Entry Deadline: Friday 27th September 2019

Award Categories

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

Best Dental Laboratory UK

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The winner of this award will be selected from the most outstanding entries received across the board. This category is not open for entry but the recipient of this award will be selected from winners of other categories.

Best use of IPS e.max

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  • Pick one case to submit using IPS e.max
  • Initial clinical situation, ie the patient’s problem (before image)
  • The complexity of the case, ie challenging areas, which teeth were worked on, how did you get to the chosen restoration?
  • Why IPS e.max was chosen
  • What process was used, Ceram, press, digital etc.?
  • Importance of communication between dentist and dental technician
  • Working steps in the laboratory (images for mock-up, impression/model, provisional restoration)
  • Clinical result (after image)
  • Option to submit with your dentist

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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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