18 & 19 May 2018
NEC, Birmingham

Co-located with DTS 2018


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Delegate and speaker reviews 2017

Marius Ilea, Principal/Partner, Pontesbury Dental

I’ve attended Dentistry Show for the last five years. I come to acquire new equipment and sit in a few lectures. This year I’m planning to go to a couple in the aesthetics and business streams.

The show is well-organised, the NEC is easy to get to, and I’d absolutely recommend the event to others.

Andrea Silva, Dentist, A Silva Dental Studio

I have attended Dentistry Show for the last four years. This year I have mainly come to see the lectures and find out more on what’s happening in the industry, whether that’s the technology or general information. The show is a great way to keep up to date.

I like having the opportunity for hands-on demos with new equipment at the exhibition.

The Dentistry Show is ten times better than any other dental event in the UK. I will come back every year, with my dental nurse and practice manager too!

Louise Hatton, Area Manager, DB Dental Group

I always come to the Dentistry Show with a big shopping list for our practices. I also enjoy the opportunity to network and learn lots! There’s been a lot of good lectures this year, I’d say it’s been one of the better years in terms of content. 

I always like to see the Ashley Latter sessions, and the sales and marketing lectures. Compliance is also very interesting.  

We are getting a new surgery built so we have a lot of equipment to curate this year. It’s been a nice opportunity to compare models and take advantage of show offers. 

I prefer The Dentistry Show to other UK dental events, Birmingham is easy to get to and it has a nice layout.

I attend with the business owners and other members of the team. I think it’s great for the whole team to come along to something like this, and the CPD content is priceless.

B S Saggi, Business Manager, Dentael

I come to the Dentistry Show every year to see the new things coming in. I’ve been to a couple of CPD lectures, as well as looking around the exhibition. I go to the dental events in London too, but this is a better location for me. I think this event is busier than most other shows in the country.

I attend the show with my daughter who is a dental surgeon, and my son who works at the practice too. We’ll all be back next year!

Varsha Thakerar, Business Manager, Clocktower Dental Practice

We’ve come to the Dentistry Show since the beginning. I like to see the exhibitors, go to a few lectures, and socialise with other dentists. I’ve been in the job for nearly 35 years now so it’s a nice opportunity to catch up with old colleagues and friends.

I’ve already been to see Ashley Latter’s session and one lecture on aesthetics. While I’ve heard similar presentations before, it’s a good reminder and opportunity to brush up on your knowledge.

We are pretty well-equipped as a practice, but are always on the lookout for new products. 

Alshad Ali, Practice Owner, Greens Dental Surgery

This year is probably one of the best Dentistry Shows I’ve ever been to - I’ve got a lot out of it. I particularly enjoyed the Ashley Latter business session, as well as Sheila Scott’s presentation.

In the exhibition, we’re getting close to signing in on some compliance software and financial services. There’s so much at these shows that you have to come very focused otherwise you get washed away in it all. This is especially the case at other dental shows where you feel a bit too hustled.

The show deals are a big draw for us. We’ve had to arrange childcare so, for us to attend, it has to be worth it. If it had been a dud that would have been it for me but I feel very pleased with the outcome! It’s also been great to catch up with one of our suppliers about our products.

Dipak Parmar, Principal Dentist, Parmar Care

I attend Dentistry Show most years. This year I’m looking to buy a new practice so I’ve got lots of companies lined up to talk to.  

Jenny Green, Dental Therapist, London Smiling

I come to the Denistry Show every year to attend the lectures. I saw Bob Khanna’s facial aesthetics session which was very interesting as I’ve just started doing aesthetics work. You get two great days of free CPD content.

From London, it’s only an hour or so away on the train, so the location is very convenient. 

It’s nice that there’s time between the lectures to have a look around the exhibition too. I like to have a wonder around and see what the new offers are. 

Hans Brown, Hospital Dentist, H Brown 

I have attended Dentistry Show for the last three years or so for the core CPD. The show is brilliant; I love it for the quality of the speakers but also the buzz! I travel from Edinburgh and it’s definitely worth the trip down. 

Humeira Waheed, Dentist, White Pearl Dental Practice

I attend this event for the show offers and today I’m on the lookout for impression pastes, whitening products and software. I also like for the conference content. I enjoyed Chris Barrow’s business lecture and Dominic Hassall in the GDP theatre. 

I like the opportunity to meet up with colleagues. I’ll definitely be back next year!

Les Jones, Creative Director, Practice Plan

I like the buzz of the Dentistry Show. You don’t get that at other dental events - you get silence! The show has a real freshness and diversity, whether that’s on the trade floor or in the theatres. We always enjoy the energy of the show, and that energy sustains right the way through from open ’til close.

It’s a great opportunity for us to connect with our audience in a different environment.

Elaine Halley, Cherrybank Dental Spa, Perth and Edinburgh

The Dentistry Show has a great atmosphere as there’s just so much going on, especially with DTS side-by-side. As there is so much going on at one time, it can be difficult to pick the right seminars but that’s a testament to the amount of choice.

Dentistry Show is the largest dental event that I attend, and it’s very well-supported by the trade. The exhibition is excellent as everybody is here with good stands and they’ve brought their new materials. I like the format of emptying the lecture theatres so that people have time to look at the trade. It’s also useful how the event encourages linking between the lectures and the trade - visitors can hear about something in a lecture and then follow-up on the stand afterwards.

Exhibitions are an important opportunity for networking, for knowing what’s happening and what the latest innovations are. You also get the chance to hear from a variety of speakers, and from those that you might not have heard of before.

Deborah Lyle, Director of Professional and Clinical Affairs, Water Pik

I like that the Dentistry Show has short presentations and the venue works very well with the theatres close to the exhibition floor. People can pick and choose their topics and see what they want to get into rather than sitting through three-hour presentations. There is much more communication back and forth with the audience.

Typical conferences have much longer programmes so the exhibition hall can be empty for hours as everyone is in a CPD course. Whereas here there is a good relationship between conference and exhibition - even some of the exhibitors have speaking slots. I think it’s better to share information in a brief session so that the audience can then go and find out more at the stand.

With social media you get a lot of information but you can’t take away from that face-to-face interaction. One-to-one business, at least once a year, is very important - you can be with your colleagues, friends and also the exhibitors who have updates to share. You’d be surprised about the conversations people get into.

Jason Wong, Local Dental Network Chair, NHS England Central Midlands

These are topics that are of relevance so it’s important to get the word out there. We’re currently working in silo in our area – we need to make sure that others are aware of what we’re doing.

The Dentistry Show is more informal than most conferences, meaning that you have the ability to catch up and network flexibly. Usually at other events, you have a strict slot and the only time you can network is during set coffee and tea breaks. Whereas here, I know that at some point I’ll have the chance to meet with those I need to.

It’s important for the profession to get together and while there are a few national conferences the good thing about the Dentistry Show is that the team can all come. I have a team of around six or seven from the practice here. Normally you’d only be able to bring a maximum of two members of staff.

2018 Streams

BDA Theatre

New for 2018, the British Dental Conference will take place in the BDA Theatre at the show. 

The conference programme is designed by dentists for dentists and their teams, giving you the dental knowledge and insights you need.

BACD Aesthetic Dentist Theatre

The BACD Aesthetic Dentist conference will provide you with a thorough insight into key aesthetic subjects as they relate to a modern
dental practice. Combine these aesthetic treatments with your business.

Business Theatre

An action-packed programme of engaging and highly relevant presentations to help you build a successful and profitable practice. Focusing on the ‘HOW’ – giving you practical business advice to take away and implement in your practice.

Hygienist & Therapist Symposium

This two-day conference programme, has been designed with the learning objectives of both dental hygienists and therapists in mind, and will cover an array of clinical topics while providing valuable vCPD.

Dental Nurses Forum

Remaining completely up-to-date with the latest regulations, requirements and protocols is imperative to your work as a dental nurse..

Core CPD Theatre

The CORE CPD conference returns, with an expanded and improved two day programme. Covering all the major CPD topics, experts will run presentations on infection control and prevention, radiation protection and medical emergencies, as well as early detection of oral cancer.

Next Generation Conference

NEW for 2017, the Next Generation Conference is designed for young dynamic dentists looking to understand aspects of dentistry that were never taught at dental school. So, make sure you bring your young dentists with you!



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