Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Supporting The British Bite Mark

Along with all the usual work in the lab, I have been lucky enough to be involved with The British Bite Mark campaign this year as Director of Finance for the DLA.

The campaign has continued to grow in popularity as everyone gets behind the core message of helping patients to make informed decisions regarding where their dental restorations will be produced, as shown in one of our visual campaigns below.


Apart from the usual advertising you'd expect to see I also managed to get a T shirt made for the mud race events I like to take part in so I could take the message on the road.

However, due to the nature of these events it would only be at the very beginning before we hit the mud that anyone had a clue what was on the top! Maybe next year it needs to be a bandana?


The team at the lab have really taken to this campaign and we take every opportunity to help spread the message to our clients and their patients.

I also Always try to ensure I promote the skills of the great technicians and labs within The British Bite Mark wherever I am asked to lecture on our experiences with CAD/CAM implant restorations.


But in fairness it's not all hard work. I do get to meet some fantastic people who support what we do and celebrate the successes of Great British Dentistry as a representative of the DLA at some of the recent awards.


I don't think I made too bad an impression on the night, but that might just have been because I had Lyndsay to help me prepare for the speech, despite some pre presentation nerves...


It was an honour to be able to present an award for Outstanding contribution to British Dental Technology to Andrew Goodall for all the fantastic work that he and his company, Skillbond have done in supporting UK dental technology, especially in the recent tough economic climate.



It's been an absolute pleasure to be involved with such a great campaign and I cannot wait for everyone to see some of the great work being done by the Dental Laboratories Association, which will come to light in 2015






Thursday, 12 June 2014

ADi Team Congress 2015

The ADi have created a great Congress programme for the whole dental team in 2015 and for all us technicians there's a superb dedicated technical day on the Friday.

A full morning of photography and hands on Photography and Smile Design with a live patient by Dr Christian Coachman, followed by a full afternoon with one of the UK's most knowledgable and talented dental technicians John Wibberley.

The day will cover everything from initial planning, communication and design right through to the essentials of constructing and delivering the ideal implant restorations for our patients.

There is the opportunity for this to be interactive and hands on, so if you have an iPad or laptop it will be worth bringing along for the morning with Dr Coachman, especially as we have an ADi congress attendee offer on the DSD that Dr Coachman will be using.

I hope that everyone can make it and won't miss out on this opportunity to see a full technical programme from two incredibly talented and internationally respected dental educators.

I look forward to seeing everyone there!


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Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Upcoming Speaking Dates

I'm very proud and honoured to be asked to share my knowledge and experience with CAD/CAM and implant restorations for both the ADi and Atlantis Isus this year.

 The upcoming dates are :-

Location - Birmingham

Speakers - Dr Tim Doswell - Steve Campbell


Date - 19th September - Atlantis Isus - A guide to using the system for surgeons & technicians

Tim & Steve will demonstrate the unique clinical and cost effective advantages offered by using a premium CAD/CAM partner compared with the old, inconsistent and expensive cast methods used to fabricate multi unit screw retained implant restorations.

Venue

Hotel La Tour, Albert Street, Birmingham, B5 5JE

Registration, refreshments & buffet are available from 6.30pm ready to start at 7.00pm


Location - London Stansted Airport

Speaker -  Steve Campbell

Date - 3rd October - ADi Essex/Herts Study Club - Restoring Dental Implants - What's New?

Steve will outline the latest developments in CAD/CAM technology for the fabrication of custom abutments and screw retained implant restorations, along with looking at some new materials and techniques that offer us advantages over the traditional porcelains and acrylics that we sometimes use to restore implant restorations.

We will also see how these new solutions are often vastly more cost effective than what we have on offer with traditional restorative materials we have had in the past

Venue

Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport, Waltham Close, London Stansted Airport,                Essex, CM24 1PP

Registration, refreshments & buffet are available from 7.00pm ready to start at 7.30pm

Location - Belfast

Speaker -  Steve Campbell

Date - 14th November - ADi Belfast Study Club - Restoring Dental Implants - What's New?

Steve will outline the latest developments in CAD/CAM technology for the fabrication of custom abutments and screw retained implant restorations, along with looking at some new materials and techniques that offer us advantages over the traditional porcelains and acrylics that we sometimes use to restore implant restorations.

We will also see how these new solutions are often vastly more cost effective than what we have on offer with traditional restorative materials we have had in the past

Venue

The Ramada Hotel, Shaws Bridge, Belfast, Ireland, BT8 7XP

Registration, refreshments & buffet are available from 7.00pm ready to start at 7.30pm

Location - Warwickshire

Speaker -  Steve Campbell

Date - 20th November - ADi Warwick Study Club - Restoring Dental Implants - What's New?

Steve will outline the latest developments in CAD/CAM technology for the fabrication of custom abutments and screw retained implant restorations, along with looking at some new materials and techniques that offer us advantages over the traditional porcelains and acrylics that we sometimes use to restore implant restorations.

We will also see how these new solutions are often vastly more cost effective than what we have on offer with traditional restorative materials we have had in the past

Venue

Hilton Warwick, Junction 15, M40, A429 Stratford Road, Warwickshire, CV34 6RE

Registration, refreshments & buffet are available from 7.00pm ready to start at 7.30pm

Location - Edinburgh

Speakers - Dr Tim Doswell - Steve Campbell

Date - 28th November - Atlantis Isus - A guide to using the system for surgeons & technicians

Tim & Steve will demonstrate the unique clinical and cost effective advantages offered by using a premium CAD/CAM partner compared with the old, inconsistent and expensive cast methods used to fabricate multi unit screw retained implant restorations.

Venue

Edinburgh Dakota Hotel, 11 Ferrymuir Retail Park, South Queensferry, EH30 9QZ

Registration, refreshments & buffet are available from 6.30pm ready to start at 7.00pm



Booking






To book for any ADi Study Club you can either visit the website www.adi.org.uk and book 

or call the office, 020 8487 5555, or email info@adi.org.uk

To Book for any of the Atlantis Isus dates please contact Gill Hallet on 01453 793273 

or email gill.hallett@dentsply.com





I look forward to seeing many friends and colleagues over the next few months.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Feel good Friday!

Hi everyone,

It's Friday and this is a particularly good one.

I have just totalled up all the donations made to The MS Society from my sponsors and the total is a whopping

£1603 !!

Can you believe how much you have all raised for the MS Society?

Thanks to your generosity they will have those extra funds available to finance the support and research work that they carry out for people suffering from Multiple Sclerosis

You can all be so proud of what you have collectively achieved, I am so honoured to be in the company of such supportive friends and family, you are all amazing!

I know you'll all believe I completed the run, but just so you can be sure here's some images from the day as well as my finishers certificate.


All smiles before the race!



Tim 'just one more hill' Doswell looking a bit apprehensive as the clouds rolled in before the race, or maybe he was considering how he would make me suffer during the run....


Tim straight after finish! We were both really pleased to finish under 2 hours, especially as we both had plenty left to give............ Well, a bit more any way.


And the all important certificate with official timing!


And here's the unofficial records taken direct from my Endomondo





As well as thanking you all for the exceptional support I have to give a special thanks to Tim Doswell, without his prompting I certainly would never have considered doing a half marathon and without him as my training partner I'm sure I'd never have managed to finish let alone it in the time I did.

So from Myself, Lyndsay and the MS Society, Thankyou all for being Superstars!!!

Feel Good Friday!!!!!!!


Monday, 3 September 2012

A Major Milestone!




I just wanted to let you all know that your generosity and support has already raised £1100 in online and offline donations for the MS Society!

Well done everyone!

You've all been amazing and I honestly never dreamed you'd all donate so much in such a short space of time, you should all be incredibly proud :)

It's now less than 2 weeks away and hopefully the training will pay off on the day, I just need to keep up with Tim and get over that line to have made all your sponsorship worthwhile.


If you haven't already sponsored me then it's not too late, you can click on the link below and leave a donation and message on my MS Society charity fundraising page :-

http://beatms.mssociety.org.uk/netcommunity/stevencampbell

If you are unaware of what Multiple Sclerosis is (as I was until only a few years ago) then you can learn more by clicking on the link below :-

http://www.mssociety.org.uk


I know it's only a half marathon (but trust me that's tough enough) but I've been taking this seriously, because if you are willing to sponsor me then the least I can do is put in the best effort I can.

So, since agreeing to do this 6 weeks ago I have racked up 129.05 miles in training runs. Bringing my average minute miles down from over 10.30 to 9.11 per mile, I'm certainly never going to be giving any serious runners cause for concern but it does hopefully mean I'll be able to cover the distance in just under 2 hours on the day.........

By the looks of the training, and staying on schedule, I'll have almost run for 24 hours :)

Here's my stats from Endomondo just to show I've been a good boy.

I will be updating the page after the event as well as listing everyone who has so generously donated to this cause because I think you all deserve due credit for doing such an amazing job in such a short space of time.

Make it fun?

I also thought that maybe we could do a Sweepstake? If everyone puts down the expected time for me to complete then we can see who's closest at the end?

So far both my half marathon attempts have been 2 hours and 2 hours 5 minutes respectively, although I am hoping to pull in the Great North in under 2 hours as both these runs were on very hilly roads.

Leave your guesses in the comments below or on Facebook and we'll see who's closest :)




Thursday, 30 August 2012

Great North Run update


I now have my MS Society shirt and run number!

I've managed the distance (just) and now that I'm training with Tim, Iain & Ols from the lab I should be on target to finish the run without being overtaken by too many people in full fancy dress :)

It's getting very real now.




You can support the MS Society by sponsoring my run here :-

http://beatms.mssociety.org.uk/netcommunity/stevencampbell

All donations will be very much appreciated by myself and everyone who benefits from the fantastic work the MS Society do.

I'll update more before the day and also with some pictures from the day itself.

Great North Run

I was talked into taking on the Great North Run by Tim Doswell

Tim has recently been on a huge health kick which saw him complete a Triathlon earlier this year. Not happy with that achievement he decided to sign up for the Great North Run immediately after, then persuaded me to do the same thing.

I'll be honest, when Tim suggested it I thought there was no way I could possibly run a half marathon but after training with Tim for the last 4 weeks there's a good chance we'll both be able to cross the finish line in under 2 hours.

I've finally managed the distance along with Tim, you can follow my training progress here