BSDHT to present Dental Therapist and Dental Hygienist of the Year Awards at the 2021 Dental Awards

The awards for Dental Therapist and Dental Hygienist of the Year at the 2021 Dental Awards, the original and most respected awards programme in UK dentistry, have gained added prestige as they will now be presented by the British Society of Dental Hygiene & Therapy (BSDHT).  

The awards are open for entries to all Dental Therapists and Dental Hygienists, regardless of their status as a BSDHT member. For an entry brochure, visit https://the-probe.co.uk/awards/the-dental-awards-2021/ 

Following this announcement, the entry deadline for these awards has been extended to Friday 5th March 2021. 

Diane RochfordBSDHT President, commented: “BSDHT is delighted to formally partner and support the Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist of the Year awards. This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate and honour the dedication, innovation and talents of dental hygienists and dental therapists in the UK.” 

“Over the course of more than two decades, The Dental Awards has established itself as the most highly regarded awards honour in the profession,” said James Cooke, managing editor of the dental portfolio at Purple Media Solutions, including The Probe. “It is with great excitement that we announce this new partnership with the BSDHT, which will see the awards for Dental Therapist of the Year and Dental Hygienist of the Year held in even higher esteem. 

“While we highly encourage Dental Therapists and Dental Hygienists to stand up and be counted for all that they’ve achieved over the course of an extremely challenging year, don’t forget that you can also ensure other members of your team – or even your entire practice – can be nominated for recognition in their own respective categories.” 

The BSDHT’s membership is open to all Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapists, as well as students. Representatives of the BSDHT maintain an ongoing dialogue with the General Dental Council (GDC), the Departments of Health and all the main groups representing dental care professionals. BSDHT attends meetings of the dental All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), bringing dental hygiene and therapy to the attention of government ministers and MPs. 

Being a member of BSDHT gives you access to a range of benefits as well as support throughout your career. The BSDHT continually aims to improve the benefits provided to members – the most recent addition being ‘BSDHT Indemnity’ – a unique indemnity policy specially created for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists. 

For more information, please visit: http://www.bsdht.org.uk/

2021 marks the 22nd edition of the Dental Awards. Over the years, this prestigious event has recognised the outstanding individuals and teams whose commitment and drive continues to raise standards throughout the UK dentistry profession. 

The Dental Awards is supported by the UK’s leading dental magazine publisher, Purple Media Solutions, and is unquestionably the premier awards programme for UK dentistry.     

Winning or being a finalist is a tremendous accolade and provides a massive publicity boost to the profile of your practice and your team. After all, who wouldn’t want to be treated by the Dentist or the Dental Team of the Year? 

For more information, call 01732 371570 or contact awards@purplems.com. 

Click here to download a 2021 entry brochure! 

Register your entry for £25 per entrant per category by 5th March 2021. 

A huge thank you to The Dental Awards 2021 sponsorsB.A. International, Colgate, Colosseum Dental, Dental Elite, the Oral Health Foundation, and Water Pik.

ADAM to present Practice Manager of the Year Award at the 2021 Dental Awards

The Practice Manager of the Year Award at the 2021 Dental Awards, the original and most respected awards programme in UK dentistry, has gained added prestige as it will now be presented by ADAM (The Association of Dental Administrators and Managers). 

The Practice Manager of the Year Award is open for entries to all practice managers, regardless of their status as an ADAM member. For an entry brochure, visit https://the-probe.co.uk/awards/the-dental-awards-2021/. 

The entry deadline is 28th February 2021. 

Lisa Bainham, ADAM President, commented: “The Dental Awards are a great way to recognise and celebrate individual and team achievements. I, myself, am honoured to have received several accolades during my career in dentistry, and The Dental Awards truly inspire and give you the confidence to become the very best you can in your field. The recognition provides reassurance to your teams and patients of your standards.  

“I would recommend entering the awards to anyone who goes above and beyond in the dental field, they deserve to have their dedication awarded and recognised. It is an honour for me to have judged these awards for the last few years and would urge individuals and practices to stand up and be counted, for increased team morale and much more.” 

Over the course of more than two decades, The Dental Awards has established itself as the most highly regarded awards honour in the profession,” said James Cooke, managing editor of the dental portfolio at Purple Media Solutions, including The Probe. “It is with great excitement that we announce a new partnership with ADAM that will see the Practice Manager of the Year Award held in even higher esteem.

While we highly encourage Practice Managers to stand up and be counted for the tireless work they’ve put in over the course of an extremely challenging year, don’t forget that you can also ensure other members of your team – or even your entire practice – can be nominated for recognition in their own respective categories.

ADAM provides its member Practice Managers with tailored advice, access to management development and regional events at preferential rates, free legal consultation, access to industry pay scales and more. For further information, visit https://www.adam-aspire.co.uk/. 

2021 marks the 22nd edition of the Dental Awards. Over the years, this prestigious event has recognised the outstanding individuals and teams whose commitment and drive continues to raise standards throughout the UK dentistry profession. 

The Dental Awards is supported by the UK’s leading dental magazine publisher, Purple Media Solutions, and is unquestionably the premier awards programme for UK dentistry.     

Winning or being a finalist is a tremendous accolade and provides a massive publicity boost to the profile of your practice and your team. After all, who wouldn’t want to be treated by the Dentist or the Dental Team of the Year? 

For more information, call 01732 371570 or contact awards@purplems.com. 

Click here to download a 2021 entry brochure! 

Register your entry for £25 per entrant per category by 28th February 2021. 

A huge thank you to The Dental Awards 2021 sponsors: B.A. International, Colgate, Colosseum Dental, Dental Elite, the Oral Health Foundation, and Water Pik.

The 2021 Dental Awards: Cost of entry lowered to £25; entry deadline extended

Recognising that 2020 was a difficult year for many of us, and with a pair of vaccines on the way, The Probe is thrilled to announce that the cost of nomination for the 2021 Dental Awards has been lowered to the £25 for all entries. We will all hopefully have reason to celebrate as 2021 is looking likely to be off to a positive start, so what better way to mark the end of 2020 than by nominating a colleague, your practice, or even yourself for the dental industry’s most highly anticipated awards ceremony?

In addition to lowering the cost of registration, from the original price of £50, to £25 per category per entrant, the final deadline for entries has also been extended to 28th February 2021.

The Dental Awards exclusively aims to recognise the outstanding individuals and teams whose commitment to patient care and professional development are raising standards throughout the profession.

In addition to the usual array of categories, including Dentist of the Year and Practice of the Year, 2021 will present a new prize in the form of the Practice Contamination Award, which will be bestowed upon a practice for measures implemented in the wake of the pandemic.

The full line-up of categories includes:

  • NATIONAL SMILE MONTH AWARD
  • DENTIST OF THE YEAR
  • YOUNG DENTIST OF THE YEAR
  • DENTAL THERAPIST OF THE YEAR
  • DENTAL HYGIENIST OF THE YEAR
  • WEBSITE AND DIGITAL CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR
  • BEST OUTREACH OR CHARITY INITIATIVE
  • PRACTICE OF THE YEAR
  • PRACTICE MANAGER OF THE YEAR
  • DENTAL PRACTICE TEAM OF THE YEAR
  • PRACTICE DECONTAMINATION AWARD
  • DENTAL RECEPTIONIST OF THE YEAR

Each of the various categories are judged by a panel of well-known industry experts with superior knowledge of their respective fields. Held alongside the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show at the NEC Hilton Metropole Hotel, the event is the highlight for practices wanting to express the abundance of skills and talents that exist in their teams. 

As well as boosting the morale of your dental team by entering, the evening marks the perfect opportunity for team building – previous years have seen new friendships emerge from the event, with ample opportunity available for networking and knowledge sharing.

But don’t just take our word for it! Click here to read what some of the 2020 winners had to say.

For more information, visit the-probe.co.uk/awards, or email awards@purplems.com.

For an entry brochure, please click here.

A huge thank you to The Dental Awards 2021 sponsors: Click to find out more!
 

 

 

 

 

 

New Road Dental Practice celebrates multiple award wins

As dentists across the country begin to welcome patients back for appointments under the new government guidelines, New Road Dental Practice in Bromsgrove has plenty to smile about as it’s also celebrating two prestigious award wins. The family-run dental practice has filled its place on the map as one of the top dentists in the Midlands, just in time for doors to reopen.

With a sparkling record of awards, Bromsgrove-based dental practice New Road Dental is celebrating the latest additions to its trophy cabinet, which includes Team of the Year – Central at The Dental Awards, as revealed by The Probe last month as well as the Special Recognition Award in Prevention, in the Global 100 – 2020 edition.

These latest wins celebrate the hard-work, passion, and professionalism that the practice has been putting in, since it first opened its doors in 2008. Now bracing itself for the ‘new normal’, it is these award-winning qualities that the team hopes will see the New Road Dental Practice succeed.

“At the New Road Dental Practice, we pride ourselves in delivering the very best service to our patients and their safety, along with our colleagues, is paramount during these unprecedented times,” commented Dr Ravi Solanki. “Picking up Team of the Year at The Dental Awards, alongside our award for Special Recognition Award in Prevention has provided a much-needed boost for us. Every member of the New Road Dental Practice family has been fantastic during these challenging times, and I cannot thank them enough for their continued hard-work.”

Dental Awards 2019 winners announced

Exquisite dining and entertainment from Lucy Porter were features of this year’s Dental Awards 2019 & Gala Dinner, which attracted a vast number of entries.

The winners of the 2019 Dental Awards can finally been revealed, after months of anticipation over who will be crowned winner of each category.

Held on May 17 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, the evening began with speeches from Dr Nigel Carter OBE, Chief Executive of the Oral Health Foundation, as well as Holly Payne, the editor of The Probe.

Shortly after, Amanda Harbrow-Harris took to the stage to be crowned winner of the Hygienist category, while Dental Therapist of the Year went to Julie Ellis.

Practice Manager of the year went to Ingrid Perry, winner of the Website and Digital Campaign went to Brynhyfryd Dental, Siana Garstang received the award for Dental Nurse of the Year and Receptionist of the Year was awarded to Sophie Scudder, for her hard work involving the care coordination of patients.

Best Outreach or Charity Initiative went to Smile Together, while Torrs Park Dental won the award for National Smile Month.

Coming top place in a vast number of entries was Bishopsgate Dental for Dental Team of the Year South, while for North & Central, Honour Health claimed the top position. Bishopsgate was then announced to be the overall award for the National Dental Team of the Year category.

Dental Practice of the Year South was awarded to The Implant Centre, while for Central, Imogen Dental took the award. Overall, National Dental Practice of the Year went to The Implant Centre.

A short interval took place halfway through the awards ceremony, whereupon wine and a lavish three-course meal was served to attendees.

Comedian Lucy Porter returned to the stage after her initial appearance at the beginning of the night to a round of applause from the audience.

With the ceremony back in full swing, Young Dentist of the Year for North & Central was awarded to Domingos Mamede, while Kreena Patel took the award for the South, then going onto win the overall category of National Young Dentist of the Year.

Boasting a bright, modern practice with all the features designed to appeal to patients is Glenhaven Dental Care, which went on to receive the award for Best Practice Design Interior.

Coming towards the end of the ceremony, the highly anticipated award for Dentist of the Year went to Patrik Zachrisson for his exceptional dedication and hard work.

The Outstanding Achievement Award marked the final category in the award ceremony and was awarded to Janine Brooks MBE.

Janine was presented with her award by Catherine Rutland, Head of Professional Support Services, who delivered a speech that captured the impact of Janine’s work in the profession based on her own experience of working alongside Janine. Catherine emphasised Janine’s passion for dentistry and commitment to mentoring.

Handing out the awards on the night were delegates from those sponsoring the awards, which included BA International, Carestream Dental, Colgate, Coltene, Dental Elite, Geistlich, Simplyhealth Professionals, Sparkle and Waterpik.

A team of beatboxers provided surprise entertainment for the audience, before music and dancing ensued which lasted into the small hours.

The Dental Awards is the industry’s longest-running and most prestigious award event. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the awards, which each year attracts numerous entries from those working in dentistry. Running alongside the Dentistry Show, each category is judged by an expert panel of judges.

Highly commended were:

Best National Smile Month Event – Bramley Dental Practice, Rotherham Oral Health Improvement Group (ROHIG)

Dentist of the Year – Gina Vega, Bishopsgate Dental Care

Young Dentist of the Year – South – Victoria Jephcote, Torrs Park Dental Practice

Young Dentist of the Year – North & Central – Indy Johal, Campbell Dental Practice and Isha Dhillon, Bhandal Dental Practice

Dental Therapist of the Year – Imogen Wood, Whitehouse Dental Clinic

Dental Hygienist of the Year – Gulab Singh, Wensleydale Dental Practice

Website & Digital Campaign of the Year – Elmfield House Dental Practice

Dental Nurse of the Year – Louise East, Essex Community Dental Service

Best Outreach or Charity Initiative – Well Connected, Plymouth

Dental Practice of the Year – South – Bishopsgate Dental Care

Dental Practice of the Year – North & Central – 

Practice Manager of the Year – Louisa Dallinger, Reginald O’Neill Dental Care

Dental Team of the Year – South – Torrs Park Dental Practice

Dental Team of the Year – North & Central – Andrea Ubhi Dentistry 

Dental Receptionist of the Year – Sarah Thornley, Oakley Road Dental Practice

Practice Design and Interior – High Trees Clinic

Thank you all for joining us on Friday night. To see a full array of images, see here – http://www.smilephotography.net/

The Dental Awards 2019 finalists announced!

The finalists for the eagerly anticipated 2019 Dental Awards have finally been revealed, after months of deliberation. 

The high volume of entries from dentists, therapists, hygienists, practices, nurses and dental teams lends itself to the immense talent and skill within the profession, as well as the high esteem in which the Dental Awards is held.

Each category is judged by  a panel of leading dental experts and key opinion leaders within their respective field, representing a broad range of disciplines and dental associations.

This year is significant for the Dental Awards, as 2019 proudly marks the 20th anniversary of this prestigious event that for many years has sought to recognise the outstanding individuals and teams whose dedication and drive continues to raise standards throughout the UK dentistry profession.

The Dental Awards is considered throughout the industry to be the most original and respected awards programme in UK dentistry. It includes a Gala dinner – a black tie event that attracts numerous dental teams and exhibitors from the Dentistry Show, who wish to delight in an evening of music, dining, entertainment and networking opportunities. 

Winning or becoming a finalist in the Dental Awards is a tremendous accolade that provides a significant boost to the profile of a practice. Not only is the event an opportunity to share in the happiness and success of those who win an award, but it offers the chance to see what fellow dental professionals are doing within their practice.

See the finalists here

The Dental Awards take place on May 17th at The Hilton Metropole N.E.C. alongside the leading UK dental trade exhibition and conference: The Dentistry Show. To purchase tickets contact Linda Aitken on 01732 371570, or email linda.aitken@purplems.com

Entries are open for the Dental Awards 2019

You can now register your entry for the Dental Awards 2019…

The Dental Awards 2019 will take place on Friday 17 May with a sparkling gala dinner at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, held alongside the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show at the NEC.

Entries are now open for next year’s prestigious event, and you can register your entry for free until 7 September 2018; after this a fee of £45 will apply for each category entered. And then all Awards entries must be received by the final deadline on 7 December 2018.

So if you think that you, your colleagues or your whole team deserves the chance to be honoured at the Dental Awards simply download an entry form and put your case forward – and you could be picking up a trophy on stage at the Awards next May! Start writing your entry now to try and wow the judges with how great you are!

New award category for 2019

The 2019 Dental Awards sees the introduction of a brand new category – Best Outreach or Charity Initiative in the UK. This award recognises the special work that dental professionals and practices do to help others, whether it is one mega event or continuous work in the community. The judges will be asking, what is your initiative – your chosen cause, fundraising event or volunteering scheme – and why did you choose this? How have you made a difference to this project? What events have you held, how have you raised awareness or what support have you provided? What was the outcome?

This category sits alongside other returning categories for 2019:

Best National Smile Month Event

Dental Receptionist of the Year

Dental Therapist of the Year

Dental Hygienist of the Year

Dental Nurse of the Year

Website & Digital Campaign of the Year

Young Dentist of the Year

Dental Practice Team of the Year

Practice Manager of the Year

Practice Design & Interiors

Dental Practice of the Year

Dentist of the Year

Find out more about the Dental Awards at: www.the-probe.co.uk/awards

The Dental Awards, supported by the UK’s leading dental magazine publisher, Purple Media Solutions, consistently recognise the very best in UK dentistry. Winning or becoming a finalist is a tremendous accolade and provides a massive boost to the profile of your practice. After all, who wouldn’t want to be treated by the Dentist or Dental Practice Team of the Year?

This is always a great way to thank your team and celebrate all that is best in a profession that rarely gets the full credit it deserves. Presenting the Dental Awards alongside the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show provides a brilliant opportunity to combine attending the awards with a visit to the show, the leading CPD-led exhibition in UK dentistry.

Being a finalist or a winner can do wonders for you and your practice. So have you had a successful year, or do you have a particularly outstanding colleague or collective team? Perhaps you’ve recently refurbished your practice, you consider your online presence to be better than your competitors, or your National Smile Month campaign has been a tremendous success? Tell our judges! There are many categories at the Dental Awards that are perfect for recognising all the areas and all the roles that are essential in the efficient running of your dental practice. Previous winners have been amazed at the attention they have received from patients, the profession, local press and news programmes.

For information on how to enter, visit: www.the-probe.co.uk/awards Or, alternatively, call Linda Aitken on: 01732 371570 or e-mail: linda.aitken@purplems.com

You can send your entry by email – awards@purplems.com – or by post to – Linda Aitken, The Old School House, St Stephens Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2AD.

Important – If you plan to enter more than one award category you must submit separate entries for each category. Do not combine entries for different categories. For example, if you plan to enter the Dentist of the Year and Team of the Year categories, you need to supply a complete entry for both.

Entries now open for the Dental Awards 2019!

Following the huge success of this year’s Dental Awards, the dates have now been announced for next year’s event… And entries are now also open for each category…

The Dental Awards, supported by the UK’s leading dental magazine publisher, Purple Media Solutions, consistently recognise the very best in UK dentistry. Winning or becoming a finalist is a tremendous accolade and provides a massive boost to the profile of your practice. After all, who wouldn’t want to be treated by the Dentist or Dental Practice Team of the Year?

The Dental Awards 2019 will take place on Friday 17 May with a sparkling gala dinner at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, held alongside the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show at the NEC.

This is always a great way to thank your team and celebrate all that is best in a profession that rarely gets the full credit it deserves. Presenting the Dental Awards alongside the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show provides a brilliant opportunity to combine attending the awards with a visit to the show, the leading CPD-led exhibition in UK dentistry.

Entries now open

Entries are now open for next year’s prestigious event, so if you think that you, your colleagues or your whole team deserves the chance to be honoured at the Dental Awards simply download an entry form and put your case forward – and you could be picking up a trophy on stage at the Awards next May!

It is free to enter the Dental Awards only up until 7 September 2018; after this it will be £45 to enter.

Send your entries by the final deadline on 7 December 2018.

The finalists shortlist will then be announced in January next year.

Being a finalist or a winner can do wonders for you and your practice. So have you had a successful year, or do you have a particularly outstanding colleague or collective team? Perhaps you’ve recently refurbished your practice, you consider your online presence to be better than your competitors, or your National Smile Month campaign has been a tremendous success? Tell our judges! There are many categories at the Dental Awards that are perfect for recognising all the areas and all the roles that are essential in the efficient running of your dental practice. Previous winners have been amazed at the attention they have received from patients, the profession, local press and news programmes.

Start writing your entry now to try and wow the judges with how great you are!

New award category for 2019

The 2019 Dental Awards sees the introduction of a brand new category – Best Outreach or Charity Initiative in the UK. This award recognises the special work that dental professionals and practices do to help others, whether it is one mega event or continuous work in the community.

This category sits alongside other returning categories for 2019:

Best National Smile Month Event

Dental Receptionist of the Year

Dental Therapist of the Year

Dental Hygienist of the Year

Dental Nurse of the Year

Website & Digital Campaign of the Year

Young Dentist of the Year

Dental Practice Team of the Year

Practice Manager of the Year

Practice Design & Interiors

Dental Practice of the Year

Dentist of the Year

 

For information on how to enter and what the judges are looking for, visit:

www.the-probe.co.uk/awards Or, alternatively, call Linda Aitken on: 01732 371570 or e-mail: linda.aitken@purplems.com

You can send your entry by email – awards@purplems.com – or by post to –

Linda Aitken, The Old School House, St Stephens Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2AD.

Important – If you plan to enter more than one award category you must submit separate entries for each category. Do not combine entries for different categories. For example, if you plan to enter the Dentist of the Year and Team of the Year categories, you need to supply a complete entry for both.

Dental Awards winners revealed!

The prestigious Dental Awards event took place this evening (Friday) at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, celebrating the hard work, commitment and passion of hundreds of dental professionals from across the UK.

There were 21 different awards presented throughout the night, with around 10 finalists in each category. Below is a list of the winners, and the finalists that were chosen as Commended or Highly Commended.

Outstanding Achievement Award

Professor Liz Kay OBE

 

Best National Smile Month Event

Winner – University of Glasgow Dental School

Highly Commended – Boundaries for Life

 

Dentist of the Year

Winner – Gary Stacey

Highly Commended – Patrik Zachrisson

Commended – Andrew Taylor

 

Young Dentist of the Year – South

Winner – Andrew Wilson

Highly Commended – Andre Faro Leite

Commended – Kamil Ahmed

 

Young Dentist of the Year – North & Central

Winner – Affan Saghir

Highly Commended – Nigel Parkash

Commended – Michael Hicks

 

National Young Dentist of the Year

Winner – Andrew Wilson

 

Dental Therapist of the Year

Winner – Amy Hills

Highly Commended – Suzanne Morton

 

Dental Hygienist of the Year

Winner – Jocelyn Harding

Highly Commended – Gulab Singh

Highly Commended – Renate Putrus

 

Website & Digital Campaign of the Year

Winner – Narberth & Herbrandston Dental Practices

Highly Commended – London Hygienist

 

Dental Nurse of the Year – South

Winner – Rebecca Silver

Highly Commended – Alisha Shaw

 

Dental Nurse of the Year – North & Central

Winner – Joanne Speight

Highly Commended – Catriona Thornton

 

National Dental Nurse of the Year

Winner – Joanne Speight

 

Dental Practice of the Year – South

Winner – Pure Periodontics

Highly Commended – Bow Lane Dental Group

 

Dental Practice of the Year – North & Central

Winner – Andrea Uhbi Dentistry

Highly Commended – Revive Dental Care

 

National Dental Practice of the Year

Winner – Pure Periodontics

 

Dental Practice Manager of the Year

Winner – Lesley Holden

Highly Commended – Hannah Haines

Highly Commended – Mariana Sadowska

 

Dental Practice Team of the Year – South

Winner – Imogen Dental

Highly Commended – The Wessex Dental Specialist Centre

Highly Commended – Wensleydale Dental Practice

 

Dental Practice Team of the Year – North & Central

Winner – Andrea Ubhi Dentistry

Highly Commended – Sharoe Green Dental Practice

Highly Commended – New Road Dental

 

National Dental Practice Team of the Year

Winner – Andrea Ubhi Dentistry

 

Dental Practice Design & Interiors

Winner – Sorriso Dentistry

Highly Commended – Novos Dental Clinic

Commended – The Sandford

Commended – Happy Kids Dental

 

Dental Receptionist of the Year

Winner – Emma Hobbs

Highly Commended – Sarah Singleton

 

Huge congratulations to all the winners and finalists this year!