Dentistry Awards 2011 – the launch

Dentistry magazine and www.dentistry.co.uk are proud to invite you to enter the Dentistry Awards, now in their 6th year. The awards ceremony is the most celebrated event in the dental calendar, honouring regional and national excellence in dentistry.

Created to recognise and reward exceptional individuals, teams and practices, this year the category of Best DCP is added to the awards list, with all categories celebrating professionals who have showed an active interest in reaching – and often staying – at the top of the profession.

So, why not commemorate your practice and team with this fantastic opportunity?

The judging panel is chaired by Amarjit Gill and the awards ceremony will be held on Friday 2 December 2011 at the stunning Athena in Leicester, a beautiful Art Deco banqueting venue in the heart of the country.

One of the most glamorous dentistry events of the year, the evening consists of a champagne reception, three-course meal and the awards ceremony, hosted by a special guest compère. The evening continues with music and dancing into the early hours.

The categories
There are more than 40 coveted awards in total, and everyone who takes one away can be proud that they have set a new benchmark in dental excellence.
The categories are:
• Best Practice (regional)
• Best Young Dentist (regional)
• Best Team (regional)
• Best DCP (regional)
• The UK Outstanding Achievement Award (national)

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The Dentistry.co.uk Website Awards
• Best Website
• Best New Website
• Best Specialist Referral Website

The regions
• Scotland
• Northern Ireland
• North West
• North East
• Midlands
• East
• London
• South West & Wales
• South East

An ‘early bird’ saving
An ‘early bird’ offer of £35 + VAT per category is available
until 1 July, thereafter £50  + VAT per category, so it’s worth getting pre-registered sooner rather than later. Full details can be found online at
www.dentistry.co.uk/awards. For more information, please call Becci on 01923 851742 or email [email protected] If you fancy entering the website awards, visit www.dentistry.co.uk/webawards. With each entry costing just £15 for the website awards, what are you waiting for? Entries close on Friday 9 September.

Why you should enter?
• The Dentistry Awards provide a perfect opportunity to motivate your practice and build on the desire to strive above the competition
• Receiving recognition for offering an excellent service gives you great satisfaction. Enjoy a great team-building experience and generate some excitement in your practice while you do so!
• Success at the awards can improve team morale, too. What better way to reward your team and show them you recognise their hard work?
• It’s a great way to get press coverage for your practice – even being shortlisted is a massive achievement.

Category guidelines
Best Practice
Is your practice the best in the area? What do you do to  make it stand out from the rest? Let us know what your patients say by providing us with their testimonials. You may send in as much supporting evidence as you like.

Best Young Dentist
If you are a dentist aged 35 or under on 2 December 2011, then you may enter this category. If you have worked hard and produced impressive results through your career so far, why not enter? Tell us what you have achieved describing any hurdles you have overcome.

Best Team
If your team goes that extra mile for your patients and practice, why not let everyone know? This is your chance to show off your amazing team and shout about what makes them so special. Send in testimonials, team photos and explain why they deserve the chance to excel in your region.

Best DCP
Do you have a key dental care professional (DCP) without whom your practice would crumble? Explain why they are a crucial member of your practice. You may send as much supporting material as you like, including testimonials from within the practice as well as from your patients.

The UK Outstanding Achievement Award

This award is typically for someone who has, for many years, worked tirelessly in the profession and has made a valuable contribution. We want to hear about the inspiration, influence or hardship they have encountered in achieving their goal. This award can be self nominated or a nomination.

The Dentistry.co.uk Website Awards
Is your website a top-class site? Do your patients comment on the communication and marketing offered? The Dentistry.co.uk Website Awards gives you the chance to have your website officially rewarded. The categories are:
• Best Website
• Best New Website
• Best Specialist Referral Website
To enter the Website Awards, please visit www.dentistry.co.uk/webawards and fill in the online form.

Entering tips
• A personal statement of 250-2,000 words, outlining why you feel you deserve to win the category. This must be submitted on a USB or disk.
 • Send in as much supporting evidence as you wish, including photos, marketing material and press cuttings
• Include letters of reference and testimonials from patients
• Patient testimonials can include before and after photos
• Creativity and originality help applications stand out
•  Ensure you include quality professional pictures of your practice – both hard copies and on disk/USB.

Full details, including the judging panel can be found on the website, www.dentistry.co.uk/awards.
Good luck and see you on the night!

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