Thursday, 14 May 2015

nexus dental laboratory flies the flag for The British Bite Mark

It was a huge honour to have been presented with an award for Innovation and Support in Promoting British Dental Technology by the Dental Laboratories Association President, Jonathan Bill at the British Dental Association Awards ceremony on Saturday evening.
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Steve Campbell receiving his award from Jonathan Bill at the BDA Awards Ceremony.
This year the awards ceremony and dinner closed off their highly successful Congress, and saw professionals from all sectors of dentistry awarded for their efforts in providing the public with dental excellence.
Stephen Hancocks OBE, was a fantastic Master of Ceremonies, and kept the whole event entertaining and interesting.
The work of The British Bite Mark initiative was acknowledged for promoting British Dental Technology, and the patient benefits that come with work produced within our well regulated and monitored British dental profession.
I hope everyone can be as proud of British Dental Technology as I was to hear that all this effort has recently secured the return of over £8,000,000 of work to UK dental laboratories.
The British Bite Mark has been a fantastic initiative, but only because it has been adopted by so many who all believe in the value of Great British Dental Technology and the Great British Dentistry it supports for UK patients.
Thanks to the hard work of everyone in this public awareness campaign we have seen the acceptance and adoption of this as a standard by many practices that believe in providing the public with medical devices that are carefully created and monitored within one of (if not the most) stringently regulated dental sector in the world.
Jonathan Bill, did a fantastic job of relaying the story of the fantastic work carried out by GDC registered technicians working in UK labs to ensure that when a patient and surgeon choose The British Bite Mark, they have the assurance and peace of mind that comes with choosing to stay within this highly regulated system to ensure maximum patient safety.
We’ve all made a huge commitment to putting the patient first, and I feel honoured to have been allowed to take part in this campaign alongside some of the best people I have ever met in my life (from any profession)
The Dental Laboratories Association have worked long and hard to get this initiative from a small initial campaign, to one that has been adopted Nationally, and is now getting International interest.
It will be no surprise that the first thing we did upon opening nexus dental laboratory was to become a DLA member, followed very closely by being a British Bite Mark Laboratory.
The next step for the laboratory will be DAMAS accreditation.
I'm very proud of the great work that has been carried out in raising the public awareness of Great British Dentistry, and the support it gets from Great British Dental Technology.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Upcoming training and lecturing for April

The Dentistry Show is the start of some upcoming lecturing and training dates for me this month.

More details to follow on all of them, but to start with you can come along and join me for some hands on training in the Atlantis 3D editor.

I will show the techniques I use to get the most from this fantastic editing and communication tool.

Full details so far (more sessions to come at the show if needed)

DTS 3D Editor Masterclass Sessions:

Friday 17th April
10.30am - 11am
12pm - 12.30pm
2.30pm - 3pm

Saturday 18th April
10.30am - 11am
12pm - 12.30pm

Places are limited, so please register a place with Gill Hallett - gill.hallett@dentsply.com, or call 01453 793 273.

Sessions will meet 5 minutes prior to the start time at our ATLANTIS stand located in Hall 18, stand 130.


Saturday, 11 April 2015

Nexus Dental - The next stage of my career

I’m proud to announce the latest exciting stage of my life journey

 As many people are now aware I have decided that it’s time for a fresh start, and I would like to share this with you.

But first I would like to thank all my family, friends, colleagues and companies that have offered me so much help and support since my announcement, it has meant an incredible amount to me to get all the offers of backing and support.

I’ve always had a great passion for dental technology because of the true and meaningful difference we make to peoples lives with the work we do in collaboration with the rest of the highly skilled dental team

For me the core of this is the cooperation, communication and extremely high skill set that is involved within the dental team. 

Because of this, there could only be one name for my new company

Nexus






To me this name is key to what great dental technology really is. Great communication betweens a connected group focussed on ensuring the best patient outcomes possible. Through my upcoming lecture, training, consultancy and management system implementation engagements I hope to share the knowledge that can assist us and allow us to all focus on the most important factor in any dental restoration. The patient.

Further to this goal, I am currently involved in plans to provide a completely new dental laboratory, which is completely digital, and does not use the traditional wax and cast methods at all on site.

Because of this I am currently looking for highly skilled ceramists to join a very skilled and open team of professionals. The role will allow a great deal of patient interaction as well as the opportunity to work closely with surgeons on an equal professional level, all with the goal of offering truly exceptional patient outcomes.

There will be fantastic support and continued commitment to the best training available, both in the UK and abroad.

I look forward to catching up with everyone at the DTS next week, and will post up news on the latest training dates and lectures over the coming weeks.

For enquiries on anything mentioned above please contact me on steve@nexus.dental


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!!!!!!!