Entry Deadline: Friday 19th October

Award Categories

Practice of the Year – This award is judged regionally.

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We are looking to reward those practices that stand out from the crowd, those who truly care for the patients and are dedicated to providing the best in oral health care. Are you one of them?

  • Include marketing literature
  • Give evidence of a great team atmosphere and training/development
  • Show any achievements in your practice over the last 12 months
  • Evidence of uniqueness in your practice
  • Show how you go beyond the regular duty of care
  • Do you support a charity or local community project
  • Provide testimonials, supporting evidence and pictures

Irish Dentistry’s Rising Star Award

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Returning for 2017, we are looking to reward a student or newly qualified dentist under 35 who has shown significant achievement in their career to date or who continues to exhibit passion, drive and attainment. Have you achieved a lot already? Tell us about it and get the recognition you deserve.

  • Demonstrate hard work and drive
  • Show achievement in your career to date including while studying or still studying
  • Explain any hurdles you have overcome
  • Tell us how you are different to other young dental professionals
  • Provide training/development information if relevant
  • Give evidence of how you go beyond the regular duty of care
  • Give evidence of any charity or community projects you have been involved with
  • Provide testimonials
  • Supporting evidence and pictures

Best High Technology Practice

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This category is designed to recognise practices embracing the latest digital technologies available to improve clinical outcomes. This category will recognise the practice using digital workflows to provide the highest levels of patient care.

  • Explain what latest digital technologies you have invested in and why
  • Show how you have successfully integrated these advances into your practice
  • Explain how its use has improved the patients experience
  • Show evidence of the benefits and profitability you are now seeing
  • Show how you have incorporated new technology into your marketing
  • Supporting documentation, pictures and videos

Best Referral Practice

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Tell us why your specialist endodontic/orthodontic/implant/periodontal practice has loyal referrers who support you due to your services, treatments and customer service. Do you provide educational opportunities to your referrers? Demonstrate your high clinical standard and ethical practice with supporting testimonials.

  • Marketing literature
    • Show evidence of training undertaken to enhance knowledge in your speciality
    • Show evidence of relationships with industry partners and referring colleagues
    • Provide evidence of how you go beyond the regular duty of care
  • Present evidence of team leadership/happiness and uniqueness in your practice
  • Provide testimonials
  • Supporting evidence and pictures are welcome

 

Best Community/Charity Project

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Is your practice actively involved in a charity or community project? Show us how you helped and what you were able to achieve.

  • Describe your charitable project and its cause
  • Tell us why you support your chosen cause
  • Describe how you have helped to raise awareness to support them
  • Show the benefits derived from your work
  • Provide testimonials
  • Supporting evidence and pictures are welcome

Best Child Friendly Practice

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Can you demonstrate a great team approach to child dental health in your practice? Show us how you provide an innovative, excellent child friendly practice to get the recognition your practice deserves.

  • Demonstrate a great team approach to child dental health
  • Show how you are different to a regular practice
  • How do you get involved in treating children and tell us how this impacts their experience
  • How do you use your social media and website to promote child dental health
  • Provide testimonials
  • Supporting evidence and pictures are welcome

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 to relax and feel more comfortable in your practice?

  • Demonstrate a great team approach to treating nervous patients
  • Show how you are different to a regular practice
  • How do you get involved in treating nervous patients
  • Tell us how this impacts the patients experience
  • Provide testimonials
  • Supporting evidence and pictures are welcome

Best Patient Care

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How do you care for your patients? Do you get a lot of recommendations? If you offer the highest standards of care and courtesy throughout a patient’s experience, provide us with patient testimonials to support your entry and get the recognition you deserve.

  • Demonstrate a great team approach to patient care
  • Show how you are different to a regular practice
  • Provide testimonials
  • Supporting evidence and pictures are welcome
  • Include examples of clinical excellence

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 invest in their team. Demonstrate to our judges, your employer’s commitment to the practice, its staff and patients.

  • Demonstrate a great team atmosphere
  • Give evidence of team investment/training
  • Show your employers kindness/consideration
  • Demonstrate the effect their efforts have on your team
  • Show where they go beyond the regular duty of care for the staff
  • Provide testimonials
  • Supporting evidence and pictures are welcome

Most Invaluable Team Member

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Do you think a member of your team deserves recognition for their hard work and achievements? Demonstrate to our judges how your team member’s hard work and drive have gone that extra mile to and give them the praise they deserve. This category is open to team members including dental nurses, hygienists, therapists, practice managers, receptionists and technicians.

  • Demonstrate hard work and drive
  • Tell the judges of anything outstanding you have done or been involved in
  • Explain any hurdles you have overcome
  • Show us how or why you are different to others
  • Tell us how you go beyond the regular duty of care
  • Include any evidence of connection with a charity or the local community
  • Provide testimonials
  • Supporting evidence and pictures are welcome

Best Team

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Is your team special and is it time they should be recognised for their efforts? Do you have a great group of individuals creating a positive working atmosphere and supporting each other to enhance team performance? Give your staff the acknowledgement they deserve.

  • Demonstrate a great team atmosphere and approach to patient care
  • How does your practice invest in team development and training?
  • Explain how your team is different to the competition
  • Show us how your team goes above and beyond the regular duty of care
  • Is your team involved in a charity or community project?
  • Provide testimonials
  • Supporting evidence and pictures are welcome

Most Improved Practice

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This is a great chance to show off how far you have brought your practice this year. Whether your practice is relatively new or well established, show us how you have improved business growth, patient referrals and developed a great team approach over the last 12 months.

  • Before and after pictures if appropriate
  • Explain how business has grown
  • Demonstrate good team atmosphere, training and development
  • Show us how your social media use and/or website has been improved
  • Include marketing literature
  • Evidence of your uniqueness
  • Evidence of how you go beyond the regular duty of care
  • Include testimonials & supporting documentation

Most Attractive Practice

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Is good design important to your practice? Do you have unique features that stand out among the rest? Do your patients comment on the look and feel of your practice? If you’ve put in hard work to make your practice look the part and put your patients at ease during their visit, show it off and get the recognition you deserve!

  • Before and after pictures if appropriate
  • Show any unique features, architecture, interior design excellence
  • Explain your aims and objectives behind the look and design of the practice and what effect were you trying to achieve
  • Show us how your marketing, social media and website has been used to show off your practice and its design
  • Show evidence of training/investment in your team

Best New Practice

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Have you started a practice from scratch or completely re-invented a redundant building during the last year? We want to reward the best developers and creators who have made a significant progress in their business in a short space of time. Your practice must have opened after 1st January 2017.

  • Images/videos of the new practice, including before and after pictures if appropriate
  • Evidence of uniqueness in your practice
  • Explain how the business has grown since it opened
  • Include marketing literature
  • Demonstrate a good team atmosphere
  • Provide team training/development information
  • Evidence of how you go beyond the regular duty of care
  • Tell us how you connect with the local community
  • Provide testimonials