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It’s all change for the OTA!

25th October 2017

It’s all change for the Orthodontic Technicians Association (OTA) after its conference and annual general meeting in Manchester last month. They used this event to launch its new brand identity with a new, modern up to date logo, a brand new website full of exciting new features and some big changes to its council. ‘Exciting […]

Laboratory Awards finalists have been announced and tickets are selling fast!

28th September 2017

The Laboratory awards ceremony as always is set up to be a fantastic evening. The Laboratory Awards is the UK’s largest dental awards ceremony recognising the science behind the smile. With the finalists announced, the tickets are selling out fast. 200 tickets have already been purchased for this year’s ceremony, meaning it is shaping up […]

Laboratory Award Winners

Leading the way in digital technology

1st August 2017

Laboratory magazine speaks to dental technician Mark Ambridge, the founder of Ambridge Ceramics. Ambridge Ceramics is a well known and highly regarded cosmetic and implant dental laboratory based Ripon in Yorkshire. Established in 1986, the lab has gone from strength to strength growing through referrals. They focus on crown and bridge predominately but their expertise […]

How to write an award-winning entry

1st June 2017

When compiling your entry, think about getting the judges attention. You want to make them want to read your submission, and ultimately choose you as the winner. Your entry needs to be clear, creative and concise. It’s all about standing out. Here are 10 tips on how to write an award-winning entry: Timing Don’t leave […]

Video testimonials from 2016 winners

15th May 2017

As a dental technician or laboratory owner, it is becoming increasingly important to position yourselves as a strong contender within the niche dental market. With having to provide an excellent service, maintain strong relationships with current clients and creating the leverage to expand the business, there is a lot to juggle. One way to raise your head […]

5 Beautiful dental laboratory websites

18th April 2017

Your website is often a potential client or customer’s first point of contact with your business. It’s imperative to create great first impression, and these dental laboratories do just that. Recognising that a good website needs to be easy on the eye, navigable and ultimately get people to interact with you as a business, these […]

in-lab photography studio

How David Smith created his own in-lab photography studio

10th April 2017

Many dental technicians face the problem of having a lack of photographs of their clinical work. It is so important to keep a stock of different types of work you do – for yourself, for your website, and for your clients. My greatest advice to you is to capture reasonable photos by creating a semi-permanent […]

Nominate your dental laboratory for an award

1st March 2017

The Laboratory Awards are the only awards ceremony to recognise some of the amazing work carried out in the UK by dental technicians and laboratories. Organised by FMC, award-winning dental communications company, we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to be acknowledged for their professional dedication and achievements. This is the chance for the teams […]

We’d love your feedback!

22nd November 2016

Fancy letting us know your thoughts on the 2016 Laboratory Awards? FMC are continually dedicated to improving our service year upon year. Please help us by filling out a 5-minute survey. We’d love to know your opinion about the ceremony, your experience with us, and any ideas you have which could change the game forever. […]

Big celebrations: The 2016 Laboratory Awards

Celebrations took place on Friday 18th November in the early run-up to Christmas at the gorgeous Royal Garden Hotel. And what a celebration it was. Technicians travelled from Hull, Bolton and beyond to attend the 2016 Laboratory Awards in the hope of being the recipient of a prestigious award. You can view a full list the 2016 […]

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