Message from BDTA President, Simon Gambold - On behalf of the British Dental Trade Association, I should like to welcome you to BDTA Dental Showcase 2009, which, this year, takes place at the NEC, Birmingham ? the home of more than 160 trade and consumer exhibitions, visited by over 4 million people each year.During periods of economic challenge many businesses look to save costs, streamline activities, improve efficiency and develop the value proposition of the company. A large proportion emerge stronger, more customer focussed and creative.
A trip to BDTA Dental Showcase can help you to maximise upon the opportunities available. It is the largest dental exhibition in the UK and provides you with a superb team building occasion where all members of the dental team can research, compare, discuss and network with the ultimate aim of improving the knowledge base and finding ways to enhance the activities of the dental practice or laboratory.
As a dentist?
you are the leader of the practice and relied upon to build employee morale and engage the team in the developments taking place in the practice. Showcase is a perfect place for you and the team to enjoy dentistry away from the practice and a convenient opportunity for you to learn about innovations first-hand.
As a laboratory owner?
you will be looking for ways to save costs, gain new customers and motivate your team. You?ll find the latest products and services to help you do this at the exhibition, whether it means investing in a new piece of equipment to put you ahead of the competition or developing relationships with service providers.
As a dental technician?
you will be looking for ways to improve productivity and understand the benefits that new products and services can offer. Showcase provides the perfect environment for this and as an added bonus you will also be able to benefit from the free CPD seminars taking place over the three days.
In the role of the dental nurse, hygienist or therapist?
you will want to familiarise yourself with the products you will be using on a regular basis, seek better, more cost efficient alternatives and top up on your CPD hours. Again, you can compare an extensive range of products and services at Showcase, take advantage of the special offers and attend the complimentary seminars covering the core subjects recommended by the GDC in between walking around the exhibition.
As a practice manager?
you need to familiarise yourself with the products, companies and brands available to help you deal effectively with suppliers. Showcase presents more exhibitors and a greater selection of products and services than any other dental exhibition in the UK.
In the role of the dental receptionist?
you look to provide an effective service to patients by understanding more about the business of dentistry and the key terminology. Showcase offers you a flexible learning platform and a chance to have some fun with the various competitions and prize draws taking place at the event.
As a dental student?
you will be keen to develop a list of contacts and keep up to date with the innovations being introduced in dentistry as these will enable you to start your career with the necessary support mechanism and knowledge. With over 13,000 members of the dental team all under one roof at Showcase you will be able to network and exchange information.
Many manufacturers and suppliers from the UK and abroad also find a trip to Showcase useful?
If you are looking to launch new products, find a dealer or join with a supplier, Showcase provides you with access to a wider range of dealers, manufacturers, suppliers and service providers in the dental equipment, consumables, finance, publishing and technologies sectors than any other dental event providing the opportunity to develop long term mutually beneficial relationships.
As you can see, there is something for the whole dental team at this year?s Showcase. I look forward to seeing you there!