15 December 2014

The UK's premier dental awards ceremony is inviting individuals and practices across the country to enter the ‘Best National Smile Month Event' at one of the most prestigious events on the dental calendar.

The Dental Awards will announce the winners of the category on Friday 17 April 2015 at the NEC Hilton Metropole Hotel in Birmingham, hot on the heels of the Dentistry Show.

Last year's ‘Best National Smile Month' event winners Liverpool University Dental Hospital followed one of the most successful campaigns on record.

Given that 1,799 known events took place throughout National Smile Month 2014, Chief Executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, Dr Nigel Carter OBE, thinks the category could be the most popular contestant of the evening.

Dr Carter said: "We say this every year, but the number and variety of events that take place is truly overwhelming. We see everything from health buses, roadshows, lookalike competitions and even singing contests.

"It was particularly pleasing to see such a large and diverse number of people getting involved in the campaign. Without the support of the profession, National Smile Monthwould not reach the millions of people it does. The profession remains at the frontline of preventive dentistry, and National Smile Month is a fantastic opportunity to educate the public.

"If you held an event, and there were many who did, then do consider entering the awards. Our last campaign was extremely successful, so I anticipate a hotly contested category this year!"

To enter the awards and for further guidance on what the judges may be looking for, please visit www.dentalrepublic.co.uk and follow the link to the Dental Awards. Alternatively please contact Linda Aitken on 01732 371570 or email [email protected]