Bridging the North-South divide

Bridging the North-South divide

09 December 2018

Iain Pryde, service director of Dolby Medical, talks to Discover about why he believes it’s important to bridge the decontamination North / South divide.

Essential quality requirements: Decontamination

Essential quality requirements: Decontamination

06 December 2018

Ask the experts: Do you know if you are meeting the Essential Quality Requirements when it comes to decontamination, or what you need to be doing to work towards Best Practice in England? Rachael Painter, practice support consultant at DBG explains.

Don’t stand for second best

Don’t stand for second best

04 December 2018

A recent surge in the seizures of counterfeit, unregulated and second-hand dental equipment has once again highlighted the dangers of buying online. While it’s tempting to save money on equipment by buying on sites like eBay, is the financial saving really worth putting the safety of your patients and your reputation at risk?

A focus on radiation protection legislation

A focus on radiation protection legislation

02 December 2018

Neil Pick, Senior Radiation Protection Adviser at DBG, discusses the current regulations governing radiation protection and radiography in dental practices.

Going that extra mile shouldn’t be a one off

Going that extra mile shouldn’t be a one off

01 December 2018

We talk to technical service director, Scott Selbie about Turbo Turnaround and why going the extra mile for a customer shouldn’t be the exception – it should be the rule.

Discover Magazine December - January Issue

Discover Magazine December - January Issue

01 December 2018

In our latest issue of Discover Oliver Coughlan, equipment sales manager at Dental Directory, explores the perils of buying dental equipment from online auction sites and why for those who do, they could be buying more than they bargained for.

Choosing the right chair for you

Choosing the right chair for you

20 November 2018

Your dental chair is one of the most important pieces of equipment in your practice. But, if you had to replace or upgrade it, would you know where to start your search and what to look for? Packed full of the latest engineering, ergonomics, design and technology there is a lot to consider, which is why we’ve developed our Top Tips to guide you to the right chair for you, your practice and your patients.

Waste management as a tool to save money

Waste management as a tool to save money

09 November 2018

There’s new legislation concerning the waste management process of dental amalgam just around the corner. As a result, dental practices are at risk of substantial fines should they fail to meet the new standards.

Discover Magazine November - December Issue

Discover Magazine November - December Issue

01 November 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of Discover. In our latest issue of Discover magazine we lead with a story from our decontamination experts, Dolby Medical and find out how they are bringing best practice developed in Scotland into the rest of the UK following expansion.

Getting to grips with Legionella

Getting to grips with Legionella

01 October 2018

We speak to Lucy Foord, practice support manager at DBG, about Legionella and why it’s imperative to understand more about the bacteria and the risk it poses to your patients.

Discover Magazine October - November Issue

Discover Magazine October - November Issue

01 October 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of Discover. Our front cover story this month features our new managing director, Paul Adams as he shares more about his plans for Dental Directory.

Paul Adams: a man of action

Paul Adams: a man of action

21 September 2018

As Paul Adams takes the helm at the Dental Directory he exclusively reveals to Dentistry his plans to innovate, improve and invest and why he’s the right man for the job.

Lighter progressive forces

Lighter progressive forces

01 September 2018

TOMY Inc is the leading expert in shape memory alloy technology and it was at the end of the 1980’s they developed the first memory Nickel Titanium archwire. This archwire is sold by GC Orthodontics under the brand name Bio-Edge. In 2016 the Bio-Edge wire was further developed and Bio-Active light was born, the development of this wire was revolutionary.

Discover magazine September - October Issue

Discover magazine September - October Issue

01 September 2018

A lot has happened since our last edition. The issue of treating vulnerable people has featured heavily in the news – perhaps for all the wrong reasons. It’s just one of the news stories we feature in our round-up, but one we’d love to know your thoughts on.

Trusted partners in infection control

Trusted partners in infection control

01 August 2018

Schülke are experts in infection prevention and control, with a range of products to meet the needs of dental practices, where patient safety is a top priority.

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.

Amalgam regulations am I compliant?

Amalgam regulations am I compliant?

01 July 2018

In March 2017, the European Parliament approved the final version of its Regulation on Mercury with a view to endorsing the Minamata Treaty of 2013. This global environmental treaty aims to reduce the release of mercury into the environment and as a result, both the EU’s Mercury Regulation and the Minamata Treaty recommend a phase-down of the use of dental amalgam.

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?

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.

Surgitel - Vision & ergonomics at work

Surgitel - Vision & ergonomics at work

01 June 2018

At the Dental Directory we are pleased to bring the SurgiTel range of customised loupes to our customers. With a significant amount of time leaning over your patients, the risks of developing an unhealthy work posture are high. Bad equipment can lead to strains, pains and even long-term injury. SurgiTel’s advanced magnification, unique tilt angles and multiple ergonomic patents mean that you can do your surgical procedures comfortably.

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.

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…

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.

Opro - Trusted by professionals the world over

Opro - Trusted by professionals the world over

01 May 2018

Founded and still owned by Dr. Anthony Lovat, a former dentist, OPRO has grown to become the most innovative and progressive mouthguard company in the world. Anthony’s belief was that all children and adults should have the best possible protection during sport for their teeth and gums, through easy access to well-made, Custom-Fit mouthguards obtained via an impression-taking visit.

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.