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23rd May 2019Full or part time ceramist vacancy - Harrogate

A vacancy is available for an exciting opportunity for a ceramist to join and build a growing new service in a laboratory based in Harrogate.

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For more information and contact details, please visit the Jobs page on this website.


20th May 2019DTA team supporting National Smile Month 2019.

DTA Supporting National Smile Month

L to R: Gerrard, Sue, Keith and President Delroy.


20th May 2019DTA presents cheque to Den-Tech

DTA has presented a cheque to Den-Tech - their nominated charity for 2019.  Den-Tech is a charity concerned with relieving poverty by the provision of affordable dental appliances to those patients who are in need and unable to afford treatment, this applies to both in the UK and abroad.

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To find out more about Den Tech's work, please visit the Den Tech page on this website (About Us > Our Nominated Charity)


13th May 2019Championing good oral health with National Smile Month

National Smile Month

National Smile Month is all about promoting positive oral health messages and putting a smile on as many faces as we can. Join with us during National Smile Month and help us campaign for better oral health. Because everybody has the right to a healthy smile.

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For more information, go to the Oral Health Foundation website


10th May 2019DTA President's May blog is now available

With details of upcoming events and welcoming three new members to the DTA team, plus lots of other interesting articles, the President's May blog can be found by going to News > President's Blog on this website.


8th May 2019Job Vacancy - Prosthetic Dental Technician - Belfast

A multi award-winning full service laboratory providing prostheses and services to the dental market throughout Ireland is looking for a Prosthetic Dental Technician

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For more details please visit the Jobs page on this website


29th April 2019May Issue of The Technologist Now Available

The new issue of The Technologist is now available to members on this website.


The Technologist is a members-only publication that aims to raise awareness, educate, engage and showcase information, products and services relevant to DTA members.



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Please visit https://www.dta-uk.org/the_technologist.php for more information


25th April 2019Senior Dental Technician Vacancy - Christchurch, New Zealand

Are you wanting to work for a progressive and professional dental laboratory?

Do you want to have involvement in being world class and making change in the digital denture industry?

This could be the position for you.

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For more information and for application details, please visit the jobs page on this website (www.dta-uk.org/jobs)


12th April 2019DTA President's April blog is now available

The DTA President's April blog can be read by going to www.dta-uk.org/presidents-blog.php


1st April 2019Help your team become exceptional

It’s important for technicians in laboratories to be able to reach their full potential.


Why not ensure that your team have all of the skills they need to truly succeed with one of the dental technician training courses from Nobel Biocare?

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Nobel Biocare NobelProceraHosted around the country, these hands-on sessions give technicians the chance to become familiar with state-of-the-art design software as well as learn how to make truly individualized restorations. These include abutments, crowns, bridges, implant bridges, implant bars and many other prosthetic components that facilitate outstanding results in different clinical indications.


The courses also provide a wonderful chance for professionals to get to grips with various workflows such as learning the correct sequencing for scanning, designing and ordering cases from the NobelProcera™ centralized production facility.


Help your team reach the next level by contacting Nobel Biocare today.

For more information, contact Nobel Biocare on 0208 756 3300, or visit www.nobelbiocare.com


20th March 2019European Summit on Dento Facial Aesthetics and Advanced Dentistry

September 4-5, 2019 Paris, France


The convention is organized with the theme “Fostering the Future Excellence of Dentistry Trends for Today’s Lifestyle”.


ADVANCED DENTISTRY-2019 event will focus on variety of Dento-Facial Aesthetics and Advanced Dentistry topics, such Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, Oral Implantology, Oral Cancer, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Veterinary Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental aesthetics, Facial aesthetics, Restorative Dentistry, Periodontics, Oral Appliance Therapy, 3-D Imaging in Dentistry, Dental Marketing through invited plenary lectures, symposia , workshops, invited sessions and oral and poster sessions of unsolicited contributions.

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Advanced Dentistry -2019 is a platform that permits the dedicated and devoted dental professionals to explore their knowledge, their experience, and their achievements in an advanced way. It is to discuss a new and innovative Technologies that the dentistry field has perceived during recent years, which will drive the Dental community one standard up. Dental technology is growing so fast these days, permitting dentists the capabilities that they had never thought possible even just a few years ago. Now a day, people can expect to experience the very best of what modern-day dentistry has to offer. Today, we have many cutting-edge tools in order to deliver even a higher-quality care.

Conference Link: https://www.longdom.com/advanceddentistry



Hamamatsu 12th March 2019 - DGSHAPE Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Roland DG Corporation, has made a memorable start to the International Dental Show (IDS) 2019 by today unveiling its updated corporate branding and announcing an exciting milestone in the company’s continued growth.

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DG ShapeSpeaking on the DGSHAPE booth in Hall 3.1, Dana Curtis, DGSHAPE Global Brand Manager, comments “We launched our new DGSHAPE brand at IDS 2017 to establish the DGSHAPE company as the future of Roland DG dental and 3D products businesses. As DGSHAPE we deliver the same excellence of build quality, reliability and technical innovation as we have always done, with the added benefit to our users that now as a business focused purely on dental and 3d technologies, we aremore agile and pioneering than ever, delivering future-focused solutions which in turn enable our users to innovate their businesses.”

Curtis adds “The addition of ‘A Roland Company’ to our branding reflects the relationship between DGSHAPE and our parent company, Roland DG.Our customers and stakeholders can see that DGSHAPE is more than a product and that we are exploring new business models and new market solutions.”

Over the last two years the DGSHAPE business has grown at an impressive rate. At IDS 2017, the business announced it had shipped 5,000 units worldwide. At IDS 2019 it has doubled this success, with the 10,000th unit being shipped during the show.Curtis comments“Are we the fastest growing brand in this sector? It’s always difficult to quantify, but I would be surprised if anyone can rival us in this respect. Affordable, compact and scalable trusted digital solutions are where the industry is heading and we are at the forefront of this exciting trend with our technology.”

Also speaking at the show, Hisashi Bito, DGSHAPE President, concludes “Roland DG Corporation released the first benchtop milling machine in 1987 with the PNC-3000 as part of the “CAMM-3” line. 30 years later the company decided that these products, fuelled by successful new markets such as Dental, would benefit greatly from unique emphasis and a dedicated team. The results are clear: in consolidated financial results for 2018, DGSHAPE products show a 12.3% increase in revenue year over year. We feel our updated branding reflects our identity and success as an independent company.”

IDS takes place in Cologne, Germany from 12th -16th March 2019. Find DGSHAPE in Hall 3.1, Booth L030 / M029.



6th March 2019Innovations on show at DTS

Carestream Dental will once again return to exhibit at the Dental Technology Showcase (DTS).


This is the ideal opportunity for technicians to discover the state-of-the-art design software and other innovations that Carestream Dental has to offer.

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CS 3600 Intraoral ScannerThe CS 3600 intraoral scanner will take centre stage, and technicians will learn how this innovative piece of technology will help aid collaboration with referring dentists and help enhance restoration quality.


A vibrant exhibition that draws thousands of laboratory professionals each year – the team at Carestream Dental can’t wait to see you at DTS in May!

For more information, contact Carestream Dental on 0800 169 9692 or visit www.carestreamdental.co.uk
For the latest news and updates, follow us on Twitter @CarestreamDentl and Facebook


1st March 2019Software that streamlines the workflow leads to success

Streamlining the workflow not only enables dental laboratories to provide a high-quality product and service to clients, it also contributes to the business’s success. With excellent software available nowadays, it is easier than ever to have a streamlined workflow.

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DTX Studio

The DTX Studio™ design software by Nobel Biocare is a powerful tool for streamlining laboratory processes. It is an easy-to-use single digital platform that connects the workflow from beginning to end. Technicians are guided through the workflow in a logical order, following a simple design process, and they can jump back and forth during the process to ensure an optimum final outcome.


This software helps with laboratory-clinician collaboration, prosthetic design and production. It also offers enhanced data sharing, which means that temporary restorations can be quickly provided to clients. Access to detailed patient case data enables technicians to design restorations in the way that they prefer and they can stay up-to-date with any changes along the way.


To discover how the software can maximize your efficiency and save you time, contact the Nobel Biocare team today.


For more information, contact Nobel Biocare on 0208 756 3300, or visit www.nobelbiocare.com


18th February 2019Dentists without legal representation face much tougher sanctions at General Dental Council (GDC) hearings

Dental Protection Press Release


The results of a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to the General Dental Council (GDC) by Dental Protection demonstrate how important it is for dental professionals to have legal and dento-legal support when faced with GDC proceedings.


Nearly two-thirds (63%) of dentists erased from the register following a GDC hearing in 2018 did not have any legal representation. In contrast, 9 in 10 dentists (92%) werefound not to be impaired intheir Fitness To Practice (FTP)had legal representation when they appeared before the GDC.They continued to practise without any sanction.

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This data emphasises the need for dentists to be supported by a dental defence organisation that will protect their interests before the GDC.

Dental Protection regularly defends members on a wide range of matters, providing a significant level of support from experienced dento-legal consultants and representation from lawyers specialising in supporting members in FTP cases.

Dental Protection assists members on different matters including personal conduct matters at GDC hearings. It is not unusual for the cost of defending a dentist at a hearing to amount to just under £100,000 when a GDC investigation leads to a hearing.

Having specialist legal representation is important throughout all stages of an investigation and not just forthe hearing. Early engagement with the team of specialist advisers at Dental Protection will oftenmean that hearings, or even warnings, may be avoided altogether. This could also involve bringing legal proceedings against the GDC on behalf of a member. For instance, in late 2018, Dental Protection brought Judicial Review proceedings against the GDC’s decision to issue a warning to a Dental Protection member whohad committed a minor driving offence. In this case, Dental Protection successfully argued that a GDC warning would be a disproportionate and unfair sanction by the regulator in these circumstances.

Other defence organisations or insurers may decline assistance to a dentistwhere it is a personal conduct matter. This would mean that the dentist would have had to pay personally for this legal support and the cost can be prohibitively expensive.


Raj Rattan, Dental Director at Dental Protection, said:
“These figures released by the GDC show just how important it is to have a good defence team if you are the subject of a GDC investigation.

“Dental Protection regularly supports dentists before the GDC andwe knowhow disturbingit can be. The investigation process can be lengthy and very distressing for dentists who fear that their reputation and professional livelihood can be at stake.This is the reason why Dental Protection supports dentists throughout all stages of a GDC investigation including the hearing by providing the best possible legal support from our teamwhich includes experienceddento-legal consultants,expert lawyers, and other professionals who are committed to achieving the best possible outcome for our members and providing the highest service standards.”


8th February 2019DTA President's February blog is now available

The DTA President's February blog is now available on this website.


Full of lots of useful information, please click here to read the blog now


6th February 2019Materials that deliver

The NobelProcera® Full-Contour Zirconia (FCZ) Implant Crown and Bridge from Nobel Biocare helps you deliver on your clients’ and their patients’ expectations.

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Nobel Mulitlayered FCZThe multilayered zirconia product is sent to your lab in its final shape so it only requires finishing touches for a quick and efficient workflow. Amazing occlusal detail and high translucency deliver a life-like esthetic, plus, it is suitable for screw- or cement-retained restorations ensuring ultimate restorative flexibility that offers every patient a solution.


For full contour, full strength and full esthetics, discover the FCZ Implant Crown and Bridge from Nobel Biocare.


For more information, contact Nobel Biocare on 0208 756 3300, or visit www.nobelbiocare.com


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