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Dental nurses need educating

With a solid grounding in dental nursing going back further than she cares to remember (although she smiles a characteristic wry grin as she says this) it is not surprising that Fiona Ellwood became one of the founding members and patron of the Society of British Dental Nurses (SBDN) (www.sbdn.org.uk). A major clue to the reason for Fiona’s involvement comes from the opening sentence of the Society’s mission statement “our vision is to inspire and engage dental nurses at each and every stage of their career”. She has spent much of her varied and continuing career in dentistry, and in education, entwined with a passion for guiding colleagues to ever-greater self-fulfilment and achievement.
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The event for the whole team

You reap what you sow’ is a well-known adage and certainly one that holds much relevance for building a successful dental practice. Behind every good business, is good people. But how do you define ‘good’? It is obviously a relative definition. One thing for certain though is that, if we want to improve either ourselves or our team, we are going to need to invest time and effort.
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Dental Showcase – perfect for your practice

Dental Showcase is perfect for time-poor dentists like me, says Alison Simpson, director and clinician at Trinity Dental in Northamptonshire. As a busy dental practitioner running a three-surgery, fully-private practice, finding time to do anything other than treat patients and run my business is difficult. So, when it comes to choosing new equipment, it’s great to have the opportunity to see everything, from different manufacturers and suppliers, in one place, at a regular time each year.
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BDIA Dental Showcase: The Industry's Show

Edmund Proffitt, chief executive of the British Dental Industry Association, reflects on the meaning of Dental Showcase. Are all dental exhibitions the same? Nowadays there are a number of opportunities for dental professionals to attend exhibitions and events. However, the BDIA Dental Showcase has invested significant effort over the years in building itself into the dedicated B2B event for dental professionals. By carefully working with the profession and suppliers, a comfortable and personal relationship has evolved between business conscious practitioners and an industry there to help and assist in the delivery of the very best dental care to all patients.
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Preventive treatment delivers better oral health

Hypersensitivity is a common complaint of many of my patients and has a number of underlying causes including caries, gingival recession or when fillings start to leak. This chronic oral pain condition can significantly impact on the quality of patients’ lives and is one of the most common reasons for visiting a dentist or hygienist. If there are any concerns in relation to restorative or periodontal treatment or anything in the mouth that looks suspicious and could be causing the sensitivity, the application of fluoride varnish is a valued solution and is particularly good for repeated treatments.
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BOUTIQUE WHITENING FIGHT ILLEGAL TOOTH WHITENING

Boutique Whitening is committed to providing safe, effective, evidence based tooth whitening, so patients can enjoy fantastic results, with no adverse side-effects. There has been increasing number of cases in the press and social-media of late, highlighting the dangers of tooth whitening carried out in beauty salons and hair-dressers using unlicensed products, sometimes with disastrous results for patients. People have been left with swollen and scarred lips, cheeks and gums.
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Boutique Whitening - What is B1 for Six?

Some companies simply offer a B1 Guarantee. At Boutique Whitening, we continually strive to give more value to our customers, so for us, simply getting your patients to B1 isn't enough. We will guarantee B1-4-Six. Shade B1 for 6 months...Guaranteed! We are the only whitening system in the world to offer a B1 Guarantee with a 6 month guarantee! The B1-4-Six package includes TEN syringes, more than enough for initial treatment and periodic top-ups for 6 months.
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It’s back and bigger than ever!

Technology is constantly evolving and chances are it will have been a few years since you invested in new equipment for the practice. Your existing tools might be working just fine, and may not ever become obsolete, but aren’t you just a little bit intrigued to find out just what’s out there and how it might assist you in your day-to-day work? At this year’s Dental Showcase, which takes place from 19-21 October 2017 at Birmingham NEC, you really will gain an insight into the latest innovation in the industry.
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Looking to the future – BDIA Showcase is bigger and better than ever!

Technology is constantly evolving and chances are it will have been a few years since there was an investment in new equipment for your practice. Your existing tools might be working just fine, and may not ever become obsolete, but aren’t you just a teeny weeny bit intrigued to find out just what’s out there and how it might assist you in your day-to-day work? At this year’s Dental Showcase, dental teams will gain an insight into the latest innovation in the industry.
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Mark Allen Group buys Dental Showcase

WITH its acquisition of the annual exhibition Dental Showcase, the Mark Allen Group (MAG), becomes the biggest media player in dentistry in the UK. George Warman Publications (GWP), part of the Mark Allen Group has acquired Dental Showcase from the British Dentist Industry Association (BDIA) for an undisclosed sum. The country’s leading dental trade exhibition, which has existed since the 1930s, will join a company that includes the leading brands Dental Update, The Dentist and Dental Nursing.
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