How to enter the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards
You have decided you want to stand out from the crowd, highlight your achievements, and win a trophy. This step-by-step guide will tell you everything you need to enter the awards, along with some helpful hints and tips to get you started. Good luck!
1) Download the entry guideBack to top ^
The first thing you’ll want to do is download the entry guide. Have a good look through the categories to see which ones you are interested in entering. You can enter as many as you like. Then pop a reminder of the entry deadline and ceremony date in your diary!
2) RegisterBack to top ^
To be a part of the competition, you’ll need to register your entry online. Simply head to the homepage, click ‘Register Now’ and fill in the details. This helps us to know how many entries to expect and we can remind you of the deadline so be sure your details are correct! After register we will send you the submission guidelines which give you all the information you need to put your entries together.
3) Compile your entriesBack to top ^
For some hints and tips on compiling your entry take a look at our blog.
For Clinical Categories
What we need.
A case report in Microsoft Word format, jpeg files of images in clearly labelled folders and a separate covering letter. For more information on how to compile an entry for these categories click here.
Aesthetic Practice Award
Who should enter this category? The practice – not an individual clinician. To enter this category, you MUST be shortlisted in one of the clinical categories or have been shortlisted in the last 3 years (i.e. in 2018, 2017, or 2016).
What should be submitted?
This category recognises the efforts of an entire team from procedure to aftercare, focusing on practice environment as well as the clinical outcomes achieved and patient satisfaction. Judges will be looking at the submission in its entirety rather than concentrating on individual elements.
Entries should consist of a portfolio of information, click here for more information.
Patient Choice Award
Who should enter? A patient who is delighted with their clinical outcome.
In this category, we ask the patient to nominate their dentist who, through improvements to the patient’s smile, have made a big difference to the patient’s life. The form of treatment is not important – it is the patient’s opinion that counts!
What should be submitted? Any form of treatment is acceptable.
Covering letter. The entry should state the name of the dentist(s) who completed the case, i.e. this should be separate from the material that will be viewed by the judges.
Written material A brief description (up to 500 words) of the patient’s concerns and the treatment provided. Testimonial from the patient, explaining how the treatment has made a difference to the patient’s life
Photographs Photographs of the patient’s smile before and after treatment. Ideally, intra-oral retracted views of the teeth before and after treatment, if available, to demonstrate a high level of clinical skill
4) How to submitBack to top ^
Its time to submit your entries. Entries must be electronic and can be sent to us at firstname.lastname@example.org in many ways. Once received we will email you confirmation that your entries have been submitted.
We have a WeTransfer page which has a 20gb allowance to allow for large file transfers, https://fmcawards.wetransfer.com. All you need to do is drop your files onto the webpage and fill in your email address. In the message box, please note the award and categories you are entering.
To be able to send a folder in WeTransfer, you need to zip the file first. To do this;
- Locate the folder that you want to zip.
- Right-click the folder, select Send to, and then select Compressed (zipped) folder.
- A new zipped folder with the same name is created in the same location. To rename it, right-click the folder, select Rename, and then type the new name. Use this file to drop on to the WeTransfer page.
If you don’t have a dropbox account, you can create one for free. Once logged in ‘Create a New Folder’. You can then make sub-folders within your main folder for each of the categories you are entering. Simply upload the corresponding files to the correct folders. To send your entries to us hit ‘Share’ on the main folder with share with email@example.com. In the message box, please note the award and categories you are entering.
Simply attach your entries to an email and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure you clearly highlight which award and categories your entries are for.
Make sure you are aware of the deadline date and give yourself plenty of time to complete your entry. Once you have sent it across and it had been received we will email you a confirmation to let you know your entries have been submitted.
5) The shortlistBack to top ^
After the deadline date has passed, the judging will take place! Our panel of esteemed judges considers each entry carefully, usually leaving them with some very difficult decisions. After the finalists have been decided, everyone will receive a letter outlining if they have been shortlisted, and if they have, for which categories. These can also been also be found in Aesthetic Dentistry magazine!
6) The ceremonyBack to top ^
The Aesthetic Dentistry Awards is one of the most prestigious occasions in the dental calendar, recognising the very best in aesthetic dentistry throughout the UK and Ireland. It is a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded dental professionals, and enjoy good food and a fantastic time.
There are a limited amount of tickets available and they are sold on a first come first served basis. So if you would like secure your place to avoid disappointment, please call +44 (0) 1923 851771.