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Dental Awards 2020 – ‘And the winners are…’

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  Posted by: The Probe      19th June 2020

This year marks the 21st anniversary of the Dental Awards, the original and most respected awards programme in British dentistry. For more than two decades, this prestigious event has recognised the outstanding individuals and teams whose commitment and drive continues to raise standards throughout the UK dentistry profession.

While a black-tie event, complete with glitz and glamour, usually marks the occasion, 2020 has been a year unlike any other. Although we’re unable to celebrate the very best of the UK’s dental industry together in person, it’s important that we still recognise the unbelievable amount of talent and the immense skill present within the sector.

The 2020 Dental Awards are sponsored by B.A. International, Carestream, Colgate, Colosseum Dental, Coltene, Dental Elite, Oral Health FoundationSparkle Dental Labs, and Water Pik.

As we announce this year’s winners below, we want YOU to get involved as we attempt to recreate the spirit of the awards ceremony. So, gather your teams together, either at your practice, or virtually via Zoom or any other video meeting platform, and pour yourselves something sparkling. We’ve heard from several members of the industry that they plan to dress up for the occasion and want to see how each of you are celebrating.

Tag us on social media – @theprobemag – and use the hashtag #DentalAwards to show us how you’re commemorating the most prestigious awards in British dentistry. We want to see photos and videos of all the festivities, as well as your reactions to the results. We’ll be sharing our favourites and some may even be featured in the July 2020 edition of The Probe magazine.

So, without further ado, Purple Media Solutions proudly presents the 2020 Dental Awards:

National Smile Month    

Little Darling Childcare - Winner: National Smile Month

Little Darling Childcare – Winner: National Smile Month

The Nominees:

  • Smile Together Dental CIC, Turo, Smile Get Together
  • Little Darling Childcare (Nursery) Harrow, Healthy Teeth Harrow
  • DPHC Dental Centre Seria, Hornbill School and Tree Tops visits 
  • Tooting Bec Dental, Connecting with the Local Community

Winner: Little Darling Childcare (Nursery) Harrow, Healthy Teeth Harrow

Little Darling Childcare have created oral health education activities which extend across the whole curriculum and has become embedded in the culture of the nursery. Creating positive habits and behaviours in pre-school children, their families and the staff, this initiative has become an annual event which sets a benchmark for others to follow.

Highly Commended: DPHC Dental Centre Seria, Hornbill School and Tree Tops visits

 

Dental Receptionist of the Year

Susan Freear - Winner: Receptionist of the Year

Susan Freear – Winner: Receptionist of the Year

The Nominees:

  • Fiona McHugh, Dorset Dental Clinic, Poole  
  • Kristine Jegere, Bupa Dental Care, Oxford
  • Marcel Valenta, Bow lane Dental, London
  • Susan Freear, {my} dentist Chapel St, Thatcham

 

Winner: Susan Freear {my} dentist Chapel St, Thatcham

A highly professional receptionist, Susan’s dedication to the highest standards impressed the judges, with one commenting: ‘She’s certainly a great deal more than your average receptionist’.

Highly Commended: Fiona McHugh, Dorset Dental Clinic, Poole HC

 

Dental Therapist of the Year

The Nominees:

  • Annette Mathews, Skin Smiles Success by Midlands Dental Therapy, Ripley
  • Amy Hills, Whitehills Dental and Skin Clinic, Hull 
  • Emily Hatfield, West Heath Dental Practice, Birmingham
  • Rebecca Young, Dentistry on the Clyde, Inverclyde    
  • Rohima Begum, Orthodontic Gallery (Gants Hill) + Guys Hospital
  • Samantha Webb, TLC 4 Smiles, Ashbourne
  • Suzanne Morton, Sharoe Green Dental Practice, Preston

Winner: Suzanne Morton, Sharoe Green Dental Practice, Preston

A thoroughly committed Therapist who clearly loves her work. Her commitment to the profession is evident and she is much appreciated by her patients as demonstrated by the glowing reviews and patient testimonials.

Highly Commended: Amy Hills, Whitehills Dental and Skin Clinic, Hull

 

Dental Hygienist of the Year

Kayley McCauley - Winner: Dental Hygienist of the Year

Kayley McCauley – Winner: Dental Hygienist of the Year

The Nominees:

  • Imogen Wood, Whitehouse Dental Clinic, London
  • Renate Cusumano, Bow Lane Dental Group, London  
  • Kayley McCauley, Dorset Dental Clinic, Pool  
  • Gemma O’Callaghan, The Cosmetic Dental Hygienist, Southport  
  • Gulab Singh, Wensleydale Dental Practice, Huntingdon
  • Lucy Doane, The Bristol Dental Practice
  • Manjit Kaur Sandhu, Sheen Dental, London

Winner: Kayley McCauley, Dorset Dental Clinic, Pool

Kayley has shown immense dedication to delivering highest quality care to her patients, as well as providing much encouragement and support to other members of the practice team.

Highly Commended: Gemma O’Callaghan, The Cosmetic Dental Hygienist, Southport

 

Dental Nurse of the Year

The Nominees:

  • Karen Dungey, Sale Dental Spa, Cheshire
  • Georgina Radford, Dorset Dental Clinic, Poole 
  • Gayle Hughes, TruSmile Dental Practice, Basildon
  • Bakula Bhaskar, Birmingham Dental Hospital, Edgbaston          
  • Rebecca Silver, Waterside Dental Health, London
  • Justine Nuzzo, Cwmbran Dental Care, South Wales
  • Kasbir Claire Kaur, Fairfield General Hospital, Bury
  • Kim Russell, New Square Dental Practice, Cambridge  
  • Emma Clithero, {my} dentist Burley Rd, Oakham  
  • Gillian Spennati, Sharoe green Dental Practice, Preston 
  • Lauren Arbuckle, Shawlands Dental Centre, Glasgow  
  • Miranda Wyatt, The Bristol Dental Practice

Winner: Kasbir Claire Kaur, Fairfield General Hospital, Bury

Claire is very passionate about dental nursing, continually working to improve her skills and knowledge for the benefit of patients and practice alike. Championing dental nursing for more than 15 years, Claire received a BADN fellowship award in 2019. One judge commented: ‘Every practice manager would want a Claire.’

Highly Commended: Justine Nuzzo, Cwmbran Dental Care, South Wales

 

Practice Manager of the year

Maiara Ban - Winner: Practice Manager of the Year

Maiara Ban – Winner: Practice Manager of the Year

The Nominees:

  • Kirsty White, Bupa Dental Care, Oxford
  • Josie Doyle, Elmfield House Dental Practice, Teddington
  • Eleanor Roth, Dorset Dental Clinic, Poole   
  • Lisa Guthrie, Shotley Bridge Dental Care, Consett     
  • Aneta Chambers, Total Orthodontics Maidstone  
  • Norma Watson, Imogen Dental, Benson
  • Jenny Cook, Buckden Dental Clinic
  • Ashely O’Connell, Shawlands Dental Centre, Glasgow
  • Dawn Dodsworth, The Bristol Dental Practice
  • Maiara Ban, ODL City Dental Clinic, London  
  • Kate Holden, Sharoe Green Dental Practice, Preston
  • Sarah Hughes, Wadebridge Dental Care

Winner: Maiara Ban, ODL City Dental Clinic, London

Maiara is a brilliant example of a highly effective Practice Manager. The way she has grown the practice and helped train and develop the team is truly exceptional.

Highly Commended: Norma Watson, Imogen Dental, Benson, Oxon

 

Best Outreach or Charity Initiative – South 

The Nominees:

  • Bupa Dental Care, Oxford, Charitable Initiatives
  • Well Connected, Plymouth, Dental Ambassadors
  • Elmfield House Dental Practice, Teddington, Charitable Initiatives    
  • Sparkle Dental Boutique, Elephant Conservation Project  
  • Ajay Mehta, The Akshaya Patra Foundation     
  • Imogen Dental, Benson, Ark Cancer Centre Charity
  • Talking Mouths – Talking Cancer Care, Confident Dental & Implant Clinic, Stroud 
  • Little Darling Childcare (Nursery) Harrow, Healthy Teeth Harrow
  • Dental Wellness Trust, London, Children’s Dental Wellness Program  
  • Bow lane Dental, London, Rewards Project Program
  • Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise CIC, Community Clinic
  • Heronsgate Dental Centre, Thamesmead, Walk-in Emergency Clinic for the Homeless

Winner: Well Connected, Plymouth, Dental Ambassadors

The Dental Ambassadors program was created to enable adults and young people with learning disabilities, to confidently share oral health messages with their peers. Using creative and imaginative methods, this high successful initiative focuses on ability and not disability.

Highly Commended: Dental Wellness Trust, London, Children’s Dental Wellness Program and Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise CIC, Community Clinic

 

Best Outreach or Charity Initiative – North & Central

The Tooth Fairies of Nottingham - Winner: Best Outreach Initiative - North & Central

The Tooth Fairies of Nottingham – Winner: Best Outreach Initiative – North & Central

The Nominees:

  • Birmingham Dental Hospital, BCHC Snowdon Challenge
  • The Tooth Fairies of Nottingham, Outreach Initiatives
  • Shaun Howe of Shetland, Maasai Molar Project 
  • Shawlands Dental Centre, Glasgow, Beatson Cancer Unit and LEPRA initiatives
  • Street Teeth, Sharoe Green Dental Practice, Preston
  • Oral Health Promotion Service Leicester City Council  
  • Thanna Abdullah, Midland Doctors Charity Hospital, Kashmir  
  • Happy Smiles, Caister on Sea, Gr Yarmouth  
  • BSDHT’s First Smiles Campaign

Winner & National Winner: The Tooth Fairies of Nottingham, Outreach Initiatives

The Tooth Fairies have introduced a range of highly effective oral health initiatives aimed at schools and educating young people. These include: Brushing Buddies, supervised tooth brushing programs, Sugar Scientist hidden sugar awareness sessions and tales with the tooth fairy, an interactive story created to break down the barriers and stigma associated with dental visits.

Highly Commended: Happy Smiles, Caister on Sea, Great Yarmout

 

Website & Digital Campaign of the Year

ODL City Dental Clinic, London - Winner: Website/Digital Campaign of the Year

ODL City Dental Clinic, London – Winner: Website/Digital Campaign of the Year

The Nominees:

  • Narberth & Herbrandston, Pembrokeshire
  • Elmfield House Dental Practice, Teddington  
  • Symbiosis Dental, Website and Community Outreach, Pembrokeshire 
  • Shawlands Dental Centre, Glasgow, Redesigned Website
  • New Road Dental Practice, Website
  • Fairford Leys Smile Centre, Website
  • ODL City Dental Clinic, London

Winner: ODL City Dental Clinic, London

This website’s great use of multimedia created an upmarket atmosphere. The overall look and feel said ‘quality’, and the site is extremely informative, user-friendly and accessible.

Highly Commended: New Road Dental Practice, Website

 

Practice Design and Interior

The Nominees:

  • Symbiosis Dental, Pembroke Dock
  • sm:)e™, Kingston upon Thames
  • New Road Dental, Bromsgrove  
  • Treeline Dental Care, Keyworth
  • Heronsgate Dental Centre, Thamesmead

Winner: Symbiosis Dental, Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire 

A hugely impressive new build practice. Situated on a brown field site, the project takes into account environmental considerations, using air source heat pumps and water storage and recycling technology. The end result is a state of the art dental practice that benefits both patients and staff.

Highly Commended: Heronsgate Dental Centre, Thamesmead, London

 

Young Dentist of the Year – South

George Cheetham - Winner: Young Dentist of the Year - South

George Cheetham – Winner: Young Dentist of the Year – South

The Nominees:

  • Krishen Shah, Smile Cliniq, St Johns Wood
  • Myles Povey, {my}dentist Tonypandy 
  • Ajay Mehta, Cheshunt Dental Centre
  • Mihir Nanavati, 2 Green Dental
  • Adam Silan, Dental Beauty Northfields
  • Vikas Prinja, Streatfield Dental Surgery
  • Robert Zabihi, The Pinner Dental Practice
  • Jonathan Cochrane, The Bristol Dental Practice  
  • Chhaya Chauhan, TruSmile Dental Practice, Basildon
  • Mark Burton, Cirencester Dental Practice
  • George Cheetham, Ridgeway Dental
  • Will Holmes, Dental Beauty Romford 
  • Devaki Patel, Cheam Village Dental Studios
  • Zainab Al-Mukhtar, Harrow on the Hill Dental and Facial Aesthetics

Winner: George Cheetham, Ridgeway Dental, Wimbledon 

Graduating from Newcastle, lifelong learning and sharing knowledge through teaching are a passion for George. Tutoring a post-grad masters’ degree he is both an exceptional clinician and inspirational teacher.

Highly Commended: Jonathan Cochrane, The Bristol Dental Practice

 

Young Dentist of the Year – North & Central 

David Bretton - Winner: Young Dentist of the Year - North

David Bretton – Winner: Young Dentist of the Year – North & Central

The Nominees:

  • David Bretton, The Cosmetic Dental Clinic
  • Janine Sohota, Bilton Dental, Rugby
  • Siew Leng Tan, Genesis Dental Care, Lincoln  
  • Galer Farrer, Sharrow Vale Dental Care, Sheffield
  • Israr Razaq, Tulip Dental Practice, Spalding   
  • Gulshan Dhanoya, Honour Health, Newcastle
  • Kunal Rai, Bupa Dental Care, Pontefract
  • Haroon Ismail, Shawlands Dental Centre, Glasgow
  • Jamie Kerr, Dentistry on the Square, Glasgow  
  • Dharmesh Mistry, Dental at Media City UK, Salford  
  • Indy Johal, Campbell Dental Practice, Stoke on Trent  
  • Isha Dhillon, Bhandal Dental Practice
  • Akaash Bagga, Dee Kay Dental, Gainsborough    
  • Salma Ainine, {my}dentist Oliver’s House, Tyne & Wear

Winner & National Winner: David Bretton, The Cosmetic Dental Clinic, Newcastle

Initially specialising in Endodontics, David is now in his own words ‘a proud generalist’. Recognising the importance of continually up-skilling, David is an inspiring and extremely motivated Dentist who has the potential to become a leading force in UK dentistry.

Highly Commended: Gulshan Dhanoya, Honour Health, Newcastle

 

Practice of the Year – South

EGO Dental Clinic – Winner: Practice of the Year – South

The Nominees:

  • Narberth & Herbrandstone, Pembrokeshire
  • Elmfield House Dental Practice, Teddington  
  • Tooting Bec Dental, London
  • Optima Dental Care, Maidenhead
  • Tooth Beary, Twickenham 
  • Wood Lane Dentistry, Sonning Common  
  • EGO Dental Clinic
  • Dental Beauty Northfields, West Ealing
  • ODL City Dental Clinic, London
  • Imogen Dental, Benson
  • Harrow Smile Clinic
  • Cobbins Brook Smile Clinic, Waltham Abbey
  • Cheam Village Dental Studios
  • Harrow Weald Dental Practice
  • Wadebridge Dental Care
  • Heronsgate Dental Care, Thamesmead

Winner & National Winner: EGO Dental Clinic, London

An extremely worthy winner, Ego Dental Clinic has demonstrated how a clear vision and strategy is converted into a highly professional and successful practice with strong ethical values. Their community involvement is exceptional.

Highly Commended: Imogen Dental, Benson, Oxon

 

Practice of the Year – Central

Buckden Dental Clinic – Winner: Practice of the Year – Central

The Nominees:

  • Willenhall Dental Care, Coventry
  • Sherwood House Dental Practice, Loughborough 
  • Buckden Dental Clinic, Buckden 
  • Market Place Family Dental Centre, Mansfield
  • The Anstey Family Dental Centre, Leicester
  • Seven Dental, Nottingham 
  • Somercotes Family Dental Centre, Alfreton 
  • Silbey Family Dental Centre 
  • Portland Road Family Dental Centre, Nottingham
  • Normanton Road Family Dental Centre, Derby
  • New Road Dental, Bromsgrove  
  • Cirencester Dental Practice
  • Beech House Smile Clinic, Norfolk 

Winner: Buckden Dental Clinic, Buckden, Cambridgeshire

Buckden Dental Clinic demonstrates how a practice can be reinvented and then grown by re-establishing core professional values and an delivering excellent patient experience.

Highly Commended: Willenhall Dental Care, Coventry

 

Practice of the Year – North

Honour Health – Winner: Practice of the Year – North

The Nominees:

  • Sale Dental Spa, Cheshire 
  • The Dental Studio, Wakefield 
  • Hoyland Family Dental Centre, Barnsley
  • The Hillsborough Family Dental Centre, Sheffield
  • Shotley Bridge Dental Care, Consett  
  • The Clay Cross Family Dental Centre, Chesterfield
  • South Elmsall Family Dental Centre, Wakefield
  • Honour Health, Newcastle
  • Whitehills Dental & Skin Clinic, Hull
  • The Abbeydale Rd Family Dental Centre, Sheffield 
  • The Dental Café, Liverpool
  • Harbour Dental, Co. Down
  • Sharoe Green Dental Practice, Preston
  • Dental at Media City UK, Salford

Winner: Honour Health, Newcastle

Honour Dental Health has actively developed practice training, mentoring and development exceptionally well across its 3 sites. They have embraced innovative pathways of patient care and for disease prevention.

Highly Commended: Sharoe Green Dental Practice, Preston

 

Practice of the Year – Scotland 

Cherrybank Dental Spa – Winner: Practice of the Year – Scotland

The Nominees:

  • Aberdeen Orthodontics, Aberdeen 
  • Inverurie Smile Care, Aberdeenshire 
  • Queens Drive Dental Practice, Glasgow 
  • Shawlands Dental Centre, Glasgow
  • Tooth Doctor, Carluke, South Lanarkshire
  • Dentistry on the Square, Glasgow 
  • Cherrybank Dental Spa, Edinburgh
  • Inchvannie House Dental Practice, Dingwall  
  • Dentistry @ No 3, Dunfermline
  • Dentistry on the Clyde, Gourock

Winner: Cherrybank Dental Spa, Edinburgh

The Cherrybank Dental Practice carries, at its heart, the patient journey and pain-free dentistry, and has built an exceptional structure and reputation for excellence in patient care.

Highly Commended: Aberdeen Orthodontics, Aberdeen

 

Dentist of the Year – South

Neel Tank – Winner: Dentist of the Year – South

The Nominees:

  • Imran Arbee, Tooting Bec Dental, London
  • Philip McCauley, Dorset Dental Clinic, Pool    
  • Neel Tank, Imogen Dental, Benson    
  • Aram Navai, Chelsea Dental Clinic, London
  • Mohan Chawla, Optima Dental Care, Maidenhead  
  • Kish Patel, Harrow Smile Clinic
  • Ross Cutts, Cirencester Dental Practice
  • Jin J Vaghela, Cobbins Brook Smile Clinic, Waltham Abbey
  • Andrew Taylor, Wadebridge Dental Care

Winner: Neel Tank, Imogen Dental, Benson 

An exceptional dental practitioner, Neel goes far beyond his role as principal dentist, creating an environment where caring for patients and learning and improvement are second nature. He is the driving force behind everything the practice achieves and continue to achieve.

Highly Commended: Kish Patel, Harrow Smile Clinic

 

Dentist of the Year – North & Central

Jimmey DS Palahey – Winner: Dentist of the Year – North

The Nominees:

  • Aisha Ahmed, Sale Dental Spa, Cheshire  
  • Clare Robinson, The Dental Café, Liverpool 
  • Sharon Kaur, Willenhall Dental Care, Coventry
  • Onkar Dhanoya, Honour Health, Newcastle 
  • Martina Hodgeson, The Dental Studio, Wakefield
  • Hitesh Panchal, Dental at Media City UK, Salford  
  • Dimitrios Stougiannos, my Dentist Peel St, Barnsley 
  • Deepa Vakil, Dental at Media City UK, Salford  
  • Ravi Solanki, New Road Dental, Bromsgrove 
  • Jimmey DS Palahey, Treeline Dental Care, Keyworth
  • Tina Kumar, D and K Dental Care, Sheffield  
  • Chris Burton, Middleton St George Dental Care, Darlington

Winner & National Winner: Jimmey DS Palahey, Treeline Dental Care, Keyworth, Notts

Jimmey is an exceptional GDP who recognises the importance of supporting and mentoring his colleagues and team. Balancing his formal learning with practical experience, he joined Nottinghamshire LDC becoming chair in 2014.He is clearly highly respected by his colleagues and peers.

Highly Commended: Martina Hodgeson, The Dental Studio, Wakefield

 

Dental Team of the Year – South

ODL City Dental Clinic – Winner: Dental Team of the Year – South

The Nominees:

  • Elmfield House Dental Practice, Teddington  
  • The Dental Design Studio, Stowmarket
  • Tooting Bec Dental, London
  • Fellows Dental Practice, Eastbourne  
  • Dorset Dental Clinic, Poole
  • ODL City Dental Clinic, London
  • Wood Lane Dentistry, Sonning Common 
  • East Preston and Ferring Dental Clinic
  • Optima Dental Care, Maidenhead
  • Imogen Dental, Benson
  • Verwood Dental Care, Verwood
  • Dental Beauty Northfields, Ealing
  • The Bristol Dental Practice, Bristol  
  • Staffa Lodge Smile Clinic, Ipswich 
  • Harrow Weald Dental Practice, London   
  • Wadebridge Dental Care, Cornwall 
  • Heronsgate Dental Centre, Thamesmead  

Winner & National Winner: ODL City Dental Clinic, London

ODL City Dental Clinic’s values are very clearly expressed, underpinning the team’s positive ethic and translating into excellent patient care.

Highly Commended: Imogen Dental, Benson, Oxon

 

Dental Team of the Year – Central   

New Road Dental – Winner: Dental Team of the Year – Central

The Nominees:

  • The Anstey Family Dental Centre, Leicester
  • Seven Dental, Nottingham 
  • Somercotes Family Dental Centre, Alfreton
  • Portland Road Family Dental Centre, Nottingham
  • Normanton Road Family Dental Centre, Derby
  • Market Place Family Dental Centre, Mansfield
  • New Road Dental, Bromsgrove
  • Treeline Dental, Keyworth
  • Buckden Dental Clinic, Buckden 
  • Nottingham Emergency Dental Services 

Winner: New Road Dental, Bromsgrove

An exceptional team that put patients and the local community at the heart of all they do. In addition to delivering high quality dentistry, each member of this team works hard to ensure that deliver the best possible patient experience.

Highly Commended: Treeline Dental, Keyworth, Notts

 

Dental Team of the Year – North  

The Dental Studio – Winner: Dental Team of the Year – North

The Nominees:

  • South Elmsall Family Dental Centre, Wakefield
  • Street Teeth, Sharoe Green Dental Practice, Preston
  • Tooth Doctor, Carluke, South Lanarkshire  
  • The Dental Studio, Wakefield
  • Huntly Dental Practice, Aberdeenshire 
  • Dentistry @ No 3, Dunfermline
  • Dentistry on the Clyde, Gourock
  • Hoyland Family Dental Centre, Barnsley
  • Cherrybank Dental Spa, Edinburgh 
  • The Hillsborough Family Dental Centre, Sheffield
  • D and K Dental Care, Sheffield
  • The Clay Cross Family Dental Centre, Chesterfield

Winner: The Dental Studio, Wakefield, W Yorks

The standout feature of this outstanding team is their shared vision. A vision shared and implemented across the whole team that recognises and acknowledges the importance of each individual role and the person delivering it.

Highly Commended: Cherrybank Dental Spa, Edinburgh

 

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and we offer a virtual round of applause to every one of our nominees.

Once again, while we were unable to celebrate all together with all the usual fanfare you’ve come to expect from the Dental Awards, we hope you celebrated in your own way and look forward to seeing your photos and videos, tagging @theprobemag and using the hashtag #DentalAwards on social media.

We look forward to seeing you next year, hopefully in person, for a lavish event with all the bells and whistles. Stay tuned for more information on the 2021 Dental Awards.

 


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