Are you struggling to recruit and retain good staff? Are you thinking about leaving the NHS and moving into private practice? Is your practice being affected by the cost-of-living crisis?
Questions! Questions! Questions!
Are you struggling to recruit and retain good staff? Are you thinking about leaving the NHS and moving into private practice? Is your practice being affected by the cost-of-living crisis?
Questions! Questions! Questions!
Window Shopping or Serious Shopping?
Dental Showcase takes place the first week of October and if you haven’t already registered, now’s the time to do so. If you went a couple of years ago and are concerned that not much will have changed, then think again. With no other UK event attracting such a wide range of dental suppliers under one roof, there will be plenty that’s new. Whether you want to check you’re taking advantage of the latest advances in technology or want marketing or financial advice, all the leading players will be at your service.
An Exhibition First
This year, for the first time, there will be a specific day dedicated to Foundation Dentists which is being sponsored by MyDentist. One of the keynote lecture theatres will be committed to the needs of trainee dentists. Topics will cover how to bridge the gap from DFT to Associate, organising your CPD, risk management, effective treatment planning and complaint handling. As well as formal lectures, there will be a specific Foundation Dentist Hub where you can get one-on-one career advice. The opportunities don’t cease when the exhibition hall closes, for there will also be a Foundation Dentists’ Ball on Thursday 4th October on the Sunborn super-yacht, which is conveniently moored alongside Excel London. Why not organise a reunion with your former students, where you can share your FD experiences?
Education….the Passport To Your Future?
If education is your driver, then there will be no shortage of opportunities. Whether you prefer the longer length lectures by keynote speakers in the Dental Update Theatre, or would rather ‘dip in and dip out’ of shorter sessions in the Innovation Theatre. There’s a lot of focus this year on the NHS, with its landmark birthday, so maybe you want to learn more about what the government is doing to support dentistry. Sarah Hurley, CDO for England, will be talking each morning about the development and provision of NHS dental services. There’s also a specific CDO Zone should you want to discuss matters with Sara or one of her representatives. Whatever you need to know, Showcase is the place to find answers!
It’s Good to Talk
Dental Showcase provides an invaluable opportunity to network. All key associations will be in attendance, so you can discuss matters pertinent to your community whether you’re a dentist, hygienist, nurse or practice manager. If perio is your passion, then talk to the BSP, or if ortho enthuses you, then the BOC will be on hand to support, listen and advise.
Exhibitions are social events too and there’s plenty to do whilst you’re at Dental Showcase. A host of catering options will provide an opportunity for you to informally catch up during the day with colleagues or you could take the fun up a notch and attend the ‘Boat Bash’ being hosted by Dental Sky on the Sunborn on Friday 5th October, all profits of which go to the charity BrushUpUK. The evening will consist of two parts. The downstairs bar will have live music, canapés, a vintage photo booth, as well as charity events such as auctions and raffles. The second part of the evening will be in an exclusive bar at the top of the yacht, where there will be a casino night, complete with vodka luge!
To register, or for more information, visit dentalshowcase.com.
Over 9,000 dental professionals attended BDIA Dental Showcase 2017, which took place at the NEC in Birmingham on the 19-21 October.
This year marked the first time in which this prestigious event has been organised by its new owners MA Exhibitions, in collaboration with George Warman Publications. The result of the partnership between a professional show organiser and the dental publisher has been a tremendous success, seeing an 11.29% rise in visitor numbers to 9,080.
From MA Exhibitions, event director Ed Wyre said “The response from the dental community has been incredible. Not only have visitor numbers seen a substantial increase, we’ve seen a significant increase in the percentage of dentists (41%, up from 33% in 2016) and practice managers (11%, up from 5.5% in 2016) attending. It’s fantastic to see so many decision makers leaving the practice to attend the show. Other dental groups also saw a rise in numbers, highlighting the event’s importance to the whole dental team”.
In addition to the bustling show floor of 300+ exhibitors, three brand new features were a major draw for visitors to this year’s event.
The impressive Dental Practice of the Future was the flagship feature at the show and gave visitors access to a fully functioning reception, patient lounge, surgery and decontamination room brimming with state-of-the-art equipment in a purpose-built practice setting. The surgery itself housed a 150-seat lecture theatre where packed out keynote presentations on topics such as medical emergencies, radiation protection and the future of dentistry took place.
The CDO Zone proved to be extremely popular, as it provided the unique opportunity for visitors to meet with the highest level of the dental profession. Chief Dental Officer England Sara Hurley and her team were on hand each day ready to discuss and answer any questions visitors had on NHS dentistry. This was a fantastic chance for GDP’s and DCP’s to engage face to face with the CDO and her team, who have never been so easily accessible to the profession.
Sara Hurley, chief dental officer England said “The show was a tremendous success for us. Having a platform in which we could directly engage with so many dental professionals face-to-face and facilitate discussion around our initiatives and their experiences in practice was invaluable. This is the perfect example of industry coming together for the good of oral health, and we’re delighted to be a part of it. We are already looking forward to 2018”.
The 150-seater Dental Update Theatre offered a balanced variety of clinical CPD and business orientated sessions led by leading experts, providing advice and guidance in each of their topics. On Thursday 19th October, the Dental Update Theatre hosted the annual Dental Update Study Day, organised by Professor Trevor Burke. Visitors also had another chance to increase their dental knowledge and top up their CPD in the Mini Lecture Theatre, which proved extremely popular over the three days.
Ed Tranter, managing director of MA Exhibitions said “We are delighted with the show. We always strive for quality in our events, and this was no exception. We had a significant rise in visitor numbers, and the quality of those visitors was outstanding – testament to the partnership with George Warman and the diverse range of exhibiting companies and CPD sessions. In addition, exhibitors put in a huge amount of effort into their stand builds all of which looked incredible. BDIA Dental Showcase is a show that has such a strong community of companies behind it and we look forward to being a part of that in the coming years and taking the show from strength to strength”.
Stuart Thompson, managing director of George Warman Publications and BDIA council member, said “The response has been encouraging. Feedback from exhibitors and sponsors has been very positive and we are pleased with how the show went. We are delighted to be taking the show to the level the association aspired to achieve and we’re looking forward to progressing it further in the years to come”.
BDIA Dental Showcase 2018 will take place at London ExCeL, 4-6 October 2018.
The show was opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony involving the show’s new owners and its headline sponsor, Oral-B. (L-R): Stuart Thompson, managing director, George Warman Publications; Jane Kidson, UK professional oral health country manager, Oral-B; Razi Hyder, professional oral health associate director, EMEA, Oral-B; Ed Tranter, managing director, MA Exhibitions; Ben Pegram, UK market strategy and planning manager, Oral-B; Mark Allen, chairman, Mark Allen Group. Pictured above.
At this year’s BDIA Dental Showcase Wrights was pleased to introduce for the first time, the sophisticated and quality imaging software, CAD/CAM solutions and dental units from leading manufacturer Planmeca.
Wrights also had the pleasure of launching its new partnership with the easy-to-use and multi-functional cloud based practice management software Dentally, as well as a new orthodontic range from leading provider of clinical solutions, G&H Orthodontics.
“I am pleased to finally announce the launch of these three ranges exclusive to Wrights,” said Ahmed Zaher, “and I thank everyone for their support”.
For those who missed out on the exciting array of old and new products and brands, flyers displaying exclusive discounted offers will be made available throughout the year.
To find out more about quality products and brands unveiled at the BDIA Dental Showcase 2015, contact Wrights now. Rest assured that whatever your supply needs, Wrights has it.
For more information contact Wrights on 0800 66 88 99 or visit the easy to navigate website www.wright-cottrell.co.uk
At the BDIA Dental Showcase 2015, the team from disinfection experts CleanCert will be on stand O65 to explain how their products will benefit your practice.
We are all aware of the threats bio-films and dangerous pathogens pose to healthcare environments and as dental professionals you are responsible and accountable for reducing the risk of contamination. CleanCert offers affordable, proven and CE certified products that you can rely on to keep your patients and your dental team safe from infection.
Providing dental professionals with a number of ‘best in class’ water purification and disinfectant products, CleanCert also offers a dedicated water-testing and equipment disinfection service that will ensure your practice always complies with crucial HTM 01-05 and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regulations.
To see how you could benefit from these easy to use and highly effective products, be sure to visit the CleanCert team on stand O65 at this year’s BDIA Dental Showcase.
Don’t miss out on amazing discounts and promotions on quality brackets, bands, buccaltubes, wires, elastomerics and pliers. Cutting-edge products from G&H Orthodontics include:
For a full list of products available, visit Wrights at stand M145 and find out how you can fulfil all your orthodontic supply needs.
For more information contact Wrights on 0800668899 or visit the easy to navigate website www.wright-cottrell.co.uk
Delegates can discover the innovative Waterpik® Ultra Professional, with its user-friendly design and convenient one-minute timer with 30-second pacer to help patients floss thoroughly. The pulse-modulation technology also removes maximum plaque while gingival stimulation enhances circulation, for the ultimate clean feeling.
Also on display will be the Waterpik® Complete Care, which combines sonic brushing with water flossing. The Sensonic® Professional Plus Toothbrush is up to 29% more effective at removing plaque than another leading sonic brush,[i] with a bristle speed that is 25% faster.[ii] Used with the Waterpik® Water flosser, which can remove up to 99.9% of dental biofilm in just three seconds from treated areas, i, it delivers spectacular cleaning every day.
Visit the team on stand N45 at the BDIA Showcase and find out about the premium-level accessories available. For professional-standard cleaning, it’s time to introduce your patients to Waterpik ® solutions.
For more information on Waterpik International, Inc. please visit www.waterpik.co.uk. Waterpik® products are available at Amazon, in
Boots and at Superdrug stores across the UK and Ireland.
[i] Goyal CR, Lyle DM, Quqish JG, Schuller R. (2012) The addition of a Water Flosser to power tooth brushing: effect on bleeding, gingivitis, and plaque. J Clin Dent. 23:57-63.
[ii] Gorur A, Lyle, DM, Schaudinn C, Costerton JW (2009) Biofilm removal with a dental water jet. Compend Contin Ed Dent. 30 (Special Iss 1) :1–6.
At the heart of each product development is the unique criteria to create a product that is atraumatic, effective and accepted. The result is the delivery of innovative cleaning techniques and dental care products designed for professionals and patients alike.
Products such as the CS5460 Ultra Soft Toothbrush, Black Is White whitening toothpaste with activated carbon and Curasept ADS® (Anti-Discolouration System), have all been designed to promote good oral health and accentuate patient knowledge.
By recommending these products, you could give your patients the opportunity to adopt an effective and effortless oral care routine into their daily lives, helping them to take a step towards better oral health.
To see live demonstrations of the new and highly popular products available and for the chance to put innovation into practice, visit Curaprox on stand 170 at the BDIA Showcase 2015.
or visit www.curaprox.co.uk
In partnership this year with the Dr Bob Khanna Training Institute and Medifinance, delegates will be offered a selection of CPD lectures and specialist presentations straight from the experts.
Visitors to the stand will also be able to learn more about the wide range of state-of-the-art equipment Clark Dental has to offer. This includes dental units from market leaders Anthos and A-dec and the latest in digital radiography from Schick and Sirona. What’s more, delegates will be able to discover the Florida Probe with Voiceworks and the new disposable Dolphin tip, and the unique T-Scan that accurately records bite force dynamics, occlusal force and timing. These products are just a small selection of the vast catalogue available, which can provide everything a modern dental practice will need to be successful.
In addition, delegates will be able to learn more about the dedicated design-and-build turn-key service that Clark Dental provides practitioners wanting to upgrade and update their practices. By combining 40 years’ worth of experience with an in-depth knowledge of dental technology, the team can help translate those design dreams into reality.
Come and visit the team and discover what they could offer you.
With 50 years of experience in designing dependable, ergonomic and stylish dental equipment, A-dec has become synonymous with consistently high-quality innovation.
Visitors to the stand will learn how ergonomy, style and leading technology have been expertly brought together to give dentists everything they need from a dental chair and nothing that they don’t.
With a range of dental stools and celebrated dental chairs that suit every clinical need, including the premium A-dec 500, the contemporary A-dec 400 and the new A-dec 300 and Performer, professionals in all disciplines can benefit from intuitive solutions.
Your surgery layout can be designed by one of the dealer partners and the units installed by skilled and accredited engineers, all backed by excellent support and customer service whenever it is needed.
Be sure to visit the team at this year’s BDIA Dental Showcase to find out what’s new and what unique solution they could offer you.
For more information about A-dec Dental UK Ltd, visit:
For Nuview, delivering excellent customer service and on-going support underpins the provision of such products.
The quality of the product is paramount, however, and that is why Nuview exclusively distributes cutting-edge products with precise image delivery and colour fidelity such as the Carl Zeiss EyeMag Smart – which boasts 2.5x magnification, a choice of five configurations and a superb depth of field.
What’s more, because a safe and hygienic environment is of utmost importance, Nuview offers a range of Continu products - a HTM01- 5 compliant alcohol free solution – designed for effective surface, hand, instrument and equipment disinfection.
Nuview, who can be found on stand K90 at the BDIA Dental Showcase 2015, is a front-runner in providing modern, lightweight and ultra-comfort products. To find out more about leading loupes, microscopes and the Continu product range, visit Nuview at the BDIA Showcase 2015.
For more information please call Nuview on 01453 872266,
With an ever expanding network of healthcare and insurance institutions, Munroe Sutton can connect you with a truly expansive range of new patients – all eager to benefit from the affordable, high quality treatment you will be able to provide them.
By integrating you into a prodigious network of dental care providers, you will benefit from nationwide marketing and quality assurance – meaning more patients will know about you and the excellent service you offer. What’s more, this service is completely free for dentists to join.
With over 30 years’ experience and a steadfast commitment to bringing patients and dental professionals together, the team at Munroe Sutton are ready to help you develop your business.
Be sure to come and talk to the friendly team about how you can get involved at the BDIA Dental Showcase 2015.
For more information please call 0808 234 3558 or visit www.munroesutton.co.uk
Reflecting both the traditional and innovative, Tandex offer an array of superior quality toothbrushes and interdental brushes, as well as specialist health care products to encompass every patient’s needs.
With over eight decades experience of production and supply, Tandex provide PVC free, ergonomic designs which have been developed and tested with the help of leading clinicians and hygienists to ensure that Tandex products deliver optimal oral hygiene.
Tandex will also display and demonstrate specialist aftercare kits for maintaining good oral hygiene and compliance both during and after implant, orthodontic or cosmetic dental treatments. Every kit is supplied with precise professional guidance for effective cleaning techniques to ensure that patients achieve excellent standards of hygiene appropriate to their specific procedure.
Make a note to meet the Tandex team on stand M200 at the BDIA Dental Showcase 2015, to see a fabulous range of products that could change your patient’s lives for the better.
For more information on Tandex’s range of products, visit www.tandex.dk
or visit the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Tandex-UK/234855250044190?fref=ts
At the BDIA Dental Showcase 2015, Christie + Co will be on stand H130, ready to show you the range of advice and information the specialist dental team can offer.
A wide range of services are offered by the team, including buying and selling a practice, finance and insurance. Chartered surveyors will also be on the stand to advise on property related matters or formal Bank valuations should you require one.
Regulated by RICS, the team of experts will be sure to tailor their expertise to your individual circumstances and make sure you get precisely the result you need. By combining local knowledge with national insight, their understanding of the dental market is second to none.
If you are looking for market-leading, innovative advice, come and visit Christie + Co at this year’s BDIA Showcase.
To discuss how Christie + Co might help you achieve your future plans please call today on 0207227070
“My representative was very supportive and I found it extremely valuable to be able to deal with the same person throughout the whole process,” says one principal from Sussex who recently sold their practice.
“I also recommend Dental Elite,” says Chris Hobley from Northamptonshire. “Their attention throughout the sale and follow up was excellent.”
It is clear to see that Dental Elite strive to go above and beyond in delivering personalised support and assistance. That is why they also go the extra mile to assist with CQC applications, offer advice and insight in EDITDA and use a clear and transparent fee structure.
What’s more, two members of the team will be taking part in this years London2Paris bike ride on behalf of Bridge2Aid, and Dental Elite promise to donate £5 for every set of details taken leading up to the charity event.
To register your details and show your support, visit Dental Elite at stand I135 at the upcoming BDIA Showcase and enjoy a drink in their complimentary wine bar!
Exhibiting again at this year’s BDIA Showcase, Wrights is delighted to be launching an orthodontic range from one of the leading providers of clinical solutions, G&H Orthodontics.
Wrights is also pleased to reveal a new partnership with Dentally, provider of ingenious practice management software designed to simplify and enhance communications and daily workflows.
Whatever you need, you are sure to find it among our 30,000+ products, ranging from cutting-edge surgical equipment to handpieces and innovative infection control solutions. What’s more, they are all offered with a free next day delivery service for maximum convenience.
Providing a 24-hour accessible service, products can be browsed via E-Catalogue and purchased online through My Wright Place, where web only offers are always available.
If you need an excellent, customer-centred and reliable service, the experienced team at Wrights comprises of various professionals including sales consultants, service engineers and service technicians, all here for you.
To find out more about how Wrights can help you with all your supply needs, visit us on stands M120 and M145 at the BDIA Dental Showcase 2015.
For more information contact Wright on 0800668899 or visit www.wright-cottrell.co.uk
To discover more about these innovative solutions and many more, make sure to visit the 3M ESPE team at the BDIA Dental Showcase 2015.
For more information, call 0845 602 5094 or visit www.3Mespe.co.uk
[i] 3M ESPE Internal Data: Filtek Bulk Fill, Recommended by over 90% of dentists, Claim 6114 – 2014
[ii] 3M ESPE Internal Data: True Definition Scanner is more accurate, Claim 05514
[iii] 3M ESPE Internal Data: Filtek Supreme, Aesthetics, Claim 4188 – 2014
[iv] 3M ESPE Internal Data: Filtek Supreme, Ease of Use, Claim 4224 - 2014