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Update your team with mobile software by @DentistGoneBadd

If you could fix dental staff with mobile software

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JAN
14

Perform with A-dec

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The new A-dec Performer provides you with exceptional choice, maximum comfort and legendary reliability for less.

 

This dental chair offers you a multitude of innovative clinical options from easy-to-use delivery systems to programmable touchpads and a smooth but powerful cantilever system, as well as your choice of halogen or LED light. 

 

With a left or right-handed delivery system, the ambidextrous A-dec Performer delivers the same unparalleled level of flexibility and functionality that all A-dec units are known for. 

 

With seamless, easy-to-clean upholstery available in a variety of vibrant colours, the A-dec Performer is the perfect addition to any modern dental practice.

 

To find out how you could take advantage of so many functional benefits on a smaller budget, contact the friendly team at A-dec today. 

 

For more information about A-dec Dental UK Ltd, visit:

www.a-dec.co.uk

  

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JAN
14

Treating obese patients- Dean Hallows A-dec

Treating obese patients- Dean Hallows A-dec

Statistics suggest that by 2050 60 per cent of men and 50 per cent of women in the UK will be obese – currently, the figures stand at around 15.5 million adults.[1]

 

The health issues that can be demonstrably linked with obesity are well documented: conditions such as type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, cancer, strokes, liver disease, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), joint pain and depression are more likely to affect people with a high Body Mass Index (BMI).[2]

 

What is significantly less documented is the difficulties healthcare providers can have treating obese patients. This is particularly important for dental practitioners, since obesity is also linked to an increased risk of periodontal disease and poor oral hygiene.

 

One of the most prevalent issues currently is the capability of dental chairs to support patients over a certain weight. There have been reports of dentists turning away patients on account of the inability of their dental unit to safely and efficiently carry a heavier load.[3]

 

Indeed, research undertaken on modern dental chairs has recently shown that most units are only capable of bearing loads of up to 23st (146kg). Typically, those who fall within the obese BMI bracket weigh from 22st upwards (143kg) rendering the majority of dental chairs unsuitable.[4]

  

This, of course, presents significant problems to both patients and practitioners. If dentists cannot serve all of their patients, they will lose business to those who are better equipped – and if they choose to turn patients away on the grounds of weight, they may find themselves facing legal action through the Disability Discrimination Act (2005). For patients, it restricts the provision of oral healthcare.[5]     

 

To this end, it is worth considering a dental chair from A-dec. With units that can carry heavier loads than competitive products (up to 29st (181kg)), a long-standing focus on comfort, ergonomics and reliability, A-dec is the obvious choice for any dental professional passionate about providing the best care for everyone.

 

Regardless of size, age or any other differentiating factor, every patient who walks through your door deserves to be treated fairly, equally and excellently. Do not let your equipment be an excuse to discriminate against anyone – invest in high-quality products that will allow you give each individual patient the best treatment possible.

 

 

For more information about A-dec Dental UK Ltd, visit:

www.a-dec.co.uk

 

 



[1] Public Health England: About Obesity; link: http://www.noo.org.uk/NOO_about_obesity [accessed on 18/08/15]

[2] NHS Choices: Obesity; link: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Obesity/Pages/Introduction.aspx [accessed on 18/08/15]

[3] BDJ: Obesity and dentistry: a growing problem – D. Reilly, C. Boyle, D. Craig; published online, 2009; link: http://www.nature.com/bdj/journal/v207/n4/full/sj.bdj.2009.717.html [accessed on 18/08/15]

[4] Ibid.

[5] Ibid.

 

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JAN
03

‘100% of dentists would recommend...’

100% of dentists would recommend...

In a poll taken during the BDIA Showcase, 100% of dentists interviewed said they would recommend Wisdom Clean Between Interdental Brushes to their patients.[i]

 

As a further testament to the quality and effectiveness of the products, over 85% said they would use them themselves.

 

The Wisdom Clean Between Interdental Brushes feature a super soft rubber design with the flexibility to clean even the smallest interdental spaces with ease. Completely metal-free, patients who have struggled with interdental brushes in the past are likely to find these simple and effective to use.

 

Ideal for those with orthodontic appliances, dental implants, metal fillings or crowns, and available in three different sizes, the Clean Between Interdental Brushes are suitable for every situation.

 

From September, Dentist Surgery Packs of Wisdom Clean Between Interdental Brushes will be available via dental wholesalers, consisting of dispenser boxes with 100 cello-wrapped sample packs of each colour of brush. Make sure you get yours and discover for yourself how much they can help your patients!

 

To discover why so many dentists recommend the Wisdom Clean Between Interdental Brushes, contact the team today.

 

To find out more, please visit www.wisdomtoothbrushes.com or call 01440 714800



[i] BDTA 2013/2014, poll carried out by Wisdom during events. 

 

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DEC
27

Introducing Humble Brush

Introducing Humble Brush

Recently launched in the UK and Ireland, Humble Brush is an exciting new product that aids dental health while protecting the environment and supporting less fortunate communities around the globe.

 

Dr Noel Abdayem, one of the founders of Humble Brush, as well as James Hamill from Quintess Denta – exclusive distributor in the UK and Ireland – and Dr Darren Weiss, President of the Humble Smile Foundation (www.humblesmile.org), introduced the inspiring product at a press launch in August this year.

 

Humble Brush features an ergonomically designed, biodegradable, panda-friendly bamboo handle that offers natural antiseptic properties. This is complemented by soft, degradable nylon bristles and packaging  made from 100% recycled materials.

 

You have the power to not only provide your patients with a truly effective and environmentally friendly adjunct, but also gain assurance that with every Humble Brush sold, the equivalent value will be donated to people in need.

 

Furthermore, you can test this remarkable product with a free toothbrush sample available for each practice. To help make a difference, contact the team at Humble Brush today.

 

 

Humble Brush is now available in the UK and Ireland. For more information visit www.humblebrush.co.uk, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0286 862 8880. To order contact our exclusive distributor Quintess Denta at www.quintesshumblebrush.co.uk

 

Follow us on social media:

@HumbleBrush and www.facebook.com/humblebrushuk

 

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DEC
01

Truly universal - Filtek Z500 Universal Restorative

Truly universal - Filtek Z500 Universal Restorative

For a restorative that is suitable for everyday dentistry, try Filtek Z500 Universal Restorative from 3M ESPE.

 

Filtek Z500 has a multitude of benefits including good radiopacity[i] and light stability,[ii] high flexural strength,[iii] and low shrinkage.[iv] All of these factors add up to simple handling and durability, which is essential in the dental setting.

 

Not only that, Filtek Z500 Universal Restorative is available in eight universal and one opaque shade, so you can create beautiful restorations. The combination of this, along with the excellent polish retention,[v] makes Filtek Z500 your go-to product for aesthetic restorations.  

 

For a truly universal restorative, try Filtek Z500 from 3M ESPE today.

 

For more information, call 0845 602 5094 or visit www.3Mespe.co.uk



[i] 3M ESPE Internal Data, Filtek Z500 radiopacity, 2010. Claim no 4441

[ii] 3M ESPE Internal Data, Filtek Z500 light stability, 2010. Claim no 4442

[iii] 3M ESPE Internal Data, Filtek Z500 flexural strength, 2010. Claim no 4430

[iv] 3M ESPE Internal Data, Filtek Z500 shrinkage, 2010. Claim no 4433

[v] 3M ESPE Internal Data, Filtek Z500 polish retention, 2010. Claim no 4427

 

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NOV
30

A restorative that goes with the flow...

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Kerr’s team knows that direct procedures require multiple technological solutions. That’s why we have created a robust family of universal composites with a variety of different handling characteristics and property values.

 

Take, for example, Herculite™ XRV Ultra Flow, a medium viscosity light cure nanohybrid resin restorative that combines the long-standing expertise of the Herculite brand with an innovative flowable composite.

 

Formulated with Kerr’s rheological expertise, Herculite XRV Ultra Flow, thanks to its Smart Placement Technology, is able to flow easily when used as a base/liner and maintain its shape when used in small restorations.

 

Other features include:

• Outstanding flexural strength

• Low shrinkage

• Easy polishability

• Excellent gloss retention.

 

The Herculite XRV Ultra range offers the best of both worlds – strength and aesthetics – to give you long-lasting, beautiful restorations.

 

For further information, please call 01733 892292, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.kerrdental.co.uk.

 

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NOV
03

Prestige broadens the M62 corridor’s opportunities

Prestige broadens the M62 corridor’s opportunities

Prestige Dental is delighted to announce the appointment of Jennifer Ball as its Product Specialist for the M62 corridor and surrounding areas.

Never one to rest on her laurels, Jennifer, who has an extensive dental nursing background, is in the process of rolling out an exciting programme of learning opportunities in individual practices.

Whether lunchtime, first thing or after the practice closes is best for you, armed with sandwiches and in the space of just one hour Jennifer can provide invaluable information on products such as ACTIVA™ BioACTIVE, as well as vacuum forming and Medentika’s implant range – obligation free.

Speaking about her new role, Jennifer commented: ‘I am really looking forward to meeting customers – new and old – and learning what support I  can offer individual dental practices so that dentists and their teams can remain focused on what they do best – delivering excellent patient care.’
 

To make an appointment for Jennifer to visit your practice or for more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01274 721567.

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JUL
11

A great piece of technology - Carestream Dental

A great piece of technology - Carestream Dental

A great piece of technology - The CS 3500 intraoral scanner from Carestream Dental enables acquisition of high-resolution, true-colour 2D and 3D images.

 

Utilising state-of-the-start technology, the scanner is designed to significantly enhance diagnostics and treatment planning for a more accurate and efficient process.

 

The lightweight portable handpiece also features an innovative light guidance system to aid positioning in the mouth.

 

Tom Lamont is the Principle Dentist at The Lamont Clinic in Glasgow, and has been using the CS 3500 intraoral scanner for around 6 months.

 

“Carestream Dental arranged for me to visit a very experienced user of the CS 3500 a few months ago so that I could learn from one of the best and see exactly how the scanner could be used effectively in practice.

 

“Since then, I have really enjoyed using the CS 3500 – it is a great piece of technology that’s very cost-effective.”

 

To discover the CS 3500 intraoral scanner for yourself and find out more about Carestream Dental’s commitment to excellent customer service, contact the team today.

 

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

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JUL
09
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Export Achievement Award win

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Dentisan’s parent company Quadralene, has been recognised for their recent significant increase in international sales, winning the Medilink East Midlands Export Achievement Award.

The increase has been driven largely by Quadralene’s expansion in healthcare markets and their products are now sold in 41 countries worldwide. In 2012, overseas sales increased by 70% and are forecast to rise by a further 50% this year.

Managing Director of Dentisan, Andy Corley, said,  “I am thrilled to receive this award on behalf of a terrific team that works hard each day to build our growing reputation as a leader in the field of infection control. Their tireless effort on behalf of our international clients is what makes the difference. This award is proof that their work is recognised not only in the UK market but also on a global stage.” 

Medilink is an organisation that celebrates the latest technologies, outstanding business achievement and international success across the UK Life Sciences sector and this is not the first Medilink award-win for the company. Two years ago, Dentisan received an “Outstanding Achievement” award for their collaborative work with University of Nottingham School of Biosciences in developing Bioclear, a biofilm remover for Dental Unit Water Lines. The company now goes forward to Medilink’s National Finals, held at the end of the year.

For more details of Dentisan’s full range of infection control products visit www.dentisan.co.uk

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JUN
25
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Toothpick approaches 2000 practitioners with direct access to hygienists launching in July



Toothpick offers instant appointment visibility to thousands of potential new NHS and Private patients enabling them to find your practice and securely book a visit at the click of a button 24/7, helping to fill those unsightly gaps in your appointment book, whilst allowing the practice to retain full control of the diary.

With hundreds of hygienists currently listed on toothpick.com and the GDC’s approval for direct access, Toothpick is set to become the number one destination for finding a dentist or hygienist, with hundreds of practitioners joining every month.

Toothpick offers numerous practice advantages; it frees up reception time to focus on customer service, results in less administration and increases utilised chair time, all of which will ultimately help your practice to grow profitably and effectively.

CEO Sandeep Senghera added, “90% of new Toothpick patients typically book within 4 days and usually have higher restorative needs. These appointments would otherwise potentially go empty eating away at the profit of the practice.”

If you’re one of the 50% of UK practices without a website, then fear not, with Toothpick no website is required as patients can click through to a fully editable practice profile.

 

Start to fill the gaps in your appointment book today and visit 
www.toothpick.com/get-listed/, call 020 8123 2680 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more.

Facebook: /ToothpickDental
Twitter: @toothpick

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