Thank you to The Dentistry Awards partners

The Dentistry AwardsWe send out a big thank you to all the partners of The Dentistry Awards.


Acteon designs, manufactures and distributes medical and dental devices. The company is renowned for its expertise in electronics and micro-mechanics. In conjunction with national research agencies and universities, its integrated R&D department has developed a wide range of small equipment including powerful piezoelectric ultrasonic generators, micro-motors, photopolymerisation lamps and autoclaves.

Amongst the latest innovations launched on the market are the ultrasonic generators Newtron P5XS, the first dual purpose air polisher Air-N-Go, and the photopolymerisation lamp Scanwave.

For more information on Acteon please visit or call 01480 477 307.


At A-Dec we know that designing a new surgery and purchasing new equipment is a big decision, and one which shouldn’t be taken lightly. That’s why you should consider A-Dec before you make your final decision. A-Dec design, manufacture and distribute much of what you see in the dental surgery.

From stools to chairs, lights to cabinets; we can offer advice and guidance to ensure the success of your project from start to finish. Whether you wish to update your delivery system or you want to remodel your entire practice, consider A-Dec and their extensive network of equipment specialists.

With A-Dec trained and approved sales and service engineers, these specialists provide complete surgery solutions and equipment support.

For more information about A-Dec services and specialists, contact us on freephone 0800 233285 or 02476 350901. The full A-Dec product range can be viewed on our web pages at

Frank Taylor & Associates

Established as the UK’s most successful independent valuer and sales agents for the dental market, Frank Taylor & Associates specialises in practice valuations, sales, purchases and business improvement services for dental professionals.

The company has been involved in the sale and valuation of thousands of dental practices nationwide and has a depth of experience that is unrivalled in the UK.

For those looking to buy, Frank Taylor & Associates offers registered members a ‘Purchaser to Principal’ (P2P) programme. Offering a suite of services to support them achieve their dream of practice ownership, the P2P programme ensures members have all the help they need as they move from being a purchaser to a principal.

Existing owners who’ve made the decision to sell their practice can also rest assured that they’re in safe hands with the Frank Taylor & Associates dedicated ‘Vendor Investment Programme’ (VIP).

Selling a dental practice is one of the most crucial decisions a dentist can make during their career and the team at Frank Taylor & Associates are very clear in who they work for during a sale of a practice. Commission fees are not accepted from purchasers and it is a firm company belief that selling a dental practice for no commission and getting a buyer to pay the fee clearly is, and has always been a bad idea.

Additional services offered by Frank Taylor & Associates include:

  • Workplace pensions
  • Wills/LPAs
  • Insurance/investments
  • Mortgages
  • Capital allowances
  • Tax advice
  • Nominal partnerships
  • Funding guidance (via FT&A Finance)
  • Recruitment support (via Browns Locumlink).

Browns Locumlink

Browns Locumlink is one of the UK’s leading recruitment agency specialising in finding locum and permanent work for dental and pharmacy professionals. With over 30 years of experience, the company has worked with thousands of healthcare professionals across the UK.

For those looking for staff cover, Browns Locumlink has a database consisting of hundreds of registered dentists and pharmacists looking for work. This means that the team can find the most suitable candidate for the position. Whether it’s a sick day, holiday cover, maternity leave or an unexpected staff shortage, the team will do their upmost to ensure the day still runs smoothly.

Candidates looking for work, either locum or permanent as part of a career move, have the option to search the company’s regularly updated job listings or contact the team directly to find the right new job for them. So if there are any free days in the calendar or permanent work sounds more suitable, the team can work to find a solution to get candidates on the road to work.

For those last minute emergencies, the team can also be contacted on the out of office phone line to ensure that no call goes unanswered.


Every practice deserves the efficient dedication of a business partner that understands its needs. Denplan not only operates seamlessly with your practice, but we’re proud to be leaders in innovation, regulation and value-added services.

With almost 30 years’ experience of working with dentists, dental care professionals and dental experts, Denplan help support you and your team’s development. In fact, our well known brand can also help you increase patient loyalty and attract new patients.

We offer a range of products to suit your patients’ needs:
• Denplan Care – A comprehensive capitation plan for preventive and restorative oral healthcare
• Denplan Essentials – A maintenance plan that allows you to set a monthly fee to cover dental exams, hygiene visits and dental x-rays
• Denplan Plans for Children – Allows you to set fees based on any model, so you can choose what you would like to include for your younger patients
• Denplan Membership Plan – Allows you to register your Patient Focus and Public Involvement (PFPI) patients to the practice, ensuring they have access to their preferred dentist.

We also have an extensive range of business, marketing and financial support services, to help make your practice more profitable. For more information visit or call us on 0800 169 9962.

The Dental Directory

The Dental Directory is a one-stop-shop for all your practice needs, from everyday sundries, facial aesthetic products and training, to state-of-the-art surgery equipment including dental units and digital imaging apparatus.

From humble beginnings more than 40 years ago, The Dental Directory has grown to become one of the UK’s largest dental dealers with a product range of more than 27,000 different products that cover every aspect of modern dentistry. The Dental Directory is synonymous with fantastic quality, innovation and great customer service.

The Dental Directory offers free next day delivery on all orders no matter how big or small and has highly-trained field-based and internal sales teams on hand to provide vital service and product information whenever you need it.

The Dental Directory takes great pride from its connections and associations throughout the profession and, through its on-going dedication to excellent products, innovation and independent guidance, is committed to helping raise the standards of dental provision across the country. To this end, The Dental Directory is proud to continue its long running association with the prestigious Dentistry Awards.

For more information, contact The Dental Directory on 0800 585 586 or visit

Costech Elite

Here at Costech Elite, we have been creating ‘smiles to live for’ since 1977. Now celebrated as a ‘Super-lab’ we offer the complete service of crown and bridge, prosthetics, orthodontics and implant restorations all under one roof. Now your dental team has one point of contact for all your laboratory requirements for both your NHS and your Private Elite patients.

Our team of GDC-registered Elite managers and technicians all have a passion to provide your smile team and your patients a service to smile about. The Elite managers are always on hand to be your eyes, ears and point of contact with the laboratory team. We enjoy the rapport and communication with our dentists, and may it continue far into the future.

With the years of experience we have, we understand that consistency of the restorations we produce is essential for the smooth running of your practice. With good communication, quality materials, DAMAS accreditation and use of the latest technologies available, consistent high quality is always achieved.

Innovation, dedication and communication is our mantra that keeps us passionate in the work we create and the service we provide.

To become an Elite dentist, contact us today on 01474 320076 or send an email to [email protected] and see how we put out the red carpet to welcome you.

Ps, a welcome free gift from Professor P Lofen-Stick awaits you at


Headquartered in Schaan, principally of Liechtenstein, Ivoclar Vivadent is one of the world’s leading dental companies. Ivoclar Vivadent was founded as a production facility for artificial ceramic teeth in 1923. The company’s success is based on a comprehensive portfolio of products and systems, strong research and development capabilities and a clear commitment to training and further education.

Operating in the three product areas direct restoratives, fixed prosthetics and removable prosthetics, Ivoclar Vivadent offers dentists and dental technicians products and product systems that support them across the entire treatment and fabrication process and enable them to achieve aesthetic results.

Since its acquisition of Wieland Dental in 2012, Ivoclar Vivadent disposes of an extended range of CAD/CAM materials and equipment. With regard to digital workflows, the company offers not only high-quality products but also supports dentists and dental technicians with state-of-the-art technologies and first-class trainings and courses.

Ivoclar Vivadent operates one of the largest Research and Development centres in the dental industry. The company is committed to developing integrated concepts and cooperating with renowned institutions and universities. Ivoclar Vivadent’s innovations are the result of the interplay of technical feasibility, market orientation and experience. Its developments have proven their worth in practical use.

Quality Endodontic Distributors Limited (QED)

Quality Endodontic Distributors (QED) the independent endodontic supply company for 25 years. The QED sales team visit practices daily servicing accounts and product training, helping the end user find the right products for them. In addition, each year we support over 200 endodontic courses throughout the UK.

Our extensive catalogue of endodontic products covers everything from Rubber Dam through Apical surgery, many products in our range are exclusive to QED such as; Reciproc one file endo, this product has proven to be extremely successful not only does it reduce your treatment file cost but reduces surgery time also.

Other exclusives include: Root ZX, Alpha, Beta and Obtura are some of the most renowned endodontic products worldwide. We supply other well-known brands such as Protaper, Raypex, K3 and Satelec.

If you would like any further information, please contact Quality Endodontic Distributors on 01733 404999, email [email protected] or visit


Small things. Big difference.

For nearly 200 years, Dentsply has been partnering with the dental profession and investing in research and development to launch market leading products including Spectrum, Protaper, and Cavitron to name a few.

It is our belief that the small things we do when we develop dental products can make a big difference to your working day in practice and to the exacting care which you provide to your patients. Through our constant attention to detail we strive to help shape the future of dentistry with a focus on making working life easier and helping you to achieve patient satisfaction.:


Straumann believe patients should only come into contact with safe, high-quality products. ‘Quality’ has always been a guiding principle when developing and manufacturing products based on innovation, precision, reliability and simplicity.

Straumann’s goal is to become a total solution provider and thus, the partner of choice in tooth replacement for both dentists and dental labs. With headquarters based in Basel, Switzerland, Straumann is a global leader in implant, restorative and regenerative dentistry.

In collaboration with leading clinics, research institutes and universities, Straumann researches, develops and manufactures dental implants, instruments, prosthetics and tissue regeneration products for use in tooth replacement and restoration solutions or to prevent tooth loss.

The Straumann product portfolio has recently expanded to include their new Bone Level Tapered (BLT) Implant, which offers high surgical flexibility and primary stability. This new implant is available in various endosteal diameters (3.3, 4.1 and 4.8mm) and lengths (8 to 16mm), and offers a broad range of prosthetic options. Its design offers high primary stability for immediate or early loading, and with Straumann’s Slactive surface to enhance osseointegration, implant healing time is significantly reduced – making this a new generation bone level tapered implant.

Straumann is placing significant emphasis on enhanced products, technologies and workflows – from simple Variobase abutments and milling blanks with original Straumann connections, to new high-tech ceramics, state-of-the-art in-lab mills, scanners, advanced CADCAM functionality and centralised milling services.


Voco is one of the leading international manufacturers of innovative dental materials within the dental industry, who with its constant research and development efforts continues to set new standards in the development of dental materials. The privately-owned enterprise runs all research, development and manufacturing of its products at its German location.

Voco researchers work in close cooperation with more than 150 universities and research institutes worldwide, who highly appreciate the expertise of Voco´s research and development team. Voco has been leading several research projects co-sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Research. Those projects have led to numerous innovative, useful ideas and products for daily clinical practice.

Voco is regarded as a specialist in dental materials. With its product innovations Voco has acted as a technological forerunner in several areas. One such example is Bifluorid, a reliable transparent fluoride varnish for desensitising, deep fluoridation and prophylaxis. With Grandio Voco has presented in 2003 the world´s first nano-hybrid composite. Currently Voco offers with Grandio SO one of the internationally most toothlike materials in the sum of its physical parameters.

Based on intensive research and development Voco offers more than 100 high quality materials, exported to more than 100 countries worldwide. Voco´s complete product range consists of materials for the use in prophylaxis, conservative dentistry and prosthodontics. It includes permanent and temporary restoratives, lining materials, glass ionomer cements, Ormocers, compomers and composites, luting materials, core build-up systems, posts, temporary crown and bridge materials, impression materials, cleansers, adhesives, fissure sealants, fluoride preparations, laboratory products and devices.

Voco Gmbh, PO Box 767, 27457 Cuxhaven, Germany,


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