It was a huge honour to have been presented with an award for Innovation and Support in Promoting British Dental Technology by the Dental Laboratories Association President, Jonathan Bill at the British Dental Association Awards ceremony on Saturday evening.
This year the awards ceremony and dinner closed off their highly successful Congress, and saw professionals from all sectors of dentistry awarded for their efforts in providing the public with dental excellence.
Stephen Hancocks OBE, was a fantastic Master of Ceremonies, and kept the whole event entertaining and interesting.
The work of The British Bite Mark initiative was acknowledged for promoting British Dental Technology, and the patient benefits that come with work produced within our well regulated and monitored British dental profession.
I hope everyone can be as proud of British Dental Technology as I was to hear that all this effort has recently secured the return of over £8,000,000 of work to UK dental laboratories.
The British Bite Mark has been a fantastic initiative, but only because it has been adopted by so many who all believe in the value of Great British Dental Technology and the Great British Dentistry it supports for UK patients.
Thanks to the hard work of everyone in this public awareness campaign we have seen the acceptance and adoption of this as a standard by many practices that believe in providing the public with medical devices that are carefully created and monitored within one of (if not the most) stringently regulated dental sector in the world.
Jonathan Bill, did a fantastic job of relaying the story of the fantastic work carried out by GDC registered technicians working in UK labs to ensure that when a patient and surgeon choose The British Bite Mark, they have the assurance and peace of mind that comes with choosing to stay within this highly regulated system to ensure maximum patient safety.
We’ve all made a huge commitment to putting the patient first, and I feel honoured to have been allowed to take part in this campaign alongside some of the best people I have ever met in my life (from any profession)
The Dental Laboratories Association have worked long and hard to get this initiative from a small initial campaign, to one that has been adopted Nationally, and is now getting International interest.
It will be no surprise that the first thing we did upon opening nexus dental laboratory was to become a DLA member, followed very closely by being a British Bite Mark Laboratory.
The next step for the laboratory will be DAMAS accreditation.
I'm very proud of the great work that has been carried out in raising the public awareness of Great British Dentistry, and the support it gets from Great British Dental Technology.