Showcasing the Industry’s FinestNews
Posted by: The Probe 23rd April 2019
It’s Back, and Better Than Ever
Dental Showcase is the event in the industry’s calendar, bringing together the trade and the profession from all corners of the UK. Familiar to all, it celebrates the best in the industry and allows the whole practice team the chance to explore the latest equipment, services and technology.
Building on the success of last year’s event there will be plenty that’s new, following the analysis and plans of a ‘steering committee’ who reviewed delegate feedback from 2018. People attend Showcase for various reasons – to research new materials and equipment, to get specialist advice from associations, for their CPD or simply to network.
One Stop Shop
Aside from the lectures, the main attraction for many visitors is to peruse the latest trade innovations under the convenience of a single roof. There will be hundreds of exhibitors at this year’s Show, so is the ideal opportunity to research potential purchases, or add items to a ‘wish list’. Talking to representatives in such an environment is so much more relaxed and productive than trying to squeeze in an appointment between patients. It’s also a much better use of your time as you’ll be able to thoroughly research all possibilities, giving you peace of mind that you’ve made the right decision before purchasing.
Speak to Those In the Know
All leading industry associations will be represented at the Show and this year there will be a bespoke Specialist Zone so that all bodies can be located within the same area. Within the zone you will be able to glean specialist knowledge, within small, relaxed sessions, giving you specific skills and knowledge that can be applied in practice. You don’t need to be a member to attend, so if you ever fancied learning more about maxillofacial surgery, for example, come along and speak to the representatives from their association. Mini-lectures and specialist advice will be available for the full three days of the show.
If you want to get ‘up close and personal’ with those influencing government policy then you should visit the CDO Zone where representatives will be on hand to discuss current issues and offer guidance and advice.
An Investment in Knowledge Pays the Best Interest
The Dental Update Theatre is always a popular attraction and this year’s programme will cover various restorative topics, with leading academics exploring the latest research and techniques. Dental Update is synonymous with pragmatic education, so you can be sure that what you learn will be relevant to what you practice, day-to-day in your surgery, with core CPD provision key to the programme.
Running concurrently with this event will be the Innovation Theatre, which will take a peek into ‘tomorrow’s world’ and have live demonstrations and lectures on the latest digital equipment. Pioneering technology will be on show for you to explore at your leisure.
It’s Good To Talk
Many visitors also say they enjoy the opportunity to catch up with people at Showcase. For this reason this year there will be a Networking Bar centrally located in the exhibition hall. As well as being fully licensed with catering options, it will also contain screens depicting Showcase TV, a new live facility allowing you to see what’s going on in the hall even when you’ve ‘dipped out’ temporarily.
Those with their own practice can access the Practice Owners’ Lounge, where complimentary refreshments will be served throughout the day to allow owners to have exclusive, but informal, talks with peers or the dental trade in a relaxed, private environment. A bespoke stream of sessions and business activity will run throughout the three days.
It’s Not All Work And No Play
Evening activities are taken care of with the return of the Foundation Dentists’ Ball, brought to Dental Showcase in 2018 with much acclaim and success, offering FDs the opportunity to catch up with their fellow alumni in sophisticated surroundings. In addition, Showcase is delighted to welcome back the famous Bridge2Aid Bash – a fantastic evening to celebrate a very worthwhile cause and raise much needed funds for fighting the causes of poverty in the developing world, all whilst throwing some serious dance moves.
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