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VIP Treatment at The Dentistry Show 2016

VIP Treatment at The Dentistry Show 2016

American Express and Henry Schein Dental will be co-hosts of the Business Lounge at The Dentistry Show 2016.

Access to the Shows’ Business Lounge is complimentary for all VIP delegates and is one of the benefits of the full VIP experience which includes fast tracked entry to the event, a free lunch and front row seats in the Aesthetic Dentist Theatre, for qualifying delegates.

From rewarding business spending through the Membership Rewards programme, to assisting with cash flow management, American Express representatives will be inviting delegates to find out how the American Express Gold Business Card for Henry Schein customers can assist their business.

The highly experienced team from Henry Schein Dental will also be on hand to demonstrate the wide variety of industry-leading products and technologies designed to help your practice thrive.

To make the most of all the learning opportunities, world-class speakers and cutting-edge innovations available at The Dentistry Show, and to do so in style, find out more about the VIP experience and Business Lounge today!

For more details about the exclusive welcome offer for Henry Schein customers please visit americanexpress.co.uk/henryschein.

 

 

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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MAR
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Bringing Innovation to Life Once Again

Bringing Innovation to Life Once Again

 

 

The Nobel Biocare Global Symposium is a must-attend event for all professionals looking to take their implant dentistry to the next level.

 

The exciting four-day programme will be delivered by more than 150 industry experts from around the world, presenting a dynamic combination of podium lectures, interactive forums, masterclasses and hands-on workshops. Headline speakers will include:

 

  • Oded Bahat
  • Edmond Bedrossian
  • Markus Blatz
  • Wolfgang Boltz
  • Steve Bongard
  • Chee Chang
  • Renato Cocconi

 

A vast selection of topics will be explored from immediate loading protocols to soft tissue management, materials and techniques for bone regeneration, screw-retained restorations and much, much more.

 

Key Nobel Biocare innovations designed to enhance your practice and help you grow your business will be discussed as well, including NobelClinician™, the All-on-4® treatment concept and the NobelActive® Wide Platform implant.

 

In addition to the outstanding educational programme, the Nobel Biocare Global Symposium will also offer fantastic social and networking opportunities, giving professionals from all corners of the globe the chance to meet and learn from those at the very forefront of the field.

 

To find out more or to register, visit the website today.

 

For more information, contact Nobel Biocare on 0208 756 3300, or visit www.nobelbiocare.com

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MAR
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Get involved in National Apprenticeship Week - 14th to 18th March 2016

Get involved in National Apprenticeship Week - 14th to 18th March 2016

 

Designed by The National Apprenticeship Service, this special week celebrates the positive impact that apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. It highlights how apprenticeships can help businesses across all sectors ‘rise to the top’ with young, enthusiastic talent and invites employers to get involved.

Apprentices follow a comprehensive work-based programme and work towards a recognised qualification that is relevant to your business. You can harness fresh new talent to your team or use the schemes to develop the skills and experience of existing employees.

In dentistry, newly approved, employer led apprenticeships are available for:

 

·         Dental Nurses

·         Dental Practice Managers

·         Dental Laboratory Assistants and

·         Dental Technicians

 

With almost 9 in 10 of every employer that takes on an apprentice reporting benefits to their business[1], there has never been a better time show your support.

The National Apprenticeship Service has set up an online tool – Pledge-o-meter for businesses to share their apprenticeship and traineeship pledges – get involved and show your commitment at:

www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/national-apprenticeship-week-2016

 

Find out more about dental apprenticeships at one of the
TRAILBLAZERS LAUNCH EVENTS

on March 16th at Barnet and Southgate College -
www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk and
on March 17th at the University of Bolton University - www.bolton.ac.uk/dentalapprentice

 

For additional information from the National Apprenticeship Service, please visit: www.apprenticeships.gov.uk



[1] Skills Funding Agency. Key facts about apprenticeships: available at www.gov.uk [Accessed 7th March 2016]

 

 

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FEB
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A night to remember

A night to remember

 

 

The team at A-dec UK were delighted by the turnout to their recent open evening, at the new A-dec Showroom in Nuneaton – and would like to thank everyone who attended and helped make the evening such a success.

 

From dealer and supplier partners to clinicians, approximately 50 guests were in attendance, all of whom were eager to view the celebrated range of A-dec equipment solutions, as well as take advantage of some exclusive ‘on the night’ offers. 

 

Dean Hallows, General Manager of A-dec UK, welcomed and thanked all for coming, and had the pleasure of introducing A-dec’s Vice President of Manufacturing, Mr Wes Snyder, and the Director of Logistics, Mr Devin Layman, who had come over from the A-dec head office in Oregon, USA for the event. They commented on how great the showroom looked and also on how wonderful it was to be able to share the evening with so many valued industry partners and customers.

 

The evening of canapés and champagne was so enjoyed by all that it ran on well past the advertised closing time.

 

If you are interested in any of the innovative dental solutions that A-dec has to offer, be sure to contact the friendly team today.

 

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

www.a-dec.co.uk or call on 024 7635 0901

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JAN
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Back by Popular Demand! Safe4 Returns to Dentistry

Back by Popular Demand! Safe4 Returns to Dentistry

Allan Stockwin, Chairman of Safe4 and ex-Chairman of the Dental Buying Group (DBG), announces a return to the dental market.

 

When I sold the DBG and The Dental Supply House in 2010, I decided to retain control of Safe4, one of the most ethical ranges of products available in the UK.

The company has always maintained its primary principle of delivering safe products that protect both the end user and the environment. It's been a big educational exercise but we have managed to spread the word in many markets and deal directly with the majority of customers who care about their patients and the environment.

Our next endeavor is to return to the dental profession, which up until now has always purchased through dental wholesale companies. Understandably, many of these companies have few loyalties to brands and little understanding of the products they sell and the substances contained within them. They simply stock and sell the solutions in most demand, or those that generate the largest profit. Some even sell Safe4 and many dentists used it when The Dental Supply House was still operating.

By offering our products directly to you, we strive to really get to know you and therefore deliver a more personalised service tailored to the type of business you run and the demands you face. In addition to providing full data sheets, we can explain them to you as well, answering any questions you may have there and then.

We believe we have managed, through our educational programme, to dramatically reduce the number of hazardous products sold in the UK and abroad. However, we still have a long way to go and it would be nice to think we can be as successful in the dental market as we have been in many other markets.

We have been very mindful to remain abreast of the very latest advancements and changes to the regulations surrounding cleaning and disinfectant products and protocols in the healthcare and veterinary sectors. As such, we have been, and continue to be, not only well placed to offer clarification and advice on these topics, but also very happy to do so as part of the service we provide. We are here to help you ensure the highest standards of safety within your practice and we are proud to offer you such highly effective, easy-to-use and safe disinfection products.

Worldwide Endorsement

When you look at the list of internationally leading names using Safe4 products, it can't be a coincidence that they have chosen the best to protect their staff and clients. In the animal care sector, for example, we are proud to work with key global organisations, zoos and sanctuaries such as Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Blue Cross, London Zoo, Twycross Zoo, Chester Zoo, PDSA and Universal Studios, as well as SeaLife in 10 different countries around the world.

Effective

Safe4 products have been clinically proven to be effective against a wide range of harmful pathogens including viruses, bacterium and fungi. These include candida albians, E.coli, hepatitis C, HIV, listeria, MRSA, salmonella, staphyloccus aureus, swine flu and trchophyton,[i] preventing the spread of infection throughout your dental practice.

Safe 

Alcohol-free, non-toxic and non-irritant, our products contain no harsh chemicals that are harmful to the natural world or humans, delivering the ultimate protection for your patients, your staff and the environment.

In fact, our solutions are so safe that you needn’t worry about rinsing or drying them once they have been used on surfaces – they pose absolutely no risk to anyone or anything that may come into contact with the product while it’s still wet. Perfect for rapid yet effective decontamination processes between patient appointments, while also eliminating any health concerns in the case of product accident or spillage, you can have complete confidence in the safety of both your staff and your patients.

Non-corrosive and non-staining, our products are also safe for use on a wide variety of surface materials, as they won’t damage your worktops or equipment.

The Products

We are excited to launch three core products especially for dental professionals:

  • Disinfectant Cleaner – available in 900 ml and 5 litre containers, as well as a trigger spray and wipes
  • Instrument Cleaner – available in 1 litre and 5 litre containers
  • Safe4 Nitrile Gloves – available in sizes small, medium and large

 

Designed specifically for the dental environment to help you maintain outstanding hygiene levels in a cost-effective and efficient way, discover the clinical proven product range from Safe4 today!

 

 

For more information visit www.safe4disinfectant.com,

call 01606 591900 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Quote Reference: Safe4-2



[i] Safe4. Tired, tested and approved. Link http://www.safe4-be.com/files/Safe4_Test_Results.pdf [Accessed December 2015]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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JAN
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New Launch by Market-Leading Manufacturer

New Launch by Market-Leading Manufacturer

As a market-leading manufacturer and distributor of quality single-use gloves across Europe, Unigloves has more than 13 years’ experience in the UK dental industry.

The company has just launched its latest range of gloves – Vitality – including:

  • Vitality Nitrile – white, powder-free with Lano-E coating
  • Vitality Latex – white, powder-free with Lano-E coating
  • Vitality Latex scented – green, powder-free with Lano-E coating and scented with a pleasant citrus and peppermint flavour for your patient’s comfort

The lanolin and vitamin E (Lano-E) coating is designed to reduce skin irritation and dehydration. This is supported by the multiple wash cycle which makes the gloves cleaner and safer by reducing residual water-soluble proteins and other harmful chemicals, thereby minimising allergy risks.

The double-chlorinated beaded cuffs facilitate easy donning and removal of gloves whilst the micro-roughened texture ensures optimal grip. This unique combination of features makes the Vitality range of gloves ideal for use within the dental industry.   

 

 

For further information about Unigloves products, please visit www.unigloves.co.uk or call  01634 726516 

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Trailblazer Management Apprenticeship

Trailblazer Management Apprenticeship

 

Build on your existing skills by gaining all the business knowledge and practical experience you need to be the best dental practice manager you can be.

 

Plus, earn a nationally recognised Level 4 qualification with the ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management.

 

With only 3- 4 classroom-based days, held at Barnet and Southgate College in London, you can even hone your skills while taking next to no time away from your practice.

The exciting two-year programme covers:

 

Human Resources / Patient Care / Clinical / Marketing / Risk Management / Quality Assurance / Finance and The Dental Industry

The next starting dates are:

 

18th March 2016

13th May 2016

1st July 2016

 

 

Take the next step in your career and find out more about the

Trailblazer Management Apprenticeship today.

 

For more information or applications contact Barnet and Southgate College on 0208 266 4333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Helping to make the world a better place

Helping to make the world a better place

There are an infinite number of ways to improve our world from peace in the Middle East through to saving endangered species. In every case, mankind can effect changes by working in unison, communicating, cooperating and taking small, positive steps forward.  Poverty and suffering needs the attention of those fortunate enough to have more, helping those with less. Similarly, with knowledge on pollution and waste, we must consider the impact of what we discard on the environment.

 

A 2010 study at the University of Georgia considered 192 countries bordering the Atlanta, Pacific, Indian oceans, Mediterranean and Black Seas, and found that 275 million tonnes of plastic waste had been generated in one year. An estimated 8 million tonnes of it was dumped at sea – amounting to five shopping bags full of plastic on every foot of the coastline [i].  The same study estimated this would double by 2025, to ten plastic bags for every foot of coastline.

 

The largest ocean rubbish site in the world is in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre – a   floating mass twice the size of Texas where plastics outnumber sea life six to one[ii].  The result of such abuse to our seas is that 44% of all seabirds, 22% of cetaceans, all species of sea turtle and a growing list of fish species have plastic in or around their bodies ii. The seemingly innocuous household plastic toothbrush also plays a role, routinely found in the stomachs of dead seabirds and turtles worldwide[iii].

 

The truth is that every plastic product entering the sea will wreak havoc either directly to wildlife by ingestion or entanglement or when broken down into tiny fragments by UV rays constituting what is known as ‘plastic soup’, causing:

 

  • Damage to critical ecosystems such as coral reefs and smothering of sediments.
  • Chemical ingestion of marine organisms through ingestion of small plastic particles.
  • Potential changes in biodiversity due the transport of invasive species on plastic fragments[iv].

 

Making a stand, Humble Brush has just been launched in the UK – an everyday toothbrush making a big difference. The handle is ergonomically fashioned out of panda-friendly bamboo – the fastest growing plant on earth with natural antiseptic properties. Complementing any contemporary bathroom, the biodegradable handle is non-slip, functional and stylish. The durable bristles available in a range of bright colours are nylon, free from bisphenol A (BPA) toxins, degrade over time, soft and gentle on gums. Every brush is packed in a transparent, biodegradable wrapper made from plants and the box is also 100% produced from recycled materials. In addition, for every brush sold, the equivalent amount of one toothbrush is donated to the Humble Smile Foundation to pass on to people in need of oral care.

By caring about your toothbrush, show you care about the world. For your free sample (one brush per practice) contact Humble Brush today.

 

 

Humble Brush is now available in the UK and Ireland. For more information please 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 please contact our exclusive distributor Quintess Denta at www.quintesshumblebrush.co.uk

 

You can also follow us on social media:

@HumbleBrush and www.facebook.com/humblebrushuk



[i] University of Georgia, UGA Today, New Science Paper Calculates Magnitude of Plastic Waste Going Into The Ocean. February 12, 2015.  2015.http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/new-science-paper-magnitude-plastic-waste-going-into-ocean-0215/ (Accessed 11/8/2015).

[ii] EcoWatch, 22 Facts About Plastic Pollution (And 10 Things We Can Do About It) Lynn Hasselberger, The Green Divas, April 7, 2014 (Accessed 11/8/2015)

[iii] http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/the-worlds-rubbish-dump-a-tip-that-stretches-from-hawaii-to-japan-778016.html

[iv] The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Year Book 2014 Emergins Issues Update – Debris in the Ocean http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/the-worlds-rubbish-dump-a-tip-that-stretches-from-hawaii-to-japan-778016.html (Accessed 11/8/2015)

 

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