Elaine Halley, Chair of the Aesthetic Dentist Conference - The Dentistry Show 2016

The Dentistry Show

For dental professionals of all experience levels, interests and career aspirations, The Dentistry Show facilitates the development of clinical and business skills within a dynamic and fun environment. The 2016 event will once again bring you an array of lectures, hands-on workshops and on-stand learning throughout the trade floor, ensuring diverse learning opportunities for the whole team.

Among the highlights of the next show will be the Aesthetic Dentist Conference, Chaired by Dr Elaine Halley. Here, she gives a taste of what delegates can expect from the highly anticipated lecture programme:

“I’m very excited to present this great line-up of speakers who’ll be exploring a broad variety of subjects. We will show how the digital age is now well within the realms of the GDP who has an interest in aesthetic dentistry. It doesn’t matter how much previous experience delegates have with modern digital technologies, or indeed whether they have access to advanced CAD/CAM equipment in their practice – we will demonstrate how anyone can start to integrate the digital workflow.

“Our outstanding speakers will include Florin Cofar visiting from Romania, who will be discussing CAD/CAM and digital smile design and how it can be used in general practice. Roberto Spreafico will take this further by looking at CAD/CAM relating to treatment of the posterior teeth. In my own lecture, I will consider how we can capture effective digital images and utilise them for enhanced treatment planning.

“In contrast, Professor Trevor Burke will be speaking about the management of more complex cases, focusing on the treatment planning stages and offering practical hints and tips to help improve this stage of treatment. Ian Kerr, known for his work with resin-bonded composites, will also explore the advanced restorative dentistry that can be aided with CAD/CAM solutions. Renowned speakers Didier Dietschi, Finlay Sutton and Louis MacKenzie will complete the line-up, ensuring the entire topic spectrum is covered.”

Alongside the Aesthetic Dentist Conference, The Dentistry Show 2016 will host a myriad of additional features covering all fields of dentistry including the GDP Theatre, EndoLounge, PerioLounge, CORE CPD Theatre and STO Lounge. What’s more, the trade floor is expected to stage more than 400 leading dental manufacturers and suppliers, each displaying cutting-edge innovations and many will provide on-stand learning for those interested in honing their knowledge of products and treatment concepts.

“The benefit of The Dentistry Show comes from the amount of thought and effort that goes into putting the programme together, ensuring each conference stream is relevant for those within the appropriate field,” concludes Elaine. “Delegates can trust that the speaker line-ups and topics are always different year on year, enabling them to access a wide spectrum of educational opportunities.

“The event is also very well supported by the trade, so delegates can learn about materials and equipment and then speak to the manufacturers directly. This combination of education and access to the trade is fantastic.”


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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Dr Finlay Sutton at The Dentistry Show 2016

Dr Finlay Sutton at The Dentistry Show 2016

Dr Finlay Sutton will be among the outstanding speaker line-up presenting the Aesthetic Dentist Conference at The Dentistry Show 2016. Keen to demonstrate that removable prosthodontics remains a viable treatment option, even with advances in dental implantology, he will be discussing “The 7 Secrets to Successful Removable Prosthodontics”.


“I will deliver a very practical and clinically-focused presentation, exploring my seven secrets for the creation of beautiful dentures with optimal function,” he says. “Using a selection of case studies, photos and videos, I will show how I have worked with my on-site dental technician, Rowan Garstang, to produce removable dental prostheses with exceptional function and aesthetics.


“For those attending my lecture, you can expect to pick up some practical tips to help you make superb impressions and maximise retention for both partial and complete dentures. You’ll also see how to determine optimal tooth positioning when designing the prosthesis, ensuring that it is always age appropriate.


“I love coming to The Dentistry Show and have been to the last three events. There really is something at the show for everyone involved in dentistry and dental technology. It is a brilliant place to learn new dental techniques, see new products and materials and keep up-to-date with the latest technological advances in dentistry, so that we can improve what we provide for our patients. In addition, it is a great opportunity to meet up with friends and colleagues.”


Finlay will be speaking alongside an outstanding line-up of nationally and internationally renowned lecturers within the Aesthetic Dentist Conference. Led by Elaine Halley, Chair of the educational programme, confirmed speakers will be Professor Trevor Burke, Didier Dietschi, Florin Cofar, Roberto Spreafico, Louis MacKenzie and Ian Kerr, discussing a wide range of relevant topics from CAD/CAM technologies and the digital workflow to management of complex cases and direct composites.


Even more CPD and learning opportunities will be on offer throughout the trade floor, where many of the more than 400 dental manufacturers and suppliers will provide on-stand education and product demonstrations. Additional hands-on workshops and lecture theatres such as the Facial Aesthetic Theatre, EndoLounge, PerioLounge and STO Lounge, will also cater to specific disciplines and be tailored to all members of the team.


Make sure you don’t miss out!


The Dentistry Show and DTS 2016 will be held on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd April at the NEC in Birmingham. For further details visit www.thedentistryshow.co.uk, call 020 7348 5270 or

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One for the diary - The Dentistry Show 2016

One for the diary - The Dentistry Show 2016

For dental professionals seeking a fun, dynamic and world-class platform for learning, networking and discovering the very latest innovations, The Dentistry Show 2016 is a must-attend event. More than 7,000 delegates are expected to return, with access to nationally and internationally leading speakers, as well as over 400 top dental manufacturers and suppliers.


Regardless of whether you work as a dentist, dental nurse, hygienist, therapist or practice manager, the show will present a myriad of opportunities for you. Exciting two-day lecture programmes will be tailored specifically to each area of the profession, offering hours of verifiable and general CPD. Globally renowned speakers will include Didier Dietschi and Louis Mackenzie in the Aesthetic Dentist Theatre, with many more yet to be announced.

The Dental Nurses Forum in partnership with the British Association of Dental Nursing (BADN) is sure to prove a highlight of the event for dental nurses with the entire programme designed and presented by the BADN. Leading names will explore a dynamic range of topics, sharing their experience and expertise to help you develop your skills and boost your career progression.

For additional CPD sessions suitable for all members of the dental team, the CORE CPD Theatre will cover core subjects such as medical emergencies, radiation protection and infection control. The Dental Business Conference, designed in conjunction with Practice Plan for 2016, will then offer practice owners and managers a wealth of information and advice to help enhance their business principles while optimising profitability.

And for those who specialise in certain fields, or who are interested in expanding their treatment provision, lecture theatres on the trade floor will cater to your needs. These will include:


  • EndoLounge – from basic to the most advanced procedures, explore a variety of case studies, materials and clinical techniques with the experts.
  • PerioLounge – the ever-popular theatre will return once again to provide an update in all things periodontal.
  • Short-Term-Orthodontics Lounge – discover the wide range of appliances available today, while refreshing and developing your understanding of the key concepts of GDP orthodontics.
  • Facial Aesthetics Theatre, in association with CCR Expo – as demand for facial aesthetic treatments continues to grow, this programme will ensure you remain at the cutting-edge in order to maximise your business potential.
  • Compliance Clinic – run in association with Apolline, the Clinic will help you better understand the rapidly evolving regulations, with solutions to help tackle the challenges presented.
  • Hands-on workshops – hone your practical skills with professionals at the forefront of their respective fields.

Aside from all this, the Dental Update Study Day will also be held at The Dentistry Show 2016, for the second year in a row. Available to all subscribers free of charge, with the chance for non-subscribers to join, the eclectic programme will offer the chance for delegates to hear from some of the most highly respected experts on the Dental Update editorial board.

Taking to the floor

To complement the extensive education on offer, the more than 400-stand trade floor is sure to impress. Leading dental suppliers will feature all the very latest products, technologies, materials and services in the industry, with fantastic deals available. These will include 3M ESPE, 3Shape, Belmont, Colgate, Curaprox UK, Carestream Dental, Denplan, DENTSPLY, GSK, Henry Schein, Heraeus Kulzer, Ivolclar Vivadent, Nobel Biocare, Philips, Shofu, Sirona, Voco and Wrights, to name but a few!

The exciting Launchpad UK initiative will also return in 2016, highlighting new innovations designed to streamline practice workflows and improve the patient experience.

Particularly in dentistry, who you know is often as important as what you know. Establishing a broad and effective network for support, clinical guidance, patient referrals and supply of equipment or consumables is essential, and the exhibition floor will help you meet both old friends and new. Co-located with The Dental Technology Showcase, the event will also facilitate easy networking within the lab community.

What’s more, the prestigious Dental Awards will be held on the Friday night of The Dentistry Show 2016 will once again. Presented by Purple Media Solutions, The Dental Awards are the premium awards of the dental sector, identifying and celebrating outstanding achievements in the past year.

Comments from the 2015 event included:

"It’s my first time at the show and I’ve found it a brilliant place to see and buy products – you get some exclusive deals here. I’ve spent money and attended a few educational sessions, so it’s been a very successful and enjoyable day for me." ­– Gillian Greig, Principal Dentist, The Private Dental Centre.

It's a fantastic event because there is a high intensity of exhibitors as well as excellent CPD opportunities. There is a broad spectrum of education, geared for every member of the dental team. I have felt welcome and comfortable at all theatres.” – Suzy Threadgold, Dental Hygienist at Houston Dental Practice.

Make sure you and your team don’t miss out – save the dates today!


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 5270 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Visit VSDent on Stand E230 @DentalShowcase

Visit VSDent on Stand E230 @DentalShowcase

Value and Service Dental Supplies (VSDent) is a dynamic new supplier of dental products and equipment.

We aim to offer highly competitive pricing and excellent customer service which in turn helps our customers to save £££ around the year.

At this year’s Showcase, we are offering additional discounts and special offers across our range of products.

Visit us at the BDIA Showcase, stand E230 for:-

  • The chance to win a  DTE D6 Ultrasonic Scaler Unit (Worth £300)
  • Free Bur samples
  • Buy 2 Get 1 Free Exhibition special offers on most of products
  • Bonus offers on orders placed at the Exhibition
  • The opportunity to try our Composite, GIC & Impression material ranges
  • The opportunity to try our ranges of Handpieces & Woodpecker products

Presentation & live demonstration of Ultrasurgery, piezo bone surgery system at product demo zone.

               Thursday 22nd -14.00-14.30, Friday 23nd -14.00-14.30, Saturday 24th -15.00-15.30

Ultrasurgery is a piezoelectric surgical unit designed for high precision surgical procedure. Piezo surgery has been advocated* for use in a wide number of dental applications including:-

?     Implantology:- Implant socket preparation, Alveolar ridge splitting and expansion, Re-contouring of alveolar crest, Mental nerve management,

?     Root Procedures:- Separation of roots, Hemi-section, Root amputation, Periodontal surgery, Apical resection

?     Maxillary Sinus Procedures:- Preparation of bone window with lateral approach; Dissection of sinus mucosa; Sinus floor elevation.

* Yaman Z, Suer BT. Piezoelectric surgery in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Annals of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 2013 Feb 01;1(1):5.



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The Dentistry Show 2016: Bigger and better than ever before!

The Dentistry Show 2016: Bigger and better than ever before

Since its inception in 2009 The Dentistry Show has continued to grow, with an increase of 808 delegates since 2013 alone[i]. With its second time running in April, this major event will be held on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd of April 2016 at the NEC Birmingham.


High value experience


With The Dentistry Show expecting to host more than 400 stands on the exciting exhibition floor, 2016 is set to be yet another year of innovation. What’s more, it will be one of the first major dental events of the year; giving delegates the opportunity to see the unveiling of the latest and most innovative products, materials and technologies available.  


The use of the Launchpad UK marketing campaign will return this year ensuring the latest information on cutting edge products is delivered to delegates. The exhibitors themselves will also be available to discuss the investment of products and the benefits that they provide for practices and individuals.  




With 8,000 expected to attend The Dentistry Show 2016, it is the perfect arena to network with respected speakers, suppliers, exhibitors and colleagues. Moreover, the atmosphere and buzz of this event is sure to spark ideas on how to improve patient care and inspire professionals to create a better and more profitable practice.




Judging by the success of 2015 and the impressive attendance at the 120 seminars and workshops, 2016 is set to be an unmissable year. Ranging from business skills workshops and compliance clinics to lecture programmes designed for each member of the team, the Core CPD Theatre and more, there is something available for every role within the dental industry. With world-class guest speakers and hands on demonstrations lined up, extensive CPD learning is also available for all attendees.


Don't miss out


The Dentistry Show prides itself on providing for all that dentistry demands and places importance on information, innovation and education. If previous years are anything to go by, it is set to be an outstanding year, not only for The Dentistry Show, but also for all of dentistry itself.




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 5270

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



[i] Accessed online 10th June 2015 www.thedentistryshow.co.uk/page.cfm/Link=9/t=m/goSection=9_3


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You’ll find a great deal at BDIA Dental Showcase

It’s an exciting time for the dental profession, with research showing that nearly 70% of dentists are looking to expand their businesses within the next five years.* This makes attending BDIA Dental Showcase the ideal opportunity to find out what’s new in dentistry.
This event is to be held on 22-24 October at the NEC in Birmingham. With over 350 manufacturers and service providers exhibiting you have hands-on access to the latest innovations and can take advantage of a range of exclusive show offers. This is one reason why last year, 73% of visitors made purchases during, or as a direct result of attending the event.
There is a lot to learn too. This year’s event sees the introduction of the new Dietary Zone, supported by The Dairy Council, which explores the latest thinking in the links between diet and oral health. Your team can also experience and learn from lively mini lectures and gain practical business advice that can be taken back into dental practices and laboratories across the country helping them stay ahead in today’s increasingly competitive market.
Sessions include:
  • Exploring new horizons – presented by mydentist
  • Exciting innovations that will change the way you practice dentistry –presented by DirectaDentist
  • Quick, straight smiles from Cast and SmileTRU – presented by SmileTRU/Cast
  • Producing and maintaining a perfect finish on anterior restorations – presented by Oral B
  • Cerezen clinical trial overview – presented by CerezenTM
  • Better understanding of how banks assess lending propositions – presented by Lloyds Bank
  • Ergonomic sitting in dental practice – presented by Salli Systems
Stephen Hancocks from the British Dental Journal said, “The BDIA Dental Showcase is a great place to find out about the latest developments that can enhance not only the practice of dentistry, but also the business of dentistry.”
The BDIA Dental Showcase is the biggest and best dental trade show in the UK – so put the date in your calendar and register now for tickets for you and your team, by visiting www.dentalshowcase.com
*Healthcare Confidence Index. Lloyds Bank. March 2015.
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