Dentistry Awards – your Christmas party venue!

Don’t miss your chance to shine at the most exciting event in the dental calendar – submit your entry to the 2011 Dentistry Awards by Friday 9 September.


Now in their sixth year, the awards celebrate regional and national excellence in dentistry, honouring exceptional individuals, teams and practices who have worked hard to reach – or indeed stay – at the top of the profession.


This year has seen a new category added to the old favourites (Best Young Dentist, Best Team, and Best Practice) – Best DCP. The Best DCP Award acknowledges the essential role that dental professionals other than dentists play in delivering quality dental care to patients. As always, the winning entries from each regional category will have a chance of winning the overall best UK award in each category.


There are also our website awards to go for – which are Best Website, Best New Website, and Best Specialist Referral Website – as well as the UK-wide Outstanding Achievement Award.



All entries will be appraised by the judging panel, chaired by well-known cosmetic dentist Amarjit Gill. A shortlist will be announced in the weeks leading up to the black-tie ceremony, which returns once again to the stunning Athena in Leicester on Friday 2 December, where the winners of each award will be announced.


The glittering evening consists of a champagne reception, a three-course meal, followed by the electrifying ceremony itself, hosted by a celebrity compere – keep visiting to find out who that will be!


Last year, Canadian stand-up comedian Tom Stade thrilled the audience, injecting plenty of fun and energy into the proceedings. If that wasn’t enough, the evening continues after the awards are handed out with great music to leave you dancing into the early hours.


The Dentistry Awards provide a perfect opportunity to not only motivate your practice colleagues, but also enjoy a fantastic team-building experience and generate some excitement into your practice while you do so.


The categories

• Best Practice (regional)

• Best Young Dentist (regional)

• Best Team (regional)

• Best DCP (regional)

• The UK Outstanding Achievement Award (national)

The most impressive overall entry from all the regions will be named:

• UK Dentistry Best Practice

• UK Dentistry Best Young Dentist

• UK Dentistry Best Team

• UK Dentistry Best DCP

The Website Awards

• Best Website

• Best New Website

• Best Specialist Referral Website

The regions

• Scotland

• Northern Ireland

• North West

• North East

• Midlands

• East

• London

• South West & Wales

• South East

Category guidelines

Best Practice

Is your practice the best in the area? What do you do to make it stand out from the rest? Let us know what your patients say by providing us with their testimonials. You may send in as much supporting evidence as you like.

Best Young Dentist

If you are a dentist aged 35 or under on 2 December 2011, then you may enter this category. If you have worked hard and produced impressive results through your career so far, why not enter? Tell us what you have achieved, describing any hurdles you have overcome.



Matt Perkins scooped Best Young Dentist for 2010

Best Team

If your team goes that extra mile for your patients and practice, why not let everyone know? This is your chance to show off your amazing team and shout about what makes them so special. Send in testimonials, team photos and explain why they deserve the chance to excel in your region.

Best DCP

Do you have a key dental care professional (DCP) without whom your practice would crumble? Explain why they are a crucial member of your practice. You may send as much supporting material as you like, including testimonials from within the practice as well as from your patients.

The UK Outstanding Achievement Award

This award is typically for someone who has, for many years, worked tirelessly in the profession and has made a valuable contribution. We want to hear about the inspiration, influence or hardship they have encountered in achieving their goal. This award can be self-nominated or a nomination.

The Website Awards

Is your website a top-class site? Do your patients comment on the communication and marketing offered? The Website Awards gives you the chance to have your website officially rewarded. The categories are:

• Best Website

• Best New Website

• Best Specialist Referral Website

To enter the Website Awards, please visit and fill in the online form.

Entering tips

• Provide a personal statement of between 250-2,000 words, outlining why you feel you deserve to win the category(s) you are going for. This must be submitted on a USB or disk

• Send in as much supporting evidence as you wish, including marketing material and press cuttings

• Send in letters of reference and testimonials from patients, including before and after photos

• Creativity and originality can help applications stand out

• Ensure you include quality professional pictures of your practice – both hard copies and on disk or USB.




Full details on how to enter the 2011 Dentistry Awards can be found at




For more information, call Siobhan on 01923 851742 or email [email protected] If you would like to enter the website awards, please visit The deadline for all entries is Friday 9 September.


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