Friday 19 November 2021 | The Athena, Leicester

The Dentistry Awards

Friday 19 November 2021 | The Athena, Leicester

The Dentistry Awards is the largest dental awards ceremony in the UK. Tagged as ‘dentistry’s biggest party’, the occasion has become a well-respected ceremony, recognising excellence in dentistry across the whole of the UK.

Entry deadline: 20 September 2021

 

Click here to take a look at the entry guide

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"My team and I are absolutely over the moon! To win one award would have been above expectations, but to win two was more than we could have possibly hoped for. To be chosen as the Best Practice both in London and in the UK is testament to the hard work that we have all put in."
Queens Gate Orthodontics
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"Winning Best Dental Therapist North at the Dentistry Awards was also a wonderful surprise. Many experienced clinicians win these awards. I would have never thought that I could achieve this at such a young age. Hopefully, it shows young dental professionals that you can achieve anything if you put the work in and really strive to achieve it."
Amber Ojak

Meet the judging panel

Alexandra Day
Dr Alexandra Day is an award winning clinician and lecturer in advanced facial aesthetics. She has spent almost a decade practising private dentistry in central London.
Amit Patel
Amit is a specialist in periodontics & implant dentist. Alongside his private practice, he also works as Associate Specialist in Periodontics and Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Birmingham Dental School. His special interests are dental implants, regenerative and aesthetic periodontics.
Bal Chana
Bal is a Dental Therapist who currently teaches and also works in General Dental Practice. Her primary interest are Preventative and Restorative Dentistry.
Barry Olton
Barry is a practising dentist and founder of The Confident Dentist, a communications training company aimed specifically at the dental sector.
Ben Atkins
Ben is president of the Oral Health Foundation and ex-clinical director at Revive Dental Care.
Brendan Foster
Judge
Bruno Silver
Bruno Silva, originally graduated at WITS University, South Africa. He founded the Brighton Implant Clinic in 2006 and works 4 days per week in clinical practice.
Chris Potts
Chris Potts has been involved with dentistry for over 30 years. He has advised many international companies including BUPA and Boots.
Chris Barrow
Chris has been in full-time employment for 49 years. He has operated his own businesses for 32 years and has been a trainer, consultant, coach and mentor to the UK dental profession for 23 years.
Chris Leech
Dr Leech sits on the Board of Directors for the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and is an he is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.
Colin Campbell
Colin Campbell is an Oral Surgeon who qualified in 1994. He founded and works at The Campbell Clinic and Academy in Nottingham and his clinical practice is limited to surgery.
David Winkler
Judge
John Rhodes
John Rhodes qualified from Kings College London in 1990, where he was awarded the Claudius Ash prize in Conservation and the Jose Souyave Endodontic prize. He is registered on the GDC Specialist list in Endodontics and now runs a busy Endodontic referral practice in Poole, Dorset.
Debbie Ganguli
Debbie studied dentistry at the prestigious Guy’s Hospital Dental School, London, qualifying in 2001. From 2010 to 2021, Debbie ran her own private dental practice; Cherry Trees Dental Clinic in Leighton Buzzard.
Karen Gangotra
Dr Karen Gangotra qualified from Guys & St Thomas’ Hospital with a Certificate of Merit in 2001. She is the owner and founder of Smilessence which was opened July 2007. She has completed her Masters in degree in Implantology with Distinction.
Lisa Bainham
Lisa is involved in all aspects of practice management, Lisa has earned an accolade of awards during her 24 year career. Lisa is president of ADAM, supporting over 700 members and runs her dental consultancy, Practice Management Matters.
Matthew Perkins
Matthew is a specialist periodontist who dedicates his practice to periodontology and implant dentistry. He is a founder and director of the MODUS Advanced Dental Clinic in Coventry.
Julian English
Julian is chair of judging and editorial director at FMC.
Melonie Prebble
Melonie qualified in 1995 as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist. Her career spans over 20 years in the dental industry. Since qualification she has been enhancing her skills and contributing to the profession.
Mike Watts
Mike graduated from the prestigious Dental School at The University of Witwatersrand in 1988 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has travelled extensively and finally settled in the UK in 1995 with his family. Michael is married and has three children and a newly acquired puppy. Michael has a special interest in dental implants and cosmetic dentistry.
Moona Malik
Judge
Nilesh Parmar
Nilesh now holds a University of London degree from all three dental schools in London. Currently he works in Parmar Dental and Sparklysmile.
Nyree Whitley
Judge
Onkar Mudhar
Onkar Mudhar is an honorary lecturer for the King’s College Dental Society, often providing lectures to the younger years and also helps lecture and mentor with Dental Training Consultants, which host courses helping young professionals prepare for life in dentistry.
Pat Popat
Pat has completed complex training with one of the best training schools in the world by the renowned Bob Khanna the world innovator in the non-surgical facial aesthetics field.
Paul Langmaid
Dr Paul Langmaid CBE, BDS, is a retired Chief Dental Officer (Wales) and Specialist in Dental Public health.
Philip Lewis
Philip Lewis is dentist and owner of Avenue Road Dental Practice, and clinical ambassador for the Mouth Cancer Foundation.
Reena Ali
Judge
Sarah Macdonald
Judge
Shivana Anand
Judge
Simon Assor
Judge
Simon Chard
Dr Simon Chard qualified with Honours from King’s College London Dental Institute. He has a practice limited to cosmetic and implant dentistry at Rothley Lodge Dental just outside of London
Sophie Lesiuk
Judge
Tony Druttman
Tony Druttman is a specialist in endodontics. He qualified at Leeds University in 1981, having previously had a career as a chemical engineer
Rob Glenning
Rob Glenning is an experienced Principal Dentist and has owned and run family dental practices since 1986. He achieved Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners in 1992.
Stephen Green
Judge

Award categories

Best Patient Care

Best Practice

Best Team Members – Nurse, Hygienists, Therapist, Technicians, Practice Manager and Receptionist

Best Young Dentist

Best Dental Laboratory

Best Website

The venue

The Athena

Queen St
Leicester
LE1 1QD

Are you ready to enter?

You have decided you want to stand out from the crowd, highlight your achievements, and win a trophy. This step-by-step guide will tell you everything you need to enter the awards, along with some helpful hints and tips to get you started. Good luck!

1) Sign In & Register

You need to register your entry online. Simply head to the Awards page and click Register Now and fill in the details. This helps us to know how many entries to expect and we can remind you of the deadline, so be sure your details are correct!

2) Compile your entries

Now it’s time to start compiling your entries! Think about getting the judges’ attention, making them want to read your submission and give you an award. Your entry needs to be clear, creative and concise. It’s all about standing out.

What we need
Up to 750 words on your chosen category. Follow the guidelines and include all of what is asked of you – if you don’t include all the points and someone else does, then your entry is already at a disadvantage.

What layout to use
Complete your entry in the specified format. If there isn’t one, make sure the format you use has as few barriers as possible – nothing is more frustrating for the judging panel than when an entry won’t open or play correctly. PC friendly is always the best option as they will open on a Mac; however, a Mac file won’t open on a PC! The most popular formats are a nicely designed PDF, Word document or PowerPoint presentation. You can include folders of supporting evidence separately too.

Useful tip: Word documents, PowerPoint and Keynote files can all be saved as PDF files.

3) How to submit

It’s time to submit your entries. Entries must be electronic and can be sent to us at [email protected] in many ways. Once received we will email you confirmation that your entries have been submitted. Make sure your entry is submitted before the entry deadline!

Via WeTransfer
We have a WeTransfer page which has a 20GB allowance to allow for large file transfers; https://fmcawards.wetransfer.com. All you need to do is drop your files onto the webpage and fill in your email address. In the message box, please note the award ceremony and categories you are entering.

To be able to send a folder in WeTransfer, you need to zip the file first. To do this;

  1. Locate the folder that you want to zip.
  2. Right-click the folder, select Send to, and then select Compressed (zipped) folder.
  3. A new zipped folder with the same name is created in the same location. To rename it, right-click the folder, select Rename, and then type the new name. Use this file to drop on to the WeTransfer page.

Via email
Simply attach your entries to an email and send to [email protected]. Please ensure you clearly highlight which award ceremony and categories your entries are for.

4) The Shortlist

After the deadline date has passed, the judging will take place! Our panel of esteemed judges considers each entry carefully, usually leaving them with some very difficult decisions. After the finalists have been decided, everyone will receive a letter outlining if they have been shortlisted, and if they have, for which categories. These can also been also be found in Dentistry magazine!

5) The Ceremony

This ceremony formally recognises excellence by dental practices, teams and individuals across the UK.

There are a limited amount of tickets available and they are sold on a first come first served basis. So if you would like secure your place to avoid disappointment, please call 01923 851777.

Frequently asked questions

For any additional questions, enquires or sponsorships please get in touch.

Does it cost to enter the Awards?

All our awards have an early-bird entry date and it’s free to enter before that date. So make sure to register your interest as soon as possible!

Is there a limit to my number of entries?

You can enter as many categories as you see fit, although each may require a separate submission depending on the criteria of the award.

Can we sponsor an award category?

We offer a limited number of awards for sponsorship, if you’d like to know more reach out to us at [email protected] and we’d be happy to discuss it.

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