Entry Deadline: Friday 20th July

Award Categories

The Dentistry Scotland Awards exist to recognise progress, effort and enterprise in general practice dentistry. The individuals and team members shortlisted represent the rising standards in Scottish dentistry and the tremendous efforts to provide a higher calibre of patient experience.

Best Dental Laboratory

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Simply send up to 750 words explaining why your Dental Laboratory is a contender for an award including the following:

  • 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
  • Any other key elements, you think we should know.

Dentistry Scotland’s Rising Star

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We are looking to reward a young dentist under 35 who has shown significant achievement in their career to date or who continues to exhibit passion, drive and attainment.

  • Demonstrate your hard work and drive
  • Tell us about any achievements in your career to date
  • Explain any hurdles you have overcome
  • Tell us how you are different to other young dental professionals
  • Give evidence of how you go beyond the regular duty of care to improve your patients’ experience
  • Include relevant testimonials, marketing literature and photos.

Best Charity or Community Project

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Does your practice actively partake in charity or community projects? Show us how your support them and the difference you have made.

  • Describe your charitable project and its cause
  • Provide a statement about why you support your chosen cause
  • Describe the support you have provided
  • Include any media coverage, marketing or photos

Best Digital Practice

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Are you embracing cutting-edge technology to improve your clinical outcomes? This category will recognise the practice using digital workflows to provide the highest levels of patient care, convenience and technical precision to its patients.

  • Explain what digital technology you have invested in and why
  • Show us how your practice has successfully incorporated a digital technology
  • Demonstrate how it has improved the patient experience
  • Explain the impact of technology on your efficiency and profitability
  • Show us how you have marketed new technology to your patients
  • Include relevant supporting documentation and photos.

Best New Practice

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Your practice must have opened after 1st January 2018.

Have you started a practice from scratch or completely re-invented a redundant building during the last year? We wish to reward the best developers and creators who have made significant business progress in a short space of time.

  • Provide images/videos, including before and after if appropriate
  • Explain how the business has grown since it either opened or the changes were implemented
  • Include marketing literature
  • Discuss team training/development information
  • Give evidence of uniqueness in your practice and how you go beyond the regular duty of care
  • Include relevant testimonials and photos.

Best Team

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Is your team special and should they be singled out for praise? Give your staff the recognition they deserve for being the best at what they do.

  • Demonstrate a great team approach and focus to patient care
  • Discuss how your practice invests in team development and training
  • Show us how your team goes above and beyond the regular duty of care
  • Include relevant testimonials
  • Supporting evidence and pictures are welcome.

Most Invaluable Team Member

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Do you have one team member who you would like to congratulate? That one employee that always goes above and beyond the regular duty of care for your patients.

  • Demonstrate their hard work and drive
  • Tell the judges of anything outstanding they have done or been involved in
  • Show us how or why this person is special
  • Provide evidence of their excellent
    patient care
  • Include relevant testimonials
  • Supporting evidence and pictures
    are welcome.
  • Must include image of the team member

Best Patient Care

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Simply send up to 750 words explaining why your patient care is the best through the following:

  • Demonstrate a great team approach to patient care
  • Show how you are different to a regular practice
  • Discuss how you provide continuity and consistency of care to establish trusting relationships with patients
  • Provide evidence of patient satisfaction and relevant testimonials
  • Supporting evidence and pictures are welcome
  • Must include an image of the practice

Best Treatment of Nervous Patients

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Do you have a great team approach to treating nervous patients? Do you go above and beyond to help patients relax and feel more comfortable in your practice? 

  • Demonstrate an excellent approach to treating nervous patients
  • Show how you are different in treating nervous patients
  • Provide evidence of patient satisfaction and relevant testimonials
  • Supporting evidence and pictures are welcome.
  • Must include image of the practice 

Best Child Friendly Practice

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To give yourself the best chance to be recognised, simply send up to 750 words explaining why your child friendly practice is the best through the following:

  • Demonstrate your teams’ approach to child dental health
  • Show us how you are different when treating young patients
  • Provide evidence of patient satisfaction and relevant testimonials
  • Supporting evidence and pictures are welcome.

Best Private Practice

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Simply send up to 750 words explaining why your mainly private practice is a contender for an award including the following:

  • Include marketing literature
  • Discuss team training and practice investment
  • Provide pictures/videos of your practice
  • Show evidence of uniqueness in your practice and show how you go above and beyond regular care
  • Provide evidence of patient satisfaction and relevant testimonials
  • Show us any unique features or design excellence that has been put in place to improve the patient’s experience and explain your objectives behind them
  • Supporting evidence and pictures are welcome.
  • Entries must include an image of the practice

Best NHS Practice

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Simply send up to 750 words explaining why your mainly NHS practice is the best including the following;

  • Include marketing literature
  • Discuss team training/development information
  • Provide pictures/videos of your practice
  • Tell us how you are different to other NHS practices, what systems are in place to improve the patients’ experience and how you go beyond the regular duty of care
  • Provide evidence of patient satisfaction and relevant testimonials
  • Supporting evidence and pictures are welcome

Most Improved Practice

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Simply send up to 750 words explaining the progress your practice has made in the last 12 months including the following:

  • Include before and after pictures and videos (if appropriate)
  • Explain how business has grown and what you have improved or changed
  • Show us any unique features or design excellence that has been put in place to improve the patient’s experience and explain your objectives behind them
  • Include relevant testimonials.
  • Entry must include an image of the practice

Best Employer

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Does your practice have a great employer? Perhaps your employer goes out of their way to provide a happy and safe working environment and invests in their team. Submit up to 750 words including the following:

  • Demonstrate your employer’s commitment to the practice
  • Tell us about staff career pathways
    and investment
  • Demonstrate a great team atmosphere and how you go above and beyond for your staff
  • Include supporting evidence, testimonials and pictures.