Thank you to The Dentistry Awards partners

Awards2We send out a big thank you to all the partners of The Dentistry Awards.


Over the past 50 years, A-dec has become synonymous with quality. A forerunner in ergonomics and simple functionality, it has designed some of the most user-friendly and reliable products on the dental market. From its widely recommended dental chairs to its diverse range of delivery systems, dental stools, cabinetry and lights, A-dec has been able to cater to a wide spectrum of clinical preferences and needs.

What sets A-dec apart from the competition, however, is its long-standing cooperation with dentists. By listening to the suggestions and feedback of front-line professionals, A-dec has been able to deliver a range of products that provide practitioners with the exact features they need to achieve excellent results.
Always looking for new ways to make dentistry better, A-dec has recently launched the new My A-dec app – a simple way for practitioners to view, customise and order A-dec equipment. Download the app for free at:

A-dec UK is a proud sponsor of The Dentistry Awards and is always enthusiastic to celebrate the exceptional achievements of the UK’s very best dentists. The dedicated team are pleased to provide ongoing support and advice to the profession, and look forward to continuing their positive relationship with the country’s outstanding dental practitioners.

For more information about A-dec Dental UK Ltd, call 0800 233 285, or visit:


Acteon designs, manufactures and distributes medical and dental devices. The company is renowned for its expertise in electronics and micromechanics.
In conjunction with national research agencies and universities, its integrated research and development 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.


Bupa is proud to sponsor The Dentistry Awards 2016 – recognising excellence in dentistry.

To help provide our customers with access to the best in dental care, we’re working to grow the number of dental practices we own across the UK. We’ve found that many dentists are looking ahead five years or more; deciding where to invest, where to take the practice next or whether to continue as they are. Knowing your options can help you plan ahead.

If you’re the owner of a practice with predominantly private patients and looking to explore your options now or in the future, please get in touch. There is no obligation to take any discussions further and all enquiries are treated in the strictest of confidence.

Bupa has over 40 dental centres across the UK and globally we’ve centres in Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Poland, Chile and Saudi Arabia.
Our centres are integral to Bupa’s purpose – longer, healthier, happier lives. With no shareholders, we invest our profits around the world to provide more and better healthcare and fulfil our purpose.

For more information, please contact us on 07836 765 054, email [email protected], or visit


Here at Costech Elite, we have been creating ‘smiles to live for’ since 1977. We offer a full service of crown and bridge, prosthetics, digital solutions 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 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 320 076 or send an email to [email protected] and see how we put out the red carpet to welcome you.
Visit us at to request your introductory pack.


DBG has provided training to thousands of dental practices all over the UK for over a decade. The majority of our trainers come from a dental background and understand what it’s like to work in practice.

We have a wide range of course detailed below; these
are delivered in your practice and provide verifiable CPD.

  • Basic Life Support & Medical Emergencies
  • AED & Specialised Resuscitation Equipment
  • Infection Prevention & Control
  • Basic Fire Safety & Fire Marshal
  • COSHH & Legionella
  • Manual Handling & Dental Ergonomics
  • Patient Communication & Complaints Handling
  • Information Governance.

Visit for further
information on our courses. We also offer Radiography and Safeguarding courses at centralised locations around the UK; visit for further information.

Call 0800 028 1697, email [email protected] or visit for more information.

Denmat Holdings

Denmat Holdings is based in Lompoc, California. Since its founding in 1974, Denmat has been a leader in high-quality dental products for dental professionals in the United States, Canada and more than 98 countries.

Denmat offers three main product categories: restorative consumables, including the brands known and trusted by dentists such as Geristore, Core Paste, Tenure, Ultra-Bond, Infinity, Splash, Splashmax, Precision, Perfectemp10, Nuance.

Our small equipment includes a broad suite of products, including SOL and the New NV Pro3 Pen Style wireless soft tissue laser. Sapphire Plasma Arc Light cures all composites in three seconds. We also offer Magna 2.0 and 4.0 LED curing lights. We are proud to offer our Perioptix Magnification Loupes and Headlight Systems and Firefly Cordless LED Headlight.

Denmat is the home of the one of the world’s number one patient-requested thin veneer – Lumineers, crafted by using advanced digital scanning, proprietary design software, and 3D printing, all hand-finished by skilled lab artisans in California. Denmat also features Snap-On Smile, the ultimate provisional appliances that changes people’s lives and smiles.

In 2014 we acquired G Hartzell & Sons, manufacturer of dental and surgical instruments. We use only the highest quality components and manufacturing methods backed by a comprehensive quality control program and policy. These methods have led G Hartzell’s recognition for superior quality by industry leaders throughout the world.

We are committed to providing the highest quality products and services that will meet or exceed our customer expectations, comply with requirements and continually improve the effectiveness of the quality system.


Every practice deserves the efficient dedication of a business partner that understands its needs. With almost 30 years’ experience of working with dentists, dental care professionals and dental experts, Denplan helps support you and your team’s development.

For your patients, we offer a range of payment plans:

  • Denplan Care – a comprehensive plan which covers routine preventive and restorative dental care
  • Denplan Essentials – a dental maintenance plan that covers patients’ basic preventive dental needs including check-ups, hygiene visits and dental X-rays
  • Plans for Children – a flexible plan for children; you can set it up as either a maintenance or capitation model
  • Membership Plan – allows you to register your private fee-per-item patients to the practice, ensuring they have access to their preferred dentist
  • Hygiene Plan – a payment plan for regular hygiene care.

To help make your practice more profitable and secure you’ll have access to an extensive range of support services that are all part and parcel of Denplan membership. To join the original and leading dental payment plan provider visit or call us on 0800 169 9962.

Ivoclar Vivadent

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.

LGT Vestra

Since 2008 we have been committed to offering clients a fresh approach to wealth management, with a service that is as individual as they are. By drawing together in-depth knowledge and experience from across the industry, we provide a flexible, bespoke service adapted to each of our clients’ needs.

Our rigorous investment process means that we do not invest in anything we do not believe in. Our advice is aligned to nobody’s interests but those of our clients.
Our areas of expertise cover portfolio management services, comprehensive financial planning services (including cash flow analysis, retirement planning, inheritance tax planning and pension aggregation), and a discretionary portfolio service for US connected clients via our subsidiary, LGT Vestra US Limited.

We have extensive experience of working with dentists throughout the UK and work to understand each individual’s specific requirements. From efficient pension management to a simplified administration process for investments, we’re always prepared to work in a way that suits our clients’ needs. To simplify things further, we ensure each client has a single point of contact to work with at LGT Vestra, helping to reduce costs, and streamline their strategy.

For more information please contact Charlie Parnell, partner, via email [email protected], call 020 3207 8109 or visit

Investors should be aware that past performance is not an indication of future performance and the value of investments and the income derived from them may fluctuate and you may not receive back the amount you originally invested.


Mediestates offers advice relating to all aspects of your business. Our team have over 98 years’ collective experience, demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge of the current dental market values. This enables us to understand all types of dental business and ensure the maximum value is achieved on the sale of the business.

We have extensive market knowledge and have helped hundreds of practice owners achieve the highest sale price possible whenever the time was right to sell their business. Whether you want to sell outright or stay on at the practice for years to come, we can advise on which buyer might best suit your requirements and subsequently negotiate the best possible deal on your behalf. With our expertise, we will be able to confirm when the price is indeed ‘right’. Our advice is free; we have no upfront fees, and all of our discussions are totally confidential.

‘I first encountered Mediestates at a conference. I filed the contact information away and thought no more about it. My wife realised that the practice was literally killing me. I put my head in the sand and tried to ignore it. Luckily the good woman prevailed and I dusted off the Mediestates file and made the call, more for a quiet life really. Thank heavens that I did too.

‘You cannot believe what a stressful and protracted experience selling your practice will be. Mediestates came up with a realistic market valuation. Their fantastic account manager introduced serious buyers very quickly and kept a steady hand on the tiller, carefully negotiating between vendor, buyer and specialist solicitors to reach a successful conclusion.

‘When you make that call you need to make sure that you have a winning team with you. You will not make it on your own. Retirement is lovely, though you don’t get weekends off anymore :-(‘– A Watson.

For more information visit or call us on 01332 609 318.

Quality Endodontic Distributors Limited (QED)

Quality Endodontic Distributors – 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 to 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


Straumann believes 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 one of the global leaders 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 (8-16mm), 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 CAD/CAM functionality and centralised milling services.
As part of this technology platform, Straumann is able to offer Straumann Pro Arch, a comprehensive combination of BLT implants, abutments and CAD/CAM frameworks that enables clinicians and dental labs to provide accelerated, fixed, full-arch tooth replacement.

For more information visit

The Dental Directory

The Dental Directory is a one-stop-shop for all of 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 ongoing 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


Since 1981, Voco has been supplying dental practitioners all over the world with high-quality dental materials. With our comprehensive range of over 100 products, we provide dental practices and laboratories in more than 100 countries with pharmaceuticals and medical devices for preventive, restorative and prosthetic dentistry. It includes permanent and temporary restoratives, lining materials, luting materials, core build-up systems, posts, temporary crown and bridge materials, impression materials, adhesives, fissure sealants, fluoride preparations, laboratory products and devices.

Research and development work has always played a prominent role at Voco, where researchers are involved in an active exchange with over 150 universities and other renowned research institutes across the globe.

In addition, Voco has already played a leading part in several research projects sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Our own research expertise and our close cooperation with expert partners have led to new material systems and innovative products.
All Voco preparations are developed, manufactured and packaged exclusively at the company’s headquarters in Cuxhaven in the most modern laboratories and production facilities. This not only enables staff to collaborate flexibly and effectively across departmental boundaries, it also ensures that product quality is closely monitored throughout.

Thanks to intensive testing and certified quality management system on site we are able to ensure the continued and conscientious compliance with the highest standards for our ‘Made in Germany’ brand-name products.

For more information visit, email [email protected], or call 07500 769 613.

VOCO GmbH, PO Box 767, 27457 Cuxhaven, Germany.


Founded in 1890, W&H is a leading manufacturer of a full range of dental handpieces, surgical units, sterilisers and laboratory motors. The range also includes handpiece maintenance and decontamination equipment from the Assistina to a thermo washer disinfector dryer. W&H continues to pioneer and export innovative dental products from its research and development centre in Austria and its sterilisation division in Italy, putting them at the forefront of dental technology including such innovations as the new Lisa sterilisation app.

W&H (UK) Ltd was established in 1991 and 25 years on continues to sell, market and distribute W&H products throughout the UK and Ireland through a well-established dealer network, working with many of the UK’s large and small dealers.

W&H pioneered sterilisable LED technology amongst other important innovations and has a wide portfolio including the Synea premium range of handpieces and the Alegra and surgical handpiece ranges, offering the option of self-generating LED for optic and non-optic units.

W&H also supplies an innovative range of top quality surgical equipment including the Implantmed and Piezomed Ultrasonic Bone Surgery Unit. W&H (UK) has a factory trained service team providing fast efficient repair turnaround for W&H products with an online support system at
W&H (UK) is an ISO-registered company and promotes excellence in dentistry, with a wide range of products to meet current and future guidance and are ideal for compliance with best practice.

W&H. People have priority.

For more information call 01727 874990, email [email protected], or visit

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