Download the BDIA Dental Showcase mobile app now!

With just 7 weeks until BDIA Dental Showcase takes place at ExCeL London, from 9-11 October, BDIA is delighted to announce the launch of its interactive mobile app, specially designed to help you plan your day at Dental Showcase 2014!

BDIA Dental Showcase is the UK’s flagship dental exhibition and with over 300 exhibitor stands and more than 100 mini and on stand lectures, this free app can help you make the very most of your visit. Enhancing your experience before, during and after this year’s show, our exciting app puts a whole host of useful features and information at your fingertips:

  •  Search exhibitors and create a list of your favourites to ensure you see all the latest equipment, products, technologies and solutions of specific interest to you
  • Create your own personalised event itinerary by adding sessions from the Mini and On-stand exhibitor lecture programme to your favourites
  • Find your way around with the event map to ensure you see as much of the latest equipment, products, technologies and solutions as possible
  • New exhibitors and lectures are constantly being added to the packed agenda – keep up-to-date with the live social media feed!

The app is available to download for iPhone and Android and there is also a mobile web version available.

The app is very easy to use, completely free-of-charge and an ideal way to access of the information you’ll need in one place. All in all it’s the best way to plan your day!

For iPhone and Android phones:

Visit your iTunes App Store or Google Play on your smartphone and search for “Dental Showcase 2014”, then simply download.

For all other internet-enabled mobile phones:

Visit via your phone.


Register online now to receive your free advanced ticket to BDIA Dental Showcase 2014 at Alternatively, call 01494 729959, email: or text your name, postal address, occupation and GDC number to 07786 206276.  On-the-day entry fee is £10 per person.




Discover the latest innovations in dentistry


BDIA Dental Showcase will soon be here! As the UK’s largest, most anticipated dental event showcasing all the latest developments in dentistry – it’s an opportunity not to be missed this October! Discover what’s new, broaden your knowledge and make important purchasing decision, with the help of over 350 exhibitors and more than 100 inspirational mini and on-stand lectures. Here’s a sneak peek of what three big names in dentistry are waiting to share with you.



3M ESPE – The most innovative company for 9 years running




With an amazing reputation for new ideas and innovation, 3M ESPE’s ‘firsts’ include universal resin cement, nano ionomers, preformed temporary crowns, automated mixing of impression materials and universal bonding solutions. Visit stand G02 for a unique opportunity to discuss all of this plus their exciting new technological development for digital impressions.




GSK – Showcasing their latest innovations in oral care



Sensodyne Repair & Protect toothpaste contains NovaMin®, an innovative desensitising agent. Corsodyl Toothpaste helps stop bleeding gums and keeps gums healthy. Visit stand P06 to find out more and receive free product samples!




Jon Potter, Expert Marketing Manager explains, “GSK attend the BDIA Dental Showcase every year as it is a great way for us to demonstrate our products and highlight our science based innovations to thousands of dental professionals. We can’t wait for October to share our latest oral care products through our on-stand interactive presentations”.




Henry Schein Dental – Everything Dental




Experience digital technology in action, ‘test drive’ the latest dental innovations and find out more about the latest products and equipment. Talk to Henry Schein Dental on Stand L09/K10 and discover everything you need to provide the best patient healthcare and discuss their aim of helping you run a successful and profitable practice.




Their strong partnerships with many of the world’s leading manufacturers means they can offer an outstanding range of consumables, essential surgery and decontamination equipment, right through to lasers, digital technology, servicing and practice software.




To support this extensive offering, Henry Schein Dental has teams of experienced specialists in every area, each dedicated to providing superior customer service, reliable delivery and unrivalled after-sales support. So whether you need help with a move to a digital workflow or want to know more about how laser technology can help you meet clinical challenges, Henry Schein Dental has everything you need to run a successful and profitable practice.



BDIA Dental Showcase is taking place from 9-11 October at ExCeL London, not yet registered? Visit to register for your free ticket now. It only takes a minute and couldn’t be easier, so don’t delay!



10 reasons why you need to visit the BDIA Dental Showcase this year!

 BDIA (formerly BDTA) Dental Showcase is taking place from 9-11 October at London’s ExCeL.

 You simply can’t afford to miss it if you are serious about putting your practice or laboratory ahead in an environment in which the pace of change is continually accelerating:


  1. To meet your suppliers in person – following several warnings issued by the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) and an upsurge in the availability of counterfeit products there is a growing need to get to know your supply chain. With over 350 exhibitors to choose from, use BDIA Dental Showcase as an opportunity to meet face-to-face with the suppliers of every product you could possibly need, all under one roof, and to make informed decisions!


  1. Take advantage of exclusive deals –typically more than 75% of all exhibitors offered not-to-be-missed deals, on products and services, exclusively to BDIA Dental Showcase delegates.


  1. Get ahead of the rest – leading dental companies use BDIA Dental Showcase to launch their newest clinical and business-related innovations, make sure you see them first!


  1. New skills and techniques – live demonstrations offer you hands-on opportunities to keep up-to-date with the latest techniques in dentistry, with the added benefit of CPD!


  1. Hear about the latest developments and thinking from industry leaders – the popular mini lecture programme features relevant and thought provoking sessions, presented by experts in dentistry, and also offering valuable CPD.


  1. Network with peers – an amazing 12,000 members of the dental profession and industry attended last year’s event, making it the best-attended event in dentistry! Use BDIA Dental Showcase as a unique networking opportunity for you.


  1. An enjoyable day – 70% of visitors to last year’s Dental Showcase voted it the most enjoyable event in the dental calendar, and 2 out of 3 consider it to be the most important.


  1. Increase business for your practice or laboratory – companies such as Dental Focus Web Design and FooCo Video Marketing will be on hand to help you discover new ways to market your practice or laboratory effectively.


  1. Catch up with your professional body – BDA, DTA, ADAM and the BSDHT, among many others, will be at BDIA Dental Showcase – use the opportunity to catch up with them and get your questions answered face-to-face.


  1. Advanced registration is free and only takes a minute! – Visit to register now and find out all you need to know about the 2014 BDIA Dental Showcase.

 March 2014

New BDIA marketing campaign launched

A new marketing campaign promoting The British Dental Trade Association’s (BDTA) re-brand to the British Dental Industry Association (BDIA) to the dental team has launched.

The name change of the UK’s principal industry body, which represents over 80% of the dental industry, has driven a complete refreshing of the brand. The new advertising creative explains the rationale behind the name change as the Association drops ‘Trade’ and ‘gains ‘Industry’, to convey the increasing diversity of its membership, in addition to highlighting the benefits of choosing to do business with quality-conscious BDIA member companies.

Tony Reed, BDIA Executive Director, explained “BDIA encompasses the wider world of dentistry beyond the direct ‘trade’ including banks, insurance companies, publishing companies as well as suppliers of services and technologies to the dental industry amongst its membership. The new advertising campaign is refreshingly simple in its approach and hopefully it will ensure the Association’s new name is instantly recognisable throughout dental sector.”

Since 1923, the Association has played a crucial role within the industry as a not-for-profit organisation, using its funds solely for the purpose of developing dentistry for the benefit of its members, the profession and the public.

Today, BDIA plays a pivotal role in driving quality standards within the dental industry: equipping its members with exclusive information and statistics to provide greater insight and knowledge; creating opportunities for networking and collaboration to address market challenges; shaping the future of the wider dental industry through its proactive engagement with relevant bodies; organising exhibitions that deliver a key focal point for the industry and the profession to conduct business for mutual benefit; as well as providing highly regarded training for the industry ensuring a thorough understanding of the essentials of dentistry.

BDIA Dental Showcase – Putting Innovation into Practice

BDIA Dental Showcase is launching a vibrant new look and feel for 2014. The exhibition’s new identity captures the essence of its wide-reaching appeal amongst the dental team through a new strapline, ‘putting innovation into practice’.

Based on independent visitor research BDIA Dental Showcase is considered to be the most important and the most enjoyable dental event, attracting more visitors than any other dental event in the UK. The 3-day exhibition is the ultimate destination for busy dental professionals to meet face-to-face with friendly on-stand experts to witness cutting edge, time-saving products and services and make essential purchasing decisions vital to the success of their businesses.

Tony Reed, Executive Director at the BDTA, comments, “This year the show has an exciting new identity that succinctly conveys the key reason why BDIA Dental Showcase is such an essential date in the diary for so many dental professionals.”   Already, with six months until the event takes place, almost 250 leading dental companies ranging from global dental brands to local suppliers, have booked to exhibit and are preparing to meet and share their expertise with every member of the dental profession.

The new strapline “Putting Innovation into Practice” was unveiled to the dental press in February at the Tate Modern.  An example of adaptive reuse, the Tate Modern is housed in the former Bankside Power Station, and retains the national collection of British and international modern and contemporary art.

Tony Reed commented, “We were delighted to launch this year’s BDIA Dental Showcase at such a spectacular venue.  The growth of internet trading and globalisation may have increased opportunities in many markets but it has also opened the door to fakes and cheap copies of just about everything including dental equipment and materials.   Recent scandals in other markets have emphasised the importance of a reliable supply chain and I believe that BDIA Dental Showcase provides the perfect opportunity to see the real thing and to establish relationships with trustworthy suppliers.  Showcase provides a vital link between the industry and the profession and I am particularly grateful for the support that Showcase receives from the dental press each year.”

Oral-B, global brand in dentistry and member of the P&G family, will return as Gold Sponsor to Showcase 2014.





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