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Amazon Threat to the Supply Chain?

Amazon Threat to the Supply Chain?
 
A slightly US focused story but yesterday (6th December) an interesting report was released by Morgan Stanley.
 
The report by Morgan Stanley says Amazon isn't gunning for pharmacies or medical devices just yet. Instead, it's turning its attention to the dental supply business.
 
Should the traditional dental supply businesses (such as Henry Schein) be worried? 
 
Probably not just yet but I do believe that Amazon Business will be a force in the next ten years, supplying consumables, stationery, office supplies, food etc for all businesses both big and small. (not just dental)
 
How will this work?
If we take a dental practice as an example. The person who does the purchasing for the practice will have an amazon business account (many already do) and will start to buy dental consumables and even equipment on the amazon site. It will be convenient, familiar and reliable. This is definitely something to watch over the coming months / years in the US first and the UK won't be far behind.
 
Read more here.
 
Further Info on Amazon Business UK
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Visit Wrights at the Scottish Dental Show 2017

Visit Wrights at the Scottish Dental Show 2017

 

With over 100 years’ clinical and business experience, Wrights is one of the oldest established full service dental suppliers of top quality products at competitive prices.

Exhibiting on stand F10 and F11 at the Scottish Dental Show 2017, delegates will have the opportunity to see a sample of Wrights’ extensive catalogue first hand. With a number of special show deals on offer, you may even grab yourself a bargain!

If you get a chance, the Scottish Dental Show is also an ideal occasion to chat with the friendly and knowledgeable representatives about setting up an on-going account. With the ‘My Wright Place’ online account management system, you can easily place an order, monitor department spending and create a customised product list.

Regular customers also benefit from tailored loyalty discount structures, meaning you get even more for your money when you choose Wrights.

Can’t make it? Pick up the phone to find out more!

 

For more information contact Wrights on 0800 66 88 99 or visit the easy to navigate website www.wright-cottrell.co.uk

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Make the most of your business with Henry Schein Rewards

Make the most of your business with Henry Schein Rewards

 

 

 

Make the most of your relationship with Henry Schein by becoming a member of our innovative loyalty programme, Henry Schein Rewards (hsdrewards.co.uk).

Henry Schein Rewards is free to join, and once enrolled, members can gain valuable points for every pound spent on almost all Henry Schein Dental and Software of Excellence products and services. In addition, as a member you can also benefit from exclusive special offers which attract double or triple points to boost your total. Members will be the first to hear about new products at special member previews and receive Early Bird discounts for member-only events.

Managing your Rewards account is simple. Just visit the Rewards website hsdrewards.co.uk, log in to check your balance and set points goals, then sit back and watch as your points total grows.

Since its launch 8 months ago Rewards has been incredibly well-received by Henry Schein customers who have quickly seen the value and signed up to start earning points.

Emma Emerson, who manages the Rewards programme, says, “The programme is a great success and our customers love the fact that they are being rewarded for buying across the product range from both Henry Schein Dental and Software of Excellence. The breadth of our products and services is just one way in which we are practically demonstrating our commitment to providing everything needed to run a successful and profitable dental practice.”

 

“Working with Henry Schein Dental, I always knew I would be well looked after, however the Henry Schein Rewards programme seems to be the icing on the cake and a great way to reward committed and loyal customers!” Paul Worskett, Ambelcote Dental

 

 

Get your Rewards total rolling by applying today for free at hsdrewards.co.ukAll new successful applicants will automatically receive 1,000 bonus points.

Tel: 0800 083 8559

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

Twitter: @HenryScheinUK

Facebook: HenryScheinUK

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Refreshingly reliable - Dean Hallows

Refreshingly reliable - Dean Hallows

A dental chair is the focal point of any surgery: the central cog in a machine that allows for the provision of exceptional treatment. These products see almost constant use throughout the day and the average practitioner can expect to spend almost 27,000 hours with each chair over the course of their career. As such, it is vitally important for practitioners to choose wisely when selecting a new chair, to ensure that they are making a wise investment for the future.

The first consideration is reliability. Any savings made on a cheaper model will likely be lost if constant and expensive repairs are needed to maintain a chair’s ability to perform at its best, let alone the lost business caused by chair down-time. Investing in a dental chair that has renowned reliability will eliminate these unnecessary overheads. It will also provide essential peace of mind; indeed, being able to trust in the reliability of such an important piece of equipment is a factor that simply cannot be overstated.

It’s also important to invest in a chair that can stand the test of time – that’s future proof. Dentistry nowadays is advancing at an astronomical rate, with new innovations appearing on the market on an increasingly regular basis. This makes it very easy for some products to depreciate in value incredibly quickly. Therefore, a chair that can easily be adapted or updated to suit the rapidly changing needs of modern dentistry is a must.

On this basis, it is hard to beat an A-dec dental chair. With a longstanding reputation of unsurpassable quality, A-dec chairs are also easy to refresh and upgrade. They have both the durability to last for years and the flexibility to change when needed. This is something that Dr Wayne Williams, principal of Smile20 in Wokingham recently discovered. He says:

“I’ve had my A-dec 500 for 12 years. In fact, I think it was one of the first of this model to be installed in the UK. It’s an incredibly reliable chair – in over the decade I’ve worked with it, I’ve never felt the need to change it. Recently, however, I did make a small change: I had one of the new A-dec LED lights fitted.

“The upgrade process was very easy and it took less than an hour for our A-dec authorised dealer, Marz Dental Equipment Ltd., to come and do the installation. We’re so impressed that we are likely to do the same refreshing upgrade for our other chairs too – and I envisage being able to continue to use them for many years more!”

A-dec focusses on providing the equipment that dentists need to deliver first rate dentistry. Since modern dentists need the ability to be able to adapt to new technologies, techniques and materials, A-dec has worked hard to ensure that they have the products that allows them to do so.

With equipment solutions that allow for easy and innovative upgrades, A-dec has future proofed its chairs, allowing practitioners to change the individual aspects of their chairs to suit their individual needs, across many years of use.

And, indeed, Dr Williams’s example is simply the tip of the iceberg; A-dec chairs are extremely versatile, allowing practitioners to choose precisely the options that compliment their clinical preferences. For instance, another dentist, Dr Patricia Seyf from Seyf Dental in Barnes, has recently purchased an A-dec 500 without a cuspidor. She says: “Having no spittoon makes for a far more hygienic treatment centre. I can autoclave my funnels between each appointment and be completely assured that my surgery is cross-contamination compliant. It also allows me to have a direct, face-to-face conversation with the patient – something which I think is very important for putting them at ease and encouraging a strong patient-practitioner relationship.”

 

This level of customisation is indispensable. Practitioners can quite literally purchase the dental chair they need at the time – without having to worry about what is coming around the corner, since they also have the option to refresh and upgrade at a later date.

 

Investing in an A-dec chair is investing in your future in the dental profession. No matter what challenges or changes come about in the years to come, A-dec will continue to provide relevant and applicable options to those dentists aspiring to offer the very best dentistry.

 

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

www.a-dec.co.uk or call on 0800 2332 85

 

 

 

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The Supplier For Your Every Need - Wrights

The Supplier For Your Every Need - Wrights

We are renowned for providing quality imaging equipment, dental units, autoclaves, consumables and instruments, but how well do you really know Wrights?

Firstly, it is important to us to be completely transparent, honest and professional. We listen, advise and deliver a quality service – that is what makes us the distributor with a difference. Since Frank Halley Wright founded Wrights in 1898, our ethos has always been to deliver an exceptional service.

With our traditional values, modern outlook and holistic approach, we are the national company with a local touch. To ensure you get the best service possible, Wrights has a nationwide team of experienced professionals and multiple showrooms across the UK.

From cutting-edge X-ray imaging equipment to practice management software, clinical instruments, materials, general consumables and more, we have over 30,000 products covering a range of top brands including 3M Oral Care, Coltene, Dentsply, GSK, Heraeus Kulzer, Ivoclar Vivadent, Kerr, NSK, Voco and W&H. Furthermore, we offer an array of own-brand gloves, bib rolls, facemasks, alcohol-free wipes and prophy paste, which are gaining recognition across the UK. We have also recently extended our service to offering an exclusive orthodontic range from G&H Orthodontics, quality imaging software, CAD/CAM solutions and dental units from leading manufacturer Planmeca and a cloud based practice management software from Dentally. 

As we don’t consider it enough to simply supply the best products on the market, Wrights also constantly strives to save you money. As Polly Bhambra, Practice Owner of Tree Tops Dental Practice said: “Because of price matching, discounts and packages available, we always get the best price possible from Wrights.” With regular seasonal flyers also available offering exclusive promotions, Wrights is unbeatable when it comes to value for money.

At Wrights, we’re proud to receive extremely positive feedback on our team of experienced and dedicated representatives. As Maryam Felker, Principal Dentist and Clinic Co-ordinator at eleDent Clinic commented: “The personalised service that we receive is invaluable and is the biggest selling point of the company.”

Ultimately, all we do and everything we try to achieve is by putting your needs first. With our consistent well-delivered advice, excellent communication, rapport and our professional, upbeat attitude, it is no surprise that more and more dentists are choosing Wrights as their number one dental supplier.

 

All in all I am very proud of what Wrights has achieved and our quality of service. For anyone wishing to experience this attentive service, our door is always open.

 

For more information contact Wrights on 0800 66 88 99 or visit the easy to navigate website www.wright-cottrell.co.uk

 

 

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Be The Best With Wrights

Be The Best With Wrights

 

 

As the winning practice of the Schülke Infection Prevention & Control Team of 2015 – which has been launched this year – MF Dental Care was pleased to accept their award at the BDIA Dental Showcase.

 

After collecting their well-deserved trophy and individual certificates, the thrilled team paid tribute to those who have helped them achieve this phenomenal standard of infection control.

 

“We are thrilled to have won this award,” said Alison McGugan, Practice Manager and Treatment Co-ordinator of MF Dental Care, “and we thank Wrights for its consistent service and excellent products.

 

“Having used Wrights for 20 years, the standard of its own brands has never let us down. With Fiona Anderson also always striving to ensure that we get top quality infection control products such as those from schülke at the best price, Wrights gives us the tools we need to operate at a high standard.

 

“With the addition of a dedicated next day delivery service and excellent support, I definitely recommend Wrights to any practice looking to take their practice to the next level.”

 

For a full list of products available and to find out more on how Wrights could help you, contact the team today.

 

For more information contact Wrights on 0800 66 88 99 or visit the easy to navigate website www.wright-cottrell.co.uk

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DEC
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Leading the way in cosmetic dentistry

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Prestige Dental’s product specialist, Jennifer Ball, was delighted to be in attendance at the grand opening of Andrea Ubhi Cosmetic Dentistry’s new practice in York earlier this year.
 

As well as rubbing shoulders with the likes of model and former Miss England, Georgia Horsley, who officially opened the practice, Jennifer was able to meet the award-winning “Team of the Year North 2015” (Dental Awards) and bring everyone up to speed on the extensive range of quality dental products Prestige Dental can supply.
 

Commenting on the event, Jennifer said: ‘It was a great evening – warm and inviting. The practice seamlessly combines the lovely original features of the building with state-of-the-art dental equipment. It has a huge wow factor!
 

‘You could see they have worked hard to create a relaxing environment; a recipe for success for both happy staff and happy patients.’
 

The new premises are run by a team of 18, housing four ultra-modern surgeries, two waiting rooms and the latest technology, including CT scanning equipment and a Seiler microscope.
 

In particular, Jennifer was taken by the glass ‘pods’, where the treatment co-ordinator can sit down with patients to discuss their needs and wants, as well as consultation rooms that allow for patient/dentist interaction without the pressure of a clinical setting.

 

If you would like to know about the range of quality products available from Prestige Dental, please call 01274 721567 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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A Winning Combination - Wrights

A Winning Combination - Wrights
 

Dedicated to providing first class customer service, Wrights, the independent distributor, continues to build upon the ever-growing reputation of what it can achieve and provide. Lisa Montague, Practice Manager of Hook Lane Dental Care in Welling, explains why Wrights has won her and her practice over.
 

Ever since our Wrights representative, Shilesh Jetha, first introduced himself to me two years ago, ordering within my practice has not been the same. Happy, friendly and communicative, we hit it off straight away.
 

He showed me price comparisons and potential offers compared to competitors. Since then Shilesh has price matched, or beaten, everything that he possibly can and he continues to ensure I get the very best deals available.
 

Since transferring a lot of our ordering to Wrights, I have sampled more and more products, which for the most part, have been exactly what we were looking for. Although we use Wrights mostly for the branded products, we have certainly seen an increase in our use of own brand products, now using the gloves for instance.
 

In the event of us not liking a specific product, Shilesh has always been very understanding, taking the feedback away and producing an alternative for us to try. What’s more, he always seems to get us a better deal, which is integral in an industry driven by price.
 

Although I do a weekly order, I probably speak to Shilesh most days! He is extremely helpful and accommodating, ensuring that products arrive next day delivery whenever possible.
 

Even though we are getting top brands for amazing prices, for me the customer service is what makes Wrights stand out from the rest. If I ring Shilesh with a problem or an issue, he deals with it straight away. As a very good problem solver, I always feel assured that I am getting an incredible service.
 

Ultimately, he is a perfect example of the kind of representative that Wrights need and do employ. Changing my perception and attitude to ordering, Shilesh has essentially acted as the catalyst for our move to Wrights. The products are great and the pricing is unmatched, but Wrights earn its reputation on the customer service alone.

 

As a result, I would definitely recommend Wrights, and have done so already to several practices.

 

For more information contact Wrights on 0800 66 88 99 or visit the easy to navigate website www.wright-cottrell.co.uk

 

 

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15

New orthodontic range available from Wrights!

New orthodontic range available from Wrights!

Wrights, one of the UK’s oldest and dedicated independent dental supply companies, is delighted to announce the addition of G&H Orthodontics quality products to its wealth of product ranges.

 

G&H Orthodontics boast an enviable reputation with 99.9% customer satisfaction on products including archwires, elastomerics and brackets.

 

Wrights will be supporting the orthodontic product launch with a dedicated brochure. There will be excellent offers and promotions across a range of top-selling products such as Focus™ Brackets, Titan™ Bands, VIPER™ Low Profile Buccal Tubes, G4™ Niti Wires, and Enchanted™ Elastics.

 

All available with guaranteed next day delivery and excellent support from the highly experienced team across the UK.

 

Request your brochure today to make sure you don't miss out on the exceptional promotions currently exclusive to Wrights.

 

To contact Wrights for more information, call 0800 668899 or visit www.wright-cottrell.co.uk

 

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“It’s the person centred service that makes Wrights standout”

It’s the person centred service that makes Wrights standout

“We have been working with Jackie Kendrick, a representative of Wrights, for six months now,” says Dr Ann-Marie Bard, principal of Cleobury Dental Practice in Kidderminster.

 

“Jackie and the rest of the team are extremely helpful and easily accessible, always providing a first class customer service; that's why we now use them in 99 % of our consumables and materials orders.

 

“Wrights deliver amazing deals and provide us with the best value for money. What’s more, Jackie has delivered excellent one to one advice in helping us to set up a time saving monthly ordering list; this enables us to reach the targets within our budget and has been invaluable to the practice.

 

“We could not be happier with the service and we would definitely recommend Wrights to other practices.”

 

For a professional and friendly service and to work with an experienced team, contact Wrights and find out how you can get next day delivery on top-selling products at exclusive discounted prices. 

 

            For more information contact Wright on 0800668899 or visit www.wright-cottrell.co.uk

 

 

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Going the Extra Distance - Wrights Dental

Going the Extra Distance

“The relationship between the practice and the supply company’s representative is the most important feature for us when considering who to work with,” says Vicky Marsh, Practice Manager at Parkway Dental Care.

 

“We’ve been working with Wrights for a number of years but since our current representative, Tina, joined the team a year ago, we have been especially happy with the excellent service we’ve received. Wrights offers the best value for money and we now order all our materials and consumables, as well as some oral health products, through the company.

 

“Tina and I hit it off straight away. She is absolutely fantastic, her level of customer service is extremely high – she is always prepared to go that extra distance to deliver on our requirements. I get regular emails with any deals or offers that may be of interest and anything she doesn’t know is investigated and immediately reported back to me; it is first-class customer care.

 

“I am extremely satisfied with Tina and will stick with her for the foreseeable future. I would recommend this service 100%, in fact I always do – Tina is wonderful!”

 

For a professional yet personal service from an experienced team, next day delivery on top-selling products and exclusive discounted prices, contact Wrights today.

 

            For more information contact Wright on 0800668899 or visit www.wright-cottrell.co.uk

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Making waves with the Florida Probe Dolphin

Making waves with the Florida Probe Dolphin

How could the Florida Probe, one of the most accurate and consistent periodontal probes on the market, be made even better?

 

Clark Dental is proud to introduce the Florida Probe Dolphin – the single-use and disposable probe that ensures each new patient can be treated with a fresh appliance. Seeing you unwrap a new probe especially for them increases patient trust and reassures them that they are receiving the best and most hygienic care possible.

 

The Dolphin features a new, more flexible plastic sleeve, in a neon yellow colour to make it easier to see in both light and dark environments. With its improved flexibility, you will also be able to reach difficult interproximal sites far more easily.

 

The Florida Probe Dolphin is compatible with your existing Florida Probe and the powerful Voice Works perio-charting software. This innovative product is changing the way periodontal exams are conducted and is the ideal tool for any practice. To find out how you could benefit from it, contact the team at Clark Dental today.


 

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“We are very happy and satisfied”

“We are very happy and satisfied”

“We have been working with Wrights for two years” says Maryam Felkler, Principal Dentist and Clinic Co-ordinator at eleDent Clinic, Sutton. “Our representative Louise is the reason we joined; her reputation is outstanding and she truly represents the standard of staff that Wrights employs.

 

“When it came to renovating two of our surgeries, Wrights did everything and the team was efficient and well-organised. We were given a really great price and a five-year warrantee with most of our chairs and equipment. What’s more, Wrights beat every single quote I received from other suppliers.

 

“Due to the excellent and consistent service that Wrights provides, we use it for 100% of our ordering. The delivery of our consumables and materials is faultless; even the most unusual requests are met by Louise.

 

“Wrights offers no limitations on payment and we are able to pay monthly. This is testament to the strength of our working relationship and the mutual trust between Wrights and its customers.

 

“The personalised service that we receive in invaluable and is the biggest selling point of the company. We will continue to use Wrights for all of our ordering into the foreseeable future.”

 

To find out how you can get a dedicated, professional and personalised service, contact Wrights now.

 

            For more information contact Wrights on 0800 66 88 99 or visit www.wright-cottrell.co.uk

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Unmissable Deals With Wrights

Unmissable Deals With Wrights

Not to be missed this November – amazing savings on industry-leading brands such as 3M ESPE Dental, Dentsply, NSK, Voco and more.

 

As well as exclusive promotions on quality products such as Alkazyme and UltraWipes Expert from Alkapharm and Alveogyl and Endocal from Septodont, other top packages in the Wrights seasonal flyer include:

 

  • Buy four K3™ or K3XF Files from Kerr and get one free
  • Buy two get one free on Maxcem Elite from Kerr
  • Buy three packs of xantasil® from Heraeus Kulzer and get preVision® Temp A2 completely free of charge

 

With a highly experienced and dedicated team delivering exceptional customer service, it is no wonder that more dental professionals are turning to Wrights as their first choice dental supplier.

 

To find out what you are missing and for a full list of products and promotions available, contact the team today – you will experience customer service like never before.

 

For more information contact Wrights on 0800 66 88 99 or visit the easy to navigate website www.wright-cottrell.co.uk

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Dental Equipment Needed!

Dental Equipment Needed!
 
The “Jungle” refugee camp in Calais, is inhabited by refugees and migrants from across Africa and the Middle East. The population is currently 4,000+, with approximately 40 new arrivals each day. Until recently, this was almost entirely male, but over the last couple of weeks there has been a huge influx of families. There are now approximately 500 women and at least 100 children in the Jungle.
 
Conditions in the camp are truly appalling. MSF (Medecins Sans Frontieres) have recently engaged and this has made some impact, as have a number of volunteer organisations (many from the UK), but it remains a terrible humanitarian crisis. Winter is rapidly approaching; there is already frost at night, and the Jungle is prone to flooding.
 
We need to get these people out of the mud. "Caravans for Calais” is providing caravans and trailer tents to the “Jungle". The organisation was conceived in early September 2015; to date we have 20 caravans deployed in the Jungle, with another 20 procured in the UK, awaiting shipment, and four in France, also awaiting volunteer drivers to tow them.
 
The caravans are being donated by their owners, or bought by members of the public, or purchased by Caravans for Calais using funds raised from campaigning. The organisation is steadfastly apolitical. This is an extremely complicated issue, but our position is simple. Whilst we debate a solution, people should not be abandoned to live in these conditions. We are deploying initially as humanitarian infrastructure. Later, we will provide them as housing for refugees. So far, we have doctors’ and dentists’ surgeries, nursing stations, a secure distribution staging centre, homes for the vulnerable and family reception centres. We have also allocated some to families with young children.
 
We are looking to equip a dentist’s surgery, in a caravan, in the Jungle. We can gut and sterilise the interior, we can even supply some power…but we need the specialist equipment. A chair, instruments…all the equipment required to provide basic dental care is needed. Initially, most of the work will be extractions, but as we progress, the procedures will become more complex.
So, we’re looking for donations of the relevant equipment.
 
Can anybody help us, please? 
 
Caravans for Calais can be contacted via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0208 824 9314.
 
Thank you - this is changing lives.
 
Dave King
 
 
 
 
 
 
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