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Save the Dates!

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The Dentistry Show and DTS welcomed an amazing 7,908* dental professionals this year, which represented nearly a 13% increase from 2014! Visitors to the 2015 event described it as “A great team day out”, “Fantastic”, “Really enlightening” and “progressive and innovative”.

 

The Dentistry Show 2016 promises to build even further on this success, with yet more first-class learning and networking opportunities than ever before.

You can expect all your favourite features to return including two-day lecture programmes dedicated to each area of the profession, theatres exploring the very latest in each specialist field, world-class speakers and hours of verifiable CPD.

The extensive trade floor will also provide the perfect platform from which to source cutting-edge dental equipment, materials and products, with industry leading manufacturers and suppliers in attendance.

Held on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd of April 2016 at the Birmingham NEC, this is one event you don’t want to miss. If you only attend one dental show in 2016, make it The Dentistry Show and 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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Save the Dates for The Dentistry Show 2016!

Save the Dates for The Dentistry Show 2016!

The Dentistry Show and DTS welcomed an amazing 7,908* dental professionals this year, which represented nearly a 13% increase from 2014!


Visitors to the 2015 event described it as “A great team day out”, “Fantastic”, “Really enlightening” and “progressive and innovative”.

The Dentistry Show 2016 promises to build even further on this success, with yet more first-class learning and networking opportunities than ever before.

You can expect all your favourite features to return including two-day lecture programmes dedicated to each area of the profession, theatres exploring the very latest in each specialist field, world-class speakers and hours of verifiable CPD.

The extensive trade floor will also provide the perfect platform from which to source cutting-edge dental equipment, materials and products, with industry leading manufacturers and suppliers in attendance.

Held on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd of April 2016 at the Birmingham NEC, this is one event you don’t want to miss. If you only attend one dental show in 2016, make it The Dentistry Show and 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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Sharing a passion for knowledge and clinical excellence - Dental Update Study Day 2015

Sharing a passion for knowledge and clinical excellence

The Dental Update Study Day was this year held at The Dentistry Show, providing added value to all delegates.

 

A speaker line-up consisting of some of the finest members of the Dental Update Editorial Board delivered the full-day programme, informing and enthusing delegates throughout.

 

Professor Trevor Burke, Professor Crispian Scully, Professor Avijit Banerjee and Professor Jonathan Sandler each shared their extensive experience and expertise in their chosen fields.

 

It was clear that all those in attendance shared the same thirst for knowledge and passion for clinical excellence, each making the most of the speakers before them. Delegates also had the opportunity to visit The Dentistry Show during breaks, where they had access to the latest products and innovations in the profession, as well as further education and CPD.

 

We would also like to congratulate Professor Burke on winning the Outstanding Achievement Award 2015 during The Dental Awards on Friday evening – a highly deserved accolade to add to your existing achievements!

 

To enjoy some of the most remarkable speaker line-ups, make sure you don’t miss future Dental Update Study Days!

 

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“Everything we wanted and a whole lot more” | Dentistry Show 2015

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Anthony and Sue Inman, Principal Dentist and Practice Manager of Beechwood Dental in Bournemouth, were among the 7,908* delegates attending The Dentistry Show 2015.

 

“This year, we saw another huge increase in the quality and variety of CPD available throughout the two days, as well as many more trade stands among the exhibition.

 

“In particular, we were keen to find out more about the various orthodontic systems and facial aesthetic training courses available, as well as new marketing ideas and effective use of media. We were delighted to find everything we wanted and a whole lot more!

 

“The key benefits of The Dentistry Show for us is the easy to reach location and the opportunity to network and share ideas with like-minded people.

 

“We would highly recommend The Dentistry Show to anyone looking to enhance their practice – we have already saved the dates in our diary for next year.”

 

Free to attend for the whole team, The Dentistry Show offers a wealth of information, advice and inspiration for all. Make sure you don’t miss out in 2016!

 

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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Fantastic Facial Aesthetics Theatre at The Dentistry Show 2015

Facial Aesthetics Theatre at The Dentistry Show 2015

This year’s Dentistry Show reflected the enhanced public appetite for facial aesthetic treatments in its innovative Facial Aesthetics Theatre.

Here delegates were treated to lectures and sessions on a huge array of topics all relating to the provision of facial aesthetics and delivered by leading practitioners in the field.

Over the two days, the theatre hosted a number of renowned speakers including: Janine Revill, Director of Cosmetic Insure; Dr John Quinn; Andrew Hansford, International Trainer in Dermapen; Dr Michelle Lyners; Roy Cowley, Managing Director of 3D-lipo Ltd; Dr Nadine Skipp; Dr Bob Khanna; and Dr Rikin Parekh.
 

Delegates gained invaluable insights into this expanding and fruitful market throughout the two-day educational programme, as well as practical hints and tips on modern materials and issues such as insurance.
 

Next year, the Facial Aesthetics Theatre will be returning to The Dentistry Show and promises another full schedule of top class speakers. Be sure to take note of the dates today so you don’t miss out!
 

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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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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A Perfect Platform for Innovation - Dentistry Show 2015

Dentistry Show 2015

Hundreds of new products and technologies are released within the UK dental market every year, each having undergone extensive research and development. The goal of new innovations is to improve the clinical outcome of treatment, enhance the patient experience or streamline the practitioner’s workflow, and the best of those available in fact do all three.

The difficulty comes in attempting to remain abreast of all these advancements, but for delegates at The Dentistry Show and DTS 2015, the task was made easy. The vast exhibition of more than 400 leading trade suppliers and manufacturers brought all the very latest products, materials, technologies and services to you in one place, with the experts on hand to provide demonstrations and offer bespoke advice and guidance. Whether you were looking for advanced imaging systems, cutting-edge practice management software, proven oral health care products to recommend to patients or new CAD/CAM technology for your lab, the trade floor had something to offer you.

What’s more, the exciting new Launchpad UK highlighted the newest offerings in the dental market, following global product launches at IDS Cologne only a few weeks beforehand. More than 100 fascinating new products from over 70 leading companies were featured in the exclusive Launchpad UK guide, including innovations from the likes of 3M ESPE, Acteon, Bego, Clark Dental, DENTSPLY, Henry Schein, Ivolclar Vivadent, Kerr, Nobel Biocare, Philips, Shofu and Straumann.

Aside from the innovations available to discover and try, the exhibition was also the perfect platform from which to network with professionals in various areas of dentistry. With all members of the dental team present from dentists to dental hygienists, practice managers, dental technicians and trade suppliers, this was an ideal place to create new professional relationships and strengthen existing connections.

Gillian Greig, Principal Dentist at The Private Dental Centre commented:

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 day for me.”

Sofina Ahed, Dentist, added:

“I get something different out of this show every year. Last year was all about CPD, but I’m now planning to open my own practice so this year I’m sourcing new products, software and services. It’s been very useful to be able see the equipment and materials, speak to the different companies and get some good quotes.”

The trade exhibitors were also happy with the success of the event with comments including:

“We’ve pulled away from other shows, but this is an amazing show for us – we get loads of leads here. It attracts good quality delegates and allows us to show off our products and educate and engage with dental healthcare professionals.” – Dawn Woodward, National Sales Manager, Curaprox

“This is a much more friendly and approachable show than some of the others, which means delegates are relaxed and more open to buying. We’ve had a steady flow of people to the stand who are genuinely interested in what we have to offer. And we’ve made quite a few sales, so it’s been a very good show for us.” – Abigail Smith, Marketing, Coltene

This year’s trade show was so successful, in fact, that more than 100% of the 2015 event’s exhibition space has already been booked for 2016! With such figures, it is clear to see how The Dentistry Show and DTS are amongst the fastest growing dental events of the industry.

The 2016 event will be held on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd April at the NEC in Birmingham. Be a part of the most exciting show in the profession and save the dates today!

 

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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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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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,

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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