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DentalForum UK 2020 Postponement & New Dates
In light of Covid-19, we believe the best course of action is to postpone DentalForum UK to 2-3 November. The event will remain at the Tivoli Marina in Vilamoura.
There are currently just too many unknowns with regards to travel and safety and we feel that by moving to November dates, we will have a better chance of delivering the standard of event you expect from OpenRoom.
Please get in touch with the team - firstname.lastname@example.org - if you have any questions or concerns about our new dates.
With NHS contract renegotiation and the privatisation creep introducing major chances to the UK dental health market, senior decision makers from the nation’s biggest dental groups face fresh challenges in maintaining commercial competitiveness.
All this on the background of new conversations surrounding employee incentivisation and retention means that it’s vital for all stakeholders to get to grips with industry developments in a snap.
We once again look to DentalForum UK – the nation’s premier networking event – to bring together innovators and business leaders in this exciting moment in the market’s history. Facilitating a unique blend of one-to-one speed meetings, informal networking and conference content; you’ll leave the event feeling energised about the endless possibilities to unlock your full business potential.
With a long pedigree of hosting senior figures from both dental groups and global industry suppliers, the 2020 edition of DentalForum UK looks to introduce new faces and new ideas to the invite-only community. With innovation at the forefront of discussion, OpenRoom will be drawing on its industry connections to keep the networking fresh for all.
- Network with your peers in a neutral environment.
- Differentiate: leverage information from multiple supplier meetings to increase buying power.
- Plan your itinerary to ensure that you meet with the suppliers that will help drive your business forward.
- Gain insights: share best practice and get a 360-degree view of the buyer/supplier partnership.
- Build a network of new business relationships.
- Do business face-to-face with the UK's leading dental groups – with an audience that's guaranteed.
- Cut to the chase – our invitation-only policy means you’ll only meet with the decision makers.
- Make brand new contacts as well as catch up with existing customers.
- Take the temperature on the market & learn from the leading minds in the industry.
- Take advantage of our policy of limiting competition and maximise your exposure.
- Really get to know your customers in an environment designed for relationship building.
- See a measurable return on your investment and time.
Geoff Miller OBE
Chair, Geoff Miller OBE, ex-England Cricketer
We are delighted to announce that our conference chair and after-dinner speaker will be ex-England cricketer, Geoff Miller, OBE. Geoff represented England internationally for a number of years and since retiring, has spent time on the England Cricket selectors board. Miller, who domestically played for Derbyshire and Essex, was an outstanding all-rounder and has fantastic statistics to support this.
Group Commercial Director, mydentist
Panel, Julian Perry, Group Commercial Director, mydentist
Chairing the panel discussion will be Julian Perry. Julian is the Group Commerical Director at mydentist - Europe's largest group with over 600 clinics. Prior to mydentist, he was CEO at Oasis Dental in the three years leading up to its sale to Bupa in 2016.
During his early career he founded and managed multiple clinics and then took on the role of CEO at the UK's largest independent consultancy. Julian qualified as a dentist in 1983 and then took a business traning course sponsored by Barclays Bank to become a sector specialist in retail healthcare.
CEO, Dental Beauty Partners
Panellist, Dev Patel, CEO, Dental Beauty Partners
Dev is the CEO of Dental Beauty Partners - one of the fastest growing dental groups in the UK. He is the Founder and CEO of Brushlink, an award winning revolutionary device and app. He is the Co-founder of the UK’s largest dental professional network (dentalcircle.com) with a membership of over half of the UK dental market.
If the above wasn't enough - he is also a National Lecturer, an NHS England Foundation Dentist Trainer and serves on the editorial board of Dentistry.co.uk and the Young Dentist magazine. Dev's achievements include being voted no.38 in the 2018 Top 50 most influential UK dentists and the winner of Best Young Dentist at the Dental Awards 2016.
Group Clinical Director, mydentist
Panellist, Nyree Whitley, Group Clinical Director, mydentist
Dr Nyree Whitley has more than 20 years’ experience of clinical practice and has been Group Clinical Director at IDH for the past 2 ½ years, before that she was a Regional Clinical Director. Nyree qualified from Guy’s Hospital in 1996 and, since then, has held posts in primary and secondary dental care. She has been a Postgraduate Dental Tutor for the Welsh Deanery, a Clinical Reviewer for the National Clinical Assessment Service (NCAS), a Local Dental Advisor for Dental Protection and is still a practicing dentist.
Ideas worth sharing
Ignite Sessions, Ideas worth sharing
Short, sharp, insightful sessions to ignite your curiosity.
Elevator Pitches, Supplier snapshots
Fast-paced, 45-second insights from innovative suppliers.
Co-Founder & Commercial Director, Centre for Dentistry
Testimonial, Dominick Flanagan, Co-Founder & Commercial Director, Centre for Dentistry
It’s not just about what you learn at DentalForum, but rather more about the people you meet. Though the program content is powerful on its own, something magical happens when a small tribe of entrepreneurs come together for two days, who all want to deliver a greater impact in dentistry: shared values, energy, business connections and lifelong friendships.
Director, Dental Elite
Testimonial, Luke Moore, Director, Dental Elite
We have worked with Openroom since the inception of their first DentalForum. Initially sceptical about their ability to provide such a volume of influential decision makers from large dental companies, willing to engage in useful conversation, we decided to take the leap and have returned at every opportunity since. The punchy 15-minute meeting slots mean everyone knows there is no time for small talk (this can be done at the bar later), which means that even in just 15 minutes you can normally reach an outcome which would otherwise take months of diary wrangling. It is without doubt one of the most important events in our marketing calendar.
Philips Oral Healthcare
Philips focuses on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes. We have pioneered sonic and connected technology for oral health and light-activated tooth whitening. Visit our dental professionals page to find out more: https://www.philips.co.uk/c-m-pe/dental-professionals
Oral Health Foundation
The Oral Health Foundation was formed in 1971 by a group of dentists who sought to radically change the image of dentistry, educate the public to improve oral health and raise professional standards. Over the course of nearly 50 years, millions of people have been supported by the Oral Health Foundation. The charity leads campaigns like National Smile Month and Mouth Cancer Action Month and runs a Dental Helpline. Its Accreditation scheme promotes consumer confidence by approving oral health products and its resources and programmes increase standards of oral health in local communities across the world.
DentalForum UK comes to the Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Resort - a luxury 5 star hotel in a 5 star location. Overlookingon one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, the Tivoli Marina offers the best of both worlds: the tranquility of the beach, and the lively atmosphere of Vilamoura town are both within minutes of the hotel.
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