A victorious smile

When you need specialist equipment, consider the Victory Series Active self-ligating brackets from 3M Oral Care.


Designed specifically for orthodontic specialists, these heat treated, nickel-cobalt brackets provide a robust and secure ligation.[i] What’s more, when used alongside APC II adhesive from 3M Oral Care, you can be wholly confident of an efficient and expedient bond.[ii]


As if that wasn’t enough, the Victory Series active self-ligating brackets are reliable and easy to use[iii] – and have been designed to maximise patient comfort,[iv] with rounded slot edges to reduce archwire binding.[v]


Do you need expert equipment? If so, contact the 3M Oral Care team today.

For more information, call 0845 873 4066 or visit http://solutions.3m.co.uk/wps/portal/3M/en_GB/orthodontics_EU/Unitek/

[i] 3M Oral Care Internal Data (2012) Claim no. S10591

[ii] 3M Oral Care Internal Data (2011) Claim no. S10504

[iii] 3M Oral Care Internal Data (2014) Claim no. S10711

[iv] 3M Oral Care Internal Data (2012) Claim no. S10591

[v] 3M Oral Care Internal Data (2012) Claim no. S10603

‘A phenomenal product’ “Scotchbond Universal is a phenomenal product.”

Kunal Shah, Principal of LeoDental in London, shares his experience of Scotchbond Universal adhesive from 3M Oral Care. He continues:

“I have used Scotchbond Universal for direct restorations for years and I have never had a case de-bond, providing ultimate confidence in its durability.

“It is very easy to use and the application bottle is well designed, allowing for easy placement and reducing wastage. The self-etch adhesive also allows for a simple workflow.

“I would without a doubt recommend Scotchbond Universal – I am very impressed with it. Further still, the customer service form 3M Oral Care is exceptional – they’re very approachable, always quick to respond and happy to go the extra mile.”

For more information, call 0845 602 5094 or visit www.3m.co.uk/oralcare

The true definition of digital dentistry

The true definition of digital dentistry

The age of digital dentistry is well and truly upon us – and nothing defines its benefits more than the True Definition scanner from 3M Oral Care.

With a 99.7 per cent rate of fit since launch, the True Definition scanner has proven to be one of the profession’s most accurate leading intraoral scanners.[i] By using video imaging technology,[ii] the True Definition can replicate the entire dental anatomy with optimum fidelity.[iii]

This technology allows you to produce more accurate restorations with far greater ease – for the benefit of your patients.

Digital dentistry isn’t the future: it’s the present. To get involved, contact the expert team at 3M Oral Care today.

For more information, call 0845 602 5094 or visit www.3m.co.uk/oralcare




[i] 3M Oral Care Internal Data: 99.7% fit rate. Claim 5640 (2016)

[ii] 3M Oral Care Internal Data: Unique video imaging technology (true definition). Claim 5371 (2012)

[iii] 3M Oral Care Internal Data: Replicate entire oral anatomy. Claim 5372 (2012)

Five years with the A-dec 500

“I have had two A-dec 500 chairs in my practice for five years now,” says Dr Neel Jaiswal, principal of Neel Dentistry in Hertfordshire. “And, given that they have been used more than 25,000 times each, both chairs have held up fantastically. The upholstery still looks as good as new and the movement mechanisms are still smooth and quiet, which is something that truly lends itself to the relaxed and high-quality approach I have tried to build my practice upon.

“Our patients find the chairs incredibly comfortable, even over the course of long procedures, and they are also comfortable for me and the rest of my clinical team. The slim backrest design allows for better ergonomic access for your legs, meaning you can get really close to the patient if necessary.

“I would certainly recommend the A-dec 500 to any practitioners who want to give their patients the club class experience. They have been fantastic and we have been able to create thousands of healthy, happy smiles on them – and I fully expect this to continue for the next five years too!”

For more information about A-dec Dental UK Ltd, visit

www.a-dec.co.uk or call on 0800 2332 85



A United NHS?

Chris Groombridge, Joint Managing Director of 543 Dental Care (a member of the Association of Dental Groups) and Teeth Team’s Chair of Trustees recently explored the possibility of integrating dentistry with the rest of primary care services.

He said: “As far as I’m concerned, the only way forward is to combine dentistry with the rest of the primary care services. Yes there are currently barriers that are preventing this from happening. However, there are potential solutions available that could be implemented with the combined support of the profession, NHS England and other government bodies.

“Possible solutions could include everything from training more dental therapists to counteract the potential lack of dentists post-Brexit to more initiatives like Teeth Team, Dental Check By One and Starting Well. It’s not necessarily about needing more money, it’s about investing the available budget more wisely for savings in the long-term.”

As part of this, the ADG will continue to work closely with all member groups, the government and professional bodies. Contact now to find out more.


For more information about the ADG visit www.dentalgroups.co.uk


New to dental implants?

If you’re new to the field of dental implantology and are seeking guidance or support, look no further than the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI).

The go-to organisation for everything related to dental implants, the ADI is committed to supporting professional education in the field and strives to facilitate learning opportunities for all its members.

It encompasses a thriving community of dental implantologists and their teams. This is ideal for anyone starting out, as the ADI Members-only Facebook Group will enable you to connect with and learn from leading names in dental implantology.

Various ADI events take this a step further, allowing face-to-face networking with inspirational individuals who can offer advice on everything from clinical cases to training and career progression.

If you’re new to dental implants, or if you’re thinking about getting involved soon, make the most of the opportunities available and join the ADI community.


For more information about the ADI, or to join, please visit www.adi.org.uk

100% Success Rate

Dr Mihir Shah, head dentist at Battersea Park Dental, has used Enlighten whitening products for around two years. Here, he speaks about the benefits that the products offer his patients and the practice:

“Enlighten Whitening is the most effective whitening treatment I have used and I have seen a 100 per cent success rate in terms of patient satisfaction.

“The whole dental team loves the Enlighten Whitening system. It is easy to explain to our patients and there are simple instructions, comfortable whitening trays and an excellent follow-up regime. Our patients find it easy to use at home but they particularly enjoy the surgery whitening because it gives them a chance to sit back and relax in our calming surroundings and take a well deserved break from their busy lives and treat themselves.

“The overall experience of using Enlighten has been transformational to the way we do whitening at our practice. The branding is ideal for our luxury, high-end practice.

“I am delighted that I am able to offer an exceptional product that is well packaged and easy to use. I would certainly recommend Enlighten to other practices.”

To treat your patients with exceptional whitening treatment, contact Enlighten now.


For more information, visit www.enlightensmiles.com, email at info@enlightensmiles.com or call the team on 0207 424 3270

CS 8100 wins Top Product from the Dental Advisor

The CS 8100 imaging unit from Carestream Dental has received the Top Product Award 2017 from The Dental Advisor.

Evaluated by 10 consultants in more than 200 uses, the digital panoramic system received a 99% clinical rating.

The judges were ‘unanimous in rating the clarity of images as excellent’. The software was found to be easy to use, with pre-set programmes minimising user input and therefore the risk of errors. The CS 8100 was reported to integrate ‘seamlessly’ with the practice management software system as well.

Comments from the consultants included:

One of the easiest machines to use.”

Clear, crisp images.”

Software is intuitive.”


To discover the benefits of the CS 8100 family of imaging units for yourself, contact Carestream Dental today!


For more information please contact Carestream Dental on

0800 169 9692 or visit www.carestreamdental.co.uk

For all the latest news and updates, follow us on Twitter @CarestreamDentl and Facebook


‘10 out of 10’ for CS R4+

Julie Robson, receptionist at the Family Dental Health Centre in Ystrad Mynach, Wales, has been very satisfied with the CS R4+ practice management software from Carestream Dental.

“I have been using CS R4+ since 2008. The main benefit of the system for me is that it is very easy to use. It makes adding treatment and schedule organisation simple.

“I would definitely recommend Carestream Dental to others. If I have any queries the team is very efficient and very helpful, and can usually provide a solution immediately.

“For these reasons, I would give the CS R4+ a score of 10 out of 10!”


For more information please contact Carestream Dental on

0800 169 9692 or visit www.carestreamdental.co.uk

For all the latest news and updates, follow us on Twitter @CarestreamDentl and Facebook


Skema 8

The dental unit that you choose can make all the difference to patient satisfaction and the standard of care that you deliver. That is why Castellini have created a dental chair that can do it all.

A perfect combination of first-rate comfort and cutting-edge technology, the Skema 8 ensures complete confidence, freedom and precision thanks to a number of intuitive and innovative features.

The Full Touch display, for instance, provides immediate information at just the touch of a button to ensure the user has more time to focus on the needs of the patient. Alongside this, the dentist’s module extensive vertical work range facilitates suitable positioning to meet any working requirement.

As for the ergonomic benefits, the Skema 8 offers a dual articulated height-adjustable arm that can be extended and folded to accommodate the dentist’s needs.

For all of these reasons and more, Castellini’s creation is ideal for any practice looking to maximise productivity and improve patient care.

If you have any questions, the team would love to hear from you!

If you require any further information please call 08000 933975 and speak to Castellini UK directly for assistance.