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In this section we aim to keep you in touch with the major developments within Attenborough Dental. You can be assured that we are taking the appropriate steps to ensure an exceptional customer service by using the very latest techniques and state of the art equipment.

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October 31, 2013 - DWOS Lava Edition

We are delighted to announce that comprehensive ongoing support for Lava ST scanner owners running Lava Design 7 will now be provided exclusively in the UK by Attenborough Direct, whose full time dedicated team of trained dental technicians with over 15 years combined experience of the DWOS platform will be there to help.

Lava ST scanner owners running Lava Design 7 (DWOS 3.2.x) now have the unique opportunity to upgrade to the latest Dental Wings Lava Edition (DWOS 3.5.x) for FREE. Dental Wings Lava Edition is the most up to date release of the DWOS platform with many exciting new features - see twitter.com/attenboroughden, youtube.com/attenboroughdental or facebook.com/attenboroughdental for more information.

Attenborough Direct will also now be supplying Lava CAD-CAM consumables such as Lava Ultimate for open milling systems such as the Roland DWX-50, and Roland DWX-4.

To take advantage of this offer you must update your software to the DWOS Lava Edition before your current licence expires. Please contact the Attenborough hotline asap on 0115 947 3562 or email info@attenborough.com to arrange your complimentary upgrade.

September 4, 2013 - Attenborough Study Club, Birmingham

We present the new version of the Dental Wings Operating System and the Roland DWX-50 milling machine

July 3, 2013 - DLA Election 2013 Results

Edward Attenborough is re-elected as Director for International Affairs on the DLA Executive Board

June 10, 2013 - Eighth and Ninth Milling Machines Installed in our Production Centre

We've installed two more large milling machines in our rapidly expanding CAD-CAM Centre of Excellence, bringing our capacity to 9 large milling machines and one 3D printer we confirm our position as the UKs foremost digital dental production facility.

Capable of milling up to 36 units in simultaneously from our portfolio of 20 advanced CAD-CAM materials, this technology produces highly accurate crown and bridge copings, frameworks, precision attachments and full anatomical forms in castable wax, composites (glass fibre polyamide), non-precious CoCr, titanium, glass ceramics, alumina and zironia based ceramics.


June 1, 2013 - Digital Orthodontics

We're delighted to announce we have completed the acquisition of some of the assets of a digital orthodontic appliance production centre

May 22, 2013 - Attenborough Study Club, Northampton

We present the new version of the Dental Wings Operating System and the Roland DWX-50 milling machine at The Walnut Tree Inn, 21 Station Rd, Blisworth, Northamptonshire NN7 3DS

May 4, 2013 - British Bite Mark Campaign

Proud of the British Bite Mark Campaign

Bitemark


May 1, 2013 - Digital Dentistry, BDA East Midlands Branch, Nottingham

We present an introduction to the company, to the currently available 3d digital scanning modalities (eg: laser and optical model and impression scanning, cone beam CT, digital xray, intra-oral optical), the state of the art in CAD for dentistry for crown and bridge, implant, removable prosthodontics, orthodontics and maxillofacial, then compare the current digital manufacturing processes and materials eg: subtractive milling of composites, metals and ceramics, 3d wax resin photopolymer printing and 3d was jet printing (digital wax ups), stereolithogarphy, and laser melting / sintering for direct to metal printing. We compare each, then offer a glimpse of future / emerging technologies. Held at The BDA East Midlands branch monthly meeting at junction 25 M1.

Learning Outcomes

Be familiar with 3-D Digital scanning and the relative merits of each modality.
Be familiar with the concepts and principles of CT based implant treatment planning.
Understand multi-modal 3-D image acquisition and techniques for merging data from 2 or more different sources.
Understand 3-D images, including representation, artefact, interpretation and use.
Be conversant with the state of the art in digital custom made medical device CAD-CAM.


Anticipated Outcomes

Understand the latest technology within the industry
Have knowledge of the state of the art in digital custom made medical device manufacture
Understand the relative merits of each process.


April 18, 2013 - Attenborough Study Club, Slough

We present the new version of the Dental Wings Operating System and the Roland DWX-50 milling machine.

April 17, 2013 - Attenborough Study Club, Croydon

We present the new version of the Dental Wings Operating System and the Roland DWX-50 milling machine.

April 11 - 13, 2013 - ADDE AGM, Dublin

Digital Dentistry is on the agenda at the ADDE AGM in Dublin 11 - 13 April 2013

For more information visit ADDE .

April 9, 2013 - Careers in Dentistry - BDA

Aimed at students aged 15-19 interested in studying to become a dentist this event will be held at British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS, and will cover the following:

Explore the skills and attributes that make an expert dentist, dental nurse, dental hygienist, dental technician and dental therapist.
Understand all the opportunities a career in dentistry can offer: salary, work/life balance, working abroad, qualification routes, required skills and jobs in demand.
Chat with leading professionals and discuss ideas about how to succeed in this area.
Learn about the individual requirements needed for applying to top dental schools.
Find out what university tutors are looking for in successful UCAS applications.


March 28, 2013 - Investors In People Re-Accreditation

We are delighted to have successfully completed our 3 yearly re-assessment to the new Investors In People standard, underlining our long-term commitment to the professional development of all our team.

IIP



March 22, 2013 - The National Dental Technicians Conference, Loughborough University

Come and see us at the National Dental Technicians Conference at Loughborough University where Edward Attenborough will be giving the keynote speech on the business of dental technology in todays market, and how to maximise your profit using digital technology.

March 12 - 16, 2013 - 35th International Dental Show, Cologne

Come and see us in Hall 10.2, Aisle V, Stand 011 at the Worlds biggest dental show. We will be looking for international dealers for our rotary polishing brushes and launching our new international CAD-CAM venture. For more information visit IDS 2013.

March 1 - 2, 2013 - The Dentistry Show

Just about anyone who is anyone in the dentistry business gathered at the NEC Birmingham for The Dentistry Show on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd March. Edward Attenborough gave the keynote speech on CAD-CAM at the Aesthetic Technicians conference.

Over 5,000 dental professionals enjoyed meeting with more than 300 leading suppliers (the most ever), listening to over 50 world-class accredited conference sessions, accessing over 55 hours of FREE verifiable CPD, networking with senior executives, major associations and industry media over two action-packed days, and the atmosphere was buzzing!

February 21, 2013 - ADDE Meeting, Brussels

Edward Attenborough attends the Association of Dental Dealers Europe board meeting in Brussels.

February 20, 2013 - Attenborough Study Club, Watford

We present the new version of the Dental Wings Operating System and the Roland DWX-50 milling machine.

February 1, 2013 - Delcam Sales Partners Meeting Birmingham

We are delighted to be appointed dealer for the DentMill CAM software at the Delcam sales partners meeting in Birmingham.

January 31, 2013 - DenCity CQC Inspection

We are delighted that DenCity has passed it's CQC inspection

January 30, 2013 - Attenborough Study Club, Sheffield

We present the new version of the Dental Wings Operating System and the Roland DWX-50 milling machine.

January 22 - 23, 2013 - Cavendish Imaging Nottingham Open Days

Cavendish Imaging are holding 2 open days for referring clinicians to visit their new state of the art CBCT patient scanning facilities at DenCity. Viewing by appointment - please contact Cavendish Imaging for more information.

January 2, 2013 - Cavendish Imaging Opens a New CBCT Centre at DenCity

Cavendish Imaging opens a new cone beam CT patient scanning centre in surgery# 2 of DenCity. Cavenish install the UK's first Newtom 5G high resolution horizontal CBCT machine.

In parallel Carestream insall a state of the art CS 9300 vertical high resolution CBCT machine in surgery# 3 of DenCity.

December 13, 2012 - Attenborough Study Club, Harrogate

We present the new version of the Dental Wings Operating System and the Roland DWX-50 milling machine.

November 28 - 29, 2012 - ADDE Meeting, ADF Paris

Edward Attenborough attends the Association of Dental Dealers Europe board meeting at the ADF in Paris.

November 22, 2012 - Attenborough Study Club, Exeter

We present the new version of the Dental Wings Operating System and the Roland DWX-50 milling machine.

October 18, 2012 - Attenborough Study Club, Manchester

We present the new version of the Dental Wings Operating System and the Roland DWX-50 milling machine.

October 4 - 6, 2012 - BDTA Dental Showcase, Excel London Docklands

Come and see us at the UK's premier dental exhibition, Dental Showcase, which will take place at ExCeL, London Docklands on October 4 - 6, 2012.

Over 12,000 members of the dental team are expected to attend the three-day event. More than 370 companies from the UK and abroad are likely to exhibit and the exhibition will cover a massive 17,000 sqm. For more information visit Dental Showcase 2012.

September 25 - 26, 2012 - TCT Ricoh Arena

We exhibit for the first time at the TCT Live Show. Edward Attenborough gives a presentation on Digital Dentistry in Lecture Theatre 4 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

September 7, 2012 - DLA Executive Board Meeting

Edward Attenborough attends the DLA Board meeting.

August 23, 2012 - ADDE Meeting, Brussels

Edward Attenborough attends the Association of Dental Dealers Europe board meeting in Brussels.

August 13, 2012 - Bego Training

Our team are trained by Bego in the use of the new implant libraries for Dental Wings scanners.

August 8, 2012 - Sescoi Dealership

We are delighted to have been appointed dealers for WorkNC CAM software from Sescoi. Our team our given advanced training in the installation, configuration and use of the software for 5-axis milling.

August 2, 2012 - Global Business Summit, Lancaster House

Tony Reed and Edward Attenborough represent the BDTA at the UKTI global business summit at Lancaster House, London, one of the government events running parallel to Olympics to promote UK business to a global market.

July 27, 2012 - Olympics Opening Ceremony

The 2012 Olympic Games open in London.

July 17, 2012 - Bego Implant Libraries

We are delighted to be the first production centre in the World to test the new Bego implant libraries on the Dental Wings platform, with great results.

We launch a commercial in-house custom abutment and screw retained restoration scan and design service for our CAD-CAM clients.

July 9, 2012 - CADENT iTero Accreditation

We are delighted to have been accredited by Cadent as their UK production centre for digital production of models from iTero intra-oral scan data. Straumann users may now send stl files directly to us from their iTero scanners using the Straumann cloud.

July 4, 2012 - APPG

Edward Attenborough represents the DLA at the All Party Parlimentary Group for Dentistry at Westminster Palace.

June 6, 2012 - DentalAir Dealership

We are delighted to have been appointed dealers for the DentalAir top of the range dental air compliant compressors.

May 30, 2012 - ADDE Meeting, Brussels

Edward Attenborough attends the Association of Dental Dealers Europe board meeting in Brussels.

May 25, 2012 - UKTI Life Sciences ATO Meeting, London

Edward Attenborough represents the British Dental Trade Association at the UK Trade and Investment Life Sciences Accredited Trade Organisation meeting in London.

May 18 - 19, 2012 - Dental Technology Show, Ricoh Arena Coventry

Come and see us at the UK's biggest event for dental technicians at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, where we will be launching pour new partnership with Roland, whilst unveiling the new release of the Dental Wings Operating system on the 3Series scanners with all the latest CAD functionality.

We are on stands E25, E26 and E27 and look forward to seeing you there. For more information visit DTS 2012.

May 11, 2012 - Interbrossa, Freiburg

We attend the Interbrossa brush manufacturers show in Freiburg and make a major committment to new production technology.

April 26 - 27, 2012 - ADDE AGM, Sophia Bulgaria

Edward Attenborough is elected to the Board of the Association Dental Dealers Europe

April 5, 2012 - Sum3d upgrade to our CAD-CAM milling facility

All our exisitng milling machines have been upgraded with a new post processor to run Sum3d, completing a 2 year post-processor project.

March 31, 2012 - Sirona Digital Excellence Days

Our team attend the Sirona Digital Excellences Days at London Heathrow, Regus head office

March 30, 2012 - Roland Dealership and Training / Sixth and Seventh Milling Machines Installed in Our Production Centre

As part our our new partnership with Roland we install two Roland DWX-50 5-axis milling machines in our CAD-CAM demonstration facility at DenCity. Our team are fully trained by Roland in the operation, installation and support of this exciting new technology.

March 23, 2012 - National Dental Technicians Conference, Loughborough

We exhibit the Dental Wings 3Series scanner and Roland DWX-50 5-axis milling machine at the National Dental Technicians Conference in Loughborough, launching our new partnership and UK dealership with Roland.

March 22, 2012 - Materials KTN Powder Technology Meeting, Loughborough

Our team attend the Materials Knowledge Transfer Network Powder Technology Meeting in Loughborough

March 14, 2012 - Straumann Platinum Update

Our technicians attend the Straumann Platinum labs update training

March 10, 2012 - New CDT Clinic Opens at DenCity

Dentures Only opens a new Clinical Dental Technicians clinic in surgery# 1 of DenCity

March 2 - 3, 2012 - The Dentistry Show

Just about anyone who is anyone in the dentistry business gathered at the NEC Birmingham for The Dentistry Show on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd March.

Over 5,000 dental professionals enjoyed meeting with more than 300 leading suppliers (the most ever), listening to over 50 world-class accredited conference sessions, accessing over 55 hours of FREE verifiable CPD, networking with senior executives, major associations and industry media over two action-packed days, and the atmosphere was buzzing!

March 1, 2012 - DenCity Dental Technology Innovation Centre (Den-TIC) Opens

Our brand new Dental Techolongy Innovation Centre opens with a state of the art 4 surgery poly-clinic and referral centre, completing phase 1 of the renovation of part of the ground floor of Viscosa House and our Centre of Excellence.

Phase 2 will incorporate a further 4 surgeries and operating theatres for training in advanced surgical techniques, completing the renovation of the ground floor of Viscosa House.

Phase 3 will incorporte an 85 seat lecture theatre with live video feed from the operating theatres and surgeries on the ground floor, 3 conference rooms, and a state of the art training laborartory on the second floor of Viscosa House.

Phase 4 will provide a state of the art CAD-CAM showroom, demonstration and production centre on part of the first floor, and new office space for our administrative, accounts, sales, marketing and management teams on the remainder of the first floor.

Our laboratory space and production facilities are now housed in a new building adjacent to Viscosa House, doubling our overall floor space.

February 17, 2012 - DLA Executive Board Meeting

Edward Attenborough is re-elected to the DLA Board as Director for International Affairs.

February 15, 2012 - 3DSystems Training

Our team are trained in the latest 3D printing technology by 3DSystems

February 14, 2012 - ADDE Meeting, Brussels

Edward Attenborough is invited to attend the Association of Dental Dealers Europe board meeting in Brussels.

February 10 - 11, 2012 - Dental Forum, Paris

Meet us at the Dental Forum in Paris

February 2 2012 - Dental Imaging and Materials, QMUL London

Edward Attenborough chairs the HealthTec and Medicines Knowlege Transfer Network seminar on Technological Advances in Dental Imaging and Materials at Queen Mary University London

February, 2012 - Vita RealLife®

We are delighted to offer Vita RealLife® CAD-CAM full anatomical composite crown and bridgwork in a full range of shades.

January, 2012 - Vita TriLuxe®

We are delighted to offer Vita TriLuxe® CAD-CAM full anatomical composite crown and bridgwork in a full range of shades.

December 8, 2011 - BDTA Midwinter Meeting

Edward Attenborough passes Presidency of the BDTA to Simon Tucker at the BDTA Midwinter Meeting at One Great George Street, London.

November, 2011 - Fifth Milling Machine Installed in our Production Centre

We've installed a fifth large milling machine in our rapidly expanding CAD-CAM Production Centre.

Capable of milling up to 36 units in 2 different materials simultaneously, from our portfolio of 20 advanced CAD-CAM materials, this technology produces highly accurate crown and bridge copings, frameworks, precision attachments and full anatomical forms in castable wax, composites (glass fibre polyamide), non-precious CoCr, titanium, glass ceramics, alumina and zironia based ceramics.


November 28, 2011 - Greater New York Dental Meeting

Edward Attenborough is awarded Fellowship of the Academy of Facial Aesthetics.

November 22, 2011 - BDTA - BACD Road Show, Edinburgh

Edward Attenborough speaks at the last in the 2011 series of the BDTA - BACD The Future of Dentistry - Should you be Scared? road show events in Bristol.

November 17, 2011 - Attenborough Study Club

Edward Attenborough and Michel Divet of Dental Wings present the new version 3 of the Dental Wings Operating System in Harrogate.

November 1, 2011 - BSDHT Oral Health Conference

Meet Edward Attenborough at the BSDHT Oral Health Conference in Bournemouth.

October 25, 2011 - APPG

Edward Attenborough represents the BDTA at the All Party Parliamentary Group for Dentistry Summer Reception at Westminster Palace.

October 20 - 22, 2011 - BDTA Dental Showcase, NEC Birmingham

Come and see us at the UK's premier dental exhibition, Dental Showcase, which will take place at NEC Birmingham on October 20 - 22, 2011.

Over 10,000 members of the dental team are expected to attend the three-day event. More than 300 companies from the UK and abroad are likely to exhibit and the exhibition will cover a massive 17,000 sqm. For more information visit Dental Showcase 2011.

October 21, 2011 - Dental Lab @ Showcase - Live!

On the 21st October 2011, the British Dental Trade Association, Dental Laboratories Association and Dental Technicians Association will be presenting the second lab day at the BDTA Showcase, giving dental laboratory owners and dental technicians an exciting and new opportunity to see and hear about the latest products, services and techniques in dental technology all under one roof.

In recent years lab owners and dental technicians have recognized the advantages to be gained from incorporating advances in the manufacturing processes and cutting edge techniques within their daily routine. This industry-focused programme will provide informative and technical presentations from experts in the field. There will also be a number of trade companies highlighting the latest inspection, scanning, CAD/CAM software and materials.

Speakers for the day include Michel Divet, the European Business Development Manager for Dental Wings, who will be enlightening delegates on the true meaning of 'open platform' as well as giving tips on how to avoid obsolescence!

October 14, 2011 - DLA Board Meeting

Edward Attenborough re-joins the DLA Board as Director for International Affairs.

September 29, 2011 - TCT Ricoh Arena

Edward Attenborough presents on Digital Dentistry at the Time Compression Technologies in Lecture Theatre 4 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

September 21, 2011 - Practice Plan Forum

Meet Edward Attenborough at the Practice Plan Forum at the Nottingham Belfry.

September 20, 2011 - BDTA - BACD Road Show, Edinburgh

Edward Attenborough speaks at the fifth of 6 BDTA - BACD The Future of Dentistry - Should you be Scared? road show events in Bristol.

July 14, 2011 - SensAble Intellifit® Accredited Production Centre

We are delighted to have been approved by SensAble as an Intellifit Production Centre for the digital production of crown and bridge copings, frameworks and full anatomicals in composites, titanium, precious and non-precious alloys, alumina and zirconia ceramics and e.max lithium disilicates, plus digital 3d wax resin prints for the casting of removable dental prostheses in cobalt chrome and titanium based alloys.

For more information see Business Wire.

July 12, 2011 - BDTA - BACD Road Show, Birmingham

Edward Attenborough speaks at the fourth of 6 BDTA - BACD The Future of Dentistry - Should you be Scared? road show events in Bristol.

June, 2011 - Simbiosi Dealership

We are appointed exclusive UK dealer for the Simbiosi link abutment implant system, enabling all the major implant systems to be imported as libraries into the Dental Wings Implant (DWOS-IMP) software module available as an add-on for the Dental Wings scanners. Call our team for more information.

June, 2011 - Medentika Dealership

We are appointed UK dealer for the Medentika link abutment implant system.

June, 2011 - NT-Trading Dealership

We are appointed UK dealer for the NT-Trading link abutment implant system, enabling all the major implant systems to be imported as libraries into the Dental Wings Implant (DWOS-IMP) software module available as an add-on for the Dental Wings scanners. Call our team for more information.

June, 2011 - GT Medical Dealership

We are appointed UK dealer for the GT Medical link abutment implant system, enabling all the major implant systems to be imported as libraries into the Dental Wings Implant (DWOS-IMP) software module available as an add-on for the Dental Wings scanners. Call our team for more information.

June, 2011 - Sum3D Dealership

We are appointed exclusive UK dealer for Sum3D open CAM software suite, and the Dental Shaper CAD plug in for Rhino. We also offer Rhino CAD with a major discount off the RRP. Call our team for more information.

June 30, 2011 - APPG Stakeholder

Edward Attenborough chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group for Dentistry stakeholder group meeting at the BDA.

June 16- 18, 2011 - BDTA Conference, Versailles

Edward Attenborough is re-elected President of the British Dental Trade Association at their Annual Conference at the Trianon Palace Versailles.

June 14, 2011 - APPG

Edward Attenborough represents the BDTA at the All Party Parliamentary Group for Dentistry Summer Reception at Westminster Palace.

May 19 - 21, 2011 - BDA Conference 2011 - Manchester

Come and see us at the BDA annual conference in Manchester, one of the major events in the dental calendar attracting over 3,000 visitors across the three days - Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The 2011 conference comprises of a series of scientific sessions and workshops, featuring over 90 speakers from across the UK, Europe and the USA

May 10, 2011 - BDTA - BACD Road Show, Bristol

Edward Attenborough speaks at the third of 6 BDTA - BACD The Future of Dentistry - Should you be Scared? road show events in Bristol.

May 5 - 7, 2011 - ADDE AGM Windsor

Meet Edward Attenborough at ADDE AGM in Windsor hosted by the BDTA.

May 1, 2011 - We Launch Attenborough Wide Open Network (AWON®)

We are the first lab in the UK to launch open digital production for previously closed systems such as Sirona Cerec and InLab via Cerec Connect and Kavo Everest.

Using special software we can now unlock most proprietary file formats to build in our open production centre allowing users to benefit from truely open market pricing.

April 14 - 15, 2011 - ADI Congress

Meet Edward Attenborough at the ADI Congress at the Manchester Central Convention Complex

April 6, 2011 - Dentistry Career Experience Event

Edward Attenborough presents on career opportunities in dental technology at the BDA London.

April 2, 2011 - 3M ESPE Student Awards, The Wellcome Collection London

Edward Attenborough chairs a question time debate with Trevor Burke, Nairn Wilson, and Amarjit Gill. where the topic was the The Future of Dentistry

April, 2011 - Atlantis® custom abutment design and manufacturing

Dental Wings 3D scanners can be used to scan a wide variety of implant platforms. Such scans are digitally transferred to Astra Tech to design and fabricate the requested Atlantis® custom abutments

March, 2011 - Fourth Milling Machine Installed in our Production Centre

We've installed a fourth large milling machine in our rapidly expanding CAD-CAM Production Centre.

Capable of milling up to 36 units in 2 different materials simultaneously, from our portfolio of 20 advanced CAD-CAM materials, this technology produces highly accurate crown and bridge copings, frameworks, precision attachments and full anatomical forms in castable wax, composites (glass fibre polyamide), non-precious CoCr, titanium, glass ceramics, alumina and zironia based ceramics.


March, 2011 - CAD-CAM One Piece Custom Abutments - the missing link!

Early test results running new state of the art DIN / ISO CAM software on our family of milling machines - turbo charged milling speeds coupled with the ability to mill one piece custom abutments - no platform link stage necessary! Watch this space for further information and developments.

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March, 2011 - TelioCAD

We are delighted to offer TelioCAD CAD-CAM full anatomical composite crown and bridgwork in a full range of shades.

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March 22, 2011 - Dental Wings® 3M ESPE and Straumann join forces to establish open global standard software for the dental industry

3M ESPE and Straumann plan to adopt DWOS® (Dental Wings Open Software) as the core software for the 3M® ESPE®Lava® and Straumann® CARES® CADCAM systems. This move will not only enhance the capability of the individual Lava and Straumann CARES digital platforms, but will also allow for future connectivity between the two. Collaboration to advance Dental Wings DWOS into the leading open global standard software platform for dental applications, which other companies will be able to build upon. Dental Wings to establish its software arm as a new separate brand: Open Digital Dentistry.

Cologne, Germany - (March 22, 2011) - At Europes largest dental trade fair, the International Dental Show, three companies, Dental Wings, 3M ESPE and Straumann today announced that they are joining forces to create an open global standard software platform for use across a range of dental applications. The initiative is expected to offer enhanced flexibility, simplicity, and convenience for users, while saving time, costs and investment risk. The need for standardization in digital dentistry is acute as the number of different systems and software platforms has risen considerably, adding complexity and confusion for dentists and dental laboratories. Standardized software is expected to be a main driver of the digital market.

To advance industry standardization, 3M ESPE and Straumann have agreed to adopt Dental Wings software platform DWOS as the core operating software in their CADCAM solutions. The combined resources of several partners can be expected to achieve significantly more than those of a stand-alone provider. This initiative thus has excellent prospects for establishing the leading software platform in the field.

Thanks to its focused specialist team, Dental Wings has established itself as a leading developer of dental software. 3M ESPE and Straumann add strong expertise and leadership in their fields including digital solutions. The combination of resources will accelerate the development of DWOS into a best-in-class, preferred system. Both 3M ESPE and Straumann will continue to build their own specific applications on top of the core software adding value for their customers. Other companies are encouraged to join the collaboration and to contribute to shaping the platforms future. Straumann, 3M and Dental Wings all support the initiative to extend the Dicom standard to the prosthetics value chain.

The preferred software platform


The scope, quality, and functionality of the DWOS platform provide a solution of choice for communication, design and collaboration within dentistry. DWOS is commercially available as an open system and offers dental laboratories the flexibility of designing prosthetics using data from multiple systems and sources, for instance in-lab model scans, chairside intra-oral scans, and impression scans received directly from dental practices. The restorations can be manufactured in-house or outsourced to an increasing number of production centers. The DWOS platform is strongly positioned to become the leading open software platform of choice, bridging clinicians with manufacturers.

Dental Wings to form a separate dedicated software entity


Established in 2007, Dental Wings is a leading provider of dental CADCAM solutions and is specialized in the development of design and manufacturing software dedicated to different dental market segments. The company, which is privately owned, also develops, manufactures and sells 3D scanners to the dental industry. It is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

In order to focus its businesses, Dental Wings has decided to transform its scanner and software businesses as two separate entities. The software business will operate under a new company brand, Open Digital Dentistry which will develop and market DWOS and concentrate on dental software development.

Naoum Araj, President of Dental Wings, commented: Without leveling the playing field through standardisation, the challenge of developing new process work-flows will be impossible, so we are very excited by this opportunity to create a standard for dental design with two of the dental industrys leading companies. Creating a standard will reduce the confusion caused by incompatible systems and will drive growth in digital dentistry.

Dental professionals should no longer be locked into specific scanning or manufacturing systems and we believe that a common platform will revolutionize the dental industry. Our goal is to provide broad access to the most innovative technologies including scanners, materials and design / manufacturing services. That is why Dental Wings is committed to making DWOS an open and collaborative software platform that offers flexibility and ensures fit.

In order to expand DWOS to cover most dental applications, we have decided to create a new independent entity dedicated to, and focused, on dental software. This will be located in Switzerland.



March 22 - 26, 2011 - 34th International Dental Show, Cologne

Come and see us in Hall 10.2, Aisle U, Stand 020 at the Worlds biggest dental show. For more information visit IDS 2011.

IDS 2011

March 18, 2011 - Dental Technicians Conference

Meet Edward Attenborough at the Dental Technicians Conference at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham.

March 15, 2011 - BDTA - BACD Road Show, Bristol

Edward Attenborough speaks at the second of 6 BDTA - BACD The Future of Dentistry - Should you be Scared? road show events in Bristol.

March 12, 2011 - BES Spring Scientific Meeting

Meet Edward Attenborough at BES Spring Scientific Meeting in London.

March 4 - 5, 2011 - Dentistry Show, NEC Birmingham

Come and see us on stand F24 at the Dentistry Show at the NEC in Birmingham where we will be exhibiting our revolutionary CAD-CAM based dental laboratory services.


March, 2011 - Dental Wings Scanner Distributorship

We are delighted to have been appointed as exclusive UK distributor for the revolutionary Dental Wings range of scanners including the quick, easy to learn, simple to use and truly open (no contract or strings attached) 3Series Scanner.

The 3Series Scanner is a high-speed non-contact 3D scanning device with state of the art optical scanning technology integrated with some of the most advanced CAD-CAM software.

The 3Series can design with ease crown and bridge copings, frameworks and full anatomical forms in any material, cobalt chrome removable full and partial prosthetic frameworks, even trim and base virtual models.

The 3Series is truly open, output your designs in industry standard stl format compatible with all open production centres - no contract or strings attached.

Starting at £9995 ex VAT inc. crown, bridge and abutment software modules and integrated PC and flat screen it's also one of the most competitively priced on the market.

We also have an exceptional one-off limited offer on ex-demo units. Contact our team asap for details - strictly first come first served.

February 25 - 26, 2011 - LMT Lab Day®, Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Chicago

We exhibit our rotary polishing products for the fifth time at the LMT Lab Day at the Chicago Sheraton Hotel & Towers, the largest dental technology show in the USA.

LAB DAYŽ 2008



February 17, 2011 - Attenborough Study Club

Edward Attenborough presents an Attenborough Study Club evening in conjunction with Practice Plan at the Dental Referral Centre in Congleton

January 26, 2011 - BDTA - BACD Road Show, London

Edward Attenborough speaks at the first of 6 BDTA - BACD The Future of Dentistry - Should you be Scared? road show events in London

January 18, 2011 - APPG

Edward Attenborough represents the BDTA at the All Party Parliamentary Group for Dentistry at Westminster Palace

January, 2011 - Crystal Diamond Zirconia

New for 2011 is our CAD-CAM Crystal "Diamond" Zirconia material, the most translucent and opalescent zirconia ever made, PERFECT for creating natural looking full-contour single piece restorations, the strongest restorations ever made.

Crystal Diamond Zirconia Crystal Diamond Zirconia


December, 2010 - 21 Club Party

We are delighted to celebrate one of our team achieving 45 years service, one 40 and one 38 years service with a party attended by all our current team and members of the 21 Club - a unique tradition of loyalty and continuity of knowledge that sets us apart in the dental industry.


November 26, 2010 - BADN Conference, Blackpool

Edward Attenborough makes the opening speech at the BADN Conference in Blackpool.

November 24, 2010 John Attenborough awarded BDA Roll of Distinction

The Representative Body of the BDA, on the recommendation of the Executive Board, awards John Attenborough with a Roll of Distinction (posthumous).

The BDA's Roll of Distinction honours members of the dental profession and of scientific eminence, or persons distinguished in medical or allied services, who have given outstanding services to the dental profession or the Association

Amarjit Gill, President of the BDA, presents Edward Attenborough with a scroll in acceptance of the award at the BDA Annual Honours and Awards Dinner at the Russell Hotel, London.


November 23, 2010 - APPG

Edward Attenborough represents the BDTA at the All Party Parliamentary Group for Dentistry at Westminster Palace

October 19, 2010 - TCT Ricoh Arena

Edward Attenborough presents on Digital Dentistry at the Time Compression Technologies in Lecture Theatre 4 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

October 14 - 16, 2010 - BDTA Dental Showcase, Excel London Docklands

Come and see us at the UK's premier dental exhibition, Dental Showcase, which will take place at ExCeL, London Docklands on October 14 - 16, 2010.

Dental Showcase 2010


Over 10,000 members of the dental team are expected to attend the three-day event. More than 300 companies from the UK and abroad are likely to exhibit and the exhibition will cover a massive 17,000 sqm. For more information visit Dental Showcase 2010.

October 13, 2010 - Dental Lab @ Showcase - Live!

On the 13th October 2010, the British Dental Trade Association, Dental Laboratories Association and Dental Technicians Association will be presenting the first lab day at the BDTA Showcase, giving dental laboratory owners and dental technicians an exciting and new opportunity to see and hear about the latest products, services and techniques in dental technology all under one roof.

In recent years lab owners and dental technicians have recognized the advantages to be gained from incorporating advances in the manufacturing processes and cutting edge techniques within their daily routine. This industry-focused programme will provide informative and technical presentations from experts in the field. There will also be a number of trade companies highlighting the latest inspection, scanning, CAD/CAM software and materials.

Speakers for the day include Michel Divet, the European Business Development Manager for Dental Wings, who will be enlightening delegates on the true meaning of 'open platform' as well as giving tips on how to avoid obsolescence!

Dental Lab @ Showcase


For more information visit Dental Lab @ Showcase, we look forward to seeing you there.

October 9, 2010 - BSGDS Conference - Digital Dentistry

Edward Attenborough presents on Digital Dentistry at the BSGDS Conference at Chesford Grange in Warwick.

October, 2010 - Lava® Network Open Interface

3M ESPE has entered into a strategic partnership with Dental Wings. Being integrated into the Lava® Network, users of Dental Wings scanner and software can access restorations made of Lava® Zirconia.

In addition, it is possible to utilise the companies software solutions to design crowns, multiple adjacent units, inlays and onlays, bridges with up to four units, veneers and seated implant abutments based on digital impressions captured with the Lava® Chairside Oral Scanner C.O.S.

By opening the interfaces of Lava® components to selected manufacturers, 3M ESPE offers you enhanced flexibility while maintaining high security.

September 5, 2010 - Young Writers Award, BDA London

Edward Attenborough presents the Young Writers Award at the BDA in London.

September 1, 2010 - Attenborough Study Club, Hilton Airport Hotel, Dublin

We have great pleasure in inviting you and your team to our complimentary Study Club evening to discover exciting new developments in 21st Century Digital Dentistry.

Held in conjunction with Practice Plan the venue is the Hilton Airport Hotel, Dublin on Wednesday 1sy September 2010, with a buffet included at 6:30pm.

In addition to receiving 2 hours verifiable CPD attendance will also give automatic entry to our exclusive Premier CAD-CAM crown and bridgework offer. For more information visit Dentistry in the 21st Century, we look forward to seeing you there.

August, 2010 - Practice Plan Perks

From composites to zirconia, our relationship with the Practice Plan Perks scheme provides you with exclusive discounts on a wide range of laboratory products, again saving you money.

Practice Plan Perks


For more information visit Practice Plan Perks

August, 2010 - E.Max Ceramics

We now offer the latest E.max milled with our Bien-Air DCS CAM machines and E.Max press ceramics for highly aesthetic translucent restorations, especially in the anterior region.

e.max


July 22, 2010 - Attenborough Study Club, Marble Arch, London

We have great pleasure in inviting you and your team to our complimentary Study Club evening to discover exciting new developments in 21st Century Digital Dentistry.

Held in conjunction with Henry Schein the venue is the Schein Showroom, Marble Arch, London on July 22 2010, with a buffet included at 6:30pm.

In addition to receiving 2 hours verifiable CPD attendance will also give automatic entry to our exclusive Premier CAD-CAM crown and bridgework offer. We look forward to seeing you there.

July 21, 2010 - APPG Stakeholder

Edward Attenborough represents the BDTA at the All Party Parlimentary Group for Dentistry stakeholder group meeting at the BDA.


July 6, 2010 - APPG

Edward Attenborough represents the BDTA at the All Party Parlimentary Group for Dentistry at Westminster Palace, where Jimmy Steele presents his report on the reform of dentistry in the UK.


July 2, 2010 - BSDHT International Symposium - Glasgow

Meet Edward Attenborough at the British Society for Dental Hygiene & Therapy (BSDHT) International Symposium at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow.


June 24- 26, 2010 - BDTA Conference, Randolph Oxford

Edward Attenborough is re-elected President of the British Dental Trade Association at their Annual Conference at the Randolph Oxford.


May 26, 2010 - The John McLean Honorary Symposium

Edward Attenborough attends the Honorary Symposium for John McLean a colleague of Dr. John Attenborough at Guys Dental Hospital during the 1940's.


May 20 - 22, 2010 - BDA Conference 2010 - Liverpool

Come and see us at the BDA annual conference in Liverpool, one of the major events in the dental calendar attracting over 3,000 visitors across the three days - Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The 2010 conference comprises of a series of scientific sessions and workshops, featuring over 90 speakers from across the UK, Europe and the USA.


May 7 - 8, 2010 - Dental Technology Show, Ricoh Arena Coventry

Come and see us at the UK's biggest event for dental technicians at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, where we will be unveiling some revolutionary new lab technologies.

We are on stands E25 and E26 and look forward to seeing you there. For more information visit DTS 2010.


April 16 - 18,2010 - IDEM Singapore

Come and see us on the first UK Pavillion organised by the BDTA Export Group at the IDEM in Singapore, where we will be exhibiting our rotary polishing brushes for the first time.

March 30, 2010 - Investors In People Re-Accreditation

We are delighted to have successfully completed our 3 yearly re-assessment to the new Investors In People standard, underlining our long-term commitment to the professional development of all our team.

IIP



March 18 - 20, 2010 - Dentistry Show, NEC Birmingham

Come and see us at the Dentistry Show at the NEC in Birmingham where we will be exhibiting our revolutionary CAD-CAM based dental laboratory services.


March 16, 2010 - Straumann Platinum Update, Manchester Marriott

Our team attend the Straumann Platinum update day at for continuing professional development to create the highest quality restorations using the ITI implant system. Straumann Platinum

March 9 - 11, 2010 - AEEDC UAE International Dental Conference and Exhibition, Dubai

Come and see us on the first UK Pavillion organised by the BDTA Export Group at the AEEDC UAE International Dental Conference and Exhibition in Dubai, where we will be exhibiting our rotary polishing brushes for the first time.



February 25 - 27, 2010 - LMT Lab Day®, Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Chicago

We exhibit our rotary polishing products for the fifth time at the LMT Lab Day at the Chicago Sheraton Hotel & Towers, the largest dental technology show in the USA.

LAB DAYŽ 2008



February 3 - 6, 2010 Dental Forum, Paris

Come and see us at the Dental Forum in Paris.


January 28, 2010 Attenborough Study Club, Leicester

We have great pleasure in inviting you and your team to our complimentary Study Club evening to discover exciting new developments in 21st Century Digital Dentistry.

Held in conjunction with The Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry the venue is Leicester on Thursday 28th January 2010, with a buffet included at 6:30pm.

In addition to receiving 2 hours verifiable CPD attendance will also give automatic entry to our exclusive Premier CAD-CAM crown and bridgework offer. We look forward to seeing you there.

December 10, 2009 BDTA Midwinter Meeting

Simon Gambold passes Presidency of the BDTA to Edward Attenborough at the BDTA Midwinter Meeting at One Great George Street, London.


November 25 - 28, 2009 ADF Paris

Come and see us at the ADF in Paris.


November 24, 2009 Attenborough Study Club - Maidstone

We have great pleasure in inviting you and your team to our complimentary Study Club evening to discover exciting new developments in 21st Century Digital Dentistry.

Held in conjunction with Practice Plan and the Dental Directory the venue is Maidstone on Tuesday 24th November 2009, with a buffet included at 6:30pm.

In addition to receiving 2 hours verifiable CPD attendance will also give automatic entry to our exclusive Premier CAD-CAM crown and bridgework offer. For more information visit Digital Dentistry, we look forward to seeing you there.


November 17, 2009 Attenborough Study Club - Oxford

We have great pleasure in inviting you and your team to our complimentary Study Club evening to discover exciting new developments in 21st Century Digital Dentistry.

Held in conjunction with Practice Plan and the Dental Directory the venue is Oxford on Tuesday 17th November 2009, with a buffet included at 6:30pm.

In addition to receiving 2 hours verifiable CPD attendance will also give automatic entry to our exclusive Premier CAD-CAM crown and bridgework offer. For more information visit Digital Dentistry, we look forward to seeing you there.


November 12 -14, 2009 - BDTA Dental Showcase, NEC Birmingham

Come and see us at the UK's premier dental exhibition, Dental Showcase, which will take place at NEC, Birmingham on November 12 - 14, 2009.

Dental Technology 2009


Over 12,000 members of the dental team are expected to attend the three-day event. More than 300 companies from the UK and abroad are likely to exhibit and the exhibition will cover a massive 17,000 sqm. For more information visit Dental Showcase 2009.

November 7, 2009 Sheffield Dental School, Claremont Crescent, Sheffield

Edward Attenborough gives a presentation on rapid manufacturing, CAD-CAM and Digital Dentistry at the Sheffield Dental School, Claremont Crescent, Sheffield. For more information see www.dentaladditions.co.uk.


October 23, 2009 - CAD-CAM Training, Wilhelmshaven

Our team attend further specialist training in CAD-CAM technologies in Wilhelmshaven, Germany

October 22, 2009 - 3M Lava Network Production Centre

We are delighted to have been appointed as the first open format (stl) European Production Centre for all non-ceramic materials for the 3M ESPE Lava Network.

October 22, 2009 - Henry Schein Freedom Network Production Centre

We are delighted to have been appointed as the first Global Production Centre for all materials for the Henry Schein Freedom Network based on the open format (stl) Dental Wings platform.

October 21, 2009 - Dr. J.L. Attenborough Dies

Dr. J.L. Attenborough (son of founder) passes away after a short illness. After nearly 60 years in the business he is sadly missed by all our team.

October 21, 2009 - Third Milling Machine Installed in our Production Centre

We've installed a third large milling machine in our rapidly expanding CAD-CAM Production Centre.

Capable of milling up to 36 units simultaneously in 2 different materials, this technology produces highly accurate crown and bridge copings, frameworks, precision attachments and full anatomical forms in castable wax, composites (glass fibre polyamide), non-precious CoCr, titanium, glass ceramics, alumina and zironia based ceramics.


October 20, 2009 - Dental Special Interest Group (SIG), Ricoh Arena, Coventry

Come and see us at the second Dental SIG meeting we have helped organise at the Ricoh Arena Coventry in conjunction with Time Compression Technologies (TCT), the Health Technologies Knowlege Transfer Network (KTN) and the Healthcare and Bioscience iNet.

Entitled "Digital Manufacturing and Materials for Dentistry" for more information visit Dental SIG.


October 20, 2009 APPG

All Party Parlimentary Group for Dentistry at Westminster Palace.


October 10, 2009 - Second Milling Machine Installed in our Production Centre

We've installed a second large milling machine in our rapidly expanding CAD-CAM Production Centre.

Capable of milling up to 36 units simultaneously in 2 different materials, this technology produces highly accurate crown and bridge copings, frameworks, precision attachments and full anatomical forms in castable wax, composites (glass fibre polyamide), non-precious CoCr, titanium, glass ceramics, alumina and zironia based ceramics.


September 24, 2009 Attenborough Study Club - North East Private Dentists Group, Newcastle

We have great pleasure in inviting you and your team to our complimentary Study Club evening to discover exciting new developments in 21st Century Digital Dentistry.

Held in conjunction with Practice Plan and the Dental Directory the venue is the North East Private Dentists Group in Newcastle on Thursday 24th September 2009, with a buffet included at 6:30pm.

In addition to receiving 2 hours verifiable CPD attendance will also give automatic entry to our exclusive Premier CAD-CAM crown and bridgework offer. For more information visit Digital Dentistry, we look forward to seeing you there.


August, 2009 - ISO 9001 : 2008 Certification

ISO 9001:2000 BS EN ISO 9001:2008
CERTIFICATE # FM11997
First Registered April 1991

We have successfully completed migration from our first registration of IS0 9002:1994 in April 1991 (then BS 5750) to the new ISO 9001:2008 standard under 3rd party UKAS accredited audit by the British Standards Institution (BSI), underlying our ongoing commitment to the Total Quality Management of all processes in our Organisation by Senior Management and all our team.

July 16, 2009 GDC Education Committee

Edward Attenborough attends the GDC Education Committee meeting at Wimpole Street.


July 14, 2009 APPG

Edward Attenborough represents the BDTA at the All Party Parlimentary Group for Dentistry at Westminster Palace, where Jimmy Steele presents his report on the reform of dentistry in the UK.


June 11, 2009 - 3D Printing Installed in our Production Centre

We've installed a 3D-Systems DP3000 wax resin 3D printer in our CAD-CAM Production Centre. This state of the art technology builds on our rapid prototyping (RP) capability launched in September 2005.

In addition to the RP of crown and bridge copings, frameworks and full anatomical forms in castable wax-resin, using the latest CAD software we are also able to digitally print wax-ups for cobalt chrome and injection moudled removable prosthetics, maxillo-facial devices, and bespoke jewellery.


June 4 - 6, 2009 - BDA Conference 2009 - Glasgow

Come and see us at the BDA annual conference in Glasgow, one of the major events in the dental calendar attracting over 3,000 visitors across the three days - Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The 2009 conference comprises of a series of scientific sessions and workshops, featuring over 90 speakers from across the UK, Europe and the USA.


May 28 - 30, 2009 - BDTA Conference, Macdonald Bath Spa

Edward Attenborough is elected President of the British Dental Trade Association at their Annual Conference at the Macdonald Bath Spa.


May 14, 2009 - Dental Special Interest Group (SIG), BioCity, Nottingham

Come and see us at the first Dental SIG meeting we have helped organise at BioCity in conjunction with the Health Technologies Knowlege Transfer Network (KTN) and the Healthcare and Bioscience iNet.

Entitled "Digital Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics - The Virtual Dental Patient" for more information visit Dental SIG.


April 23, 2009 GDC Education Committee

Edward Attenborough attends the GDC Education Committee meeting at Wimpole Street.


March 24 - 28, 2009 - 33rd International Dental Show, Cologne

Come and see us in Hall 10.2, Aisle U, Stand 020 at the Worlds biggest dental show. For more information visit IDS 2009.

IDS 2007

February 28, 2009 - LMT Lab Day®, Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Chicago

We exhibit our rotary polishing products for the fourth time at the LMT Lab Day at the Chicago Sheraton Hotel & Towers, the largest dental technology show in the USA.

LAB DAYŽ 2008



February 25, 2009 APPG

All Party Parlimentary Group for Dentistry at Westminster Palace.


February 25, 2009 Yorkshire Medilink Presentation Smith + Nephew, Hull

Edward Attenborough gives a presentation on rapid manufacturing for mass-customised medical devices to Yorkshire Medilink at Smith + Nephew in Hull.


February 13, 2009 Team Study Day National College for School Leadership, Nottingham.

Our team attend the Team Study Day at the National College for School Leadership, Nottingham.


February 12, 2009 GDC Education Committee

Edward Attenborough attends the GDC Education Committee meeting at Wimpole Street.


February 10, 2009 - Straumann Platinum Update, Manchester Marriott

Our team attend the Straumann Platinum update day at for continuing professional development to create the highest quality restorations using the ITI implant system. Straumann Platinum

January 21 - 22, 2009 ICT FP7 Event Budapest

Edward Attenborough presents to the Commission on ICT for Health in FP7.


January 13, 2009 Practice Plan Business Partners Forum

Edward Attenborough represents the Company at the Practice Plan Business Partners Forum.


January 12, 2009 APPG

Edward Attenborough represents the BDTA at the All Party Parlimentary Group for Dentistry at Westminster Palace.


January 9, 2009 APPG Stakeholder

Edward Attenborough represents the BDTA at the All Party Parlimentary Group for Dentistry stakeholder group meeting at the BDA.


December, 2008 - 95th Anniversary Party

We are delighted to celebrate our 95th Anniversary with a party attended by all our current team and members of the 21 Club - a unique tradition of loyalty and continuity of knowledge that sets us apart in the dental industry.

December 12, 2008 Attenborough Study Club - Royal Berkshire Conference Centre, Madjeski Stadium

We have great pleasure in inviting you and your team to our complimentary Study Club evening to discover exciting new developments in 21st Century Digital Dentistry.

Held in conjunction with Practice Plan and the Dental Directory the venue is the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre, Madjeski Stadium on Tuesday 2nd December 2008, with a buffet included at 6:30pm.

In addition to receiving 2 hours verifiable CPD attendance will also give automatic entry to our exclusive Premier CAD-CAM crown and bridgework offer. For more information visit Digital Dentistry, we look forward to seeing you there.


December 8, 2008 GDC Education Committee

Edward Attenborough attends the GDC Education Committee meeting at Wimpole Street.


November 30, 2008 New Metal Centre Brush Manufacturing Plant

Our investment in the latest high speed 5-axis CNC manufacturing plant for our metal centre range of rotary polishing products comes online.

With integrated robotic final assembly we achieve a 700% step increase in capacity and productivity for this family of products with the same team.


November 27 - 29, 2008 ADF Paris

Come and see us at the ADF in Paris.



November 6, 2008 Attenborough Study Club - Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Meriden

We have great pleasure in inviting you and your team to our complimentary Study Club evening to discover exciting new developments in 21st Century Digital Dentistry.

Held in conjunction with Practice Plan and the Dental Directory the venue is the Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Meriden on Thursday 6th November 2008, with a buffet included at 6:30pm.

In addition to receiving 2 hours verifiable CPD attendance will also give automatic entry to our exclusive Premier CAD-CAM crown and bridgework offer. For more information visit Digital Dentistry, we look forward to seeing you there.


October 25, 2008 New Plastic Centre Brush Manufacturing Plant

Our investment in the latest high speed 5-axis CNC manufacturing plant for our plastic centre range of rotary polishing products comes online.

With integrated robotic final assembly we achieve a 400% step increase in capacity and productivity for this family of products with the same team.


October 21, 2008 GDC DCP Workshop

Edward Attenborough attends a workshop organised by the GDC on DCP registration


October 20, 2008 ADI Study Club, Park Inn, Nottingham

Edward Attenborough provides an update on the latest techniques in Digital Dentistry at the ADI Study Club Members Papers Evening.


October 16, 2008 GDC Education Committee

Edward Attenborough attends the GDC Education Committee meeting at Wimpole Street.


October 14, 2008 Attenborough Study Club - Hollins Hall Hotel & Country Club

We have great pleasure in inviting you and your team to our complimentary Study Club evening to discover exciting new developments in 21st Century Digital Dentistry.

Held in conjunction with Practice Plan and the Dental Directory the venue is the Hollins Hall Hotel & Country Club on Tuesday 14th October 2008, with a buffet included at 6:30pm.

In addition to receiving 2 hours verifiable CPD attendance will also give automatic entry to our exclusive Premier CAD-CAM crown and bridgework offer. For more information visit Digital Dentistry, we look forward to seeing you there.


October 2 - 4, 2008 - BDTA Dental Showcase, Excel London Docklands

Come and see us at the UK's premier dental exhibition, Dental Showcase, which will take place at ExCeL, London Docklands on October 2 - 4, 2008.

Dental Technology 2008


Over 10,000 members of the dental team are expected to attend the three-day event. More than 300 companies from the UK and abroad are likely to exhibit and the exhibition will cover a massive 17,000 sqm. For more information visit Dental Showcase 2008.

September 9, 2008 Attenborough Study Club - Marriott Hotel, Northampton

We have great pleasure in inviting you and your team to our complimentary Study Club evening to discover exciting new developments in 21st Century Digital Dentistry.

Held in conjunction with Practice Plan and the Dental Directory the venue is the Marriott Hotel, Northampton on Thursday 9th September 2008, with a buffet included at 6:30pm.

In addition to receiving 2 hours verifiable CPD attendance will also give automatic entry to our exclusive Premier CAD-CAM crown and bridgework offer. For more information visit Digital Dentistry, we look forward to seeing you there.


August, 2008 - 3DConnexion SpaceNavigator

All our CAD stations have been fitted with the latest 3DConnexion Space Navigator 3D input devices for ease of design.


July 16, 2008 APPG

Edward Attenborough represents the BDTA at a reception for the All Party Parlimentary Group for Dentistry at Westminster Palace.


July 10, 2008 3rd International Conference on Rapid Manufacturing, Loughborough University

Edward Attenborough represents the Company at the 3rd International Conference on Rapid Manufacturing at the Sir Dennis Rooke Conference Centre, Holywell Park, Loughborough University.


June 24, 2008 Attenborough Study Club - Victoria & Albert Hotel, Manchester

We have great pleasure in inviting you and your team to our complimentary Study Club evening to discover exciting new developments in 21st Century Digital Dentistry.

Held in conjunction with Practice Plan and the Dental Directory the venue is the Victoria & Albert Hotel, Manchester, M3 4JQ on Tuesday June 24, 2008, with a buffet included at 6:30pm.

In addition to receiving 2 hours verifiable CPD attendance will also give automatic entry to our exclusive Premier CAD-CAM crown and bridgework offer. For more information visit Digital Dentistry, we look forward to seeing you there.


June 19 - 21, 2008 - BDTA Conference, Ireland

Edward Attenborough is elected Vice President of the British Dental Trade Association at their Annual Conference in Ireland.


June, 2008 Dr. John Attenborough presented with the E.A. Dennison Award

The E.A. Dennison Award is presented each year by "The Dental Technician" for "services to dental technology". Nominations for each year's award close on 1st March of that year.

"Services to dental technology" may include work done beyond the call of duty, the development of a new technique or an invention which has had a considerable impact on dental technology, or any other notable contribution to the continuation or advancement of the craft, such as the improvement of working conditions or methods.

The winner in determined by the editorial advisory board of "The Dental Technician" on the basis of nominations submitted by any person involved in the craft or in any other aspect of dentistry.

The E.A. Dennison Award is a tribute to Mr. Dennison's unstinting services to Dental Technology and recipients of the Award will have contributed to the craft in a similarly unselfish manner - whether "at the bench", in teaching, research, writing, or a combination of these or other activities connected with the craft.

Past winners: 1980 - F.G. Shaw; 1981 - J. Johnson; 1982 - D. Stananought; 1983 - D.C. Scott; 1984 - J.E. Scott; 1985 - N. Kidd; 1986 - F.F. Lyon; 1987 - J. Laird; 1988 - A.C. Gale; 1989 - E.A. Pullen-Warner; 1990 - R. Huggett; 1991 - R. Phillips; 1992 - A.G. Kitchen; 1993 - D. Harrison; 1994 - T.S. Roadley; 1995 - Ralph Sharpe; 1996 - Colin Lee; 1997 - Barrie Shaw; 1998 - J. Woodford; 1999 - B.P. Gordon; 2000 - I.K. MacLeod; 2001 - L.S. Browne; 2002 - D. Smith; 2003 - J. Windibank; 2004 - J. Broughton; 2005 - Mr. A.D. Griffin; 2006 - Anthony Laurie


June 6 - 7, 2008 - World Aesthetic Congress, London

Edward Attenborough represents the Company at the World Aesthetic Congress at the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre in Westminster


May 21, 2008 Attenborough Study Club - Dakota Hotel, Nottingham, off M1 junc 27

We have great pleasure in inviting you and your team to our complimentary Study Club evening to discover exciting new developments with the Astra Cresco CAM system for the fabrication of large span / full beam implant borne screw-retained bridge frameworks.

Held in conjunction with Astra the venue is the Dakota Hotel, Nottingham on Wednesday 21st May 2008, with a buffet included at 6:30pm.

In addition to receiving 2 hours verifiable CPD attendance will also give automatic entry to our exclusive Cresco frameworks offer. For more information visit Cresco, we look forward to seeing you there.


May 9 - 10, 2008 - Dental Technology Show, Ricoh Arena Coventry

Come and see us at the UK's biggest event for dental technicians at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, where we will be unveiling some revolutionary new lab technologies.

Dental Technology 2008


We are on stands G25 and F26 and look forward to seeing you there. For more information visit DTS 2008.

May 1 - 3, 2008 - BDA Conference 2008 - Central Convention Complex, Manchester

Come and see us at the BDA annual conference in Manchester, one of the major events in the dental calendar attracting over 3,000 visitors across the three days - Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

BDA Conference 2008


The 2008 conference comprises of a series of scientific sessions and workshops, featuring over 90 speakers from across the UK, Europe and the USA.

April 22, 2008 Attenborough Study Club - Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park, Newcastle

We have great pleasure in inviting you and your team to our complimentary Study Club evening to discover exciting new developments in 21st Century Digital Dentistry.

Held in conjunction with Practice Plan and the Dental Directory the venue is the Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park, Newcastle on Tuesday 22nd April 2008, with a buffet included at 6:30pm.

In addition to receiving 2 hours verifiable CPD attendance will also give automatic entry to our exclusive Premier CAD-CAM crown and bridgework offer. For more information visit Digital Dentistry, we look forward to seeing you there.


March 4, 2008 Attenborough Study Club - De Vere Whites Hotel, Bolton

We have great pleasure in inviting you and your team to our complimentary Study Club evening to discover exciting new developments in 21st Century Digital Dentistry.

Held in conjunction with Practice Plan and the Dental Directory the venue is the De Vere Whites Hotel, Bolton on Tuesday 4th March 2008, with a buffet included at 6:30pm.

In addition to receiving 2 hours verifiable CPD attendance will also give automatic entry to our exclusive Premier CAD-CAM crown and bridgework offer. For more information visit Digital Dentistry, we look forward to seeing you there.


February, 2008 - Straumann Platinum Update

Our team attend the Straumann Platinum update day for continuing professional development to create the highest quality restorations using the ITI implant system. Straumann Platinum

February 23, 2008 - LMT Lab Day®, Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Chicago

We exhibit our rotary polishing products for the third time at the LMT Lab Day at the Chicago Sheraton Hotel & Towers, the largest dental technology show in the USA.

LAB DAYŽ 2008



February 5, 2008 Attenborough Study Club - Ramada Hotel, Cannock

We have great pleasure in inviting you and your team to our complimentary Study Club evening to discover exciting new developments in 21st Century Digital Dentistry.

Held in conjunction with Practice Plan and the Dental Directory the venue is the Ramada Hotel in Cannock on Tuesday 5th February 2008, with a buffet included at 6:30pm.

In addition to receiving 2 hours verifiable CPD attendance will also give automatic entry to our exclusive Premier CAD-CAM crown and bridgework offer. For more information visit Digital Dentistry, we look forward to seeing you there.


January, 2008 - Schuetz CAD-CAM Training Germany

Our team are trained in the new integrated open format CAD-CAM system from Schuetz for the design and manufacture of crown and bridgework, to be launched exclusively in the UK by Attenborough Direct at the Dental Technology Show in Coventry in May.

December, 2007 - 21 Club Party

We welcome two more members of our team to the '21 Club' with a dinner attended by all our current team and retired members who have completed 21 or more years service.

21 Club #1 21 Club #2 21 Club #3

It is with pride that we mark Dr. J.L. Attenborough reaching 57 years service and the retirement of Maurice Collishaw after 47 years loyal service - a unique tradition of continuity which sets us apart in the dental industry.

21 Club #4 21 Club #5 21 Club #6 21 Club #7

October 18 - 20, 2007 - BDTA Dental Showcase, NEC

Come and see us at the UK's premier dental exhibition, Dental Showcase, which will take place at NEC, Birmingham on October 18 - 19, 2007. For more information visit Dental Showcase 2007.

Dental Showcase 2007


October, 2007 - Exclusive Dealer Appointed for France

We are delighted to have appointed an exclusive dealer representing our manufactured products in France. Please contact one of our team for details.

October, 2007 - Laser Welder Installed

We've installed a top of the range laser welder for complex screw and bar retained implant restorations, welding of titanium, non-precious and precious alloys for crown and bridgework and CoCr removable prosthodontics and orthodontic appliances.

August, 2007 - Join the Open Format Revolution!

Our in-house Bien-Air DCS CAM milling facility is now open format, meaning we can accept crown and bridgework files from the following scanners: Wieland ZenoTec, Kavo, Bego, Schuetz, Hint-Els, 3-Shape, Smart Optics, Laserdenta, Laser Design RE and OM-Series, Renishaw Incise, Dental Wings, Neodesign, Geomagics Rainbow etc.

We are able to build all open format file types using special format conversion software, the most common being .stl. We offer a special discount price list for CAM manufacture of crown and bridgework pre-designed with CAD on the above systems - contact one of our team for more information.

Simply e-mail your design files to build@attenborough.com or upload to your secure area on our ftp server and we will courier your copings and frameworks back in 24 hours.

July, 2007 - Dental Wings CAD facility

We are delighted to now offer the highly strong yet extremely aesthetic advanced all-ceramic zirconium oxide crown and bridgework restorations with our new Dental Wings CAD facility.

July, 2007 - Lava Crown and Bridgework

We are delighted to now offer the highly strong yet extremely aesthetic advanced 3M Lava all-ceramic zironium oxide crown and bridgework restorations with our own in-house scanning and CAD facility.

June, 2007 - Free National Collection Service

Call us before 10:30am for a free same day collection from your practice anywhere in the UK. All cases may be tracked online and bar-coded labels printed from the MyLab® drop down menu on this website - no more walking to the Post Office!

June 26 - 27, 2007 - Bego Software Training Germany

Our team are trained in new software from Bego for the design and manufacture of crown and bridgework using advanced digitally controlled laser melting technology.

We are the first UK lab to offer this exciting new direct to metal printing technique, removing the need for refractory models, wax-ups and alloy casting from the manufacturing process for bonded and non-bonded precious and non-precious restorations.

June 14, 2007 - BDTA AGM

Edward Attenborough is elected Vice-President of the BDTA


May 21 - 22, 2007 - DCS Dentform Software Training Germany

Our team are trained in the new DCS Dentform software, the most advanced CAD-CAM software currently available for the design of crown and bridgework.

We are the first UK lab to offer restorations designed with this release, which includes diagnostic wax-up and bite scanning, full anatomical CAD of complex restorations, and advanced integrated precision attachment design and manufacture.

May 11 - 12, 2007 - World Symposium on Private Dental Technology & Denturism - Ricoh Arena, Coventry

Edward Attenborough represents the Company at the World Symposium on Private Dental Technology and Denturism on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th May 2007 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

ADI Congress 2007


May 3 - 5, 2007 - ADI Congress, ICC Birmingham

We exhibit our advanced implant laboratory services on stand 48 at the ADI's 20th Anniversary Congress at the ICC in Birmingham

ADI Congress 2007

For more information visit ADI Congress 2007.

April, 2007 - Investors In People Re-Accreditation

We are delighted to have successfully completed our 3 yearly re-assessment to the new Investors In People standard, underlining our long-term commitment to the professional development of all our team.

IIP

April, 2007 - GDC Education Committee

Edward Attenborough joins the General Dental Council Education Committee and Dental Education Group as DCP Member.

Forthcoming meetings will be on 11.04.07, 11.07.07, 07.09.07, 11.10.07, 27.11.07, 13.12.07, 07.02.08, 21.04.08, 24.04.08 (Education Committee) and 29.11.07 (Education Group)


For more information on the activities of the GDC Education Committee click here.


April 25, 2007 Attenborough Study Club - UCL Eastman Dental Institute, London

We have great pleasure in inviting you and your team to our complimentary Study Club evening to discover exciting new developments in computer aided implantology, including CT radio-opaque stent fabrication, the Simplant software suite and Surgiguide manufacture.

Held in conjunction with Image Diagnostic Technology the venue is the UCL Eastman Dental Institute, London on Wednesday 11th April 2007, with a buffet included at 6:30pm.

For more information visit IDT Lecture (PowerPoint 27.1 MB), we look forward to seeing you there.


April 11, 2007 Attenborough Study Club - Park Inn, Nottingham

We have great pleasure in inviting you and your team to our complimentary Study Club evening to discover exciting new developments in 21st Century Digital Dentistry.

Held in conjunction with Practice Plan and the Dental Directory the venue is the Park Inn, Nottingham on Wednesday 11th April 2007, with a buffet included at 6:30pm.

In addition to receiving 2 hours verifiable CPD attendance will also give automatic entry to our exclusive Premier CAD-CAM crown and bridgework offer. For more information visit Digital Dentistry, we look forward to seeing you there.


March 20 - 24, 2007 - 32nd International Dental Show, Cologne

Come and see us in Hall 10.2 (old 14.2), Aisle U, Stand 020 at the Worlds biggest dental show. For more information visit IDS 2007.

IDS 2007 IDS 2007

March 3- 10, 2007 - UKTI Trade Mission to South America

Edward Attenborough represents the Company on a UK Trade and Investment mission to Brazil and Argentina.

Buenos Aires Rio de Janiero


We appoint agents in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, growing our exports in these rapidly expanding markets.

February 24, 2007 - LMT Lab Day®, Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Chicago

We exhibit our rotary polishing products for the second time at the LMT Lab Day at the Chicago Sheraton Hotel & Towers, the largest dental technology show in the USA.

LAB DAYŽ 2007



January, 2007 - Exclusive CAD-CAM Offer to Practice Plan Clinicians

Give your practice the edge with our new Express 36-hour turnaround treatment options and boost your profit with our value-added highly aesthetic private quality restorations at the keenest price. For a modest fee upgrade to our Priority 24-hour service and give your patients quicker treatment completion than any other practice in your area.

How can we deliver such high quality in such a short time at this price whilst still manufacturing in the UK? By automating part of the manufacturing process and hand finishing by our team of Master Technicians.

The unsurpassed quality of marginal fit we deliver is achieved using laser scanning and high-tech CAD-CAM mass-manufacturing technology. With this level of accuracy you can be confident your restoration will fit perfectly first time, every time saving you significant effort and freeing you up to focus on the clinical rather than the technical.

By manufacturing on site and using our express door-to-door couriers we can turn around lab work in an unprecedented time frame, but we know the only way to get a truly natural result is from within, which is why we use multi-layered hand build up and don't use surface staining for primary characterisation.

Contact one of our team for more information on this innovative, highly competitive and exclusive offer to Practice Plan clinicians, and take your practice and patients to the next level in restorative dentistry.


January, 2007 - OrthoCAD OrthoCAD

We are the first lab in the UK to adopt OrthoCAD software to provide digitally designed and manufactured orthodontic appliances.
OrthoCAD 2.8

For more information on OrthoCAD iQ click here. For more information on OrthoCAD ABO click here

November, 2006 - DCP Registration

We are delighted that all our lab team have registered as Dental Technicians with the GDC under our Company sponsored Dental Care Professional (DCP) Registration Scheme, underlining our long-term commitment to the recognition of Dental Technology as a profession in the UK.

Our Managed Scheme includes an IIP accredited personalised CPD programme for every team member, ensuring that we always have the knowledge and skill to deliver the most advanced restorative techniques using the latest innovation in materials and processes.

When you entrust your patient's cases to our lab you can also rest assured that all our team carry an appropriate level of legal and professional indemnity cover as required by the GDC.

November 24, 2006 - Private Dentistry Awards 2006 - Cafe Royal, London

We are delighted to have been short listed as finalist in the Private Dentistry Lab of the Year Award - click here for further information.

Private Dentistry 2006

October, 2006 - ISO 13485:2003 Certification

ISO 13485:2003 BS EN ISO 13485:2003
CERTIFICATE # MD98484
First Registered October 2006

We are delighted to be the first dental laboratory in the World to achieve accreditation to the stringent ISO 13485:2003 medical device manufacturing standard under 3rd party UKAS accredited audit by the British Standards Institution (BSI).
Extending the scope of our existing ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System allows us to offer a range of Generic Medical Devices in addition to Custom Made Medical Devices, under an integrated QMS.


August, 2006 - Denplan Lab Offer

Denplan Accredited Laboratory Denplan 20th Anniversary Denplan Accredited Laboratory

Give your practice the edge with our new Express 36-hour turnaround treatment options and boost your profit with our value-added highly aesthetic private quality restorations at the keenest price. For a modest fee upgrade to our Priority 24-hour service and give your patients quicker treatment completion than any other practice in your area.

How can we deliver such high quality in such a short time at this price whilst still manufacturing in the UK? By automating part of the manufacturing process and hand finishing by our team of Master Technicians.

The unsurpassed quality of marginal fit we deliver is achieved using laser scanning and high-tech CAD-CAM mass-manufacturing technology. With this level of accuracy you can be confident your restoration will fit perfectly first time, every time saving you significant effort and freeing you up to focus on the clinical rather than the technical.

By manufacturing on site and using our express door-to-door couriers we can turn around lab work in an unprecedented time frame, but we know the only way to get a truly natural result is from within, which is why we use multi-layered hand build up and don't use surface staining for primary characterisation.

Contact one of our team (quoting your Denplan & GDC registration numbers) for more information on this innovative, highly competitive offer to Denplan clinicians, and take your practice and patients to the next level in restorative dentistry.


July 2006 - NTI Award

We win the prestigious NTI Emerging Technologies Award for the results of our revolutionary Daedalus Project which merges computed patient tomography and laser scan data to give a composite 3-dimensional image which we use to design and manufacture a new smile for patients in under 2 hours using rapid prototyping and the latest CAD-CAM technology.

De Montfort University logo University of Derby logo Hefce logo Nti logo NTI Awards 2006

Organised by the NTI Creative Industries Centre for Knowledge Exchange, a partnership between De Montfort University and the University of Derby, the competition was open to local companies who could show how they are harnessing new technology to improve their business and/or raise the region's profile.

Our award was made for the best individual or organisation harnessing emerging technologies in the most innovative or creative way. This competition was targeted at individuals or organisations using technology to drive new business, new efficiencies, new forms of communication or new forms of artistic expression.

June, 2006 - Medilink Medical Technology Award Innovation Day Medilink

We win the prestigious EMDA Medilink New Technology Award for the results of our revolutionary Daedalus Project.

EMDA Awards 2006

The project uses bespoke CAD to model and design a new smile for the patient, before exporting to 3 separate CAM manufacturing processes, which we have developed and applied as follows:

1. Subtractive milling of solid titanium
2. Investment casting of photopolymer models
3. Investment casting of wax jet models

The resultant frameworks are then hand-veneered with special ceramics to give a premier private quality yet cost-effective restoration. For further information on the Daedalus Project click here.

May 5-6, 2006 - Dental Technology Show, Ricoh Arena Coventry

Dental Showcase 2006

Come and see us at the UK's biggest event for dental technicians at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, where we will be unveiling some revolutionary new lab equipment.

DTS 2006 #1 DTS 2006 #2


We are on stands F2, G1 and G2 and look forward to seeing you there. For more information visit DTS 2006.

March, 2006 - Flexite Thermoplastics

We now offer Northerm, Flexite MP, Plus and Supreme monomer-free high molecular thermoplastics for exceptionally tough and flexible hypoallergenic dentures.

We also offer Clasp-Eze aesthetic tooth coloured clasps made from Flexite Supreme super flexible monomer-free thermoplastic, which is colour fast and with no water absorption.

Ask one of team for more details.

February 24-25, 2006 - Chicago Midwinter Meeting

Chicago 2006

Come and see us during the Dental Technician days at the USA's biggest dental show.

 

Chicago 2006

We are on stand DT26 at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting at the McCormick Place Conference Centre on Friday 24th February, and on the Dental Technologies stand at the LMT Lab Day at the Sheraton Towers Conference Centre on Saturday 25th February.

For more information visit CDS Midwinter Meeting 2006 and LMT Lab Day® 2006


January, 2006 - New Product Assembly Equipment

We incorporate the latest joining technology in our manufacturing processes.

December, 2005 - 21 Club Party

We welcome another member of our team to the '21 Club' with a dinner attended by all our current team and retired members who have completed 21 or more years service.

21 Club #1 21 Club #2 21 Club #3

We also proud to celebrate the anniversaries of two of our team completing 30 years service, one 35 years, one 45 years, and Dr. J.L. Attenborough reaching 55 years service - a unique tradition of loyalty and continuity which sets us apart in the dental industry.

21 Club #4 21 Club #5 21 Club #6 21 Club #7

November, 2005 - 21 Club Heli Flight

Gill Watson (right) and Monica Marshall (left) celebrate 30 and 19 years service respectively with a flight over Nottingham.

Heli Flight

September, 2005 - Rapid Prototyping

We become the first lab in the World to adopt an in-house rapid prototyping facility for the CAD-CAM manufacture of crown and bridgework, cobalt chrome and acrylic bases, and certain orthodontics. This facility integrates with our well-established specialist clinical services division - click here for further information.

We now offer a comprehensive yet cost-effective sub-contract model building service using industry standard STL files for medical, dental, jewellery, modelling, and engineering applications, in a wide variety of photo-polymers and to an accuracy of 16 micron.

These materials exhibit wax-like properties and are therefore also suitable for investment casting. We are developing entirely new automated manufacturing techniques with this amazing technology - click here for more information as these exciting developments progress.

August, 2005 - NURBS Modelling

We now offer a NURBS 3D modelling facility - please contact our team for more details.

June, 2005 - Belleglass NG Glass Ceramics

In addition to Artglass, we now offer the latest Belleglass NG ceramics.

May 12-14, 2005 - ADI Congress, Edinburgh ADI Congress 2005

Come and see us at this extremely popular 3-day event for the entire implant team. For more information visit ADI Congress 2005.

ADI Edinburgh 2005

April 12-16, 2005 - 31st International Dental Show, Cologne IDS 2005

Come and see us on stand 034, Hall 14.1, Aisle C at the Worlds biggest dental show. For more information visit IDS 2005.

IDS 2005

March, 2005 - SimPlant 9 - Interactive CT Software for Implant Placement

We are delighted to offer 3-dimensional treatment planning from CT scan data for the placement of implants. We now offer a full service including drill guide (SurgiGuide) stent making direct from the digital 3D treatment plan using rapid prototyping (RP) technology.

SimPlant 9


We have installed the latest version (9) of SimPlant that offers diagnostic and treatment planning tools that are unsurpassed by any other technology to date.

Fenestration Restorative Space Collision Warning


A CT scan provides comprehensive, non-distorted data describing your patient's bone quantity and quality. SimPlant allows you to accurately evaluate your patient's anatomy and simulate implant placement and bone augmentation procedures.

Bone Quality Bone Quality Panoramic

February, 2005 - Nobel Biocare Replace Select Implant Training

Our technicians complete the Nobel Biocare Replace Select implant retained removable prosthesis course at UWIC.

Topics covered included a clinical review of osseointegration, implant selection and placement, implant retained over denture options, and a hands-on session for pick-up impressions, cast preparation, system selection, and overcoming poor fixture angulation.

February, 2005 - StickTech Fibre-Reinforced Restorations

We add StickTech fibre-reinforced restorations to our service offering. Stick fibre reinforcements offer an easy to use, economical, strong and metal free alternative for strengthening most composite and acrylic laboratory processed units, being suitable for use in the following applications:

reinforcing new dentures
repairing dentures
fabrication of crowns and bridges

January, 2005 - Plasma Welding

We have added micro impulse welding equipment to our laboratory facilities. This brand new technology uses plasma rather than a laser beam to weld titanium/titanium, non-precious/non-precious alloy, non-precious/precious alloy and precious/precious alloy.

Plasma welding delivers a laser welding capability with an ca. 70% lower initial investment and very low maintenance costs (no high cost laser diode to replace after a finite number of hours operation).

Plasma Welder

Plasma technology achieves a weld using the mother material (usually in wire form) rather than solder, giving a high stability and flexural strength homogeneous join, thus saving working time, especially when carrying out repairs.

We have been appointed exclusive agents for this technology in the UK - please call one of our team for more information or to arrange a demonstration.

January, 2005 - Workstations Re-Equipped with Micromotors

All our workstations have been re-equipped with top of the range Kavo variable speed knee control handpiece motors, in compliment to our recent investment in bench motors.

Our team now have the flexibility to choose the most appropriate method of working for each case in hand.

Kavo Knee Control Kavo Handpiece

January, 2005 - Air Turbines

We have introduced 300,000 rpm water cooled air turbine equipment for the working of zirconium oxide, which is rapidly becoming the material of choice for large span all-ceramic bridgework and implant borne restorations.

NSK Presto Aqua

December, 2004 - National Collection and Delivery Service

All our Standard and Premier cases are now transported to and from your practice using a door-to-door next day (by 3pm) National Courier service, with real-time online tracking of collection and delivery via our website.

UPS

To arrange a collection or to find out more about this new service, please contact one of our team.

December, 2004 - Gum Tinted Dentures

All our Premier dentures are now finished as standard with gum tinting for superior aesthetics. Please contact one of our team for characterisation options and shades.

November, 2004 - AstraTech GKT Clinical Training

Dr. J.L. Attenborough is awarded a Diploma after successfully completing the AstraTech clinical training course 'Implant Treatment in Difficult Cases' at GKT.

The course included lectures and live surgery covering diagnostic features and risk factors, treatment options and planning, surgical techniques, bone and soft tissue support and aesthetics, and patient demonstration on fixed installation and restoring complex cases.

November, 2004 - Light Cured Waxes

We now offer a FastTrack Priority 24-Hour service for our Cobalt Chrome bases using light cured waxes. Please contact one of our team for more information.

November, 2004 - Astron Ultraflex® Dentures

In compliment to our Luxene® injection moulded vinyl acrylic denture system, we now offer Astron Ultraflex® flexible injection moulded dentures for superior retention and comfort.

We have been appointed Astron Ultraflex® agents in the UK - contact one of our team for more details.

October 14-16, 2004 - London Dental Showcase, Excel Docklands

Come and see us on stand F07 at the London Dental Showcase. For more information and pre-registration, visit www.dentalshowcase.com.

London Excel Showcase 2004


October, 2004 - Luxene® Low-Allergenic Dentures

Patients are becoming increasingly sensitive to polymerised monomer-based acrylics, so to meet their needs we have re-introduced the well proven Luxene® injection moulded vinyl acrylic denture system, with high quality finishes in a wide range of shades.

We have also been appointed Luxene® agents in the UK - contact one of our team for more details.

September, 2004 - Labs Equipped with High Spec Stereo Microscopes

In addition to our existing final QA check of all cases using high magnification stereo microscopy before despatch from our labs, each workstation has been equipped with a high spec stereo microscope.

Mantis 6x Mag
Premier cases are now all manufactured by our master technicians under their own dedicated microscope, giving an unprecedented quality of finish in form, fit, aesthetics, characterisation, and marginal detail.

August, 2004 - Straumann Platinum Accreditation

We are delighted to have been awarded Platinum Status by Straumann to create the highest quality restorations using their ITI implant system. Straumann Platinum

July, 2004 - Polyglas Veneering Materials

We adopt the Artglass system for superior polyglas restorations in Vita shades. Artglass
Polyglas veneering materials are composed of micro fine glass particles that are integrated into a composite providing a natural aesthetic appearance with similar properties to porcelain.

June 3, 2004 - BDTA Conference

Edward Attenborough is elected by BDTA members at their AGM to represent them on the BDTA Council. Edward is also a member of the Marketing Committee.

May 25, 2004 - Rt Hon John Reid MP, Secretary of State for Health

Richard Daniels (DLA Chief Exec), David Bentley (DLA Chairman) and Edward Attenborough (DLA Council) have an extremely productive meeting with Rt Hon John Reid MP, Secretary of State for Health.

John Reid

David Bentley (left), John Reid (centre), Edward Attenborough (right)

May 21-22, 2004 - Dental Technology Show, Telford International Centre

We exhibit for the second time on stands 403 + 405 + 407 at the DTS in Telford, launching lab-stuff.biz

lab-stuff.biz is the UK's newest and most exciting dental laboratory catalogue concept. Whether you're looking for regular supplies like polishing brushes or thinking of buying new equipment such as a laser or plasma welder, we try the latest kit first.

And because we've been running our own labs for over 90 years we have the experience to know what works and what doesn't. responsible down to Earth advice from real technicians for technicians with a few tricks we've picked up along the way thrown in for free.

Our partnership with you doesn.t just stop there, if you want to try out new ideas with your clients before investing your hard-earned cash, we offer a comprehensive sub-contract service including many revolutionary materials such as titanium or zirconium oxide copings + frameworks, pressable ceramics, CAD-CAM, laser / plasma welding and casting.

All of this direct to you at the lowest prices, so log-on to lab-stuff.biz or call 0115 947 3562 today to begin growing your business and saving money.

May, 2004 - Corporate Membership of the ADI

ADI Company joins the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI).

April, 2004 - Interbrush 2004

Mr. EJ. and Dr. J.L. Attenborough represent the Company at Interbrush 2004 in Freiburg. We make a major commitment to additional new CNC production machinery for our expanding manufacturing facility.

March, 2004 - Investors in People

We are delighted to have been awarded Investors in People accreditation. Implementation of the IIP standard has enhanced the long-standing tradition of training process embodied within our ISO 9001:2000 programme by the specification of a formal corporate training policy for all members of our team.

IIP This has helped us to identify the individual needs and ideas of our people and provided a framework for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) delivering new and innovative products and services to our clients.

Pictured (from left to right) Sharon Newton (Company Secretary - Attenborough Group), Edward Attenborough (Managing Director - Attenborough Group), David Kerry (Workforce Development Manager - Business Link Nottinghamshire)
Investors In People Presentation

The IIP standard has realised improved performance and communication across our Organisation. In turn this has helped us to demonstrate compliance with the new regulatory and legislative requirements that will be introduced for dental technicians as members of dental team in preparation for dental technicians to be recognised in the UK as Dental Care Professionals (DCPs) by the GDC in 2006.


February, 2004 - Pressable Ceramics Launched

Our Crown and Bridge Department is re-equipped with the latest touch-screen programmable ceramic press furnaces, and we launch pressable ceramic restorations including lab subcontract services. We have adopted IPS Empress and Finesse systems.


IPS Empress Finesse

December, 2003 - 90th Anniversary Dinner

We celebrate our 90th anniversary this year in style with a dinner attended by all our current team and '21 Club' members who have retired having completed 21 or more year's service.

The evening is attended by Dr. J.L. Attenborough (son of founder) who has now devoted 53 years service, another wonderful celebration of loyalty, tradition, and continuity of knowledge and service.

November, 2003 - BDTA Dental Showcase Exhibition, NEC

We again exhibit at the BDTA Dental Showcase Exhibition on stand A6 at the NEC in Birmingham, confirming our reputation for excellence and expertise in implantology and first class private restorative dentistry.

October, 2003 - Straumann Accreditation

We are now accredited by Straumann as an approved laboratory to create the highest quality restorations using their ITI dental implant system.


Straumann Approved Straumann ITI

September, 2003 - Bicon IAC Accreditation

Bicon

We are delighted to be accredited by Bicon to create the highest quality restorations using their implant system.

August, 2003 - ISO 9001 : 2000 Certification

ISO 9001:2000 BS EN ISO 9001:2000
CERTIFICATE # FM11997
First Registered April 1991

We have successfully completed migration from our first registration of IS0 9002:1994 in April 1991 (then BS 5750) to the new ISO 9001:2000 standard under 3rd party UKAS accredited audit by the British Standards Institution (BSI), underlying our ongoing commitment to the Total Quality Management of all processes in our Organisation by Senior Management and all our team.

August, 2003 - DAMAS Certification

In conjunction with ISO 9001:2000 we are delighted to be the first dental laboratory to achieve the Dental Appliance Manufacturers Audit Scheme (DAMAS) accreditation under audit by the BSI.


DAMAS CERTIFICATE # 030085
MDD Registration # CA000493

Such high level commitment to both ISO 9001:2000 and DAMAS demonstrates our guarantee to meet or exceed the pre-requisite level of compliance required by the new Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) and increasingly by many of the Bodies Corporate.

July, 2003 - Investing in our People

Our technicians complete the Straumann course for implant based restoration.
Our technicians complete the Schick metal milling course for implant abutments.
Senior management complete BSI courses on ISO 9001:2000 migration and a BDTA course on ISO 9001:2000 audit.

May, 2003 - Association of Dental Implantology (ADI) Congress, Birmingham

We exhibit at the ADI Congress in Birmingham for the first time, launching our unique enhanced implantology solution services with on-line case planning and management facilitated through our bespoke software.

We display our revolutionary and extremely cost-effective CAD-CAM full arch implant frameworks in both Titanium and all-ceramic Zirconium Oxide. We now laser scan and mill these frameworks for all the leading brand prepable abutment implant systems.

March, 2003 - IDS, Cologne

We exhibit at the International Dental Showase (IDS) in Cologne for the second time, launching our international dental laboratory services with multi-currency invoicing and credit card payment, and international freepost to and from our laboratories. We also exhibit our wide range of dental laboratory equipment and supplies.

February, 2003 - Labs Equipped with Latest Parallel Milling Machines

To further augment our rapidly expanding implant departments, and to compliment our CAD-CAM laser scanning and milling framework facility, we have invested in top of the range parallel milling machines for the preparation of implant abutments.

Schick S3

January, 2003 - All Major Credit / Debit Cards Accepted

We now accept the following credit / debit cards for ease of payment in settling your account:


Mastercard Meastro Visa Electron Switch Solo JCB

Simply write on the reverse of your payment advice slip, detach and return to us, or call us with, the following information:

cardholder name
card number
start date
expiry date
for credit cards the last 3 digits of the security number by your signature on the reverse of the card
and for debit cards the issue number

A transaction charge of 2% will be made on all credit card payments, and 50p on all debit card payments.

December, 2002 - Online Lab Supplies e-catalogue Goes Live

Clients can now buy our large range of high quality laboratory equipment and supplies online using our new e-catalogue. Buying direct from us can save you £££s with most of our lines delivered next working day from stock. This is enabled by the complete integration of our front and back office and web publishing systems.



November, 2002 - Labs Re-equipped with Latest Bench Motors

To further augment our rapidly expanding cobalt chrome and crown and bridge departments, we have completely re-equipped all positions with top of the range bench motors and bespoke extraction.



October, 2002 - London Dental Showcase, Excel Docklands

We exhibit at the London Dental Showcase 2002 at the Excel Exhibition Centre, showing our extended laboratory services including enhanced implantology solutions, comprehensive direct lab supplies catalogue, demonstrating our CAD-CAM crown, bridge, and implant technology, and offering a further preview of our bespoke lab management software.



July, 2002 - Enhanced Implantology Solutions

Drawing on our considerable experience in implant related laboratory services we are pleased to offer our unique enhanced implantology solution services with on-line case planning and management facilitated through our bespoke software. Our technicians have taken further specialist training by an expert implantology team.


June, 2002 - New Priority 24-Hour Service

We know that time is always of the essence for both you and your patients, and that sometimes an unplanned course of treatment may need completing in a particularly short time frame for a special event.

Extending our fast track laboratory services, we are pleased to announce our new Priority 24-Hour in lab service for all items available on our existing Express 36-Hour service.

Work arriving at our labs under this service will be despatched within 24 hours using a same-day courier service. This means that if you use a same-day courier service to our labs, a case will be returned to your practice for your patient's follow-up appointment the next day, completing treatment in an unprecedented 24 hours! Delivery can be tracked online from our website - please ask for further details.

This service is available on weekdays for work booked in prior notice by telephone. Bridgework items are restricted to three units. Complex Megallium® (Cobalt Chromium) castings involving onlays and backings for try-in are not included in this service. For Megallium try-ins and cast post and cores with crowns an additional 24 hours notice is required.

Crown and bridgework prices are exclusive of precious metal and Megallium® (Cobalt Chromium) prices are exclusive of teeth. Cosmopolitan® HXL teeth with Vita® shades will be used throughout. Prices do not include same-day courier service.



May, 2002 - Dental Technology Showcase, Nottingham University

Company exhibits at the Dental Technology Showcase 2002 exhibition at Nottingham University, launching our extended implant services, comprehensive direct lab supplies catalogue, demonstrating our CAD-CAM crown and bridge technology, and offering a preview of our bespoke lab management software.

Mr. Edward Attenborough is elected by DLA members at their AGM to represent them on the DLA Council.


January, 2002 - #1 Again! Online Case Management

We are the first UK lab, and probably the first in the World, to launch a live on-line case management system. Dentists can now log on to our website and watch the progress of their patient's cases through our labs. Information is updated in real-time by our technicians logging production data on touch screens throughout our labs. The following facilities are offered:

Track the progress of your patient's cases through our labs
Confirm the expected despatch date of your patient's cases from our labs
Search for specific cases
Add standing instructions to your account for the processing of all your patient's cases
Check your account balance and print out statements
View and print out estimates for cases in progress
Check and update your account details
View and print out invoices for despatched cases
Print out lab prescription sheets direct from our website rather than requesting us to forward them to you
Print out our National and International Freepost labels direct from our website rather than requesting us to forward them to you

All of these services are offered free of charge through an industry standard encrypted session on your normal internet browser, to which you may only have access after logging on to attenborough.com using your secure account credentials. To apply for an on-line account please Register with us

Attenborough Software's development team is joined by two colleagues of Mr. Edward Attenborough from Leeds University.

December, 2001 - attenborough.ltd.uk, .biz, .info, .de, .fr, .es

Dedicated domains registered to protect our brand internationally.

December, 2001 - Rejoin the BDTA

BDTA Company rejoins British Dental Traders Association (BDTA).

November, 2001 - Rejoin the DLA

DLA Company rejoins the Dental Laboratories Association (DLA).

November, 2001 - DC-Zircon® (Zirconium Oxide) Ceramic Launched

We produce the first zirconium oxide (DC-Zircon®) milled copings and frameworks in the UK. These incredibly strong restorations are used for large (6 units+) bridges, previously impossible with all ceramic restorations. We use TriCeram® for veneering the machined copings and frameworks. DC-Zirkon® restorations are fixed using glass ionomer cement or in the customary manner.

October, 2001 - BDTA Dental Showcase, NEC

We exhibit at the BDTA Dental Showcase Exhibition at the NEC with the first e-card brochure and catalogue in the industry. We launch our new International Freepost Lab Services and Lab Equipment and Supplies catalogue through Attenborough Direct (see below).

BDTA Dental Showcase 2001

September, 2001 - Express 36-Hour CAD-CAM Copings and Frameworks

CAD-CAM copings and frameworks are now produced as standard under our Express 36-Hour Service AT NO ADDITIONAL COST. All work is covered by our unique 5-year guarantee, see Terms and Conditions for further details.

July, 2001 - International Freepost Lab Services Launched

International Freepost dental laboratory services launched, in compliment to our existing National Freepost and Midlands free collection and delivery services.

June, 2001 - Attenborough Direct Established

Attenborough Direct Ltd established as wholly owned subsidiary of group holding company C. & L.E. Attenborough Ltd., to provide superb value dental practice and laboratory equipment and consumables direct in the UK. The value of Attenborough Direct's low-overhead fast turn around formula is recognised by being appointed UK distributor for a major European dental practice and laboratory equipment manufacturer.

May, 2001 - Mrs. C.M. Attenborough Dies

Mrs. C.M. Attenborough (Director) passes away after a long battle against illness. She is sadly missed by all our team. Mr. E.J. Attenborough continues as Managing Director and Dr. J.L. Attenborough is appointed Company Secretary.

March, 2001 - IDS, Cologne

We exhibit at the International Dental Showcase (IDS) in Cologne for the first time.

January, 2001 - DC-Cristall® (Glass Ceramic) Launched

We produce the first glass ceramic (DC-Cristall®) milled copings in the UK. DC-Cristall® is ideal for producing translucent copings for individual crowns for vital teeth. We use TriCeram for veneering the machined coping.

October, 2000 - BDTA London Dental Showcase, Olympia

We demonstrate CAD-CAM milling on our stand at the BDTA London Dental Showcase Exhibition at Olympia.

September, 2000 - Dr. J.L. Attenborough Celebrates 50 Years Service

Dr. J.L. Attenborough (son of founder) marks 50 years with the Company at a combined '21 Club' dinner with two of our team celebrating 40 years and one celebrating 30 years service, and Brenda Brindley (sales) retiring after 20 years with us. The evening is attended by all those of the current team and those who have retired having dedicated 21 or more year's service, a wonderful celebration of loyalty and continuity.

May, 2000 - Attenborough Dental and Brush Established

Attenborough Dental Laboratories Ltd and Attenborough Brush Ltd established as wholly owned subsidiaries of group holding company C. & L.E. Attenborough Ltd.

May, 2000 - CAD-CAM Training Facility Opened

In co-operation with DCS we open a dedicated demonstration and training lab facility at Viscosa House running monthly seminars for dentists and technicians to gain valuable' hands on' experience with the very latest CAD-CAM technology. If you would like to attend our next seminar, please Contact Us.

April, 2000 - BDTA Dentistry 2000 Exhibition, NEC - CAD-CAM Crown & Bridge Services Launched

CAD-CAM milling launched in the UK on our stand at the BDTA Dentistry 2000 Exhibition at the NEC. We produce the first glass fibre polyamide (DC-Tell®), Titanium (DC-Titan®), In-Ceram® Alumina and Zirconia copings which are both scanned and milled in the UK. We are the first lab in the UK to promote titanium as a cost effective alternative to palladium based alloys. This lightweight yet extremely strong metal is biocompatible (giving osso-integration), x-ray translucent, and has thermal conduction properties making it eminently suitable for bonded work.

April, 2000 - Brush Expo 2000 and Interbrossa 2000

Mr. EJ. and Mr. J.L. Attenborough represent the Company at Brush Expo 2000 in Luxembourg and Interbrossa 2000 in Freiburg.

March, 2000 - New Corporate Management Software Installed

Latest accountancy and corporate management software installed. Multi-company capable and Euro ready. All existing data migrated to new software.

September, 1999 - New Computer Network

New high speed computer network and workstations installed throughout Viscosa House. Website hosted on-site through 'always on' ISDN link via local cable operator, to deliver more interactive content rich media.

May, 1999 - New Managing Director Appointed

Mr. E.J. Attenborough (grandson of founder) is appointed Managing Director. Dr. J.L. Attenborough (son of founder) retires as Director but continues to provide a wealth of experience as a Consultant to the Company. Mrs. C.M. Attenborough continues as Director.

March, 1999 : Hi-Tech CNC Brush Production Machinery Installed

Continuing our ongoing commitment to deliver the highest quality brushes to you for the lowest possible price, all our brushes are now produced using the latest computer numerically controlled (CNC) production machinery, which is in compliment to our recently installed CNC injection moulding machinery thereby automating all parts of our production process.

We've passed the benefit of this investment onto you by considerably cutting our brush prices. Check out our latest Price List for more details.

Brush trimming

Brush drilling & filling

 

CNC Brush Production Machinery

CNC Panel

November, 1998 - New Express 36-hour Service

We know the importance your patient puts on a timely service, that's why we now offer our new 36 hours in the laboratory Express service. Work arriving at our labs before 8:30am will be dispatched by 5:00pm the following day using Royal Mail Special Delivery, arriving by 12 pm the day after dispatch from our labs. Delivery can be tracked online from our website - please ask for further details.

This service is available on weekdays for work booked in prior notice by telephone. Bridgework items are restricted to three units. Complex Megallium® (Cobalt Chromium) castings involving onlays and backings for try-in are not included in this service. For Megallium try-ins and cast post and cores with crowns an additional 24 hours notice is required.

Crown and bridgework prices are exclusive of precious metal and Megallium® (Cobalt Chromium) prices are exclusive of teeth, all prices exclude Royal Mail Special Delivery. Cosmopolitan® HXL teeth with Vita® shades will be used throughout.

3-day and 7-day Services

Our traditional time reservation systems continues whereby our current delivery date may be reduced by the amount of prior notice given down to a minimum of 3 days in our labs for the types of work covered by our 36-hour service and 7 days in our labs for all other work.

Our 3-day and 7-day in laboratory services are offered at no additional cost. See Price List for further details.

October, 1998 - New Look Website

Our new look website has become more than just a commercial medium, many clients now refer to www.attenborough.com as a valuable source of technical information on the latest techniques and developments in the field. We now include detailed pages on Dental D, Vita In-Ceram, Vita 3D Master, Targis / Vectris, VMK 95, Vita Alpha, Vita Omega, and Denar Mark II articulators in addition to the existing content we always provided. We also give suggestions on application techniques that should be of interest to both the practitioner and technician.

September, 1998 - New Direct Denture Repair Services

Direct 'while you wait' dental prosthetic repair services launched. See your local Yellow Pages for further details.

February, 1998 - Latest CNC Injection Moulding Machines Installed for Brush Production

As part of our ongoing commitment to brush production we have installed the latest computer numerically controlled (CNC) injection moulding machines, thereby considerably increasing our capacity to deliver innovative products produced under a BSI certified ISO 9002 quality management system.

November, 1997 - Dedicated Domains - www.attenborough.com and .co.uk

This site has become so popular we've moved to our own domain with enough space to house our forthcoming on-line catalogue.

September, 1997 - Mr. E.J. Attenborough Joins Company

Mr. E.J. Attenborough (grandson of founder) joins the Company on a part-time basis. Over the following 12 months he reduces his commitments in the City, joining full time in September 1998.

May, 1997 - Three Tier Prosthetic Services

We now offer a three tier prosthetic service, giving your patient a choice in the level of sophistication required.

Budget (NHS)

Crown restorations employ simple contouring and basic shading but still maintain our high standard of fit. Stippled, electrolytically polished Megallium bases are used without a finishing bead or raised retention, and a bonding agent is recommended.

Standard (Independent)

Attenborough's normal high standard. Crown and bridge restorations with full labial characterisation using cervical, body and incisal porcelains. Porcelain butt fit margins and surface staining are applied where required, with finishing bead and raised relineable retention. Electrolytically or mechanically polished. Mirror finish is applied as an optional extra.

Premier (Private)

Four your extra special clients. Crown and bridge work by the polychromatic layering technique using the finest opalescent porcelains with full characterisation and detailed anatomical contouring. Mirror finish Megallium dentures with gold coloured clasps on anterior teeth, and coloured or pink light cured opaque wash on backing and retention areas as standard. Prepared rest seats and free plane articulation.

Order forms, prepaid postage labels, and boxes provided on request.


November, 1992 - Denplan Accredited Laboratory

Denplan We are delighted to have been awarded full Denplan Care Accreditation.

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