Award Categories

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

Best Practice

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Simply send up to 750 words explaining why your practice is a contender for an award including any, or a combination, of the following:

  • Examples of clinical excellence (e.g. before and after pics)
  • Marketing literature
  • Team training/development information
  • Pictures/videos of your practice
  • Evidence of team leadership/happiness
  • Evidence of uniqueness in your practice & how you go beyond the regular duty of care
  • How you connect with the local community
  • Patient testimonials
  • Must include photo of the practice.

Best Team Member

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This category is open to team members including dental nurses, hygienists, therapists, practice managers and technicians. Submit up to 750 words including any, or a combination, of the following:

  • Demonstrate hard work and drive
  • Tell the judges of anything outstanding you have done or been involved in
  • Explain any hurdles you have overcome
  • Provide evidence of excellent work and patient care
  • Show how or why you are different to others
  • Show where you go beyond the regular duty of care
  • Any evidence of connection with the local community or a charity
  • Relevant testimonials and supporting evidence
  • Must include a photo of the team member.

Best Patient Care

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To give yourself the best chance to be recognised, simply send up to 750 words explaining why your patient care is the best through any, or a combination, of the following:

  • Demonstrate a great team approach to patient care
  • Show us how you are different to a regular practice
  • Provide credible and relevant testimonials
  • Supporting evidence and pictures are welcome
  • Clinical photography should be an essential in your submission
  • Provide patient literature
  • Must include photo of the practice.

Best Team

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To give your team the best chance to be recognised, simply send up to 750 words demonstrating any, or a combination, of the following elements:

  • Demonstrate a great team atmosphere and approach to patient care
  • How does your practice invest in team development and training?
  • How you are different to the competition?
  • Show where your team goes above and beyond the regular duty of care
  • Provide evidence of connection with the local community or charity
  • Must include a photo of the team.

Best Young Dentist

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Enter this category if you are a dentist aged 35 or under (while applying). Send up to 750 words explaining why you are a contender for an award through any, or a combination, of the following:

  • Demonstrate hard work and drive
  • Show achievement in your career to date
  • Explain any hurdles you have overcome
  • Show how you are different to other young dentists
  • Marketing literature if relevant
  • Training/development information if relevant
  • Evidence of how you go beyond the regular duty of care
  • Explain how you are involved with the local community or a charity
  • Patient and colleague testimonials
  • Must include photo of the dentist.