Reawaken the passion

Re-discover the love for your craft through the information, advice, demonstrations and education available at DTS 2018

Do you remember the day you first entered a dental laboratory as a full-time employee? Do you recall excitement bubbling in the pit of your stomach, perhaps mixed with a few nerves? Do you recollect the enthusiasm you had to get stuck in and the ambition you had to develop your skills and thrive in your chosen career?

Do you still get the same feelings when you enter the lab on a Monday morning?

If not, why not? This is a truly exciting time to be involved in UK dentistry, with new innovations driving standards ever higher while also making life easier for professionals. For dental technicians today, there is an enormous choice of materials, technologies and products designed specifically to provide solutions to the challenges once faced on a daily basis. By simplifying and speeding up workflows, broadening restorative and prosthetic possibilities and improving the accuracy of products crafted, these solutions allow the dental technology team to truly thrive.

The consequences of this are multiple. Firstly, more diverse opportunities allow technicians to select what they wish to focus on, enabling them to develop their knowledge and skills. This promotes increased job satisfaction and encourages the fulfilment of career ambitions, while also improving staff retention for the business. Secondly, higher quality, more-precise restorations and appliances provide a fantastic service to partnering dentists and their patients. Happy clients mean more referrals and a better reputation – and these are the building blocks of a long and prosperous future for both individual dental technicians and the business overall.

Over time, a busy workload, changing regulations and unexpected events can understandably dampen one’s enthusiasm for their work, but it’s important to take the time to re-ignite the passion. Whether you are looking to give yourself a push or it’s your business and your team that need a boost, there are plenty of things you can do to renew the hunger for excellence.

What do you want to do next? Are you looking to learn new skills and if so, what would be of most benefit to you? Do you think a new piece of equipment would make your work more efficient? Does your laboratory need a re-design in order to better accommodate recent growth in your team? Do you wish the environment were more ergonomic for increased comfort and productivity?

If you’re looking for a place where you can find the answers to all these questions and more, the Dental Technology Showcase (DTS) 2018 is a must-attend event for you! The two-day show offers all the information, advice, demonstrations and education you need to re-discover your love for your craft, while also gaining verifiable CPD and enjoying time with friends and colleagues outside the laboratory.


Between the DTS Lecture Theatre (designed by the Dental Technicians Guild), Digital and Innovation Theatre and on-stand learning throughout the trade exhibition, as well as additional sessions tailored to orthodontic technicians and clinical dental technicians, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to enhancing your understanding of new and traditional techniques, materials and technologies, with hours of CPD available. Hear from an array of world-class speakers for free, including some of the biggest talents in the profession from here in the UK and across the globe. They’ll share their extensive expertise to introduce innovative new solutions to you and help you make the very most of the equipment and materials you have access to. There is also the chance for discussion among peers, with interactive sessions providing a platform to ask your own questions and seek bespoke advice tailored to your specific needs.

For lab owners and managers, the Dental Business Theatre will offer a wealth of practical information and guidance on how to maximise profits and encourage business growth. The fun-filled programme delivered by Practice Plan once again next year, will have you fired up and ready to take on any challenge that presents itself in the months to come!


The trade floor will host more than 100 lab-dedicated manufacturers, suppliers and training providers, all keen to highlight their latest offerings. Product experts will be on hand to demonstrate key products and you’ll also be able to get hands-on to try new concepts out for yourself. Launchpad UK will highlight the newest innovations on the UK market, giving you fresh ideas on how to upgrade your lab facilities for the benefit of your team and your bottom-line.

The sense of community is rife throughout DTS, as dental technicians, clinical dental technicians, orthodontic technicians and lab owners come together from across the nation. Meet up with friends, expand your professional network and get involved.

DTS 2018 will be held on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 May at the NEC in Birmingham, co-located with the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show.
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