Dental Showcase Focus

If you’ve been to London’s ExCeL before, then you can’t have missed the super yacht moored right outside the main entrance.If you’ve ever wanted to have more than a cursory glance and see exactly what’s on board, then this October is your chance, as Dental Sky are hosting an exciting event on 5 Friday October as part of Dental Showcase – the #BoatBash.

The event is in aid of dental charity BrushUpUK, and will be an evening of fun, entertainment and gambling. The evening will consist of two parts. The downstairs bar will have live music, canapés, a vintage photo booth and charity events throughout the night (such as auctions, raffles etc). The second part of the evening will be in an exclusive bar at the top of the yacht where there will be a casino, including a special vodka luge. The evening will give everyone a chance to wind down on the Friday night of Dental Showcase and time to socialise in a non-business environment.

There are three types of tickets:

  • Tickets just to the main bar area £45
  • Tickets to the main bar area as well as exclusive use of the casino £55
  • Tickets to the casino only (entry after 10pm) £15.

Dress code will be smart casual.Heels are welcome but, if your feet are feeling a little jaded after a day’s walking around an exhibition hall, then comfy flats might have more appeal.

BrushUp UK is a dental charity targeting the 50% of the population who do not regularly visit a dentist, with a focus on those that are most ‘at risk’ such as the elderly, those in palliative care and SEN schools. BrushUp UK aims to bring dental professionals together to ensure that everyone has the knowledge and skills to access and maintain a good standard of oral health.

The charity works with dental practices across the UK to spread the oral health message to targeted groups by volunteering to go into the community armed with guidance, supervision, evidence-based materials and presentations provided by BrushUpUK, to share their knowledge and skills to those in need.

BrushUpUK was founded by Megan Thomas, a dental hygienist from Swindon, who realised the potential she and other dental professionals had to spare a small amount of time, to provide the community with access to maintaining a good standard of oral hygiene, by following the charities simple values.The volunteers are paid as usual by their practices, which in return become affiliates of the BrushUpUK charity. This enhances the philanthropic profile of the practice, and gives each educator the opportunity to use their expertise to make a difference to a much wider range of people.

If you’d like to support the charity, and have a fun evening in the process then visit for more information.

One month to Go….

Window shopping or serious shopping?

If you haven’t already registered, now’s the time to do so. If you went a couple of years ago and are concerned that not much will have changed, then think again. With no other UK event attracting such a wide range of dental suppliers under one roof, there will be plenty that’s new.Whether you want to check you’re taking advantage of the latest advances in technology or want marketing or equipment advice, all the leading players will be at your service.

Education – the passport to your future?

If education is your driver, then there will be no shortage of opportunities – whether you prefer the longer length lectures by keynote speakers in the Dental Update Theatre, or would rather ‘dip in and dip out’ of shorter sessions in the Innovation Theatre. There’s a lot of focus this year on the NHS, with its landmark birthday, so maybe you want to learn more about what the government is doing to support dentistry. Sarah Hurley, CDO for England, will be talking each morning about the development and provision of NHS dental services.There’s also a specific CDO Zone should you want to discuss matters with Sara or one of her representatives. Whatever you need to know, Showcase is the place to find answers.

It’s good to talk

Dental Showcase provides an invaluable opportunity to network.All key associations will be in attendance, so you can discuss matters pertinent to your community. Exhibitions are social events too and there’s plenty to do whilst you’re at Dental Showcase. A host of catering options will provide an opportunity for you to informally catch up during the day with colleagues.

To register, or for more information, visit