Award Categories

The Laboratory Awards exist to recognise progress, effort and enterprise in dental laboratories and technicians across the UK & Ireland.

Best Dental Technician

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You can enter this category yourself, or nominate someone you know.

  • Demonstrate hard work and drive, or anything outstanding you/they have been involved with
  • Show how you/they have gone beyond the regular duty of care
  • Describe your/their professional achievements
  • Give at least 2 examples of clinical work (before and after pictures)
  • Show the positive impact you/they have on your team and colleagues
  • Provide any relevant testimonials
  • List out relevant training that you/they have under taken to become the best of the best
  • What is your proudest achievement?

Best Digital Laboratory

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  • Describe how you have incorporated high tech equipment into your lab
  • How does this make you more efficient?
  • Show the impact and benefit of digitalisation
  • How does this help you stay ahead of competition?
  • Supporting evidence, pictures and testimonials

Best Laboratory Website

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  • Show excellent content
  • Show excellent structure and navigation
  • Show better visual design
  • Show excellent functionality
  • Show the website’s interactivity
  • Explain the overall experience
  • Provide feedback from users of the site describing what makes the site so good

Best Prosthetic Laboratory

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  • Communication – good external communication with dentists and internal communication within the dental laboratory is essential. What makes your laboratory so successful in its communication?
  • Describe why you are proud of your work and provide testimonials
  • Supporting documentation and pictures
  • Show how you have used calibre materials and technology to maximise your work quality
  • Show evidence of training to maximise quality
  • Show evidence of customer satisfaction
  • Show evidence of how you solve difficult cases

Best Implant Laboratory

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  • Communication – good external communication with dentists and internal communication within the dental laboratory is essential. What makes your laboratory so successful in its communication?
  • Describe why you are proud of your work and provide testimonials
  • Supporting documentation and pictures
  • Show how you have used calibre materials and technology to maximise your work quality
  • Show evidence of training to maximise quality
  • Show evidence of customer satisfaction
  • Show evidence of how you solve difficult cases

Best Orthodontic Laboratory

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  • Communication – good external communication with dentists and internal communication within the dental laboratory is essential. What makes your laboratory so successful in its communication?
  • Describe why you are proud of your work and provide testimonials
  • Supporting documentation and pictures
  • Show how you have used calibre materials and technology to maximise your work quality
  • Show evidence of training to maximise quality
  • Show evidence of customer satisfaction
  • Show evidence of how you solve difficult cases

Best Crown and Bridge Laboratory

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  • Communication – good external communication with dentists and internal communication within the dental laboratory is essential. What makes your laboratory so successful in its communication?
  • Describe why you are proud of your work and provide testimonials
  • Supporting documentation and pictures
  • Show how you have used calibre materials and technology to maximise your work quality
  • Show evidence of training to maximise quality
  • Show evidence of customer satisfaction
  • Show evidence of how you solve difficult cases

Most Innovative Laboratory

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  • What makes you innovative?
  • Provide evidence of your innovation
  • Include supporting documentation and pictures
  • If possible, include testimonials
  • What investment in technology and or training have you made to benefit your customers?

Best Private Laboratory

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  • Communication – good external communication with dentists and internal communication within the dental laboratory is essential. What makes your laboratory so successful in its communication?
  • Demonstrate how you maintain consistent high standards of work throughout the laboratory.
  • Marketing information
  • Give evidence of investment and development in your lab and your team
  • Include testimonials
  • What makes you proud of your work place?
  • Financial progress. Let us know (in percent terms) of your recent and projected growth
  • What specialist skills do you have at the laboratory? How do you train your team?

Best Team

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  • Communication – good external communication with dentists and internal communication within the dental laboratory is essential. What makes your laboratory so successful in its communication?
  • Give evidence of investment and development in your team
  • Show how your team work so well together. What differentiates you?
  • How do your team goes above and beyond?
  • Include testimonials, supporting documentation and pictures

Best Dental Laboratory

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  • Communication – good external communication with dentists and internal communication within the dental laboratory is essential. What makes your laboratory so successful in its communication?
  • Demonstrate how you maintain consistent high standards of work throughout the laboratory.
    Marketing information
  • Give evidence of investment and development in your lab and your team
    Include testimonials
  • Why are you proud of work place?
  • Financial progress. Let us know (in percent terms) of your recent and projected growth