further details on the products available from Kerr Restoratives, Endodontics and Prevention, please visit stand G10. 

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Visit the Sensodyne® and Pronamel® stand at the Dentistry Show – stand G40!

Visit the Sensodyne® and Pronamel® stand at the Dentistry Show – stand G40!

 

This year GSK Consumer Healthcare, one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, will be visiting the Dentistry Show and will be showcasing leading oral care brands, Sensodyne® and Pronamel®.

GSK will be revealing the New Sensodyne® Repair & Protect - now with stronger repair*, which offers sensitivity sufferers the benefit of both advanced NovaMin® technology with sodium fluoride in a single formulation. With twice daily brushing Sensodyne® Repair & Protect can create an even harder reparative hydroxyapatite-like layer* over the exposed dentine.1-4

Pronamel® has an optimised fluoride formulation to help minerals penetrate deep into the tooth surface, actively strengthening and re-hardening acid-weakened enamel.?-8 Visit stand G40 to find out further information on how Pronamel® can help protect your patients’ enamel from the effects of erosive tooth wear.

This year GSK will be sponsoring not one but two presentations! Visit the Dental Hygiene Theatre at 14:45 on Friday 22nd April where Ali Lowe will be presenting “The hygienist’s role in prevention”. The second presentation is due to be revealed shortly!

Feel free to ask any of the GSK team about how Sensodyne® and Pronamel® products can help improve your patients’ oral health.

 

To request sample of GSK products for your patients visit www.gsk-dentalprofessionals.co.uk

 

 

 

Trade Marks are owned by or licensed to the GSK group of companies

 

References: 1. Parkinson et al. J Clin Dent 2011; 22(3): 74-81. 2. GSK Data on File. ML498. 3. GSK Data on File. ML584. 4. GSK Data on File. ML589. 5. Edwards MI et al. Correlation of Enamel Surface Rehardening and Fluoride Uptake – DSIMS imaging. Presented at IADR. September 2006. 6. Fowler C et al. J Clin Dent, 2006; 17(4): 100-105. 7. Hara AT et al. Caries Res 2009; 43: 57-63. 8. Barlow P et al. J Clin Dent. 2009; 20(6): 192-198.

 

*Vs. previous formulation. Forms a protective layer over the sensitive areas of the teeth. Brush twice a day for lasting sensitivity protection.

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Visit the Poligrip® stand at DTS!

Visit the Poligrip® stand at DTS!

 

 

By 2050, 22% of the global population will be aged over 60.¹ This increase in the elderly population may present a greater stress on your dental practice and the need for specialist oral health products.

This year the GSK Consumer Healthcare team will be at DTS to showcase one of the UK’s leading denture brands, Poligrip®. Visit stand 630 to find out more about the Poligrip® range of cleansers and fixatives and understand how they can help make your patients’ denture experience more comfortable. 

The stand will feature additional materials to help support your patients in adapting to life with their new dentures and the Poligrip® team will be on hand to answer your questions.

GSK sponsored lecture – “Implants are great, but we still need dentures

Visit the DTS Education Forum for a GSK sponsored lecture session on “Implants are great, but we still need dentures”. The lecturer, Tim Friel, has been a fully qualified Clinical Senior Lecturer for 28 years. He has a clinical interest in all aspects of fixed and removable prosthodontics and dental care of older people with special care requirements – all which will become evident in his presentation.

Visit the DTS Lecture Theatre[SS1]  on Friday 22nd April at 12:45 for this unmissable opportunity!

 

-ENDS-

Reference:

  1. UNFPA & HelpAge International, 2012

 [SS1]Lecture location updated

 

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Meeting Dental Compliance Challenges Head On - The Dentistry Show

Dental Compliance at The Dentistry Show

As one of the many new features of The Dentistry Show 2015, the Compliance Clinic attracted capacity crowds throughout the buzzing two-day event.

Hosted by Apolline, a leader in bespoke, hands-on services and solutions supporting dentists and their practice teams, the programme was designed to help delegates meet challenges of regulatory compliance head on.

Sessions were delivered by experts in their fields, with Stephen Henderson discussing dentolegal issues, Dr Jerry Watson exploring the benefits of patient feedback and Philip Newsome considering what it means to be a professional.

Delegate Dr Ann Kearney commented:

Pat Langley - CEO of Apolline

“The detail given in the Compliance Clinic is crucial and the speakers all delivered it in a very accessible manner. “People need to hear this to save themselves so much trouble. 10 out of 10 for everything.” 

Pat Langley, Chair of the programme and Chief Executive of Apolline (left) added:

“The Dentistry Show was brilliant for Apolline this year. There is a considerable amount of concern in the profession at the moment related to the increasingly complex regulatory requirements. We were delighted to be able to provide help and support to both our existing members and the new members who signed up with us in their droves at the Show.” 

 

The Dentistry Show and DTS 2016 – Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd April – NEC in Birmingham. For more information visit www.thedentistryshow.co.uk, call 020 7348 5269 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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LHPS @ the Dentistry Show 2015

 

In response to the demands of their customers and business colleagues the team at Lily Head Practice Sales took to the floor at the recent Dentistry Show 2015 at the NEC.

 

‘We spend a good deal of time talking to clients on the phone and visiting them in their places of business’ explained Lily Head.  ‘The next progression was to plant ourselves in the hub of the Dental profession who we serve, by creating a unique LHPS space at the Dentistry Show.  This meant my whole team & I were able to engage with our clients, prospective clients, our subject matter experts invited to our stand and the wider dental industry.  It is not just dentists and health professionals who benefit from keeping up to date with innovation & better ways of doing business.

 

We were very impressed with all the stands we saw and the energy at the event.  From our perspective we were thrilled with the response we got from delegates on our business offerings and environment we created on our stand.

 

 

 

 

The LHPS Team:- From left - Lily Head, Kate Ball & Helen Cheskin

 

My team & I pride ourselves on being able to close sales in good time, often converting sales which have languished elsewhere but also in providing a first rate team of associated experts in the Healthcare Arena for the benefit of all our clients.  I am particularly pleased that Paul Shinwell (Abrahams Dresden), Alex Hall (Meade King) and Ranjit Virk (Essential Money) were on hand on our stand to add value to the visits delegates made to our stand.

 

The next event in the LHPS 2015 road show is the BDA Conference in Manchester on May 7th – 9th in Manchester at stand C43.  Lily Head Practice Sales will be joined by Alex Hall (Meade King), John Grant (Goodman Grant), Paul Shinwell (Abrahams Dresden) & Michael White (Capital Wealth).

 

Needless to say, Lily & her team will be hosting any delegates who would like to join them at the end of each day at the BDA Conference for a relaxing drink(s) on their stand.

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The Dentistry Show does it again!

With over 8,000* dental professionals in attendance, The Dentistry Show 2015 proved an even bigger success than previous years. First-class education was provided by some of the most renowned speakers in the industry, including John Kanca, Walter Devoto, Sanjay Sethi, Martin trope, Sheila Scott, Christina Chatfield, Morag Powell, Julian Webber, Ian Dunn and Sanjeev Bhanderi, to name but a few. With two-day lecture programmes dedicated to each area of dentistry, as well as more than 400 leading exhibitors, there was definitely something for everyone.

A Year of Firsts

Brand new features introduced to the 2015 event all proved hugely popular:

  • The EndoLounge, provided in conjunction with the British Endodontic Society, allowed those delegates who wanted more in-depth knowledge on the subject, the time and space for exploration.
  • The Facial Aesthetics Theatre was another greatly received new feature, designed in association with CCR. Topics covered everything from maximising indemnity insurance to skin rejuvenation and the world-class presenters had their audience engrossed.
  • The Compliance Clinic, hosted by Apolline, offered a popular two-day programme dedicated to helping professionals face the challenges of regulatory compliance head-on.
  • Launchpad UK was one of the top highlights for owners and managers of both dental practices and laboratories, with more than 100 innovations unveiled by globally leading manufacturers and suppliers.
  • The National Dental Nursing Conference, designed by the British Association of Dental Nursing (BADN), was held at the show for the first time, ensuring a relevant and inspirational educational programme for all nurses in attendance.
  • The Dental Update Study Day was held at The Dentistry Show for the first time this year, providing an inspirational day of lectures led by Professor Trevor Burke, Professor Avjitit Banerjee, Professor Crispian Scully and Professor Jonathan Sandler. Thought-provoking topics were discussed including minimal intervention dentistry, the impact of emerging oral diseases and the future of amalgam replacements.

Further Highlights

The Association of Dental Administrators and Managers (ADAM) attended The Dentistry Show for the first time in history, leading a popular discussion session in the Dental Business Theatre on Practice Management Today. Chaired by Sheila Scott and led by a panel of leading lawyers and business experts, the session highlighted the importance of effective patient communication, as well as exploring delegates’ concerning regarding employment law and contractual issues.

As well as many ‘firsts’ that set it apart from other annual meetings, The Dentistry Show 2015 also presented key features enjoyed by delegates in previous years. These included the BSP PerioLounge, Short-Term-Ortho Lounge, ADI Implant Theatre and Core CPD Theatre, each bringing something different to the table and ensuring all delegates’ needs were met.

Of her overall experience, Darshna Haria, Associate Dentist at Clocktower Dental Practice commented:

 

“I have really enjoyed the speaker sessions, from oral cancer and compliance to the hands-on meetings. I will definitely be attending next year; it’s great to be able to hear all the educational elements and be encouraged to learn and develop.

 

Matthew Brooks, Dentist, added:

 

“The Dentistry Show is a regular event for me. I like to see the latest clinically and combine that with some CPD. It’s a great show for researching new products – I’d recommend it to any dentist.”

 

Aside from the abundant free learning and networking opportunities, the prestigious Dental Awards were also presented at The Dentistry Show 2015. Held by Purple Media Solutions, a fantastic night was had by all in celebration of individuals’ and teams’ achievement across the country. Congratulations to all the winners!

 

For those who missed out this year, make sure you put the dates in the diary for 2016 and we look forward to seeing you at The Dentistry Show next year!

 

 

The Dentistry Show and DTS 2016 will be held on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd April, NEC in Birmingham. For further details visit www.thedentistryshow.co.uk call 020 7348 5269 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

*Pending BPA audit

 

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Christie + Co share their expertise at The Dentistry Show

 

Delegates at The Dentistry Show enjoyed the opportunity to meet specialist property experts Christie + Co and shared in the wealth of experience and expertise on offer.

 

Utilising years of experience across many business sectors, the friendly team at Christie + Co deliver an unrivalled service that puts commitment to its clients first. Visitors to the stand were able to benefit from their specialist knowledge of business property transactions and heard all about Christie + Co’s passion towards accuracy, confidentiality and clarity of communication.

 

Simon Hughes, Director and Head of Medical at Christie + Co said, “We were delighted to welcome so many interested visitors to our stand. Christie + Co launched its dental brokerage service in 2013 and has since seen significant momentum as awareness of its expertise in this market has increased.” He added, “The dental sales market has recently been buoyed by the recovering UK economy and this positivity looks set to continue in the year ahead.”

 

If you missed them at The Dentistry Show, contact the team friendly today to see how Christie + Co can help you achieve your goals.

 

To discuss how Christie + Co might help you achieve your future plans please contact Simon Hughes on 020 7227 0749

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Have the utmost confidence in products you use

 

Nobel Biocare impresses at The Dentistry Show 2015

 

Demonstrating how it remains at the forefront of innovation in implant dentistry, Nobel Biocare unveiled exciting new solutions at this year’s Dentistry Show.

 

Leading the way for successful implant placement and restoration in the posterior zone, Nobel Biocare launched the impressive Complete Posterior Solution to the UK.

 

Designed specifically to deliver the increased stability required for implants in the posterior region, the solution consists of:

 

  • NobelActiveÒ Wide Platform (WP) implant
  • NobelParallelÒ Conical Connection implant system
  • Angulated Screw Channel (ASC) abutment and Omnigrip tooling
  • PEEK healing and temporary abutment
  • NobelProceraÒ Full Contour Zirconia (FCZ) Implant Crown.

 

Effective as stand alone products, these solutions integrate seamlessly for even better results when used together.

 

Another highlight for visitors to Nobel Biocare’s stand was the creosTM xenoprotect collagen membrane, which offers exceptional handling properties and high mechanical strength[1] for successful soft tissue and bone regeneration procedures.

 

With such innovative products at your disposal, you and your patients can have confidence in the procedures you perform. Find out more about the solutions from Nobel Biocare and contact the team today.

 

For more information, contact Nobel Biocare on 0208 756 3300 or visit www.nobelbiocare.com



[1] Bozkurt A, Apel C, Sellhaus B, van Neerven S, Wessing B, Hilgers R-D, Pallua N. Differences in degradation behavior of two non-cross-linked collagen barrier membranes: an in vitro and in vivo study. Clin. Oral Impl. Res. 00, 2013, 1-9 doi: 10.1111/clr.12284 [Epub ahead of print]*

 

* Since 2013 the Remaix™ membrane (Matricel GmbH, Germany) has been marketed as creos xenoprotect by Nobel Biocare.

 

 

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The profession celebrates as Clark Dental turns 40 years old

At The Dentistry Show this year, Clark Dental celebrated 40 years’ providing the very best surgery design and equipment solutions for the UK and Irish Dental markets, with a drinks reception for its partners and clients. Renowned facial aesthetics expert, Dr Bob Khanna marked the auspicious occasion with a fine endorsement of Clark Dental as he introduced the Managing Director, Stuart Clark, who noted the history of the company that his father John had started 40 years ago in Hullbridge Essex. 

 

Stuart also took the opportunity to thank the partners on the exhibition stand; Medifinance, Taylor Roberts Accountants and the Dr BK Training Institute, along with the dental press and over 150 customers for joining in on the celebration. Attendees and exhibitors alike congratulated Stuart and the team at Clark Dental for this outstanding achievement, offering their best wishes for continued success in the future.

With a commitment and passion for high quality, efficiency, style and reliability, the whole team at Clark Dental genuinely care about their clients’ success, putting a strong focus on delivering exceptional personal service. This truly came across as they welcomed delegates to the stand and shared their experience and expertise.

Clark Dental provides the finest equipment from leading manufactures across dentistry; including A-dec dental units, radiography and digital imaging solutions from Nomad, Schick and Sirona, and unique innovative products such as the Florida Probe periodontal and probing system and T-scan Digital Occlusal Analysis Device. Visitors to the stand were able to see first hand how these ground-breaking solutions can help their practice to stand out from the competition.

Over the course of the two-day exhibition, delegates were also treated to innovative and exciting lectures at the stand, delivered by renowned speakers from across the associated companies. These included, Advances in Periodontal Dentistry; Patient Finance – Benefits to You and Your Patients; Facial Aesthetics – Why and How this should be part of Your Clinical Practice; and In Partnership with the Dental Profession – an introduction. Well–received by all who attended, these lectures gave delegates useful insights into all aspects of dental practice and exemplified the knowledge and commitment on offer.

Clark Dental would like to thank everyone who was able to attend the reception at The Dentistry Show, as well as its partner companies at the event, and looks forward to another 40 years of success in dentistry.

 

For more information call Clark Dental on 01268 733 146, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.clarkdental.co.uk  

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Dentistry’s hottest topics debated

 

The NHS contract reform is a hot topic in dentistry today, with many professionals differing in opinion as to the success of the pilot process so far. While progress has been made and the prototypes are of course set to be rolled out in the next few months, it remains clear that several areas still need to be addressed in order to encourage success of the reformed contract in the future.

 

Affecting all members of the dental team, profession and industry, the contract reform was a key topic explored in the GDP Theatre at The Dentistry Show 2015. An open debate session was held by the British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF), led by a panel of professionals who represented various different areas of dentistry. The panel consisted of Ben Atkins, BDHF Trustee and Principal of a pilot practice; Rebecca Harris, Professor / Honorary Consultant, Oral Health Services Research, University of Liverpool; Steve Williams, Clinical Services Director of the IDH Group; Dr Tony Kilcoyne, Dentist and Principal of a private practice in Yorkshire; and John Milne, National Dental Advisor for CQC.

 

Once Ben had welcomed delegates in attendance and noted the absence of representation from the Department of Health (in light of the forth-coming General Election), each of the panel members took to the podium to share their views of the contract reform. Rebecca offered the perspective of a public oral health dentist, raising concerns over whether patient access to NHS dentistry can be increased while meeting the financial restrictions imposed on Government spending.

 

Steve then spoke on behalf of a dental corporate, commenting that it was the responsibility of the profession to continue driving the pilots, and that they should share their experiences throughout the process so as to help create the best possible system.

 

Next, Tony very passionately shared his views, making the point that dentists providing NHS dentistry lacked sufficient time to deliver quality services to the quantity of patients they were expected to see. He emphasised the need for clarity both amongst the profession and public regarding which services are available on the NHS, and highlighted the importance of increased communications between the two.

 

Finally, John questioned the Government’s ambition to change the system, suggesting that those patients with the greatest needs are the least welcome in a practice under the current contract.

 

Following all this, delegates then had the opportunity to raise their own worries and ask the panel for their thoughts. Key areas brought to the floor included the dangers of reduced teamwork and the need to utilise the skill mix within a practice efficiently. Delegates also voiced concerns about whether expected standards would continue to rise in the future, how to protect patients from neglect under the proposed reformed contract and how Government cuts would affect NHS Dentistry.

 

All in all, the very interactive session highlighted two main points – there are still a lot of questions and uncertainties that need to be addressed before the NHS dental contract is perfected, and perhaps we as a profession should making more noise about it.

 

 

The Dentistry Show and DTS 2016 – Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd April – NEC in Birmingham. For more information please visit www.thedentistryshow.co.uk, call 020 7348 5269 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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GDPUK & Colgate sponsor GDP Theatre at the Dentistry Show 2015

GDPUK are proud to be sponsoring the GDP Theatre alongside Colgate at next weeks Dentistry Show. 

This theatre will provide further insight into both new and everyday clinical techniques and procedures. Experts in their respective fields will run sessions covering a variety of subjects from endodontics to pain management to a new approach to electric toothbrushing!

Another focus of the theatre will also be the recent changes to the rule and regulations governing the profession, how they affect you and what you have to do to demonstrate your compliance to them.

Below you will find the latest timetable for the Theatre. (subject to change)

17-Apr-15
09:45
11:00
Dental Contract Reforms - The Industry Debate
 BenAtkinsBDHFSPK011
BDHF
17-Apr-15 SteveWilliamsIDH Group 
17-Apr-15 JohnMilneCQC 
17-Apr-15DrTonyKilcoyne  
17-Apr-1511:4512:45The Next Leap Forward in Endodontic InstrumentationDrMartinTrope SPK012Schottlander
17-Apr-1513:3014:30A New Approach to Electric Toothbrushing - A Professional’s Insight into the Latest Electric Toothbrushing Technology NeeshaPatelKing’s College HospitalSPK013Colgate
17-Apr-1515:1516:00Gums, Mums, Tums…..and the Sums!ProfessorAnthonyRobertsUniversity College CorkSPK014Oral-B
18-Apr-1510:0010:45Integrating Digital Dentistry into Practice AndrewLeggThe Campbell AcademySPK016Henry Schein
18-Apr-1511:1512:15The Next Leap Forward in Endodontic InstrumentationDrMartinTrope SPK012Schottlander
18-Apr-1512:4513:30Predictable Alternatives to Amalgam: Resin Composites, Glass Ionomers & GiomersDrChrisLynch SPK017Shofu
18-Apr-1514:0014:45Dentistry in the Digital Age ThomasPoulainGoogleSPK018GSK

 

Please come and visit GDPUK at the Dentistry Show - Stand E01

The GDPUK stand will be situated next to the GDP Theatre.

Look forward to seeing you all at the Show.

 

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Making New Connections by Tracy Stuart

Isn’t it funny, as a child you can’t wait to leave school and get away from all that ‘edumacation’ and then something weird happens.  

It probably starts to emerge in your late 20’s and really kicks in through the next couple of decades. We morph into stay at home information junkies and search the internet for books, DVD’s and training modules to expand our minds!  All done from the comfort of your home.  

Devoting other precious minutes of your time to ‘staying in-touch’ via Social Media which in many ways could be better named Social Pariah as the last thing it is ….. is particular social as you hammer out your latest Post from the bathtub!

So our internet based information driven society means we are becoming increasingly neglectful about personal contact and building those all-important relationships with colleagues as we would have done in the past.  

Dentistry IS all about people – from the Team in your Practice to your clients coming through the door.  So our ability to communicate the right way is fast becoming challenged.  Leaving many a Team’ lost for words’ which won’t build a motivated Team or a loyal client base.  

So for me the Dentistry Show is all about making new connections and reconnecting with others.  Putting the face of NBS Training at the forefront of everything I do and stand for.  But above all it’s about sharing valuable information with people.  People who truly want to build an inspirational Team who excel in the eyes of every client for their award winning Patient Care.

 

Tracy Stuart will be speaking at the Dentistry Show

Further information about her business and ideas can be found here - www.nbstraining.co.uk

 

 

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Visit Spinalis Chairs Uk - Stand D91

Spinalis UK is launching the unique concept of dental stools and lab chairs designed to allow free movements in all directions. Spinalis stools and chairs are designed to counter the ill-effects of sitting. The seat is mounted on a spiral providing flexibility without bouncing allowing your spine to stay in the correct position without 'breaking' in the lower back and relieving disc pressure. 

Spinalis stools and chairs are the perfect health solution wherever it is necessary to lean over a patient or a work surface while maintaining maximum mobility. The seat and the backrest rotate and move independently, allowing for comfort in unusual positions.

Spinalis flexible seat mimics sitting on a gym ball, improves core stability and postural mechanisms.

We supply three models of Spinalis dental and lab stools and seven models of Spinalis chairs in a wide range of colours and materials.

Spinalis chairs and stools are high quality EU products a recognized medical device across the EU. All backed up with our three year warranty.

 

http://spinalischairs.co.uk/

 

Visit us at this year's Dentistry Show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham at D91 stand.

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NASDAL your Dental Specialists – Visit Stand G32

 

 

As the Chairman of the Lawyers section of the National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers (NASDAL), Andrew Lockhart-Mirams, Senior Partner from Lockharts Solicitors, will be in attendance and exhibiting as a member of NASDAL at this year’s The Dentistry Show. The Show is held at the NEC in Birmingham on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 April, 2015.

Lockharts will be supporting NASDAL in attracting various Dental professionals, practice managers and owners at the event, to share their knowledge and skills about a range of issues relating to the accounts, legal, and tax and business affairs for dentists.

Formed in April 1988, NASDAL’s objective is to ensure that it provides a means of establishing a high quality of service to members of the dental profession at all times. The Chairman of NASDAL, Nick Ledingham, along with various other respected members of NASDAL will also be attending.

Andrew Lockhart-Mirams, Lockharts Senior Partner, said “Lockharts Solicitors are delighted to be part of such a fantastic event for Dentists, and to also be supporting NASDAL as a member and exhibiting at this year’s event. It is a great opportunity to for each NASDAL member to bring their specialist knowledge and business to the table and showcase how their individual business are able to support Dentists and more importantly, also collectively under the NASDAL umbrella, to further benefit Dentists and to improve further in all areas of the overall business. NASDAL is the one-stop shop for Dentists for everything legal and accounting.”

Visit Stand G32 at The Dentistry Show to find out more, or visit www.nasdal.org.uk.

We hope to see you there!

Disclaimer: The content of this article is only intended as information and should not be considered to be legal advice. Lockharts cannot be held liable for any loss caused by any act or omission as a result of the information in this article.

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Visit GDPUK on stand E01

Visit GDPUK.com on stand E01 to find out how you can join the largest community of dental professionals in the UK for free! Established since 1997 the site has over 8000 members, who enjoy using the forum to discuss all things dental on a daily basis. The forum has recently passed the milestone of 18,000 topics created and 200,000 posts.

GDPUK frequently publishes exclusive dental news and additionally we have a number of paid writers who regularly blog for the site. The news and blogs attract thousands of readers.

The site is free to join and revenue is generated by dental businesses advertising on the site, if you are interested in reaching thousands of dentists on a daily basis please get in This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or have a look at our media pack which can be found here.

Additionally we have recently launched some extra services for our members, called GDPUK Services! The site includes the opportunity to make savings on practice energy usage and practice insurance. We also offer the option for you to create your own custom app for your dental practice, which is a unique marketing tool for your practice. Further information can be found on gdpuk.com/services.

 

Please visit stand E01 for further details about GDPUK.com and GDPUK.com/services

If you would like to register for the site, please click here.

We look forward to meeting you at the Dentistry Show on April 17th at the NEC, Birmingham.

GDPUK are proud to be a media partner of the Dentistry Show 2015, please have a look at our free guide to the show.

 

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For a plan that fits – Visit Stand B32

This year DPAS Dental Plans wants to learn more about the challenges faced by practice teams visiting The Dentistry Show, so are asking delegates to name the ‘3 key cogs’ that keep their practice machine running.

Visitors who share their ‘3 key cogs’ with the DPAS team on Stand B32 will be invited to play our new ‘Find the missing piece’ game, with the chance to win prizes ranging from high street vouchers to an iPad mini.

DPAS provides a flexible, comprehensive dental plan administration service tailored to meet the specific needs of your practice and patients. Our understanding of the challenges faced by practices has enabled us to develop bespoke practice support that includes a range of tools, from marketing and patient recruitment consultancy right through to team training and annual fee reviews.

Whether you’re considering your options ahead of NHS contract changes or want to attract more patients by re-launching your dental plans, the DPAS team will be on hand to offer advice and support throughout the show, so you can find the plan that fits.

 

Visit Stand B32 at The Dentistry Show to find out more, or visit www.dpas.co.uk

 

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Adding Value for a Healthy Practice- with Sheila Scott at The Dentistry Show

The key to success for any business is providing the service and products required by its customers. Finding out what people want from the business is essential in order to tailor the service delivered and meet their expectations – and this should not be different in dentistry. As a trained professional, you will of course be best placed to understand the clinical treatments patients need, but it’s still important to find out what outcomes the patient desires.

Sheila Scott, renowned dental business consultant, believes practices need to take this into consideration, changing their approach to improve the patient experience and enable the business to survive and prosper in the dental industry:

“I have often come across situations where dental nurses and dentists in the same practice have contradictory ideas about what their patients want,” Sheila says. “Similarly, many receptionists, who are the first people to greet visiting patients and provide information, may have different ideas again, and additionally do not know what the practice has to offer or what goes on behind the treatment room doors.

“Practice teams need to understand patient needs accurately, and have protocols in place to deliver an excellent service that meets their patients’ expectations. Communication is key here – patients need to understand how the practice looks after them, and how it meets their perceived needs.

“Many patients still think that when they visit a practice, the dentist simply looks in their mouth to check for ‘holes’ and treatment needs. But we all know there are many more aspects to the examination than that, and we now know that what patients really want from a practice is ‘a clean bill of health’.  Patients need to be led gently through the full examination so they can fully appreciate that this is the purpose of the practice too – and so they can appreciate the full value of their visit. This will increase patient satisfaction and engagement due to enhanced understanding, and better engagement with dental health usually means that patients understand the value of any procedures needed for improvements.”

As Sheila goes on to discuss, effective communication requires teamwork.

“It is important for the whole team to work together so that consistent messages are conveyed to every patient. Showing patients how much the practice cares about their needs will further enhance their experience, ultimately boasting the practice’s reputation and increasing referrals.

“Additional benefits of close collaboration and effective communication mean that facilities and skills within the practice can be fully utilised. The hygiene department is the perfect example of this – I think they are the most under-used, under-rated profit centres of practices throughout the UK. We could double, triple or even quadruple the amount of hygiene services offered and it would go a long way to capturing the hearts and minds of patients, improving their experience and encouraging them to return time and time again.”

Sheila is taking on the role as Chair of the Dental Business Theatre at The Dentistry Show 2015 and will be giving a lecture entitled ‘The Healthy Practice’ as part of the two-day conference programme.

“The Dentistry Show is one of the key meetings of the year for everyone working in the dental industry. It is busier and busier every time - the formula just works. As the Chair of the Dental Business Conference I am looking forward to welcoming a variety of industry-leading speakers, who will discuss an extensive range of topics to enlighten professionals and encourage the long-term success of their businesses.

“I will consider the approach practices need to take to be able to establish what their patients need, and how to meet those needs. I’ll also look further into the importance of teamwork and a unified approach from the entire team, helping dental practices to add value to their services.”

Sheila will be speaking alongside Tracy Stuart, Nigel Reece, Sarah Buxton and Krishan Joshi within the Dental Business Theatre, with topics covered including employment and HR law, marketing and finances. An array of additional learning opportunities will be on offer for principal dentists and their teams throughout the event, with lecture programmes dedicated to different dental disciplines and designed to enhance both clinical and business skills.

 

Hours of verifiable CPD, hands-on workshops and live surgery demonstrations will also be available, as well as an extensive trade exhibition hosting all the leading dental manufacturers and suppliers. The exciting new Launchpad UK initiative will provide you access to the very latest products, materials and technologies to reach the UK industry, ensuring your practice stays ahead of the game.

To discover how much more The Dentistry Show 2015 has to offer you and your team, and to book your free passes, go online today.

 

The Dentistry Show and DTS 2015 will be held on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April at the NEC in Birmingham. For further details or to book your free pass please visit www.thedentistryshow.co.uk, call 020 7348 5269 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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Patient finance works like magic

 

Offering your patients finance at low and zero rates of interest is a proven way to increase treatment plan take-up – as if by magic.

 

To prove the point, Dental Finance is employing the talents of professional expo magician and member of the Magic Circle, Sebastian Hunt, on its stand F30 at the Dentistry Show on 17 and 18 April at the NEC.

 

By performing a series of magic tricks under the scrutiny of visitors to the Dental Finance stand, Sebastian will demonstrate how offering patient finance is a case of playing your cards right and always producing aces.

 

Brian Carter, Dental Finance director, says: "Some dentists believe the new process for setting up finance is a trick they'll never learn. With our free assistance we can help them pull that rabbit out of the hat!"


Magician, Sebastian Hunt (pictured above), will be appearing and disappearing from the Dental Finance stand throughout the two days of the show. For further information about the magic of patient finance, go to: www.dentalfinance.co.uk

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Get informed and be prepared for the challenges ahead Niki Boersma at The Dentistry Show 2015

For practice managers, those aspiring to take on the role, or anyone just wanting to increase their understanding of how the practice operates, the Practice Management Today session at The Dentistry Show 2015 is the place for you.

 

Niki Boersma is the President of the Association of Dental Administrators and Managers (ADAM) and practice manager at The Smile Rooms in Malton. She will be running the session within the Dental Business Theatre with Sarah Buxton of LCF Law and Tracy Stuart of NBS Training. Niki commented:

 

“The team at ADAM is very much looking forward to The Dentistry Show 2015. It is a great opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues in the profession, to update your knowledge and gain valuable CPD, and hopefully return to the day job refreshed and re-energised for the challenges ahead.”

 

Commenting on the Practice Management Today panel session, Niki gives a taster of what delegates can expect:

 

“We will be discussing the role of the modern practice manager and the many challenges they face, including the ever-rising volume of regulation and CQC inspections, as well as the increasingly litigious society in which we live. The presentation will also cover the need to effectively market your practice in order to increase patient numbers.

 

“Understanding all of these issues is essential for practice managers today, so that strategies can be put into place ensuring the practice succeeds in the competitive dental sector.

 

“Hopefully those who attend will leave better informed and better prepared to face these many challenges - and with a realisation that they are not alone. There are many other practice managers facing the same challenges and, through ADAM, they can share their views and occasional frustrations, while also seeking guidance and direction from their peers.”

 

Alongside this informative lecture, The Dentistry Show will offer a range of other exciting learning opportunities available throughout additional theatres, including the new Endolounge, presented in association with the British Endodontic Society, the BSP PerioLounge, Facial Aesthetics Theatre and CORE CPD Conference, ensuring something for every member of the dental team.

 

Book your free delegate pass online today and benefit from world-class speakers, copious networking opportunities and much more at The Dentistry Show 2015.

 

The Dentistry Show and DTS 2015 will be held on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April at the NEC in Birmingham. For further details or to book your free pass please visit www.thedentistryshow.co.uk, call 020 7348 5269 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Niki is Practice Manager at The Smile Rooms in Malton, North Yorkshire and President of The Association of Dental Administrators and Managers (ADAM) which was established in 1993 as a not for profit organisation and aims to represent all members of the dental administration team, including the Practice Manager and those who aspire to be Practice Managers. Niki also runs a Guest House in Thirsk, North Yorkshire with her husband.

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Weather the storm - Dr Philip Newsome Dentistry Show

With the dental profession coming under increasing pressure in terms of regulation and compliance, it can be difficult to ensure that you are always up to date. There are constant regulatory updates to contend with, all alongside catering for your patients, running a busy business and undertaking high quality clinical work, so it's little wonder many feel snowed under with their responsibilities and, in particular, with regulatory requirements.

Especially with the changing CQC inspection procedures set to come into play from 1 April 2015, it’s important to know the facts in order to make sure you and your team are focusing on the important thing. This will help you to avoid confusion and potential problems in the future.

That's why The Dentistry Show 2015 is proud to bring you the Compliance Clinics in association with Apolline, leaders in bespoke, hands-on services and solutions supporting dentists and their practice teams. The sessions are designed to help you better understand the rapidly changing regulatory environment and work out solutions to current challenges. The Compliance Clinics will examine some of the obstacles the dental profession must navigate around in 2015 and beyond, while helping you to discover ways to survive and prosper in what can feel like an increasingly stormy future.

 

Topics covered will include: 

 

  • Current professional environment – the challenges
  • An update on the proposed changes to CQC
  • Hints and tips on complying with the CQC’s new fundamental standards regulation
  • What it means to be a professional person in 2015
  • Challenges posed by the GDC’s ‘Standards for Dental Professionals’ and a risk-based approach to keeping medico-legally ‘safe’ patient records
  • The importance of feedback in running a profitable, patient-centred practice and in demonstrating compliance to the CQC.

 

If that wasn't enough to keep you up-to-date, there are even more sessions to be announced in the run up to the Show.

Providing this practical advice on surviving and prospering in an increasingly challenging professional and regulatory environment will be Pat Langley, Chief Executive of Apolline; Jerry Watson, Director at Apolline and private practitioner; and Dr Philip Newsome.

Philip is an Honorary Associate Professor within Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Hong Kong, and in 2013 received an Honorary Fellowship of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) for his contribution to the profession. Currently splitting his time between the UK and Hong Kong, where he maintains a thriving practice, he is a highly experienced and respected global lecturer. Within the Compliance Clinics, Philip will present a session entitled “What it means to be a Professional Person in 2015”, looking at what it means to be a professional, how our views of it have changed over the years and what is expected of us as professional people in 2015. Philip adds:

“I will be discussing what practitioners and their staff can do to maintain high professional standards. I will also show how such high levels of professionalism and ethical behaviour translate into a wide variety of benefits such as personal well-being and sustained business success.”

With more speakers to be confirmed nearer the date, make sure you don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to advance your knowledge at the Compliance Clinics.

 

Keep it fresh

Not only will this year's Dentistry Show provide you with vital updates on changes to the CQC and what practices need to do to get through their next CQC inspection, there's plenty more on offer for the whole dental team. The two-day event will be packed full of lectures dedicated to each area of the profession, offering verifiable CPD, inspiration and fresh ideas to help you enhance every aspect of your practice. You’ll also be able to speak to leading names in dentistry about the latest technologies and ideas, while networking with professionals in all corners of the industry.

New features such as the exciting Launchpad UK will also enable you to discover the latest products to reach the UK, materials and innovations in UK dentistry, with top international suppliers showcasing everything they have to offer.

The Dentistry Show provides a great day out for the whole practice offering a cutting-edge education programme brought to you by industry-leading speakers, a packed exhibition hall and plenty of chances to meet up with like-minded colleagues. If you only attend one event in 2015, make sure it’s The Dentistry Show 2015.

 

The Dentistry Show and DTS 2015 will be held on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April at the NEC in Birmingham. For further details or to book your free pass please visit www.thedentistryshow.co.uk, call 020 7348 5269 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

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Carestream Dental at The Dentistry Show

Contributing to the excellent educational programme at this year’s Dentistry Show, Carestream Dental will be hosting two sessions.

 

Within the popular Dental Business Theatre Jane Guinn, Managing Director of Carestream Dental, will explore the vast benefits of effective data collection to help drive practice growth. Discussing how real-time data affects your patient communication and the efficacy of your recall systems, Jane will also show how crucial proper data management is and demonstrate how the innovative CS R4+ Springboard can help.

 

Dr Maria Harman, a highly experienced general dental practitioner and principal of Clinic 95 in Oxford, will also be delivering a session in the ADI Implant Theatre entitled ‘Improve your implantology with a digital workflow’. She’ll look at how high quality CBCT technology enables a more predictable, accurate and speedier diagnostic and treatment planning process, for an improved patient experience in a shorter treatment time.

 

To advance your practice management systems with real-time data, or to make the most of a digital workflow, make sure you don’t miss sessions hosted by Carestream Dental at The Dentistry Show 2015.

 

For more information, contact Carestream Dental on 0800 169 9692 or visit www.carestreamdental.co.uk

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NASDAL, your Dental specialists, at The Dentistry Show 2015

 

As the Chairman of the Lawyers section of the National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers (NASDAL), Andrew Lockhart-Mirams, Senior Partner from Lockharts Solicitors, will be in attendance and exhibiting as a member of NASDAL at this year’s The Dentistry Show. The Show is held at the NEC in Birmingham on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 April, 2015.

Lockharts will be supporting NASDAL in attracting various Dental professionals, practice managers and owners at the event, to share their knowledge and skills about a range of issues relating to the accounts, legal, and tax and business affairs for dentists.

Formed in April 1988, NASDAL’s objective is to ensure that it provides a means of establishing a high quality of service to members of the dental profession at all times. The Chairman of NASDAL, Nick Ledingham, along with various other respected members of NASDAL will also be attending.

Andrew Lockhart-Mirams (pictured below), Lockharts Senior Partner, said “Lockharts Solicitors are delighted to be part of such a fantastic event for Dentists, and to also be supporting NASDAL as a member and exhibiting at this year’s event. It is a great opportunity to for each NASDAL member to bring their specialist knowledge and business to the table and showcase how their individual business are able to support Dentists and more importantly, also collectively under the NASDAL umbrella, to further benefit Dentists and to improve further in all areas of the overall business. NASDAL is the one-stop shop for Dentists for everything legal and accounting.”

So, come and visit us on stand G32 this April 2015.

For further information, check out our website: www.nasdal.org.uk.

We hope to see you there!

Disclaimer: The content of this article is only intended as information and should not be considered to be legal advice. Lockharts cannot be held liable for any loss caused by any act or omission as a result of the information in this article. 

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Better Together - Dentistry Show

As the focus in modern dentistry shifts further towards to prevention, effective teamwork is necessitated in order to deliver an excellent patient service. Collaboration between the team ensures that a coherent message is conveyed to patients no matter who they speak to, giving credibility to both the clinical advice given and the practice itself.

 

The same teamwork also enhances clinical outcomes, as practitioners are able to support one another to improve the results achieved.

 

Ian Dunn is a Specialist Periodontist with a wide variety of experience in practice as well as teaching. He is the Periodontal Teaching Lead at Liverpool Dental Hospital while also working in practice alongside a wide variety of other specialists in the fields of endodontics, orthodontics, prosthodontics and dental implants. Ian knows the importance of a full team approach in the management of periodontics and will be speaking at The Dentistry Show 2015.

 

"I have attended The Dentistry Show as both a delegate and speaker on four occasions and have had the pleasure of listening to some of the biggest names in dentistry speak on a wide range of topics. The different lecture programmes mean that there is something for the whole dental team. I have always found the Show to be very well organised and it has one of the best trade fairs I have been to. 

 

"In my lecture entitled 'I'm a periodontist, How can I help you?' I will be looking at some of the ways a periodontist can work with other members of the dental team for the benefit of the patient. I will spend a large section of the lecture looking at periodontal diagnosis and common misdiagnosis – something that should be of great interest to hygienist and therapists in light of the new rules around direct access and the need for other members of the dental team to be involved in the diagnostic process. I will finish the lecture looking at some of the advanced treatment options such as surgical management of periodontal disease. 

 

"I would hope that delegates attending the lecture will better understand the role of the periodontist and how we can help them stabilise their patients’ periodontal health. I would also hope that delegates will leave with improved diagnostic skills and be able to better avoid the common misdiagnoses that I see on a regular basis. Finally they should also be able to discuss the range of options available to patients once they are referred into specialist care."

 

The Dentistry Show 2015 is a two-day event tailored to the needs of the entire dental team offering a wide range of products, verifiable CPD lectures, hands-on workshops and opportunities for networking. Register for your free delegate pass today and make the most of everything available to you at The Dentistry Show 2015.

 

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Critical Marketing Tips at The Dentistry Show 2015

It’s no secret that effective dental marketing is the key to business success. In the modern technological world, it is also easy to see how the internet provides an ideal platform from which to promote your services. But where is the best place to start? What exactly should you be doing in order to reach your target audience?

CEO of Dental Focus® Websites, Krishan Joshi, will attempt to answer such questions at The Dentistry Show 2015. He will be speaking from within the popular Dental Business Theatre to discuss the “Top 5 Critical Points to Improve Your Website and Attract Enquiries From Your Ideal Patient”.

“In marketing there seems to be a hundred and one things to do,” Krishan comments. “In any system, there is always a critical point where the least amount of effort actually provides the most significant result. So what are the ‘Top 5 Critical Points’ that the most successful practices know about and consistently apply to give themselves the best chance of success?

“The website is the center of any practice’s marketing strategy and it’s important to understand how to warm up the cold enquiries before they visit the website, and then how to get them to tipping point by moving visitors from research mode into action mode. An emotional website is a good one. It’s also crucial to remember that on a website, there is no competition. You own the entire retail space of the screen, so you literally have to give patients a reason not to choose you.

“This is what I will be talking about, which is truly exciting because it’s the start of 2015, and what better time of the year to take immediate action? I’ll also explore how Google can be used in a similar way to Trip Advisor for practices with five star ratings, and how you can encourage patients to link to your website and then attract five of their best friends to increase referrals and grow your business.”

Aside from the Dental Business Theatre, The Dentistry Show 2015 will offer an array of forward-thinking and truly inspirational lectures, hands-on workshops and live surgery demonstrations. Additional theatres will provide insight into the current ideas and techniques within each specialist discipline, and the innovative Launchpad UK will bring you the very latest products and materials in the UK industry, ensuring there is something for every member of the dental team.

As Krishan concludes, The Dentistry Show really is an event you don’t want to miss.

“The Dentistry Show is an anchored memory of consistent success for Dental Focus. I remember giving my very first lecture at the event about five years ago to an overflowing standing theatre of hundreds of delegates. I have always been a raving fan of The Dentistry Show and love its energy, quality speakers and the people. The value for delegates and the profession is off the charts.”

 

The Dentistry Show and DTS 2015, Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April, NEC in Birmingham. To book your FREE pass please visit www.thedentistryshow.co.uk, call 020 7348 5269 or

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Valuing NHS and private dentistry

Josie Hutchings reflects on how considering value rather than cost may help to guide dentists wondering whether they and their patients are best served by NHS dentistry, private practice or a combination of both.

Josie is part of Practice Plan’s NHS Change Support Team. As a Regional Support Manager with over 21 years’ experience, she has guided practices to successfully evaluate their options out of the NHS. Contact her for further advice and support on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.practiceplan.co.uk/nhs.

In everyday language cost and value are often interchangeable; however, when it comes to running a customer-oriented business, these two terms mean quite different things. Cost is simple: how much will a crown cost me? Value, on the other hand, is not a number, but rather is about the usefulness or desirability of a service (in this case dentistry). Think: what is a crown worth? Here, patients will be thinking subjectively about, for example, the value of saving a tooth, the levels of service, trust and expertise they have experienced and the confidence they have in the completed restoration.

With this in mind, let’s look at some of the more significant aspects of dental practice that can be considered in terms of value rather than cost, the former of which is more important to your future than you might imagine.

Service with a smile

What do you consider to be good level of service? You can’t put a figure on it, but there certainly is very good value in offering good customer care. We all want to be seen quickly, dealt with courteously, open the practice door into a clean, inviting and professional environment, and feel comfortable and confident that we are in safe hands.

Each of these, when performed or delivered well, is worth ‘its weight in gold’, to coin a phrase.

All of this takes place before patients have even stepped into the surgery, so just imagine the implications for the business, whether private or NHS, if service falls below par.       

Meeting expectations

Patients have expectations, as do dental professionals. Dentists and their teams want to provide the very best possible care. Within the NHS framework that is predominantly, but not exclusively, focused on delivering a high level of treatment as cost-effectively as possible and, for some patients, this makes them happy. Others, however, might be looking to expand their dental horizons, perhaps asking about treatments not necessarily available on the NHS, when it isn’t deemed clinically necessary. Take, for example, the request for a white filling where clinically an amalgam would suffice, or treatments entirely beyond the scope of government-funded dentistry such as cosmetically-focused orthodontics and implants. How, if at all, are you going to meet such expectations; will it be by offering added value?

Treatment choice

Most dentists offer some form of mixed practice. Few will turn away an NHS patient asking for a little extra that can only be addressed privately. Mixed treatment plans can be a blessing for both the dentist and patient, allowing the dentist to address essential clinical needs, at the same time as putting a smile on their patient’s face. 

Building on the level of trust achieved and service already delivered, offering treatment options is certainly added value. So it’s definitely worth considering expanding what you provide your patients with.

The question then becomes this: do you want to expand the private dentistry element in your practice, to be able to offer a wider range of treatment options, and better satisfy patient expectations?

A matter of time

Some dentists manage perfectly well to deliver what they want to within the time frame of their working day, while others struggle.

Take, for example, preventive dentistry. Educating patients about their role in oral healthcare is of great value all round, since a good home care regimen will go a long way to achieving and maintaining healthy mouths long-term.

However, being time-poor is common among dental professionals and effective preventive dentistry does tend to require longer appointments. If this is too great a task under NHS arrangements in your practice, then the private route offers a possible solution to this challenge.

Handle with care

Think about what you want for you and your patients. Is it shorter waiting lists? To spend more time on patient education? To offer a greater choice of treatments? To do the dentistry you were trained to do to a high standard? To have access to more high-tech equipment to help with diagnosis? Or perhaps you’re happy with the status quo.

In the right hands, NHS dentistry is certainly not inferior to private treatment, but the latter does offer greater possibilities in terms of, for example, treatment options and materials that can be used, with more opportunity to satisfy the expectations of patients. It also offers the chance to provide service value of the type patients receive and expect from other professionals such as lawyers, accountants, architects, vets, etc.

Considering the added-value you would like to offer your patients, alongside financial considerations, may well help you to gain considerable insight into whether NHS, private or mixed practice is the right route for you to achieve your professional goals, as well as personal fulfilment and satisfaction. 

 

About Practice Plan

Practice Plan is the UK's leading provider of custom-branded dental membership plans. Whether you're planning a conversion from the NHS, looking to introduce a plan into an established practice or considering changing from another plan provider, we can help you take your practice where you want it to go.

Visit them at the Dentistry Show 2015 Stand -G85 + J50 or visit www.practiceplan.co.uk

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Snowbird Finance at Dentistry Show - £50 giveaway

Equipment leasing and finance specialists Snowbird Finance Ltd will be offering their £50 note incentive to new and existing customers at Dentistry show on 17th & 18th April 2015. Pick up a £50 note flyer and pocket a crisp, real £50 note when you redeem it on your next equipment finance agreement with Snowbird. You can also nominate your equipment supplier and have £50 sent to them too!

About Snowbird Finance

Snowbird Finance Ltd provide bespoke financial solutions to individuals and businesses in the Optical, Dental, Medical and Veterinary professions. We provide practice finance, equipment leasing, hire purchase agreements business and personal loans and vehicle finance for healthcare professionals to grow their practices or achieve personal goals. Whether you are upgrading practice equipment, refurbishing your premises, or simply need a loan for a holiday or tax bill, we find the best and most tax-efficient solution for your individual requirements.

Snowbird Finance Ltd was established in 2007 by Managing Director Simon Freeman, who has enjoyed a career spanning over 25 years in equipment leasing and finance relating to the healthcare professions. Simon’s fantastic knowledge and expertise has enabled him to grow the business rapidly, becoming a member of NACFB and positioning Snowbird as one of the key finance providers within the healthcare sector.

Snowbird recently announced that Bill Carr has joined the team to further develop our practice finance offering. Bill has over 24 years’ experience helping clients with financing for practice purchases and repurchasing agreements and is highly regarded in the dental sector.

Talk to Simon Freeman and the friendly team at Snowbird Finance at the Dentistry Show on stand C22.

 

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American Express teams up with The 2015 Dentistry Show

 

American Express to host the show’s VIP Lounge

 

27th February 2015 American Express today announced it will be partnering with The Dentistry Show, which will be held at the NEC in Birmingham on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April, 2015.  With a dynamic educational programme as well as a first-chance look at the latest innovations in the UK industry, The Dentistry Show is the UK’s largest source of live Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and the fastest growing dental trade exhibition: an event not to be missed.

 

Under the new partnership, American Express will be supporting the VIP experience granted to attending owners, practice managers and dentists.  In addition to the American Express hosted VIP lounge, the VIP experience includes fast tracked entry, complimentary lunch and front row seats in the Aesthetic Dentist Theatre.  VIP status is granted automatically to attendees who have qualified in the past; new attendees should visit www.thedentistryshow.co.uk/VIP to find out more.

 

Providing numerous learning and networking opportunities for all members of the dental team, The Dentistry Show 2015 will host a two-day programme packed with inspirational lectures, practical advice and hands-on experiences, as well as attendance from over 400 UK and international exhibitors. World-class speakers will present on a wide variety of clinical and business topics, with over 100 CPD sessions available and theatres dedicated to each area of the profession.

 

Stacey Sterbenz, Director, Small Business Services UK, said: “American Express is delighted to be a part of such a significant event in the dental calendar.  We have many established and long-standing relationships within the dental industry and with the small businesses in this sector.  We are very much looking forward to welcoming show attendees to the American Express VIP Lounge at The Dentistry Show.”

 

To find out more about the American Express Gold Business Card, visit americanexpress.co.uk/dental or speak to one of the American Express ambassadors in the VIP Lounge at the show.

 

 

The Dentistry Show and DTS 2015 - Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April, NEC in Birmingham. For further details visit www.thedentistryshow.co.uk call 020 7348 5269 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

About American Express

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Meet the Zesty team

 

Delegates at The Dentistry Show this year will have the opportunity to meet the team from Zesty, one of the leading online appointment booking sites in the UK.

With their innovative platform for patient bookings, the expert team will be on hand to help attendees explore the difference that working with Zesty can make to a practice.

Attracting new patients is a top priority for most dental practices but it can be a struggle to know where to begin. An online booking system that allows patients to schedule their appointments even out of hours can be really helpful. Zesty gives you the tools to be able to do this by enabling you to upload your available appointments and allow patients to book in their own time. Effectively, joining Zesty will mean you can be available to take bookings 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If your practice is need of new patients and you are looking for a way to attract more clients, make sure you visit the Zesty stand at The Dentistry Show.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.zesty.co.uk or call 0203 771 7799 for more information. 

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Talk to Belmont

The Dentistry Show will provide a perfect opportunity to update visitors on what’s new at Belmont. Chances are many practitioners haven’t purchased a new chair for a while and will be amazed at how technology has evolved. 

In the last decade much emphasis has been placed on designing equipment to meet stringent cross infection standards.  Belmont’s streamlined equipment, with easily cleanable upholstery that’s resistant to both bacteria and staining, will benefit both patient and practitioner.  The former will receive treatment in comfort, whilst the latter will benefit from improved ease of access as well as keeping the CQC inspectors happy!

For those who wish their surgery were a little bigger, why not take a look at the Cleo (below), which has a folding leg rest?  Not only does this have a much smaller footprint, making your surgery look bigger and easier to work in, it also has many benefits for the patient.  Access is easy; it’s just like getting into a ‘normal chair’, which will be a relief to all especially elderly, disabled or younger patients.  Once seated, the natural position they’re in makes dialogue much more relaxing too.

In today’s cost-conscious times dentists are understandable demanding value for money from their treatment centre.  Belmont’s representatives will take you through the various options available and find the right one for you.  If your practice is used by more than one associate, for example, then it might be prudent to consider an ambidextrous option such as the Voyager which can change from right to left handed use in a matter of minutes.

As is always the case, there will also be some tempting offers for those who like what they see and what to benefit from the cost savings available throughout the duration of the show.

If you aren’t able to get to Birmingham then you might like to take a look at Belmont’s new website which is a hive of information and includes a practice gallery, showing some recent case studies.  Seeing how others have used Belmont equipment to realize their dreams can often provide inspiration for your own plans.  

 

www.belmontdental.co.uk

@BelmontDentalUK

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Taking care of oral health

Johnson & Johnson, the makers of the LISTERINE® Advanced Defence range, are delighted to sponsor Professor Nicola West speaking at this year’s Dentistry Show.

LISTERINE® Advanced Defence Gum Treatment is a twice-daily mouthwash clinically proven to treat gum disease as an adjunct to mechanical cleaning and to offer an alternative to chlorhexidine based remedies.

It is formulated with unique LAE (Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate) technology that forms a physical coating on the pellicle to prevent bacteria attaching, and so interrupts biofilm formation. When used after brushing, it treats gum disease as shown by the reduction of bleeding by 50.9% (p<0.001) in only 4 weeks.1

Designed to help you treat and/or prevent specific oral care conditions, this range also includes LISTERINE® Advanced Defence Sensitive and LISTERINE® Advanced Defence Cavity Guard.

With this range of expert daily mouthwashes, Johnson & Johnson is looking forward to working more closely with dental professionals to help deliver advanced treatment outcomes for patients, for expert care when you’re not there.

For information on the LISTERINE® Advanced Defence range, please visit stand D72 to speak to a member of the LISTERINE® Professional team.

 

 

 

References

1. Bleeding Index Reduction DOF 1 – 2013 (LAEBBA0001), 50.9% Reduction in whole-mouth mean Bleeding Index at 4 weeks

 

UK/LI/15-4207

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Prestige products for prestige results hit the road

The team at Prestige Dental is delighted to announce they will be exhibiting at both the Dentistry Show and the ADI Team Congress this year.

On 17 and 18 April, we will be at the NEC in Birmingham on stand 546.

Then, between 14 and 16 May we’ll be welcoming delegates to stand 45 at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow.

Among the products available will be ACTIVA™ BioACTIVE , the first dental resins with a bioactive ionic resin matrix, shock-absorbing rubberised resin component, and reactive ionomer glass fillers that mimic the physical and chemical properties of natural teeth.

Prestige Dental’s model making and bleaching tray system will be on view too, which enables the dental team to fabricate trays in the practice in just one hour, allowing for significant cost savings.

A range of Denar articulators will also be on the stand. Engineered for superior performance and tested thoroughly, they offer features to suit the needs of any practice or laboratory.

Also available is The Pointer, a breakthrough innovation offering a new way to detect the exact location of buried implants under soft tissue without the need for an invasive procedure.

Whatever you need, Prestige Dental has the solution, covering areas such as:

• Impression trays and materials

• Implantology

• Rotary and diamond instruments

• Restorative

• TMJ/occlusion

• Model-making and vacuum forming

• Small equipment.

Please visit the Prestige Dental team at either Birmingham or Glasgow – or both – where you can be sure of a friendly reception and expert advice.

www.prestigedental.co.uk

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Needlestick safety and regulations for all dental teams

By Rebecca Allen of Initial Medical

 

As part of the dental team, needlestick safety is something you should be acutely aware of in your day-to-day role. A survey conducted in association with the British Association of Dental Nurses* in 2014, found that 51.2% of respondents had received a needlestick injury at some point throughout their career, with 60% of those saying they’d received more than one. When you then consider the risk of infection following a needlestick injury is estimated to be 1 in 3 for HBV, 1 in 30 for HCV and 1 in 300 for HIV**, it is vital that safety procedures are put in place in all dental surgeries.

 

Following the introduction of The Health & Safety (Sharps Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013, all healthcare facilities must ensure that:

(a) The use of medical sharps at work is avoided so far as is reasonably practicable;

(b) When medical sharps are used at work, safer sharps are used so far as is reasonably practicable;

(c) Needles that are medical sharps are not capped after use at work unless— (i) that act is required to control a risk identified by an assessment undertaken pursuant to regulation 3 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (a); and (ii) the risk of injury to employees is effectively controlled by the use of a suitable appliance, tool or other equipment;

(d) In relation to the safe disposal of medical sharps that are not designed for re-use— (i) written instructions for employees, and (ii) clearly marked and secure containers, are located close to areas where medical sharps are used at work.

 

Health and safety law has always placed general responsibilities on the employer to provide their staff with a healthy working environment. However, this legislation now puts further emphasis on prevention. In reality it would be difficult, if not impossible to remove all sharps from a dental practice, so the next best thing is to assess the risk correctly, use devices which limit the risk of injury and dispose of all sharps in a safe manner.

 

Key tips that all dental clinical staff should follow to help reduce needlestick injuries are:

·         Cease recapping of needles

·         Ensure the correct type and size of sharps disposal unit is in place

·         Make sure your sharps disposal units are assembled and closed correctly

·         Place all sharps disposal units in a safe, secure location

·         Dispose of your sharps at point of use

·         Report all sharps injuries immediately

·         In the case of a needlestick injury follow your health and safety protocol immediately

 

It’s important to remember that when it comes to hazardous and infectious waste, such as syringes and other sharps at a dental practice, the cradle-to-grave rule applies. The producer of waste will always be held responsible for the safe and legal disposal of it, even after it has been passed onto the waste carrier collecting it. This is why it’s important to work with comprehensively trained sharps waste disposal experts who will safely and securely dispose of it and advise on the correct products that comply with both the UK and EU legislation.  Health and safety law is criminal law and healthcare organisations can be subject to enforcement action if they fail to comply with the legal requirements. There is also always a threat of civil law action if an employee is injured due to insufficient practices and technologies being in place.  

 

Everyone has a role to play in the prevention of sharps injuries, from trainee staff who are learning the ropes, to practice owners who will hold legal overall responsibility for the wellbeing of their staff.

 

*For healthcare workers worldwide

**1216 British Association of Dental Nurses responded to the survey in August 2014, from across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.  99% of respondents were from the UK and 1% from the Republic of Ireland.

 

About Initial Medical Waste Experts

Initial Medical is an expert in healthcare waste management, providing a complete collection, disposal and recycling service for hazardous and non-hazardous waste, such as offensive waste produced by businesses and organisations within the UK. The safe management of healthcare waste is vital to ensure your activities are not a risk to human health.  Initial Medical’s healthcare waste services ensure that all of your waste is stringently handled in compliance with legislation and in accordance with Safe Management of Healthcare Waste best practice guidelines, providing you with the peace of mind that you are adhering to current legislation.

For further information please visit www.initialmedical.co.uk or Tel 0800 731 0802.

 

Rebecca Allen, Category Manager, Initial Medical

Rebecca has worked in the Healthcare sector for the past 13 years and was a Research Chemist with Bayer Cropscience prior to joining Rentokil Initial in 2003.  She keeps up to date on all developments within the clinical waste management industry and is an active member of the CIWM, SMDSA and BDIA.  

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Not Just All Mouth

 

 

The Dentistry Show 2015

Not only a dental event that the whole team will enjoy but also the perfect opportunity to gain valuable education and experience, The Dentistry Show, taking place on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April, is the place for all dental professionals to be.

Having consistently grown since its inception in 2009,[1] The Dentistry Show expects a record high 7,500 delegates this year. Held alongside the Dental Technology Showcase (DTS), this will ensure hugely varied networking opportunities for all, enabling you to meet old friends and new from all corners of the profession. So don’t miss out!

Renowned for its electrifying atmosphere, exceptional speaker line-up and diverse learning opportunities, The Dentistry Show is one of the few completely FREE events on the dental calendar. You will have access to a 400-strong trade exhibition hosting the top dental manufacturers and suppliers from around the world. The outstanding educational programmes will be bursting with insight and fresh ideas, with sessions presented by world-class speakers such as John Kanca, Luca Dalloca, Walter Davoto, Chris Orr, Martin Trope, Sheila Scott, and many, many more.

New to 2015…

 

  • New dates – last year, a huge 69% of 756 dentists who had not attended the Show in 2014 or 2013 said they were likely or very likely to visit if the event moved to April. So to enable even more professionals to attend, we are holding the 2015 event on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April, at the central location of the NEC in Birmingham.
  • Launchpad UK – following the global launches at IDS, the very latest products, materials and technologies to reach the UK will be unveiled from leading dental suppliers. You’ll be able to get to grips with an array of cutting-edge innovations, with experts available to provide first-chance hands-on opportunities, as well as all the information you could need.
  • GDPUK Online Guide to the Dentistry Show 2015 - feature in the FREE online guide, which is being hosted by our media partners GDPUK. Further information can be found here
  • Dental Awards 2015 having fun with friends has always been an important aspect of The Dentistry Show, and we are delighted to host the prestigious Dental Awards with Purple Media Solutions on the Friday evening. Let your hair down at this glittering black-tie gala dinner and enjoy a four-course meal and great entertainment while celebrating outstanding individuals and teams whose commitment continues to raise the bar in UK dentistry.
  • Dental Update Study Day – having sold out fast, the day will offer lucky delegates who booked the chance to listen to and learn from some of the finest experts on the Dental Update editorial board including Professor Trevor Burke, Professor Avijit Banerjee, Professor Crispian Scully and Professor Jonathan Sandler.
  • EndoLounge – designed in association with the British Endodontic Society, this Lounge will provide an update on the latest clinical techniques, materials and research in the field of endodontics.
  • Facial Aesthetics Theatre – in 2014, 18% of attendees were looking to source research, products and services in the field of facial aesthetics.[2] Delivered in association with CCR, this new programme will explore the latest clinical techniques and products in the area to help you deliver safe and effective treatment for all your patients.
  • Association of Dental Administrators and Mangers – attending the event for the first time, the team from the association will be available on the Professional Hub and within the new Practice Management Today panel in the Dental Business Theatre, helping practice managers streamline their daily process. 
  • Compliance Clinic – hosted by the experts at Apolline, this theatre will offer a vast array of practical hints and tips to ensure regulation compliance for all practice.
  • Village Green with Bridge2Aid – the charity will this year host a ‘Village Fete’ with traditional games such as ‘test your strength’ strongman and ‘hook a duck’, as well as a Willy Wonka ice-cream stand. Find out more about what Bridge2Aid does and how you can get involved while having great fun at stand E60.

Aside from all this, the old favourites are also back this April including:

  • The ever popular PerioLounge, delivered in association with the British Society of Periodontology
  • The Short-Term-Orthodontics Lounge
  • The ADI Implant Theatre
  • The GDP Theatre
  • The CORE CPD Theatre
  • Business Skills Workshops, provided in conjunction with Practice Plan
  • Hands-on workshops with leading dental suppliers and educators including 3M ESPE, Implant Centres of Excellence, Software of Excellence, DENTSPLY and Schottlander
  • The Aesthetic Dentist Theatre, National Dental Nursing Conference, Hygienists & Therapists Symposium and Dental Business Theatre, tailored specifically to each area of the profession.

 

Comments from previous shows included:

“This conference has a real buzz and the speakers are all excellent”

“The lectures have inspired me”

“A great exhibition”

“This conference is excellent and we will go back to our practice with renewed enthusiasm”

 

With all of this plus much more to look forward to, all free of charge, what are you waiting for? Register for yourself and your whole team online at www.thedentistryshow.co.uk/preview.

 

If you only attend one dental event in 2015, make sure it’s The Dentistry Show 2015!

 

The Dentistry Show and DTS 2015 - Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April, NEC in Birmingham. For further details visit www.thedentistryshow.co.uk.



[1] Source: Dentists visiting Dentistry Show 2009-2015.

[2] Source: Pre-show delegate registration data, 2014.

 

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Peppermint scented gloves now available from Initial Medical

 

Designed specifically for the dental market and for an improved patient experience

 

Clinical waste management and infection control expert Initial Medical, is now supplying peppermint scented gloves to the dental sector.

 

Prolonged glove use and repeated hand washing can cause the skin to become dry and chapped, making those working in the dental industry more susceptible to dermatitis. ‘Unigloves Green LANO-E™’ gloves, available from Initial Medical, contain a microfilm of Lanolin and Vitamin E to sooth and soften the skin, on the hands of the wearer.

 

Designed specifically for the dental market, ‘Unigloves Green LANO-E™’ gloves provide the very highest protection, while having the added benefit of being peppermint scented to increase patient experience – helping to reassure them they are being examined in a clean, safe environment. With a fully textured surface for increased grip, the gloves are 100% latex, low allergy and rated medical grade AQL 1.5.

 

 

Initial Medical is also marketing two water line cleaners for dental practitioners.  Sterisil Citrisil and Citrisil Blue tablets continuously disinfect and maintain dental water lines. Using distilled or purified tap water, these tablets effervesce to provide a safe, pH balanced treatment.

The Sterisil Straw and Antimicrobial Bottle is the perfect solution for transitioning from daily tablets to a single yearly change out. The Sterisil Straw works 365 days to continuously disinfect dental unit water lines and provide safe and clean water.

www.initialmedical.co.uk

 

 

 

 

About Initial Medical

Initial Medical is an expert in healthcare waste management, providing a complete collection, disposal and recycling service for hazardous and non-hazardous waste and offensive waste produced by businesses and organisations within the UK. The safe management of healthcare waste is vital to ensure your activities are not a risk to human health.  Initial Medical’s healthcare waste services ensure that all of your waste is stringently handled in compliance with legislation and in accordance with Safe Management of Healthcare Waste best practice guidelines, providing you with the peace of mind that you are adhering to current legislation.

 

For further information or to order please visit www.initialmedical.co.uk or Tel: 0800 731 0802.

 

Media enquiries:

For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 023 8022 5478 or 07799423013.

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Dentistry Show- Adding Value for a Healthy Practice - Sheila Scott

The key to success for any business is providing the service and products required by its customers. Finding out what people want from the business is essential in order to tailor the service delivered and meet their expectations – and this should not be different in dentistry. As a trained professional, you will of course be best placed to understand the clinical treatments patients need, but it’s still important to find out what outcomes the patient desires.

 

Sheila Scott, renowned dental business consultant, believes practices need to take this into consideration, changing their approach to improve the patient experience and enable the business to survive and prosper in the dental industry:

“I have often come across situations where dental nurses and dentists in the same practice have contradictory ideas about what their patients want,” Sheila says. “Similarly, many receptionists, who are the first people to greet visiting patients and provide information, may have different ideas again, and additionally do not know what the practice has to offer or what goes on behind the treatment room doors.

 

“Practice teams need to understand patient needs accurately, and have protocols in place to deliver an excellent service that meets their patients’ expectations. Communication is key here – patients need to understand how the practice looks after them, and how it meets their perceived needs.

 

“Many patients still think that when they visit a practice, the dentist simply looks in their mouth to check for ‘holes’ and treatment needs. But we all know there are many more aspects to the examination than that, and we now know that what patients really want from a practice is ‘a clean bill of health’.  Patients need to be led gently through the full examination so they can fully appreciate that this is the purpose of the practice too – and so they can appreciate the full value of their visit. This will increase patient satisfaction and engagement due to enhanced understanding, and better engagement with dental health usually means that patients understand the value of any procedures needed for improvements.”

 

As Sheila goes on to discuss, effective communication requires teamwork.

 

“It is important for the whole team to work together so that consistent messages are conveyed to every patient. Showing patients how much the practice cares about their needs will further enhance their experience, ultimately boasting the practice’s reputation and increasing referrals.

 

“Additional benefits of close collaboration and effective communication mean that facilities and skills within the practice can be fully utilised. The hygiene department is the perfect example of this – I think they are the most under-used, under-rated profit centres of practices throughout the UK. We could double, triple or even quadruple the amount of hygiene services offered and it would go a long way to capturing the hearts and minds of patients, improving their experience and encouraging them to return time and time again.”

 

Sheila is taking on the role as Chair of the Dental Business Theatre at The Dentistry Show 2015 and will be giving a lecture entitled ‘The Healthy Practice’ as part of the two-day conference programme.

 

“The Dentistry Show is one of the key meetings of the year for everyone working in the dental industry. It is busier and busier every time - the formula just works. As the Chair of the Dental Business Conference I am looking forward to welcoming a variety of industry-leading speakers, who will discuss an extensive range of topics to enlighten professionals and encourage the long-term success of their businesses.

 

“I will consider the approach practices need to take to be able to establish what their patients need, and how to meet those needs. I’ll also look further into the importance of teamwork and a unified approach from the entire team, helping dental practices to add value to their services.”

 

Sheila will be speaking alongside Tracy Stuart, Nigel Reece, Sarah Buxton and Krishan Joshi within the Dental Business Theatre, with topics covered including employment and HR law, marketing and finances. An array of additional learning opportunities will be on offer for principal dentists and their teams throughout the event, with lecture programmes dedicated to different dental disciplines and designed to enhance both clinical and business skills.

 

Hours of verifiable CPD, hands-on workshops and live surgery demonstrations will also be available, as well as an extensive trade exhibition hosting all the leading dental manufacturers and suppliers. The exciting new Launchpad UK initiative will provide you access to the very latest products, materials and technologies to reach the UK industry, ensuring your practice stays ahead of the game.

 

To discover how much more The Dentistry Show 2015 has to offer you and your team, and to book your free passes, go online today.

 

 

The Dentistry Show and DTS 2015 will be held on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April at the NEC in Birmingham. For further details or to book your free pass please visit www.thedentistryshow.co.uk, call 020 7348 5269 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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Don’t Miss the National Dental Nursing Conference 2015

 

Hosted by The Dentistry Show, designed with the BADN

 

The Dentistry Show will this year host the National Dental Nursing Conference, designed in association with the British Association of Dental Nursing (BADN). The intricate two-day programme will host an astounding speaker line-up and will cover a vast array of relevant topics to help you enhance your everyday practice, streamline your routines and elevate the standard of patient service delivered.

                             

Phil Hughes (below) MBA, Chief Executive of the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN), will be among the industry-leading speakers. With a background in business development, Phil took on his role at the NEBDN in 2008 and has since been responsible for the organisation through changes such as the development of new qualifications.

“I have attended The Dentistry Show in the past, and thought it was a very good event – I really enjoyed the experience,” Phil says. He will be delivering a session entitled “Education and training for dental nurses in the future” and hopes to inspire delegates to excel in their careers.

 

“I’m hoping the lecture will give delegates an insight into the developments we are seeing at the NEBDN. We are currently researching and changing the range of qualifications that we provide to better meet the changing demands of the modern industry and help improve the career pathway for dental nurses.

 

“There is much discussion about the extended duties of dental nurses and how their responsibilities will grow, and of course the training they require as a result. The NEBDN is very keen to remain at the forefront of education and training, and we will be doing a lot of work to better understand the potential career pathways for dental nurses in order to tailor our qualifications effectively. I hope delegates attending the session will take away a better understanding of what to expect of education and training in the future. There are many opportunities for modern dental nurses, and we need to challenge ourselves a bit more in order to get those voices heard.”

 

Also taking to the podium will be Mike Sharland, sharing his extensive expertise on intraoral photography. Currently the Technical Lead in Clinical Photography at the University of Birmingham School of Dentistry, Mike has more than 30 year’s experience in teaching the topic. He says:

 

“Many practices are now routinely taking facial, profile, smile and intraoral photographs of their patients. Introducing clinical photography into your practice should be a whole team experience so dental nurses need to be aware of the latest technologies and techniques. My session will give an overview of the ever-expanding use of dental photography in the practice, as well as the all important equipment choices and techniques to produce consistently good quality images for marketing and patient and staff education. Delegates attending this session should bring their compact cameras with them.”

 

Demonstrating the diversity of the educational programme designed especially fro dental nurses, Gemma Breeze from Smile Essential will explore the world of social media. Having started her career as a dental nurse in 2002, Gemma’s creativity and flare for marketing led her into the role of Dental Marketing Manager, and she is soon to launch new training courses to help dental professionals fully utilise their social media platforms. She says:

 

“The Dentistry Show really engages the whole dental team with so many different learning opportunities available. Having been interested in speaking for a while, I am delighted to be presenting a session at this year’s event.

 

“Many practice principals have recently started to use social media platforms such Facebook, but busy practice life often leaves little time to maintain them properly. Dental nurses are now taking on more roles that involve treatment coordination and marketing, so they are perfectly positioned to manage social media accounts on behalf of the practice.

 

“During my session, I’ll discuss how delegates can find their practice’s voice for their Facebook accounts in order to best promote their brand. I’ll look at how to do this while remaining professional and complying with the GDC guidelines, and what to do if something goes wrong. I will also offer some insider’s tips on how to stand out – what delegates can post, how to schedule posts and how to monitor competitor sites.”

 

With exciting learning and networking opportunities available for professionals in all areas of the dental profession, you and your whole team are sure to enjoy the vibrant two-day event. Register for your FREE delegate passes online today.

 

 

The Dentistry Show and DTS 2015 - Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April, NEC in Birmingham. To register for your free delegate pass, please visit www.thedentistryshow.co.uk, call 020 7348 5269 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Taking care of oral health

Johnson & Johnson, the makers of the LISTERINE® Advanced Defence range, are delighted to sponsor Professor Nicola West speaking at this year’s Dentistry Show.

LISTERINE® Advanced Defence Gum Treatment is a twice-daily mouthwash clinically proven to treat gum disease as an adjunct to mechanical cleaning and to offer an alternative to chlorhexidine based remedies.

It is formulated with unique LAE (Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate) technology that forms a physical coating on the pellicle to prevent bacteria attaching, and so interrupts biofilm formation. When used after brushing, it treats gum disease as shown by the reduction of bleeding by 50.9% (p<0.001) in only 4 weeks.1

Designed to help you treat and/or prevent specific oral care conditions, this range also includes LISTERINE® Advanced Defence Sensitive and LISTERINE® Advanced Defence Cavity Guard.

With this range of expert daily mouthwashes, Johnson & Johnson is looking forward to working more closely with dental professionals to help deliver advanced treatment outcomes for patients, for expert care when you’re not there.

For information on the LISTERINE® Advanced Defence range, please visit stand D72 to speak to a member of the LISTERINE® Professional team.

 

 

References

1. Bleeding Index Reduction DOF 1 – 2013 (LAEBBA0001), 50.9% Reduction in whole-mouth mean Bleeding Index at 4 weeks

UK/LI/15-4207

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Kerr set to hit the right cord at the Dentistry Show

Kerr’s team is excited to meet up with dental professionals at the forthcoming Dentistry Show.

In addition to exhibiting the brand new Elements™ Free obturation system, which has all the great benefits of the original Elements system, plus it’s cordless, you can expect to see:

·         SonicFill™, the fast and easy composite bulk fill system for posterior restorations

·         MetaFix™ all-in-one matrix system for Class II – MO/OD/MOD composite fillings in the posterior area

·         OptiBond XTR self-etch, two-component dental adhesive, for use in all direct and indirect procedures, and with all cements and substrates.

We are also delighted that highly respected endodontist Bill Seddon will be joining us on the stand to answer any questions, as well as lecturing on endodontics and Elements™ Free, and leading several hands-on workshops throughout the event.

To speak to Bill, see Elements™ Free in action or to view Kerr’s other products, please visit stand P72.

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Visit A-dec on stand B20 at the Dentistry Show 2015

A-dec looks forward to welcoming you to stand B20, where at this year’s Dentistry Show we will be bringing our showrooms to you.

 

We will be showcasing the full spectrum of fully integrated dental chairs, our award winning LED dental light and cabinetry solutions from the current range. All of our dental chairs can be tailored to your individual specification to give you everything you need - after all, you could spend over 26,565 hours with your dental chair throughout your career so it needs to work for you and your dental team.

Our A-dec Territory Managers will be on stand for the duration of the show to offer you design, treatment room and equipment advice so bring your plans along or ask the team for an on stand demo. For more information visit us on stand B20 or call us on 0800 233 285.



0800 233 285
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Are you exhibiting at Dentistry Show 2015?

If the answer is yes, then we would like to make you aware of the online guide we will be running in the run up to the Dentistry Show 2015.

Please send us information about your stand, your latest products or services or anything else you would like to share and we will publish the information in our online guide which can be found below.

We will be featuring and promoting the guide in the run up to the show.

If you would like to share some information about your business and your plans for Dentistry Show 2015, please send a word file (max 500 words) and images (max 3 per article) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. If you have any further questions or would like to advertise on GDPUK in the run up to the Dentistry Show, please get in This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Bring the whole team to The Dentistry Show 2015

“Talent wins games, but team work and intelligence wins championships”

-       Sir Don Bradman

 

 

Working effectively in a team is essential for the provision of successful dentistry – as Sir Don Bradman said: “Talent wins games, but team work and intelligence wins championships”. This quote about cricket is also appropriate to dentistry, where a team approach promotes continuity of care that is comprehensive, convenient, cost effective and efficient[i].

 

To this end, The Dentistry Show 2015 promises to be a fantastic event for the entire dental team. With a world-class line up of professional speakers covering an extensive range of topics, there is truly something for everyone.

 

Back for another year is the highly popular Aesthetic Dentist Conference. Kicking off proceedings on Friday 17th of April will be Conference Chair, Dr Chris Orr and Co-Owner of Wired Orthodontics, Dr Ian Hutchinson.

This will not be Dr Hutchinson’s first visit to The Dentistry Show:

 

“In recent years I've run a stand at The Dentistry Show with Wired Orthodontics which I co-own with Sue Bessant. We provide one-to-one lab services and training to general dentists working in cosmetic orthodontics and consider it the premier event in our calendar. The Show is always well attended and we know delegates tend to be top professionals who recognise the value in our business, so it's the best place to meet clients new and old.

 

“I've also given a couple of talks in the past and found it very a rewarding experience. It's surprising how much you learn even behind the rostrum! The team behind The Dentistry Show recognise the need to evolve the event but also keep it's important core elements that make sure we all keep coming back.”

 

Dr Orr’s and Dr Hutchinson’s joint lecture will focus on the combination of orthodontic and restorative treatments in a session entitled: “The Orthodontic-Restorative Interface: Simplifying Diagnosis & Communication to Make Teamwork Easier”.

 

Commenting on his lecture, Dr Hutchinson says:

 

“We’ve all been there with busy surgeries and full days – we are happy enough with the aesthetic outcomes we achieve and we leave it at that. But there's always those aesthetic cases that could be really special. A combination of orthodontic and restorative treatments planned with clear goals from the outset would achieve a fantastic result with a reduced biological cost, but is it really worth the effort?

 

“Sometimes the planning can be complicated and convoluted. However much you might be tempted to embark on such a collaborative venture, the knowledge of likely pitfalls might put you off before you begin. You think you can handle your side of things, but getting exactly what you want from other team members requires time and energy you can't always spare.”

 

Chris and Ian's lecture is designed to help you take on these cases – establishing a diagnosis and from this creating a joint ortho-restorative treatment plan in the knowledge that you, your team and your patients will all be smiling at the end!

 

A myriad of other learning opportunities is available for delegates at The Dentistry Show 2015, with conference programmes dedicated to each field and additional theatres offering insight into each dental discipline. Hours of verifiable CPD, hands-on workshops, live surgery demonstrations and business skills sessions will also be on offer, plus delegates have the chance to attend the prestigious Dental Awards 2015, the premier awards event of the dental calendar.

 

Make sure you take full advantage of everything The Dentistry Show has to offer by booking your free delegates passes online today!

 

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[1] Patel, D., Mehta, F., & Thakkar, S. (2012). Role of team approach in orthodontics-clinical case series. Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences, 3 (3), 1-10.

 

 

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Make Sure You’re Meeting HR Law - Sarah Buxton Dentistry Show

Meeting the various laws that regulate employment processes and human resources can be a challenge for any employer. Implementation of the proper legal protocols and pathways is however essential to ensure not only the satisfaction and safety of employees, but to also protect the business from unforeseen problems regarding staff.

Sarah Buxton is an Associate Lawyer at LCF Law, specialising in employment and HR issues within the dental industry. She advises on everything from associate contracts to managing self-employed staff, handbooks and settling employment disputes. She will be presenting as part of the Dental Business Theatre at The Dentistry Show 2015, which she has visited now for several years.

“I have attended The Dentistry Show every year for about the last 5 years,” Sarah says. “It is a great event for dental practitioners and professionals who work in the dental industry to get together and learn about the recent developments in the market. The Dentistry Show also always sources the best speakers in their respective fields to ensure that the attendees receive the best advice.”

Sarah will be delivering a session entitled “Getting to Grips with Dental Employment & HR Law”, providing information and clarification on a number of issues facing modern practice owners and managers.

“I will discuss the difference between self-employed workers and employees, and why it is important to have the correct contracts in place for the different types of employment status. I’ll demonstrate what should be included in the contracts to enable delegates to run their businesses smoothly and to protect the goodwill of the practice.

“In addition, I’ll look at how to deal with common problems that arise in the workplace such as sickness absence, lateness and flexible working requests. With the recent changes in Shared Parental Leave, this will also be a topic affecting employers, which I hope to cover.”

With clinical excellence and patient care clearly remaining a priority for practice principals and managers, it can be difficult to find time for all the paperwork now necessitated in dentistry. An already complicated area of business, HR regulations can therefore often require some specialist support.

Sarah adds:

“HR and Employment Law is constantly changing and it is difficult for practice owners/managers to keep on top of all the changes whilst running their practice. There are so many laws and regulations in this area that employment contracts and HR is often a full time job in itself. There is a lot of red tape in the dental industry – employment, health and safety, CQC, GDC regulations – it can all be very overwhelming for busy practitioners, so it is important to have all the relevant information accessible.

“I hope delegates attending my session at The Dentistry Show will gain a better awareness and understanding of the need for effective HR and Employment Systems, in order to have a well-run practice which is profitable and a happy place to work for all.”

To make sure you have all the information you need to run an efficient and lawful business, make sure you don’t miss Sarah’s session at The Dentistry Show 2015. She will be speaking alongside several other leading names in business including Sheila Scott, Tracy Stuart and Nigel Reece, each sharing their own personal expertise and experiences to help you enhance the way your practice is run.

For this, plus hours of vCPD, hands-on clinical workshops, live surgery demonstrations, access to the very products and copious networking and socialising opportunities, book your place for The Dentistry Show 2015 today.

 

The Dentistry Show 2015 and DTS will be held on 17th and 18th April at the NEC in Birmingham. For further details please visit www.thedentistryshow.co.uk, call 020 7348 5269 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Planning for long-term success - Dentistry Show

The periodontal health of your patients is a priority when performing any treatment modality. Whether providing orthodontic appliances, endodontic procedures or cosmetic elements such as whitening, the health of the soft tissue can determine the longevity of results achieved and ultimately the success of treatment.

This is no more true than when placing dental implants. In order to ensure long-term stability of implants, as well as the patient’s health, their periodontal condition must be assessed carefully and treated where necessary before implant treatment is even considered. Scrupulous oral hygiene must also be emphasised as part of the postoperative patient instructions, reducing their risk of developing peri-implant mucositis or the more advanced peri-implantitis.

Currently, it is thought that peri-implant mucositis affects just under 50% of patients with implants between 9-14 years after placement,[i] although due to its reversible nature, its prevalence is thought to be underestimated.

Tackling the issues surrounding periodontal disease and providing a platform from which to update your knowledge, the PerioLounge will once again return to The Dentistry Show, designed in collaboration with the British Society of Periodontology (BSP). Leading professionals in the field will explore various different areas associated with periodontal health, offering practical advice and guidance to ensure that you deliver the highest possible standard of care to all your patients.

Discussing the effects of periodontal health specifically with regards to dental implants will be Dr Amit Patel, Specialist in Periodontics. Currently practising at Birmingham Dental Specialist, Dr Patel also runs an intensive training course at the Birmingham Dental Hospital on Periodontal and Soft Tissue Aesthetic Considerations in Implant Dentistry.

“Undiagnosed periodontal disease is a very common reason for the increasing amount of litigation in dentistry, and is also a contributing factor in the failure of a range of treatments – particularly implants,” he says. “Not all practitioners providing implants seem to be adequately trained – some do not habitually probe implants during follow up appointments, for example, and this is simply a lack of understanding.

“My session at The Dentistry Show will cover exactly what should be done in order to encourage success of each and every implant case. Treatment planning is key to preventing potential problems, as clinicians can prepare effectively. Following strict protocols during this stage will not only help practitioners avoid any periodontal problems, but also effectively treat those that do occur.

“A full assessment should be completed in order to identify any predispositions the patient may have, and the treatment plan should involve eliminating as many as possible for enhanced treatment provision and reduced risk of implant failure. The same information can be used to maintain implants once placed, encouraging faster healing and long-lasting results. It is worth mentioning also that in the modern profession, implants are of course only recommended when no other, less invasive alternatives are available. After all, teeth can last a lifetime, implants can’t, and to make sure our patients make a good investment we need to get it right first time. I hope to raise awareness of how periodontal disease can affect the longevity and stability of implants, and offer some relatively simple techniques to help delegates treat the disease.”

Dr Patel also encourages teamwork and close collaboration between the dental team in order to further increase the chances of successful treatment.

“Dental implants, like all areas of modern dentistry, involve the whole dental team, so a collaborative approach should be taken every time. Especially with regards to postoperative follow up care, it is important that any professional seeing the patient can recognise symptoms of disease, including the dental hygienist and nurse. As such, my session at The Dentistry Show will be suitable for all members to attend.”

Aside from the BSP PerioLounge, The Dentistry Show 2015 will present a wide selection of other educational and networking opportunities. With a focus on all areas of the profession, the new EndoLounge will host a line-up of leading speakers in the field of endodontics. Delivered in partnership with the British Endodontic Society (BES), the two-day lecture programme will provide indispensible hints and tips to help you broaden your skills.

The Short-Term-Orthodontic Lounge will also return in 2015, as well as an array of live clinical demonstrations and hands-on workshops. Conference Theatres dedicated to each member of the dental team will host further sessions covering all areas of clinical treatment, career progression and business guidance, with free verifiable CPD available throughout.

And adding to the excitement even more, the brand new Launchpad UK will ensure you have access to the very latest products, technologies and materials to hit the UK market. With the event’s new dates of Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April, it will follow the 2015 IDS, ensuring you are at the very cutting-edge of the industry’s innovations.

So whether you wish to advance your clinical skills, are looking to take the next step in your career or hope to source the best technology and equipment for your practice, The Dentistry Show 2015 has it all. Book your free delegate pass online today!

 

 

The Dentistry Show and DTS 2015 - Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April, NEC in Birmingham. For further details visit www.thedentistryshow.co.uk,

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[i] Roos-Jansaker AM, Lindal C, Renvert H, Renvert S. Nine-to fourteen-year follow-up of implant treatment. Part II:Presence of peri-implant lesions. J CLin Periodontal 2006;33;290-295

 

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Capitalise on the demand for facial aesthetics

Are you interested in capitalising on the growing demand for non-surgical facial aesthetics? Are you looking to develop your existing skills and confidence to broaden your treatment provision in this area?

Then make sure you don’t miss The Dentistry Show 2015. Brand new to the event is the Facial Aesthetics Theatre, in association with CCR, designed to offer you everything you need to know.

Key professionals from the field will share their experience and expertise to give you practical advice and tips and help you achieve optimum results every time. Discover the latest products and techniques, and learn how you could expand your provision to deliver the solutions your patients want.

With a two-day lecture programme designed for each member of the dental team, hours of verifiable CPD, live demonstrations and hands-on sessions, The Dentistry Show 2015 is one event you don’t want to miss.

Register online for your free delegate passes today!

The Dentistry Show and DTS 2015 - Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April, NEC in Birmingham. For further details or to register, visit www.thedentistryshow.co.uk,

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Revolutionising the Endodontic Procedure in Dentistry - Dentistry Show

The next step forward in root canal treatment

 

The modern GDP has the opportunity to provide a wide spectrum of different clinical treatments for a range of patients. From routine care to cosmetic procedures, periodontics, implants and endodontics, all are within grasp for those with the appropriate training, skills and experience. Each discipline has evolved as our understanding and technologies have developed, offering ever more reliable and successful results for patients.

 

Take endodontics, for example, which first began in the 17th century when necessity was the mother of invention. At that time, practitioners were mostly experimenting with various, and often very crude, instruments, techniques and materials, aiming to relieve pain and preserve the teeth. Pierre Fauchard – widely recognised as the ‘founder of modern dentistry’ – was the first to describe the dental pulp,[1] and dispelled the legend of the ‘tooth worm’, which was previously believed to be the cause of caries and toothaches.[2] He went on to describe the removal of pulp tissue, before Edwin Maynard introduced the first root canal instrument in 1836, which he created by filing a watch spring.

 

With the invention of the X-ray in 1895 by Konrad Wilhem,[3] dental radiographs revolutionised the endodontic process. Their true potential was not discovered for many years however, as theories of oral sepsis causing systemic disease became widely believed, and extraction became the preferred treatment over endodontics for devitalised teeth. It wasn’t until the late 1940’s, early 1950’s that sufficient laboratory research had been accumulated to dispel such myths, once again restoring faith and practise of endodontics.

 

Today, root canal treatment is not uncommon, and while it is advisable to refer more complex cases, GDPs with adequate training are often able to deliver the efficient and pain-free treatment their patients need. It is however essential that any clinicians providing such treatment are aware of the latest research, products and materials available to them to ensure the absolute quality of their work.

 

To this end, Dr Martin Trope, a world-renowned clinician, lecturer and researcher in the field of endodontics, will be discussing some of the latest developments in the industry at The Dentistry Show 2015.

 

Dr Trope has gained several qualifications and accolades throughout his nearly 40-year career, including becoming a Specialist in Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. He went on to receive the JB Freedland Professorship in the Department of Endodontics at the University of North Carolina, School of Dentistry, which recognises outstanding contributions to the field. Dr Trope has served as a Director for the American Board of Endodontics and editor-in-chief of two different publications, while also contributing to the development of a new material for root canal filling.

 

This will be the first time Dr Trope has attended The Dentistry Show, and he will be speaking both on Friday 17th April and Saturday 18th April from the hugely popular GDP Theatre.

 

“I have lectured and taught courses in the UK on many occasions and always enjoy interacting with the knowledgeable and enthusiastic participants. Having seen the number of dentists who visit The Dentistry Show and heard about how well attended the lectures were, it was a simple decision to present there,” says Dr Trope.

 

“I will be delivering a lecture entitled ‘The next leap forward in endodontic instrumentation’. There have been some extraordinary developments in the field of endodontic dentistry in recent years. Until now, all preparations for root canal treatment have been circular, but the natural canal within the root is not this shape. For the first time in the UK, I will be introducing a revolutionary 3 dimensional technique that addresses this problem, cleaning more of the canal system without sacrificing the root dentin.

 

“The sessions will be suitable for all GDPs, with practical tips offered throughout. I will also discuss some cutting edge treatment options that I hope will be of great interest to delegates – although their pioneering nature means that some may not be immediately available for all to use in practice.”

 

Offering further insight into the fascinating world of endodontics will be the new EndoLounge, created in conjunction with the British Endodontic Society (BES). Designed to inform and inspire, leading professionals from around the globe will share their own experiences and expertise to help you advance in your career.

 

Also new to The Dentistry Show 2015, Launchpad UK will provide the perfect platform from which to discover the very latest products, materials and innovations in the UK market. By pre-registering for the Show, you will receive updates and details of what to expect and from who, so that you can plan ahead and make sure you don’t miss a thing.

 

Even more learning and CPD opportunities will be available within the main lecture theatres, each dedicated to a specific area of the profession with a focused and relevant programme. Hands-on workshops and live demonstrations will also provide a chance to practise your skills and witness how some of the best in the business work.

 

If you only attend one dental event in 2015, make sure it’s The Dentistry Show.

 

 

The Dentistry Show and DTS 2015 - Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April, NEC in Birmingham. For further details or to register for your free place visit www.thedentistryshow.co.uk, call 020 7348 5269 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 



[1] BRESCIANI S.: La scoperta della polpa dentale. Odontoiatria & dintorni, 1:7-9, 1993

[2] MONICA, W.S.: Outline of dental history. Hackensack, NJ, Fairleigh Dickinson University Dental School, 1972.

[3] McCOY J. D.: Dental and oral radiography, The C. V. Mosby Company, St. Louis, 1923.

 

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Revolutionising Endodontic Dentistry

 

Dr Martin Trope, a world-renowned clinician, lecturer and researcher in the field of endodontics, will be discussing some of the latest developments in the industry from the GDP Theatre at The Dentistry Show 2015.

 

“I have lectured and taught courses in the UK on many occasions and always enjoy interacting with the knowledgeable and enthusiastic participants,” he says. “Having seen the number of dentists who visit The Dentistry Show and heard about how well attended the lectures were, it was a simple decision to present there."

 

“I will be delivering a lecture entitled ‘The next leap forward in endodontic instrumentation’. There have been some extraordinary developments in the field of endodontic dentistry in recent years. Until now, all preparations for root canal treatment have been circular, but the natural canal within the root is not this shape."

 

For the first time in the UK, I will be introducing a revolutionary 3 dimensional technique that addresses this problem, cleaning more of the canal system without sacrificing the root dentin.”

 

If you only attend one dental event in 2015, make sure it’s The Dentistry Show.

 

 

The Dentistry Show and DTS 2015 - Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April, NEC in Birmingham. For further details or to register for your free place, visit www.thedentistryshow.co.uk, call 020 7348 5269 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The Dentistry Show 2015 – What’s new?

Building on its success of recent years, The Dentistry Show 2015 promises to be another unmissable event for UK dentists. With exciting changes and an array of fantastic new features and social events, there will be even more learning and networking opportunities for everyone connected to the profession.

So What’s New?

Dedicated to continuing the growth and success of previous years, and to ensure as many professionals as possible are able to attend, The Dentistry Show and DTS have changed their dates from 2015 onwards. Out of 756 dentists who hadn’t attended the Show in 2013 or 2014, 69% said they were likely or very likely to visit if it was held in April – so the dates were changed. The 2015 Show will therefore take place on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April, enabling professionals who are busy completing UDA quotas in March, to attend without any added stress.

And with more delegates visiting, it will be better for everyone. Not only will more professionals be able to make the most of the free education and CPD available throughout the two-day event, but increased networking opportunities will ensure you have the chance to make even more new contacts across the industry. There will also be a larger number of delegates to support the many leading suppliers and manufacturers around the extensive exhibition, promising an even more dynamic and productive event for all. 

Another particularly exciting new initiative at the 2015 Show will be ‘Launchpad UK’.  With the new dates, The Dentistry Show will now take place just after the IDS in Cologne every other year, making this the perfect platform for the trade show to showcase and launch the very latest products, technology and materials available to the UK market.

For delegates, this means that you can be sure to source all the very latest developments and innovations, with an array of brand new, cutting edge technologies and services at your disposal. In the weeks leading up to The Dentistry Show 2015, all registered delegates will receive updates and highlights on what to expect and who from, so that you can plan and maximise your time at the event. The experts will also be on hand across the extensive trade floor to provide any information or advice you may need and to help you ensure that your practice is at the very forefront of dentistry.

In addition, further proving its commitment to and support of the dental industry, The Dentistry Show is delighted be working with Purple Media Solutions to host the prestigious Dental Awards 2015. The Awards will provide a fantastic chance for delegates to come together to recognise and celebrate the many achievements of both individuals and groups in the industry.

 

 

Are The Old Favourites Returning?

The Dentistry Show wouldn’t be what it is without the varied and vibrant learning opportunities it has become known for. Many key features of previous years will return for 2015 including the hugely popular BSP PerioLounge, Short-Term-Orthodontic Lounge and an array of hands-on workshops and live surgery demonstrations. The impressive speaker line-up will once again consist of world-class professionals at the very top of their game, each delivering sessions designed to inform, amaze and inspire.

The dedicated conference streams will also return to ensure there is something for each and every valuable every member of the dental team, with a wide spectrum of clinical, technical and debatable topics covered for GDPs, specialists, dental hygienists, therapists, nurses and practice managers. A lecture programme will also be provided concentrating on business topics with fresh and easy to implement ideas on how to motivate your team, enhance your marketing strategies and maximise your online presence, enabling you to develop and grow your practice. Hours of verifiable and general CPD will be available for all delegates through various conference streams, helping your whole team to meet the requirements in a simple and fun way.

 

With all this and much more to look forward to, The Dentistry Show and DTS 2015 is one event you don’t want to miss. With first-class education, worldwide leading speakers, hands-on experience, a fantastic social and networking programme and the chance to discover the newest products and innovations to hit the market, what more could you need?

If you choose to attend only one UK dental event next year, make it The Dentistry Show.

 

 

The Dentistry Show 2015 will once again be held in conjunction with the next DTS on 17th and 18th April at the NEC in Birmingham.

For further details please visit www.thedentistryshow.co.uk, call 020 7348 5269 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Steve Taylor Chairing DTS Educational Programme 2015

We are delighted to announce that Steve Taylor DipPS (Implantology) will be Chairman of the educational programme at the Dental Technology Showcase (DTS) 2015.

 

Owner of Taylor Dental Technology Centre in Leyland, Steve has more than 25 year’s experience in implantology and understands the many demands placed on the modern dental technician. He will be helping to create the two-day lecture programme for the greatly anticipated 2015 event, bringing together a selection of leading professionals to share their own experiences, ideas and skills.

 

DTS will provide the perfect platform for all dental technicians, clinical technicians and laboratory owners to discover the latest in dentistry – and it’s completely free!

 

The brand new ‘Launchpad UK’ initiative in particular will introduce the very latest products, materials and equipment to reach the UK industry, ensuring your lab is at the cutting-edge of innovation.

 

Make sure your team doesn’t miss out!

 

 

DTS and The Dentistry Show 2015 will be held on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April at the NEC in Birmingham. For further details please visit www.thedentistryshow.co.uk/Content/Dental-Technician-Show,

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The Dentistry Show and DTS – new dates for your diary!

With the months flying by, the next The Dentistry Show and Dental Technology Showcase (DTS) will be here before you know it. Preparations are in full swing to make sure that everyone attending gets the very most from the events, and here’s a preview of what you can expect…

 

More delegates and new dates

Despite having more than trebled the number of delegates at The Dentistry Show since 2010, attendance figures are once again set to increase.

From 2015 the dates have been changed – The Dentistry Show and DTS 2015 will now be held in April, with the next event held on the 17th and 18th April at the NEC in Birmingham.

 

Why the move to April?

Without the added pressure of UDA cycle end, (in March), even more dentists will now have the time to join in and discover the array of innovations the trade have to offer. This is supported by a survey of 765 dentists; none of whom visited The Dentistry Show 2013 or 2014, and 69% said that they were likely or very likely to visit with the Show now its running in April.

 

This uplift in attendance from dentists, to a total of over 7,500 dental professionals across just two days, will ensure that The Dentistry Show remains the must attend event for UK dentistry.

 

A new platform to launch

With these new dates, The Dentistry Show is now perfectly timed after IDS in Cologne every other year, making the 2015 event the ideal platform for launching new products and services in the UK. To facilitate this and provide as much exposure as possible for exhibiting companies, the Show will be running the ‘Launchpad UK’ marketing campaign for the very first time.

 

Key buyers, dealers and wholesalers will be sent a ‘Launchpad UK’ catalogue and all pre-registered delegates will receive regular updates in the weeks before the next Show, ensuring maximum coverage for all your new innovations, all completely free of charge.

 

Additional promotion

With over 7500 delegates expected to attend in 2015, The Dentistry Show and DTS will offer a vast range of further benefits for companies exhibiting on the extensive trade floor; product profiles in the pre-Show  newspapers, coverage in the 2015 Products & Services Guide and online branding.

 

We look forward to seeing you there

For those of you who haven’t yet booked your stand for 2015, what are you waiting for? As an event that offers something for everyone, it will provide a great platform to meet new clients, strengthen relationships with existing ones and build your business. With messages being sent to the profession from July 2015, don’t miss out and get the most out of taking part this time around!

 

 

The Dentistry Show 2015 will once again be held in conjunction with the next DTS on 17th and 18th April at the NEC in Birmingham.

For further details, please visit www.thedentistryshow.co.uk, call 020 7348 5269 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Making a sustainable difference in East Africa - B2A & Dentistry Show

The majority of the world’s population has no access to oral pain relief. This means people can suffer agonising pain for years, from dental problems that can be quickly and easily treated in the western world.

Since 2002, Bridge2Aid has been working hard to remedy this, increasing sustainable access to emergency dental care throughout East Africa. Through its carefully designed volunteer programmes, it provides the opportunity for UK professionals to visit some of the poorest areas of the developing world. There they can not only deliver the safe and effective treatment needed by thousands of people, but they also help to train local health care workers so that they can sustain the provision of dental care in the long-term.

In order to continue its inspirational work however, the charity relies on the generous donations of time, money and resources from the UK dental profession.

Shaenna Loughnane, Operations Manager at Bridge2Aid, says:

“The start of the year was tough for us and we were so grateful to the profession for showing their support. We are through the worst of it now and we would like to thank everyone who came to our aid!  

“Our main aim for the next year is to help more people understand what we do and to show the impact our training programmes have on communities in rural areas of East Africa. We offer a sustainable, ethical and appropriate response to the fact that 70% of the world has NO access to oral pain relief – and the 30% with access are only in the cities, whereas the huge majority of people live in rural areas. The charity has big plans for this year and next, we just need to raise the funds to be able to achieve them!

“On 4th October 2014 we are celebrating 10 years of our dental volunteer programme. We are running a ‘Birthday Bash’ at Wembley Stadium to celebrate, and all our friends, family, volunteers, donors and fundraisers are invited. More details are available on our website: www.bridge2aid.org/birthdaybash.”

The dedicated Bridge2Aid team will be attending The Dentistry Show 2015 to raise awareness of the situation in East Africa to show more industry professionals what they do.

“The Dentistry Show has given us free space for the last few years,” continues Shaenna. “We have always found it to be a fantastic Show and it certainly seems to be getting busier each year. It seems to have got the mix of exhibition time and CPD just right, and we welcomed a good number of dental professionals to our unique volunteer programme during the 2014 event. The Sea of pink was also a fantastic success for us – in the end, 30 exhibitors took part and it was amazing to see the support in the room.

“As we are always looking to raise our profile and promote the ever-growing need for dental equipment, products and training in East Africa and other developing regions of the world, we are looking forward to The Dentistry Show 2015. It will present the perfect opportunity for people to visit our stand and develop their understanding of what we do – we hope to see you there!”

 

For more information about Bridge2Aid and its volunteer programmes, visit www.bridge2aid.org. Or you can visit the team at The Dentistry Show 2015 on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April 2015, at the NEC in Birmingham. For further details please visit www.thedentistryshow.co.uk, call 020 7348 5269 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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The Dentistry Show and DTS – new dates for your diary!

With the months flying by, the next The Dentistry Show and Dental Technology Showcase (DTS) will be here before you know it. Preparations are in full swing to make sure that everyone attending gets the very most from the events, and here’s a preview of what you can expect…

More delegates and new dates

Despite having more than trebled the number of delegates at The Dentistry Show since 2010, attendance figures are once again set to increase.

 

From 2015 the dates have been changed – The Dentistry Show and DTS 2015 will now be held on the 17th and 18th April at the NEC in Birmingham.

Why the move to April?

Without the added pressure of UDA cycle end, (in March), even more dentists will now have the time to join in and discover the array of innovations the trade have to offer. This is supported by a survey of 765 dentists; none of whom visited The Dentistry Show 2013 or 2014, and 69% said that they were likely or very likely to visit with the Show now its running in April.

This uplift in attendance from dentists, to a total of over 7,500 dental professionals across just two days, will ensure that The Dentistry Show remains the must attend event for UK dentistry.

A new platform to launch

With these new dates, The Dentistry Show is now perfectly timed after IDS in Cologne every other year, making the 2015 event the ideal platform for launching new products and services in the UK. To facilitate this and provide as much exposure as possible for exhibiting companies, the Show will be running the ‘Launchpad UK’ marketing campaign for the very first time.

Key buyers, dealers and wholesalers will be sent a ‘Launchpad UK’ catalogue and all pre-registered delegates will receive regular updates in the weeks before the next Show, ensuring maximum coverage for all your new innovations, all completely free of charge.

Additional promotion

With over 7500 delegates expected to attend in 2015, The Dentistry Show and DTS will offer a vast range of further benefits for companies exhibiting on the extensive trade floor; product profiles in the pre-Show newspapers, coverage in the 2015 Products & Services Guide and online branding.

We look forward to seeing you there

For those of you who haven’t yet booked your stand for 2015, what are you waiting for? As an event that offers something for everyone, it will provide a great platform to meet new clients, strengthen relationships with existing ones and build your business. With messages being sent to the profession from July 2014, don’t miss out and get the most out of taking part this time around!

 

 

The Dentistry Show 2015 will once again be held in conjunction with the next DTS on 17th and 18th April at the NEC in Birmingham.

For further details, please visit www.thedentistryshow.co.uk, call 020 7348 5269 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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