Stars of private dentistry burn bright at awards

The Private Dentistry Awards went with a bang last week as the event celebrated its 10th anniversary on Bonfire Night – Friday 5 November.

A record crowd of 500 people descended on London’s Intercontinental hotel, creating an electric atmosphere as the cream of the private dental profession celebrated late into the night.

The awards recognise the very best in private practice but have a social conscience, too.

Actor Ian Kelsey took the stage early in the afternoon to raise awareness about the work of the One Foundation.

The UK charity works with communities in Africa to address pressing humanitarian needs such as clean drinking water, nutrition and sanitation.

The audience raised more than £4,500 for the charity during the ceremony, which will be put towards a new PlayPump – an innovative water system that uses a specially crafted children’s roundabout to pump fresh water from deep underground. It is a simple idea but one that is changing the lives of thousands of African people.

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And the winner is…
The winners and runners-up at the 2010 Private Dentistry Awards are as follows:
Most Attractive Practice
Winner – Brighton Implant Clinic
Runner up – Ollie and Darsh
Best Employer
Winner – Michael Cahill, Cahill Dental Care Centre Ltd
Runner up – Rajindra Premrajh, The Clinique
Best Dental Laboratory
Winner – Luke Barnett
Runner up – A Line Dental Services
Best Marketing
Winner – The Courtyard
Runner up – Evolve Dentistry
Best Specialist Referral Practice
Winner – Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry
Runner up – Clarendon Dental Spa
Best Community or Charity Project
Winner – Chipping Manor Dental Practice
Runner up – Spring Grove Clinic
Best New Practice
Winner – Clarendon Dental Spa
Runner up – Azamay
Best Patient Care
Winner – Spring Grove Clinic
Runner up – Toothbeary Practice Richmond
Most Innovative Practice
Winner – The Courtyard
Runner up – Staplehurst Dental Practice
Best Dental Team
Winner – Confident Dental Care
Runner up – Ghyllmount Dental Practice
Most Improved Practice
Winner – Ghyllmount Dental Practice
Runner up – Crescent Lodge Dental Practice
Private Dentist of the Year
Winner – Shameek Popat
Runner up – Jamie Newlands
Outstanding Individual of the Year
Winner – Joanna Koussertari – Meon Dental
Runner up – Dawn Cunningham – Spring Grove Clinic
Practice of the Year 2010
Winner – Spring Grove Clinic
Runner up – The Courtyard

Full coverage and pictures will be in the December issue of Private Dentistry.

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