Discover magazine August - September Issue

Discover magazine August - September Issue

01 August 2018

Hello and welcome to another great issue of Discover. With more than 130 years of experience, we talk exclusively to schülke on the topic of infection control as they take us through their latest product innovations to help practices minimise the risk of cross infection.

Discover magazine July - August Issue

Discover magazine July - August Issue

02 July 2018

Hello and welcome to the latest issue of Discover, I hope you enjoy reading it as much as we’ve enjoyed creating it for you.

Eight questions to ask before you invest in new equipment

Eight questions to ask before you invest in new equipment

02 June 2018

Buying new dental equipment is both exciting and challenging. It means you’re investing in the growth and smooth running of your practice. But, when it comes to reaching a purchasing decision, the choice available can be overwhelming. Here are our eight top questions you should ask before parting with your hard-earned cash.

The phase down of amalgam fillings - what you need to know!

The phase down of amalgam fillings - what you need to know!

20 June 2018

In 2017 the European Parliament introduced legislation that will see a gradual phase down in the use of dental amalgam. How will this impact on UK dentistry and what are some of the alternatives?

Supplier Partnership Day

Supplier Partnership Day

24 May 2018

Our annual Supplier Partnership Day 2018 was a resounding success with over 80 of our top suppliers giving up their valuable time to come together to discuss the wonderful world of UK dentistry. And some even walked away with an award…

Discover magazine: June - July Issue

Discover magazine: June - July Issue

01 June 2018

In the latest issue of Discover, Dr Adam Nulty of Dentist on the Rock in Greater Manchester, is our cover story. He talks to us about his journey into digital dentistry and why he’s encouraging more dentists to follow in his footsteps.

BDA Dentistry Show

BDA Dentistry Show

18 May 2018

Dental Directory will once again be attending the BDA conference at the NEC in Birmingham. Visit our stand to listen to one of our highly experienced speakers.

The Evolution of dentistry: Are you prepared for what’s next?

The Evolution of dentistry: Are you prepared for what’s next?

04 May 2018

Are you prepared for dentistry 2025? The face of UK dentistry is changing at a rapid rate. NHS contracts continue to shrink, but the opportunities and advancements within private practice and digital dentistry provide endless potential for dentists – so long as they futureproof. We share our team’s expert advice on futureproofing and why it’s so important to the future of your practice.

Dental Directory launches new magazine

Dental Directory launches new magazine

01 May 2018

Hello and welcome to the first edition of our new magazine, Discover, where you can find the latest clinical news, read about the hot topics in UK dentistry, find industry insight and hear from industry leaders.

Dental Directory appoints new Managing Director

Dental Directory appoints new Managing Director

20 April 2018

Dental Directory, one of the largest full-service suppliers of dental materials and equipment in the country, has today announced the appointment of Paul Adams as its new Managing Director.

Dental Directory’s digital guru is appointed to committee of international experts

Dental Directory’s digital guru is appointed to committee of international experts

18 April 2018

Richard Esgate, digital and laboratory specialist at Dental Directory, has been appointed to the International Digital Dental Academy (IDDA).

Look after your dental equipment and it will look after your profits

Look after your dental equipment and it will look after your profits

02 April 2018

You’re the expert when it comes to keeping your patients in good health, but do you now how to do the same for your valuable dental equipment? Each day dentists lose earnings and patients due to equipment failure, with most, easily preventable. Here are our top tips for keeping your practice, and subsequently your profits, in the best of health.

How digital dentistry can move your practice forward

How digital dentistry can move your practice forward

19 March 2018

There is very little Dr. Nulty, principal dentist at Dentist On The Rock in Greater Manchester, doesn’t know about digital dentistry. But with advances in technology, it is, he admits, a lifelong learning journey. One he is keen to share to help others, so they too can grow their practices.

Dental Directory voices concern for UK dentistry in talks with MP Priti Patel

Dental Directory voices concern for UK dentistry in talks with MP Priti Patel

19 March 2018

Dental Directory has raised concerns over access to NHS dentistry, children’s dental health and how more dentists are urgently needed with MP, Priti Patel.

Seven rules to make your practice more profitable

Seven rules to make your practice more profitable

05 March 2018

Running a smooth and profitable dental practice is about planning, focus, standards and learning to let go, according to Ben Atkins, principal dentist and owner of Revive Dental Care. He shares seven tried and tested tips he’s learnt along the way.

Wholesaling the whole service

Wholesaling the whole service

14 February 2018

Jane Hill, Sales Director for the Dental Directory, explores the changing needs of today’s dental practice and why reduced NHS chair time is driving more dentists to seek expertise and collaboration.

PDS Dental Laboratory scoops top industry accolade

PDS Dental Laboratory scoops top industry accolade

12 December 2017

PDS Dental Laboratory has been named as the Best Dental Laboratory at this year’s Laboratory Awards.

Med-fx named as Wholesaler of the Year at the Aesthetics Awards 2017

Med-fx named as Wholesaler of the Year at the Aesthetics Awards 2017

08 December 2017

Med-fx, the UK’s leading supplier of facial aesthetics, has been recognised for its outstanding achievements by being awarded with the title of Wholesaler of the Year at the Aesthetics Awards 2017.

Dental Directory takes one stop shop to Ireland with BF Mulholland Ltd acquisition

Dental Directory takes one stop shop to Ireland with BF Mulholland Ltd acquisition

17 October 2017

Dental Directory is making its one-stop-shop proposition available in Ireland for the first time by acquiring County Antrim based dental supplier BF Mulholland Ltd.

Debunking own brand myths

Debunking own brand myths

01 August 2017

Gary Bond is the head of UnoDent, an own brand range with more than 30 years of experience in the dental sector. In this article for Young Dentist he challenges some of the myths surrounding own brand products.

UnoDent Professional launches Luminos restorative range

UnoDent Professional launches Luminos restorative range

24 July 2017

UnoDent Professional has expanded its restorative offering with the launch of Luminos, a new nano-hybrid composite range of products, including an industry leading universal light-cure gingival restorative composite.

New brand identity unveiled

New brand identity unveiled

21 June 2017

Dental Directory has unveiled a new brand identity following a period of significant investment to grow its one-stop-shop offering. The brand marks a new chapter for the dental dealer as it continues its journey to provide a holistic solution to the ever-changing demands of the UK’s dental market.

UnoDent unveils Spring endodontic focus

UnoDent unveils Spring endodontic focus

05 April 2017

UnoDent, the own brand range designed by dentists for dentists by The Dental Directory, has launched its first Endodontic Spring Promotion. Offering a one stop shop for all the needs of the modern dental practice, the UnoDent comprehensive endodontic product range delivers uncompromising quality at competitive prices.

The Dental Directory strengthens its rapidly expanding clincal team

The Dental Directory strengthens its rapidly expanding clincal team

25 January 2017

The Dental Directory, one of the largest UK dental suppliers in the UK, has strengthened its clinical team with the appointment of Danielle Foster into the role of speciality manager for short term orthodontics.

24 Hours with... Gary Bond

24 Hours with... Gary Bond

12 December 2016

It’s Monday morning and after being dragged out of bed by his two sons Gary Bond, strategic sourcing manager for The Dental Directory’s own brand UnoDent, is heading down the A12 to the head office in Witham. He’s got a full schedule ahead of him today and it all starts on his commute, having a hands-free phone-call with a corporate dental group.

24 hours with…Donna Hickey, head of compliance

24 hours with…Donna Hickey, head of compliance

08 November 2016

Donna Hickey, head of compliance at DBG started her career in dentistry as a nurse after graduating from college. Now, 21 years on she’s still helping dentists, but instead of treating patients she supports them in overcoming issues such as preparing for CQC/regulatory inspections to dealing with police requests to see patient records.

The Dental Directory announces further investment in clinical team

The Dental Directory announces further investment in clinical team

21 October 2016

The Dental Directory, one of the largest UK dental suppliers in the UK, has strengthened its clinical team with the appointment of Richard Esgate into the role of digital and laboratory specialist.

The Dental Directory bolsters specialist team with orthodontic appointment

The Dental Directory bolsters specialist team with orthodontic appointment

18 October 2016

The Dental Directory, one of the largest full service dental dealers in the UK, has announced the appointment of Bart Pettman into the role of orthodontic specialist manager.

24 hours with… Ben Goodger, head of commercial finance

24 hours with… Ben Goodger, head of commercial finance

27 September 2016

It’s 8am and Ben Goodger, the recently appointed head of commercial finance at The Dental Directory is driving into work on a bright and sunny Monday listening to Nick Grimshaw’s breakfast show on Radio 1.

The Dental Directory and BF Mulholland create strategic alliance

The Dental Directory and BF Mulholland create strategic alliance

20 July 2016

The Dental Directory has entered into a strategic alliance with Ireland-based BF Mulholland to offer a combined range of over 27,000 product lines including consumables, materials and equipment to dental practices, local authorities and hospitals throughout Ireland.

UnoDent unveils new brand identity

UnoDent unveils new brand identity

25 May 2016

UnoDent has unveiled a new brand identity following research among dentists, nurses and practice managers and an overhaul of the way it brings products to market.

‘Tweaked not tucked’ culture gives dentistry a lift

‘Tweaked not tucked’ culture gives dentistry a lift

19 May 2016

In 2015 the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) recorded a nine per cent decline in surgical cosmetic procedures – the first decrease in a decade. But you would be wrong to think that appetite for cosmetic treatment has waned. Dyan Williams of Med-fx explores how dentists can capitalise on the shift to non-invasive cosmetic treatments.

The Dental Directory expands Procurement and Business Development Team

The Dental Directory expands Procurement and Business Development Team

11 May 2016

The Dental Directory has bolstered its purchasing and business development team with the appointment of Mimi Lau into the role of director of procurement and business development.

Dolby Medical Limited

Dolby Medical Limited

05 April 2016

The Dental Directory has acquired the Scottish dental equipment specialist Dolby Medical Limited.

24 hours with… John Laverty, country sales manager in Scotland for The Dental Directory

24 hours with… John Laverty, country sales manager in Scotland for The Dental Directory

01 April 2016

It’s 7.15am on a frosty morning north of the border and John Laverty, the recently appointed sales manager in Scotland for The Dental Directory, is warming up his car.

The Dental Directory bolsters Marketing Team

The Dental Directory bolsters Marketing Team

30 March 2016

The Dental Directory has expanded its marketing team with the appointment of Alpana Warke-Vijayaraghavan into the role of marketing manager.

The Dental Directory signs exclusive deal to supply Periochip in the UK

The Dental Directory signs exclusive deal to supply Periochip in the UK

21 March 2016

The Dental Directory, one of the largest providers of dental supplies in the UK, has announced an exclusive deal to become the sole retailer of PerioChip technology to dentists across the UK.

24 hours with… Kate Higgins head of HR at The Dental Directory

24 hours with… Kate Higgins head of HR at The Dental Directory

02 January 2016

After 15 years of working in Human Resources in the City within the world of finance and investment banking, last year Kate Higgins decided to change the direction of her career path by stepping into a role within the healthcare sector for The Dental Directory.

The Dental Directory ends year of customer innovation with new website launch

The Dental Directory ends year of customer innovation with new website launch

23 December 2015

The Dental Directory, a leading provider of dental supplies in the UK, has relaunched its website following a six figure investment which has improved the customer experience and functionality of the website as well as providing a foundation for future innovations.

A day in the life of… Sally Slater, sales team manager at The Dental Directory

A day in the life of… Sally Slater, sales team manager at The Dental Directory

01 December 2015

In most companies it’s rare to have employees who have achieved 20 years or more service, but that’s exactly what you’ll find in The Dental Directory’s sales and customer service department.

Med-fx bought by The Dental Directory as part of growth strategy

Med-fx bought by The Dental Directory as part of growth strategy

21 October 2015

Med-fx, the specialist provider of facial aesthetics and skin rejuvenation products, has been acquired by The Dental Directory, the single largest purchaser of dental products in the UK.

A day in the life of…David LeGood, operations manager at The Dental Directory

A day in the life of…David LeGood, operations manager at The Dental Directory

15 October 2015

The operations department of The Dental Directory opens its doors at 7am and starts processing orders at 8.45am, but for David LeGood, who has been with the business for more than two years, the planning for the day ahead starts the day before.

The Dental Directory sets out its stall

The Dental Directory sets out its stall

07 October 2015

When The Dental Directory was bought by the same investors that own the IDH Group last year independent dentists questioned what it would mean for them. More than a year later and Julian English lifts the lid on what’s been going on inside the organisation and how it’s setting out its stall as a champion of the independents.