Robert Lynch, managing director of the Medical Insurance Advisory Bureau (MIAB), talks to us about professional indemnity, how recent changes will impact dental professionals and shares his advice to help take the pain out of protecting yourself now and in the future.
Dr Jaspreet Mili Bains from Orchard Dental Practice in Plymouth jumps into our interviewing hot seat this month and shares why she couldn’t live without chocolate, OptraSculpt and good music, she reveals the one person who inspires her the most and which TV show would she like to find waiting in her dental chair…
Best friends, Iain Donnelly and Dr Graham Corser became business partners in December 2018 when they bought their first dental practice together. And just nine months later the partnership at Prestatyn Dental is proving to be a winning one.
When people first meet Sarah Farrier, principle dentist and director of Arden House Dental and Cosmetic Clinic in Cheltenham, and find out what her job is she says that most instinctively cover their mouths.
Making a pragmatic choice depends on assessing factors honestly and realistically, not basing them on an ivory tower view of the world. When helping a patient choose between orthodontic and restorative treatments, there can be factors at play beyond the purely medical.
We review Hygitech’s bespoke drape kits with Alison Williams, clinical manager at Confident Dental and Implant Clinic in Stroud, and reveal that they’ve got convenience, time and cost saving as well as waste reduction in the bag.
Dr Anup Ladva takes part in In The Chair and tells us what’s at the top of his bucket list, how he would spend at £10m lottery win to ease homelessness and how Braintree Dental Studio is helping other practices with their digital workflows…
For dentists, restorative treatments are an everyday procedure. Depending on the type of cavity, there are various options available. If an adhesive technique is selected, there is then another decision to be made. Dentists often start by using a flowable composite, which flows optimally onto the cavity walls in the area of the cavity floor, but is then difficult to carve. To solve this problem, the dentist either uses a sculptable material as an additional layer, or alternatively may decide to use a sculptable bulk composite right from the outset, which can be placed in a single step.
Hello and welcome to another great issue of Discover magazine. Gracing our cover this month is one of the most exciting young dentists in the UK.
Galderma (U.K.) Limited's distribution agreements with Church Pharmacy and Wigmore Medical for products marketed under the Azzalure and Restylane brands have terminated.
The Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) are in continual contact and thought it helpful we share some of this information with you that helps DD prepare for a potential no-deal EU exit on 31st October 2019.
Dr Rahul Doshi, co-founder of Perfect Smiles Studio in Hertfordshire and the president of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry talks tech.
Discover has a new look and that’s because Dental Directory has rebranded to ‘DD’. We share more about this exciting news in this issue.
Dental Directory has rebranded to ‘DD’ as it unites its full-service offering and further demonstrates its ambition to be a sector disruptor. The evolution from Dental Directory to DD, now one of the leading partners to dental professionals and aesthetics practitioners, comes a year after the appointment of new managing director, Paul Adams.
This month we focus on infection control as we talk to Nick Gates, country manager from Alkapharm UK, to find out how innovative new products are transforming how dental practices remain compliant.
Dr Alif Moosajee, also known as The Smiling Dentist, is this month’s cover story. We were lucky enough to spend some time with Alif to find out more about his passion for dentistry and what prompted him to write a book on the topic.
Paul Adams (Dental Directory MD) talks to Edmund Proffitt (Head of the BDIA) about Brexit and the Dental Industry. In this series of short videos, they discuss how various areas of dentistry may be affected after the UK leave the European Union.
We speak to Dr Robbie Hughes – a dentist not afraid to innovate – to learn more about his latest launch to get more dentists tapping into the lucrative composite veneers market.
Many dental professionals will have questions about how the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU) in March 2019 will affect them and their working environment. If the UK and EU agree a deal before 29 March 2019, we would enter into a transition period until 31 December 2020, where limited changes are likely to occur. However, what happens if a deal cannot be agreed? How will this affect you, your colleagues and your practice? Here are some key considerations that you need to start thinking about.
John Finey, head of regulatory of Dental Directory explores the recently implemented Falsified Medicine’s Directive Delegated Regulations (FMD DR) by talking with the British Dental Industry Association (BDIA) and Septodont and reveals how they’ve has been working hard to make sure they’ve got it covered for dental customers
There is an increased awareness of the pitfalls of preparing teeth for restorations as well as the advantages of adhesive dentistry as an alternative option, especially amongst the health conscious, and increasingly knowledgeable patients.
It’s thriving already, but according to recent predictions, the global restorative dental market is set to continue to grow and reach £19.2bn by 2025. One man who knows all about its popularity is 30-year-old Dr Billal Arshad, a dentist with a special interest in restorative and aesthetic dentistry and one of the most exciting and talented young dentists in the field.
Dr Sat Kelley opened Heath Dental in 2005 with one very clear, but forward-thinking goal, to deliver painless, anxiety-free quality dentistry and alter patient perception.
In our February issue we speak to one of the most exciting rising stars in restorative and aesthetic dentistry, Dr Billal Arshad. He shares with us more about his passion for dentistry and why travelling the world to train opened his eyes to UK dentistry.
“The future of dentistry is digital” – this is something you will have heard said many times but here at Dental Directory we understand this means so much more than just the supply of new technology.
Simon Garthwaite looks at the many ways state-of-the-art digital technology is revolutionising the clinical experience, for the patients, for the dentist and for the dental team...
Dr Tina Tanna opened her first practice, a one-chair NHS squat surgery in Chertsey, in 1998. She fondly recalls hurriedly getting prepared with the help of a Dental Directory business consultant and wondering if the Ikea shelves she had just painstakingly assembled for patient records would ever get filled.
Dr Chris McConnell is the owner of two very different dental practices in Cornwall. The first is St Piran Dental located on the rugged Northern Coast of Perranporth where, with Chris at its helm, it’s been very successfully providing treatment for more than 16 years.
As the probability of a hard Brexit is looking more likely we wanted to let you know what we are doing behind the scenes to minimise any impact on our supply chain so we can continue to deliver the products you need, when you need them.
Iain Pryde, service director of Dolby Medical, talks to Discover about why he believes it’s important to bridge the decontamination North / South divide.
Ask the experts: Do you know if you are meeting the Essential Quality Requirements when it comes to decontamination, or what you need to be doing to work towards Best Practice in England? Rachael Painter, practice support consultant at DBG explains.
A recent surge in the seizures of counterfeit, unregulated and second-hand dental equipment has once again highlighted the dangers of buying online. While it’s tempting to save money on equipment by buying on sites like eBay, is the financial saving really worth putting the safety of your patients and your reputation at risk?
Neil Pick, Senior Radiation Protection Adviser at DBG, discusses the current regulations governing radiation protection and radiography in dental practices.
We talk to technical service director, Scott Selbie about Turbo Turnaround and why going the extra mile for a customer shouldn’t be the exception – it should be the rule.
In our latest issue of Discover Oliver Coughlan, equipment sales manager at Dental Directory, explores the perils of buying dental equipment from online auction sites and why for those who do, they could be buying more than they bargained for.
Your dental chair is one of the most important pieces of equipment in your practice. But, if you had to replace or upgrade it, would you know where to start your search and what to look for? Packed full of the latest engineering, ergonomics, design and technology there is a lot to consider, which is why we’ve developed our Top Tips to guide you to the right chair for you, your practice and your patients.
There’s new legislation concerning the waste management process of dental amalgam just around the corner. As a result, dental practices are at risk of substantial fines should they fail to meet the new standards.
Welcome to the latest edition of Discover. In our latest issue of Discover magazine we lead with a story from our decontamination experts, Dolby Medical and find out how they are bringing best practice developed in Scotland into the rest of the UK following expansion.
We speak to Lucy Foord, practice support manager at DBG, about Legionella and why it’s imperative to understand more about the bacteria and the risk it poses to your patients.
Welcome to the latest edition of Discover. Our front cover story this month features our new managing director, Paul Adams as he shares more about his plans for Dental Directory.
As Paul Adams takes the helm at the Dental Directory he exclusively reveals to Dentistry his plans to innovate, improve and invest and why he’s the right man for the job.
TOMY Inc is the leading expert in shape memory alloy technology and it was at the end of the 1980’s they developed the first memory Nickel Titanium archwire. This archwire is sold by GC Orthodontics under the brand name Bio-Edge. In 2016 the Bio-Edge wire was further developed and Bio-Active light was born, the development of this wire was revolutionary.
A lot has happened since our last edition. The issue of treating vulnerable people has featured heavily in the news – perhaps for all the wrong reasons. It’s just one of the news stories we feature in our round-up, but one we’d love to know your thoughts on.
Schülke are experts in infection prevention and control, with a range of products to meet the needs of dental practices, where patient safety is a top priority.
Hello and welcome to another great issue of Discover. With more than 130 years of experience, we talk exclusively to schülke on the topic of infection control as they take us through their latest product innovations to help practices minimise the risk of cross infection.
Hello and welcome to the latest issue of Discover, I hope you enjoy reading it as much as we’ve enjoyed creating it for you.
In March 2017, the European Parliament approved the final version of its Regulation on Mercury with a view to endorsing the Minamata Treaty of 2013. This global environmental treaty aims to reduce the release of mercury into the environment and as a result, both the EU’s Mercury Regulation and the Minamata Treaty recommend a phase-down of the use of dental amalgam.
In 2017 the European Parliament introduced legislation that will see a gradual phase down in the use of dental amalgam. How will this impact on UK dentistry and what are some of the alternatives?
Buying new dental equipment is both exciting and challenging. It means you’re investing in the growth and smooth running of your practice. But, when it comes to reaching a purchasing decision, the choice available can be overwhelming. Here are our eight top questions you should ask before parting with your hard-earned cash.
At the Dental Directory we are pleased to bring the SurgiTel range of customised loupes to our customers. With a significant amount of time leaning over your patients, the risks of developing an unhealthy work posture are high. Bad equipment can lead to strains, pains and even long-term injury. SurgiTel’s advanced magnification, unique tilt angles and multiple ergonomic patents mean that you can do your surgical procedures comfortably.
In the latest issue of Discover, Dr Adam Nulty of Dentist on the Rock in Greater Manchester, is our cover story. He talks to us about his journey into digital dentistry and why he’s encouraging more dentists to follow in his footsteps.
Our annual Supplier Partnership Day 2018 was a resounding success with over 80 of our top suppliers giving up their valuable time to come together to discuss the wonderful world of UK dentistry. And some even walked away with an award…
Dental Directory will once again be attending the BDA conference at the NEC in Birmingham. Visit our stand to listen to one of our highly experienced speakers.
Are you prepared for dentistry 2025? The face of UK dentistry is changing at a rapid rate. NHS contracts continue to shrink, but the opportunities and advancements within private practice and digital dentistry provide endless potential for dentists – so long as they futureproof. We share our team’s expert advice on futureproofing and why it’s so important to the future of your practice.
Founded and still owned by Dr. Anthony Lovat, a former dentist, OPRO has grown to become the most innovative and progressive mouthguard company in the world. Anthony’s belief was that all children and adults should have the best possible protection during sport for their teeth and gums, through easy access to well-made, Custom-Fit mouthguards obtained via an impression-taking visit.
Hello and welcome to the first edition of our new magazine, Discover, where you can find the latest clinical news, read about the hot topics in UK dentistry, find industry insight and hear from industry leaders.
Dental Directory, one of the largest full-service suppliers of dental materials and equipment in the country, has today announced the appointment of Paul Adams as its new Managing Director.
Richard Esgate, digital and laboratory specialist at Dental Directory, has been appointed to the International Digital Dental Academy (IDDA).
You’re the expert when it comes to keeping your patients in good health, but do you now how to do the same for your valuable dental equipment? Each day dentists lose earnings and patients due to equipment failure, with most, easily preventable. Here are our top tips for keeping your practice, and subsequently your profits, in the best of health.
There is very little Dr. Nulty, principal dentist at Dentist On The Rock in Greater Manchester, doesn’t know about digital dentistry. But with advances in technology, it is, he admits, a lifelong learning journey. One he is keen to share to help others, so they too can grow their practices.
Dental Directory has raised concerns over access to NHS dentistry, children’s dental health and how more dentists are urgently needed with MP, Priti Patel.
Running a smooth and profitable dental practice is about planning, focus, standards and learning to let go, according to Ben Atkins, principal dentist and owner of Revive Dental Care. He shares seven tried and tested tips he’s learnt along the way.
Jane Hill, Sales Director for the Dental Directory, explores the changing needs of today’s dental practice and why reduced NHS chair time is driving more dentists to seek expertise and collaboration.
PDS Dental Laboratory has been named as the Best Dental Laboratory at this year’s Laboratory Awards.
Med-fx, the UK’s leading supplier of facial aesthetics, has been recognised for its outstanding achievements by being awarded with the title of Wholesaler of the Year at the Aesthetics Awards 2017.
Dental Directory is making its one-stop-shop proposition available in Ireland for the first time by acquiring County Antrim based dental supplier BF Mulholland Ltd.
Gary Bond is the head of UnoDent, an own brand range with more than 30 years of experience in the dental sector. In this article for Young Dentist he challenges some of the myths surrounding own brand products.
UnoDent Professional has expanded its restorative offering with the launch of Luminos, a new nano-hybrid composite range of products, including an industry leading universal light-cure gingival restorative composite.
Dental Directory has unveiled a new brand identity following a period of significant investment to grow its one-stop-shop offering. The brand marks a new chapter for the dental dealer as it continues its journey to provide a holistic solution to the ever-changing demands of the UK’s dental market.
UnoDent, the own brand range designed by dentists for dentists by The Dental Directory, has launched its first Endodontic Spring Promotion. Offering a one stop shop for all the needs of the modern dental practice, the UnoDent comprehensive endodontic product range delivers uncompromising quality at competitive prices.
The Dental Directory, one of the largest UK dental suppliers in the UK, has strengthened its clinical team with the appointment of Danielle Foster into the role of speciality manager for short term orthodontics.
It’s Monday morning and after being dragged out of bed by his two sons Gary Bond, strategic sourcing manager for The Dental Directory’s own brand UnoDent, is heading down the A12 to the head office in Witham. He’s got a full schedule ahead of him today and it all starts on his commute, having a hands-free phone-call with a corporate dental group.
Donna Hickey, head of compliance at DBG started her career in dentistry as a nurse after graduating from college. Now, 21 years on she’s still helping dentists, but instead of treating patients she supports them in overcoming issues such as preparing for CQC/regulatory inspections to dealing with police requests to see patient records.
The Dental Directory, one of the largest UK dental suppliers in the UK, has strengthened its clinical team with the appointment of Richard Esgate into the role of digital and laboratory specialist.
The Dental Directory, one of the largest full service dental dealers in the UK, has announced the appointment of Bart Pettman into the role of orthodontic specialist manager.
It’s 8am and Ben Goodger, the recently appointed head of commercial finance at The Dental Directory is driving into work on a bright and sunny Monday listening to Nick Grimshaw’s breakfast show on Radio 1.
The Dental Directory has entered into a strategic alliance with Ireland-based BF Mulholland to offer a combined range of over 27,000 product lines including consumables, materials and equipment to dental practices, local authorities and hospitals throughout Ireland.
UnoDent has unveiled a new brand identity following research among dentists, nurses and practice managers and an overhaul of the way it brings products to market.
In 2015 the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) recorded a nine per cent decline in surgical cosmetic procedures – the first decrease in a decade. But you would be wrong to think that appetite for cosmetic treatment has waned. Dyan Williams of Med-fx explores how dentists can capitalise on the shift to non-invasive cosmetic treatments.
The Dental Directory has bolstered its purchasing and business development team with the appointment of Mimi Lau into the role of director of procurement and business development.
The Dental Directory has acquired the Scottish dental equipment specialist Dolby Medical Limited.
It’s 7.15am on a frosty morning north of the border and John Laverty, the recently appointed sales manager in Scotland for The Dental Directory, is warming up his car.
The Dental Directory has expanded its marketing team with the appointment of Alpana Warke-Vijayaraghavan into the role of marketing manager.
The Dental Directory, one of the largest providers of dental supplies in the UK, has announced an exclusive deal to become the sole retailer of PerioChip technology to dentists across the UK.
After 15 years of working in Human Resources in the City within the world of finance and investment banking, last year Kate Higgins decided to change the direction of her career path by stepping into a role within the healthcare sector for The Dental Directory.
The Dental Directory, a leading provider of dental supplies in the UK, has relaunched its website following a six figure investment which has improved the customer experience and functionality of the website as well as providing a foundation for future innovations.
In most companies it’s rare to have employees who have achieved 20 years or more service, but that’s exactly what you’ll find in The Dental Directory’s sales and customer service department.
Med-fx, the specialist provider of facial aesthetics and skin rejuvenation products, has been acquired by The Dental Directory, the single largest purchaser of dental products in the UK.
The operations department of The Dental Directory opens its doors at 7am and starts processing orders at 8.45am, but for David LeGood, who has been with the business for more than two years, the planning for the day ahead starts the day before.
When The Dental Directory was bought by the same investors that own the IDH Group last year independent dentists questioned what it would mean for them. More than a year later and Julian English lifts the lid on what’s been going on inside the organisation and how it’s setting out its stall as a champion of the independents.