The Dental Awards 2023 – Shortlist

The 25th Annual Dental Awards are almost upon us and, as the original and most prestigious Awards event in British Dentistry gears up for its silver edition, it gives us at The Probe great pleasure in announcing the 2023 shortlisted entries for each of our 12 categories.

Dates For Your Diary

The winners and finalists will be announced in a live-streamed presentation on Thursday 18th May at 12pm (Midday). The broadcast, hosted by BBC weather presenter and meteorologist Sarah Keith-Lucas, will be available to tune into on, as well as The Probe’s Youtube Channel.

Don’t worry if you’re unable to watch live, as the presentation will be immediately available on-demand.

The winners will then be invited to join judges and sponsors at a top London venue on Friday 30th June to celebrate their victories in style, and to be presented with their trophies and certificates in person.

Special Thanks

A massive thank you to everyone who entered this year’s awards. 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.

A special thanks goes to our expert judging panel, comprising: Ben Atkins, Mhari Coxon, Lisa Bainham, Miranda Steeples, Debbie Hemington, Pam Swain, Amit Patel, Paroo Mistry, Ewa Rozwadowska, Glenys Bridges, and Amanda Oakey.

The Dental Awards is sponsored by B.A. InternationalColosseum Dental, Dental Elite, LISTERINE PROFESSIONAL, and Waterpik, and is presented in association with the Oral Health FoundationADAMBADNBADT, and BSDHT. We thank you all.

Shortlist Reveal

And now, today’s main event, as we reveal the entrants shortlisted by our judges for contention in The Dental Awards 2023. Best of luck to everyone!


  • South West Foundation Dentists and Therapists, Health Education England, Wincanton
  • Torrs Park Dental Practice, Ilfracombe


  • Abbey House Dental, Stoke on Trent
  • Dentistry on the Square, Glasgow


  • Oral Health Promotion Team (AKA The Tooth Fairies), Nottinghamshire
  • Torrs Park Dental Practice, Ilfracombe


  • Emma J Ward, Ocean Orthodontic Clinic, Edinburgh
  • Erica Bryant, Chapel Dental, Flackwell Heath
  • Jannah Ajam, Vitaliteeth Dental Spa, Edinburgh


  • Abbey House Dental, Stoke on Trent
  • Church Street Dental Centre, Wincanton
  • EGO Dental, London
  • Glenhaven Dental, Taff’s Well
  • Imogen Dental, Benson
  • Parkway Clinic, Swansea
  • Peppermint Dental Centre, Wymondham
  • Smile Max Team @ Falkirk Dental Care, Falkirk
  • Thurmaston Dental Practice, Leicester
  • Torrs Park Dental Practice, Ilfracombe
  • Vitaliteeth Dental Spa, Edinburgh


  • Alex McWhirter, North Cardiff Dental, Cardiff
  • Christy Rush, Affinity Dental Care, Gloucester
  • Janine Kidd, Middleton St George Dental Care, Darlington
  • Kelly Davies and Stacey Lungrin, Abbey House Dental, Stoke on Trent


  • Athanasia Nancy Tsami, Vitaliteeth Dental Spa, Edinburgh
  • Donna Dustan, Abbey House Dental, Stoke on Trent
  • Emilia Forrester, Thurmaston Dental Practice, Leicester
  • Jade Cousins, Space Dental, Wakefield
  • Natalie Marucci, Clear Dentistry, Bishops Waltham
  • Tahnee Beavan, Parkway Clinic, Swansea


  • Christine Thomas, Parkway Clinic, Swansea
  • Kirsty Ives, Vitaliteeth Dental Spa, Edinburgh
  • Neringa Krusinskaite, Falkirk Dental Care, Falkirk
  • Poppy Irvine, Adel Dental Practice, Leeds
  • Sakina Syed, Bupa Dental Care – London Bank
  • Sanae El Hasnaoui, Harley Street Dental Clinic, London


  • Amy Mesilio Peralta, The Dental Care Centre, Gibraltar
  • Jyoti Sumel, Community Dental Services CIC, Sharnbrook
  • Lorena Pivoda, Greenwich Dental Health, London
  • Neringa Krusinskaite, Falkirk Dental Care, Falkirk


  • Dr Affan Saghir, Space Dental, Wakefield
  • Dr Aly Virani, North Cardiff Dental, Cardiff
  • Dr Balraj Sohal, Ridgway Dental, Wimbledon Village and Hacton Dental Care, Essex
  • Dr Bethan Liddy, Halesowen Dental, Halesowen
  • Dr Bilal Ahmad, Westpoint Dental, Manchester
  • Dr Jack Livesey, MADEdental, Manchester
  • Dr Kalpesh Prajapat, Abbey House Dental, Stafford
  • Dr Kiran Shankla, Kendrick View Dental Practice, Reading
  • Dr Paul Midha, VICI Dental, Leeds
  • Dr Sharon Showker, Scott Arms Dental Practice and Dental Implant Centre, Birmingham
  • Dr Sharoon Gill, Vitaliteeth Dental Spa, Edinburgh
  • Dr Simmi Daryani, Zental, London
  • Dr Vikas Prinja, Apple Dental Studios, Pinner


  • Dr Amit Jilka, Abbey House Dental, Stoke on Trent
  • Dr Jane Rodrigues, Community Dental Services CIC, Sharnbrook
  • Dr Martina Hodgson, The Dental Architect, Leeds
  • Dr Neel Tank, Imogen Dental, Benson
  • Dr Rachel Derby, Chapel Dental, High Wycombe
  • Dr Vera Da Silva, Vitaliteeth Dental Spa, Edinburgh
  • Dr Wajiha Basir, Trinity House Dental Care, Wilmslow


  • Abbey House Dental, Stoke on Trent
  • Affinity Dental Care, Gloucester
  • All Saints Dental Clinic, Kings Heath
  • Clear Dentistry, Bishops Waltham
  • The Dental Architect, Leeds
  • Falkirk Dental Care, Falkirk
  • Glenhaven Dental, Taff’s Well
  • Imogen Dental, Benson
  • North Cardiff Dental, Cardiff
  • Ocean Orthodontic Clinic, Edinburgh
  • Thurmaston Dental Practice, Leicester
  • Torrs Park Dental Practice, Ilfracombe
  • Vitaliteeth Dental Spa, Edinburgh
  • Wellington Dental Practice, Wellington
  • Westleigh Dental Care, Fareham

The Probe’s 25th Annual Dental Awards is now open for entries

The countdown to The Probe’s Dental Awards 2023 is on, as entries are now open at Register before 3rd January 2023 to qualify for an early bird discount of 50% off the price of entry!

2023 marks the silver milestone for the awards, which celebrate the very best of British dentistry, being the 25th year.  For a quarter of a century, The Dental Awards, presented by The Probe magazine, have recognised and rewarded the very best in UK Dentistry. As the original and most respected awards programme in UK dentistry, The Probe’s Dental Awards are judged by a panel of leading practitioners and KOLs, and provide an unrivaled opportunity for practices and DCPs to shine a spotlight on the vast skill and talent that exist within their teams.

The 12 categories that comprise The Dental Awards 2023 are:

  • National Smile Month Award
  • Dentist of the Year
  • Young Dentist of the Year
  • Dental Therapist of the Year
  • Dental Hygienist of the Year
  • Practice Manager of the Year
  • Dental Nurse of the Year
  • Front of House/Receptionist Award
  • Practice of the Year
  • Team of the Year
  • Best Outreach or Charity Initiative
  • Best Website or Digital Campaign

For more information on each category, including entry criteria, visit

“We at The Probe are so excited to announce the silver edition of The Dental Awards for 2023,” said James Cooke, Editor of The Probe. “And, for the second year in a row, we’re going to follow what has proven to be a popular and successful new format for The Dental Awards ceremony. Finalists, Highly Commended, and Winners will all be announced via a streamed video presentation in the spring. The winners will then have the opportunity to join members of the judging panel and our sponsors for a free sit-down meal where they will be presented with their certificates and trophies in person. So, there’s no need to pay extortionate ticket costs!”

The Dental Awards 2022 is presented by B.A. InternationalColosseum DentalDental Elite, and Waterpik, in association with The Association of Dental Administrators and Practice ManagersBritish Association of Dental NursesBritish Association of Dental TherapistsBritish Society of Dental Hygienists and Therapists, and the Oral Health Foundation.

For more information on our sponsors and partners, visit

Entry closes 28th February 2023. Those who enter before 3rd January 2023 qualify for an early bird rate of £30 per entry. All entries after 3rd January 2023 will be priced at £60 each.