Dental Technology Showcase 2019

17 & 18 May 2019
NEC Birmingham

Co-located with
Dentistry Show & BDA


Supported By



Press Releases

  • Stephen Lusty will be one of many renowned speakers at The Dental Technology Showcase (DTS) this May. He will be presenting a session in the DTS Lecture Theatre entitled “Dealing with vertical prepara ...
  • As part of the outstanding international speaker line-up at The Dental Technology Showcase (DTS) 2017, Carl Fenwick will be presenting in the DTS Lecture Theatre.  Carl qualified as a Dental Technicia ...
  • Phil Reddington will be chairing the educational programme at The Dental Technology Showcase (DTS) for 2017. Speaking about what’s in store for delegates attending the DTS Lecture Theatre, Phil is par ...
  • Dentistry today is ablaze with cutting-edge technologies, all designed to simplify the professional workflow while enhancing the clinical outcome and patient experience. Advancements in this field have boomed in the past decade, propelling dentistry into the digital era. Indeed, many suppliers suggest that only with their latest innovations can dental teams achieve the very best results, accrediting state-of-the-art software and equipment with the progression of the profession as a whole. While the value of modern technologies in dentistry today cannot be disputed, the sheer volume of products available on the market creates a new problem. How do you know which to purchase? How do you choose between manufacturers? What should you look for with regards to equipment and customer service?  Further still, how much of your business really depends on the technology you purchase? Is the opportunity to double your bottom line – as advertised by manufacturers – really afforded by the technology alone? Aren’t there other factors at play? Bill Marais believes there’s a lot to be gained by going back to basics.  Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Bill moved to Cape Town at the start of his high school years and graduated as a Registered Dental Technician from Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 1993. After working in a dental laboratory in South Africa for three years, Bill immigrated to the USA. In 1999, Bill opened his own lab – Disa Dental Studio is a one-man lab focusing on high-end, complex, combination cases – in Santa Monica, California, which relocated to Portland, Oregon, in January 2011. Bill is also a Key Opinion Leader for GC America and he lectures and teaches internationally.  Bill comments: “The market for systems manufacturing dental restorations and prostheses today is tremendously overwhelming – for dental technicians and dentists alike. Extreme pressure from marketing propaganda dictates that in order to prevent ‘falling behind’ in an advancing health field, one must follow a particular course: a path to advance you in the dental field. Purchase a particular system and you will advance your lab, your skills and your artistry. “Circumstances dictated my professional choices several years ago. Because of my situation, I was forced to resort to using the fundamentals of dental technology. Reverting to the basics of dental technology not only supported the survival of my business, but it took my restorative skills to a level I never imagined possible. ”Bill will be speaking at The Dental Technology Showcase (DTS) 2017, giving a lecture sponsored by GC entitled “One Step Back, Ten Steps Forward (Reverting to the Basics of Dental Technology)” in the DTS Lecture Theatre. About his session he adds:

    “I will discuss how dental technicians can go back to basics to add individuality and their own ‘fingerprint’ to each and every case that they do (applicable for both fixed and removable prosthetics). I hope this will help to give them a competitive edge in what is now a vastly outsourced and technology-driven industry.  “In addition, I will highlight the importance of removable prosthetics in every aspect of dentistry and offer my own top tips to help delegates improve their workflow. Finally, I hope to explore the importance of teamwork and communication between laboratory and practice as a means of ensuring the highest quality of prosthesis for every patient.” The DTS Lecture Theatre 2017 has been programmed by the Dental Technicians Guild (DTG) and Bill will join an impressive speaker line-up including Phil Reddington, Carl Fenwick, Chris Wibberley, Eugene Royzengurt, Ian Smith, Von Grow and Jason Smithson. Additional features such as the Digital & Innovation Theatre, ADI Implant Theatre and Dental Business Theatre – delivered by Practice Plan – will offer even more insight and inspiration for delegates, with hours of vCPD available throughout.  What’s more, the trade floor will host more than 100 lab-dedicated exhibitors, providing on-stand learning, demonstrations and fantastic deals for all. So whether you are looking to go back to basics and refine your skills, or to purchase new technology that will help you to raise standards.

    DTS 2017 is an event you don’t want to miss. For more information visit


    21 Feb 2017 by: Rick LaDuca




    Handler has been manufacturing denture processing equipment in the USA for decades and now presents the latest technology innovation.  The new 2010DCU-E 8 flask denture curing unit is unique, sophisticated, compact, easy to operate and best of all affordable for any size lab.  The 2010DCU-E with europeann cord set plugs into any electrical outlet.  The digital controls allow the user to program two different temperature settings and time settings.  For example, you can preprogram the 2010DCU-E to cure for a period of time and then automatically go to higher temperature for boil out.  Once you set your program all you need to do is press start.  The 2010DCU-E is easy to drain with built in drain valve.  All stainless steel tank with removable flask tray and powder coated finish gives the unit a contemporary look and long lasting performance.  Go to or contact Handler directly at or 800-274-2635 for more information.

  • Among the various learning opportunities at The Dental Technology Showcase (DTS) 2017 will be seminars tailored for technicians with an interest in orthodontics. Supported by the Orthodontic Technicia ...
  • New for 2016, the OTA hosted two days of Orthodontic Seminars at the Dental Technology Showcase held in the NEC Birmingham. This event was open to all OTA members and all DTS delegates who attended th ...
  • John Winter Launching the Ref-Line teeth at the DTS 2016
  • Nacera brand provides dental laboratories with single source provider for dental zirconia and accessory products
  • Browse through just some of the products and services that will be on show at DTS 2016
  • Have you heard about dentProgress®?

    05 Apr 2016 by: smart optics Sensortechnik GmbH
    The 3D CAD software dentProgress® is made for dental laboratories, including those just getting started. Constructions based on the open STL model data format, such as crowns and bridges, can be built ...
  • Metrodent's Digital Solution

    05 Apr 2016 by: Garry Needham - Managing Director
      Metrodent would like to welcome all our customers to DTS 2016.  Dental technology is ever evolving with digital dentistry, CAD CAM, 3D printing, Milling and innovative new materials and techniques.  We have something new for everyone, new products from our exclusive and approved suppliers, inc. BEGO, Roland and Shofu, and great offers across our comprehensive range especially for the show. Call and see us on the stand for our programme of interesting and instructional audio visual presentations running throughout the DTS 2016. All our team will be on hand to chat and help and we look forward to seeing you there.
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2018 Streams


Designed for dental technicians, clinical dental technicians and lab owners, The DTS lecture theatre has been programmed by the Dental Technicians Guild. Not to be missed!



The Digital Dentistry Theatre brings together the latest technologies to hit the UK market, showcasing and exploring their uses in the lab. A must attend for Lab Owners and Technicians alike.



The CDT conference is set to provide the best UK based education and training for Clinical Dental Technicians. The two day programme will deliver exciting sessions covering everything from skills development to gum characterisation. 



Building on the already successful OTA lectures & workshops, the orthodontic technician's stream will cover everything from Cleft Lip and Palate to client reviews, making this unique opportunity unmissable.


On-Stand demonstrations, by the experts will guide delegates through practical applications for the latest products, and help delegates understand how they could put into practice in their labs. 


The Business Skills Workshop will host a varying two day programme, delivered by industry-renowned speakers,  perfect for Lab Technicians and Lab Owners. All sessions will be business themed, and will cover a variety of topics.





Educational Sessions