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Practice By Design Event a Resounding Success

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A windy day in Weybridge saw us welcome a group of aspiring dentists and industry leaders to our recent Practice By Design day.

Participants were treated to a compelling introduction from Blueprint Dental’s Co-founder Sharaz Mir showing the vital steps and experience needed to embarck on a successful squat practice project.


Coupled with sessions from a plethora of industry experts covering areas as diverse as accountancy and finance to CQC compliance and best practices in decontamination, the day equipped delegates with tools and tips needed to start their own journey to owning and running their own dental squat practice.

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“We were privileged to have so much talent from the UK dental industry under one roof for this event,” said Sharaz Mir, Blueprint’s Co-founder. “The day went really well and we have received some cracking feedback, so watch this space for more CPD-accredited courses for dentists.

“Special thanks to all our speakers and the team at Dentsply Sirona in Weybridge for hosting us.”



As well as benefitting from the open classroom-style sessions with experts in their own field, the day offered an excellent opportunity for dentists to see and experience a wide range of dental equipment used in new squat practices.

The Blueprint Dental team were on hand throughout to demonstrate and discuss every equipment need from dental chairs and Treatment Centres, to Intra Oral Scanners and CBCT systems for cutting edge imaging and diagnosis used in today’s digital dentistry workflows.

And there’s more…

We’re planning on running similar courses in Spring 2024. If you’re interested in finding out more, please complete the form below.

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10 top tips for buying a new dental chair for your dental surgery

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Buying a new dental chair is a big decision! A big deal both financially and clinically.

One that you don’t make very often, but the impact of making the right choice will have a positive outcome on you, your colleagues and your patients.

It’s the hub of your dental treatment room, the focus of your patients’ visits and can make all the difference between a stress-free patient experience and a bad day at the office for you.

So, we thought we’d put together one of our ‘Top Tips’ guides to help you navigate the minefield of options out there, so you can make the right choice for you and your workflows, whatever your speciality.


Read on to learn our 10 top tips of choosing the right dental chair for you.

Top Tip # 1: Ergonomics

A lot has been spoken about the importance of the correct chair set up for dentists to be able to undertake clinical procedures in a safe and ergonomic way, whether you’re working in a standing or seated position. 

And rightly so.

A chair must have a number of positioning features for both the patient and the dentist to ensure the dentist has unimpeded and open access to the oral cavity. This, of course, is even more critical for longer procedures such as endodontics and implantology.

Sliding tracks enable the whole chair to be located in an optimal position longitudinally, the ability to set the chair to the correct height means the patient is laying at the optimal level for the dentist’s physique and preferred working stance and newer features, such as a double articulating headrest, mean the patient’s head can be tipped and tilted in order to present the maximum treatment area possible to the clinician, whilst maintaining comfort for the patient.  

The foot control should also be mentioned here. A correctly positioned foot control will alleviate bending and stretching to control hand pieces, with all parameters adjusted using the dentist’s foot.

Top Tip # 2: Patient Comfort

Along with making sure the chair works for you, the dentist, considerations around patient comfort are right up there in terms of key considerations when making your chair choice. A comfortable patient is a more relaxed patient who will move less, particularly during longer procedures.

A chair with smooth movement will be less worrying for a nervous patient – no jolts or jumpy mechanics to cause anxiety.

Some chairs offer additional comfort features, such as lumbar massage, arm rests and heated seats for an enhanced patient experience. 

There’s a PR element to consider here too. There’s mileage in that word of mouth discussion between patients about how comfy the dental chair was during their last visit! 

Patient in Dentsply Sirona Intego dental chair

Top Tip # 3: Ease of use

You want your chair to be simple to set up and easy to use, so you can concentrate on the job in hand.

If more than one clinician uses the surgery, it may well be worthwhile considering a chair which can have a number of user profiles programmed on it, so you and your colleagues can easily select your preferred working parameters at the touch of a button, saving you time and hassle at that busy part of the day as you’re about to start a clinic.

Other features, such as a touch screen control for both patient positioning and instrument set up, a foot control for controlling handpieces during procedures and double articulating headrests all add significant benefits to ease of use.

Make sure you see a unit before you commit to buying, interact with the user interface and make sure it’s intuitive and easy to use. Position the chair, move the light, the dental unit and assistant’s unit around and get a general feel for how the chair operates in situ with its surrounding components.


Which leads nicely on to…

Axano Dental chair touch screen interface

Top Tip # 4: Configuration

There are several basic configurations to consider when choosing your chair, as well as a number of additional options which integrate other kit onto the chair.

Is your surgery used for other dentists who may be a mix of left and right handed? If so, consider an ambidextrous configuration, whether the dental unit can easily switch sides to accommodate the clinicians preference. Do you prefer an over the patient style of unit and what hand pieces do you routinely need?  You’ll need to choose which hand pieces you’ll need – turbines? Contra-angles? and also an air-gun and scaler option.

Most chairs will now offer the option of an integrated light. More often than not an LED option, which can be mounted directly on the chair, so no need for additional electrical connections or fixings to the ceiling or an adjacent wall.


The advent of digital dentistry has also brought integrations of additional options like chair mounted intra oral X-ray units and monitors, which further reduce the space and utilities needed if these elements are installed independently.

And it’s highly likely that you’ll want to include a spittoon or cuspidor directly connected to the chair’s waste outlet too!

Top Tip # 5: Reliability

Every course of treatment involves the dental chair, so having a reliable piece of kit is of the utmost importance. It’s the workhorse at the centre of your clinical interaction with the patient; a faulty or malfunctioning chair is at best an irritating inconvenience and at worst a major disruption resulting in cancelled patient lists and lost revenue.

So, take the time to do some research here. Talk to your peers, read industry reviews. Make sure you select a high build quality chair which, with regular planned maintenance and routine care, will maximise uptime and mitigate the hassle around a breakdown.

Making sure your chair remains in tip top working order throughout its operational life leads us nicely onto our next tip…



Top Tip # 6: Dental Equipment Supplies Partner

There are many dental equipment suppliers out there who can supply you with your new dental chair. 

But a word of caution here…buying your chair is only the first step. 

What you really need is a dental equipment partner. Someone who can provide everything you need and has your best interest at heart. People who not only know their stuff when it comes to choosing the chair in the first place, but can advise you on everything throughout the lifetime of your chair. From gaining access to the surgery for installation, training you and any of your colleagues who will also use the chair, to regular preventative maintenance, upkeep and even on-going upgrades and updates, which will extend its longevity and maximise uptime.

And here at Blueprint Dental, we’re pretty confident we can be that partner. With approaching 20 years of experience, we have the technical expertise to help you make the right choice for you, matched with an unsurpassed reputation for service with some of the finest, most experienced engineers in the UK.


"With all of the Blueprint engineers, they're very lateral thinking. They will look at the problem from the client's perspective. Blueprint are very genuine about the way they conduct themselves."

Dr Amit KotechaPrincipal, Care Dental

Top Tip # 7: Space/Accessibility

Space (or lack of!) is often a real limiting factor in the design of your surgery and choice of dental chair. The chair needs to be easily accessible to the patient entering the treatment room, offering safe, easy entrance and egress.

In some instances a knee-break chair could be a valuable choice, freeing up space in the folded position whilst the patient enters the room and also offering a potentially easier option for elderly patients or those with restricted mobility. 

Top Tip # 8: Hygiene

The impact of the global pandemic has elevated our patients’ awareness of hygiene in clinical settings. Whilst, as dental professionals, we have always had a clear understanding of the importance of infection prevention, the ability to effectively decontaminate and remove any bio-burden from the dental chair must not be underestimated.

A chair requires effective contamination prevention routines both internally and externally to maintain patient safety.

Internal water lines present a potential hazard with the build up of biofilm, if not regularly decontaminated. For this reason a chair with an automated flushing function is highly recommended.

Externally, the upholstery should be easily wiped down between patients to leave a clean chair environment for the next patient.

Integrated cleaning adapters

The design of the dentist and assistant’s units also play a part, with easily wiped down touch screen interfaces helping to further minimise the risk of cross-contamination. Even the use of a foot control has positive ramifications on infection control, with the ability to control hand piece parameters reducing the need for the dentist to touch anything other than dental instruments during a procedure. 

But it’s not only biological hygiene which needs to be considered. Steps need to be taken to ensure the delivery of air to the patient is clean and oil-free, as well, having passed through any relevant filters.


Top Tip # 9: Aesthetics

As well as meeting all your functional requirements, we know that you also want your chair to look good in your clinical setting. First impressions really do count and the patient will experience emotions based on what they see from the second they walk through the door. Clearly as a clinician you want those feelings to be positive and to put the patient’s mind at ease.

There are many colour schemes and colour combinations to choose from. Bright & vibrant, calm & soothing, contemporary or more traditional. But whatever your choice, it needs to fit into the look and feel of the treatment room and complement your interior design and the overall branding of your business and entire practice or even practices.

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There are a whole range of upholstery options available right through to plush ultra high quality options with toned stitching and embroidery for a top of the range superior look and feel for the most exclusive dental settings.

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Top Tip # 10: Budget/Financing

A wide ranging price band exists when you’re talking about dental chairs. You’ll hear talk of real low end deals right through to top of the range, super specification whole treatment centres with a plethora of options.

Our advice is to define your budget range, but absolutely ensure that you are getting a quality product from a quality brand via a quality dental equipment supplier, who can provide you with the on-going support you need.

At Blueprint Dental, we can help you choose the best option for your budget, always guaranteeing quality and a top notch customer experience. That’s what we do.

Leasing payment options for dental equipment

And for those who prefer to spread the cost of their chair purchase, which, incidentally, also offers a number of favourable tax advantages, we have collaborated with the team at Vector Finance, who have an extensive knowledge of dental finance schemes and will work with you to tailor the best financial option over your preferred payback period.

So whether it’s your first single chair purchase, the replacement of an old faithful friend, a complete practice refurbishment or new build, your chair choice and its configuration are of paramount importance to your dental operations moving forwards.

You need a quality, reliable chair with the right ergonomic set up for you, a high level of comfort for your patients, with a specification to meet all the procedures you perform, within the budget you’ve set.

And that’s where we come in. It’s what we do day in, day out and our surgery specialists will help you make sure that those choices are right for you now and in the future.

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Elevate Your Dental Practice with 3D CBCT Imaging: Why It’s the Ultimate Choice Over 2D Panoramic X-rays

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Why 3D CBCT Extraoral X-ray should be the technology of choice, even as an entry level option.


In the ever-evolving landscape of digital dentistry, staying up-to-date with the latest technology is crucial to provide patients with the best possible care. One such advancement that has transformed the field is Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), a three-dimensional extraoral X-ray imaging technology. 

While 2D panoramic X-rays have long been a staple in dentistry, the advantages offered by 3D CBCT make it the technology of choice, even for entry-level scanning. 

In this blog post, we will explore the reasons why 3D CBCT should be your preferred imaging technology in the realm of digital dentistry, even if it’s your first foray into panoramic imaging.

1.  Superior Diagnostic Precision

One of the primary reasons to opt for 3D CBCT over 2D panoramic X-rays is the superior diagnostic precision it offers. Unlike 2D images that provide a flat representation of oral structures, CBCT scans generate detailed, three-dimensional images that allow dentists to view anatomical structures from various angles. This enhanced perspective is invaluable when planning complex procedures like implant placement, orthodontic treatment or assessing impacted teeth.

2. Enhanced Treatment Planning

3D CBCT technology also enables dentists to plan treatments with unparalleled accuracy. By visualising the exact dimensions and relationships of teeth, bones, nerves and soft tissues in 3D, clinicians can create precise treatment plans, reducing the margin for error. This level of precision leads to improved outcomes and patient satisfaction.

3. Reduced Radiation Exposure

Concerns about radiation exposure are common in dental imaging. And rightly so.

3D CBCT addresses this concern by delivering lower doses of radiation compared to traditional CT scans. This makes it a safer option for patients, particularly for routine imaging needs, and aligns with the principles of ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) radiation exposure.

4. Efficient Workflow

Time is money in a dental practice, and 3D CBCT technology can significantly streamline your workflow. CBCT scans provide immediate results, eliminating the need for time-consuming film development. The digital nature of CBCT also enables easy storage, retrieval and sharing of patient records, reducing administrative burdens.

5. Expanded Diagnostic Capabilities

3D CBCT isn’t just limited to dental applications. It can be used to diagnose conditions beyond the oral cavity, such as sinus problems, temporomandibular joint disorders and airway assessments. Offering these expanded diagnostic capabilities can attract new patients and enhance your practice’s reputation for comprehensive care.

6. Competitive Advantage

In the highly competitive field of dentistry, staying ahead of the curve can give your practice a significant edge. Embracing 3D CBCT technology demonstrates your commitment to providing the best possible care to your patients. It can also attract referrals from other dental professionals seeking your expertise in 3D imaging.

7. Future-proofing your practice

Digital dentistry is continuously evolving and 3D CBCT is at the forefront of these advancements. By investing in this technology now, you are future-proofing your practice. As new software updates and applications become available, you can seamlessly integrate them into your workflow, staying at the forefront of your field.

3D CBCT technology is not just reserved for advanced or specialist practices. It offers clear advantages even for entry-level scanning needs. From superior diagnostic precision and enhanced treatment planning to reduced radiation exposure and efficient workflows, the benefits of 3D CBCT are undeniable. 

At Blueprint Dental, we’ve helped many practices adopt digital imaging technologies and workflows and our specialist digital teams will guide you every step of the way from initial discussions around which 3D CBCT best suits your practice’s needs to installation and training – ensuring both you and your patients get the most out of you new investment.

We represent some of the world’s leading dental 3D CBCT equipment brands , including the Dentsply Sirona Axeos 3d Scanner and the Carestream Dental range of 3D extraoral scanners.

By choosing 3D CBCT as your extraoral X-ray imaging technology of choice, you are not only elevating your practice but also providing the best possible care to your patients in the world of digital dentistry. 

Embrace the future today and watch your practice thrive!

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Embracing Digital Technology: 8 big advantages of adopting digital sensor technology over traditional X-ray film

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The transition from traditional film X-ray development to phosphor plate scanners and digital sensors continues to revolutionise the way dentists diagnose and treat their patients. 

In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the many advantages of embracing digital sensor technology for dental professionals.

1. Reduced Radiation Exposure

One of the most significant benefits of digital dentistry is the reduction in radiation exposure. Traditional film X-rays required higher doses of radiation to produce clear images. In contrast, digital sensors and phosphor plate scanners use lower radiation doses, making the process safer for patients. This is particularly beneficial for individuals who need frequent X-rays or those concerned about radiation exposure.

2. Faster Image Acquisition

Digital dentistry eliminates the need for chemical processing and darkroom time associated with traditional X-ray development. Dentists can capture high-quality images almost instantly, saving both time and resources. This increased efficiency allows for quicker diagnosis and treatment planning, ultimately benefiting the patient and freeing up chair time for your business.

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3. Enhanced Image Quality

Digital sensors and phosphor plate scanners provide superior image quality compared to analogue methods. The digital images are highly detailed, making it easier for dentists to detect even the smallest abnormalities or dental issues. This enhanced clarity leads to more accurate diagnoses and treatment recommendations.

4. Improved Storage and Retrieval

Traditional X-rays required physical storage and could deteriorate over time, especially if the storage conditions were not ideal or they became exposed to damp, heat etc. Digital dentistry eliminates this issue by allowing dentists to store and retrieve patient records electronically within their patient software packages. This not only saves physical space, but also ensures that patient data remains complete, up to date and easily accessible for years to come.

5. Efficient Collaboration

Digital images can easily be shared with other dental specialists or healthcare professionals for collaborative treatment planning. This seamless communication between professionals ensures that patients receive the best possible care and treatment options tailored to their needs, especially in cases requiring a multi-disciplined approach and input from a variety of specialties.

6. Patient Education

What better way to empower your patients than by providing them with clear and detailed images of their oral health? Dentists can display images on screens, making it easier to explain diagnoses and treatment options to patients. It is a well known fact that informed patients are less anxious and more likely to actively participate in their dental care and adhere to treatment plans.


7. Environmentally Friendly

The shift to digital dentistry is also much more environmentally friendly. Traditional X-ray development chemicals are hazardous and contribute to pollution. By reducing the need for these chemicals and film processing, a move to using digital or phosphor plate sensors helps reduce the environmental impact of dental practices.

VistaScan Mini 2.0 with sensors


While the initial investment in digital equipment may seem significant, it can lead to long-term cost savings. The elimination of film and processing chemicals, as well as the reduced need for retakes due to image quality issues, can result in cost-efficient dental practices over time.

So, we can see that the advantages of moving from traditional film X-ray development to phosphor plate scanners and digital sensors in dentistry are clear and numerous. Not only do these technologies enhance patient safety, but they also improve diagnostic accuracy, streamline practice management and contribute to a more sustainable and patient-centered approach to dental care. 

Dentists who embrace digital dentistry are far better equipped to provide top-notch care while ensuring the comfort and well-being of their patients. The future of dentistry is digital and it’s a win-win for both practitioners and those in the dental chair.

At Blueprint Dental, we’ve helped a wide range of dental practices switch from traditional X-ray film imaging to digital solutions.

And the Duerr Dental VistaScan MiniView 2.0 is an ideal first step towards digital imaging fitting seamlessly into your imaging workflow.

It has a compact footprint, is easy to use and cost-effective, as well as offering all the advantages we’ve mentioned above.

And right now we have some great offers to get you started.

Or for more information, please contact Kayleigh Bezzant on 07300 792 166 or by email.

Kayleigh is our digital dentistry specialist for dental surgeries and has a wide experience in digital imaging.

There’s nothing that Kayleigh likes more than educating dental practices on how to introduce digital workflows and finding the right digital solutions, so why not get it touch today?


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The Digital Dentistry Masters: A hands-on Seminar on Digital Workflows

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Join us for this one day workshop, aimed at dental professionals wishing to improve their knowledge of the latest workflows and solutions in digital dentistry.

And what’s more, you’ll earn up to 6 hours of verifiable CPD.

The event is free, although we do ask participants to register, as numbers are limited.

Venue details:

Dentsply Sirona UK

Building 3 The Heights

Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0NY.

Time and date:

28th November 2023

9.00 to 17.00



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Discover the Power of Digital Dentistry with Dentsply Sirona/Blueprint Dental’s Hands-On Course

Are you ready to revolutionise your dental practice with cutting-edge digital solutions? Join us and Dr Riaz Yar in this hands-on seminar, where we will guide you through the full digital workflow and in-house manufacturing using CEREC®, Primescan®, and Primeprint®.

Throughout the course, you’ll dive into the CEREC workflow for restorative dentistry, focusing on clinical implementation and management. You’ll also explore the role of Primescan intraoral scanner in modern dentistry. We’ll introduce you to the future of 3D printing with Primeprint and DS Core®, expanding your horizons with these exciting technologies.

Our aims and objectives revolve around providing you with hands-on experience of the advantages of digital dentistry compared to traditional techniques, highlighting the streamlined and simplified workflows. You’ll witness first-hand all the components of our digital solutions and learn how to integrate them seamlessly into your existing workflows.

Join us on this transformative journey and unlock the potential of digital dentistry.

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Nexa 3D XiP Printer – Customer Testimonial – Beever Dental Technology

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Phil Reddington, MD of Beever Dental Technology tells us about his recent experience with Blueprint Dental and the Nexa3D XiP printer…

At Beever Dental we constantly strive to keep ahead of the surge in digital technology, in order to maintain our clients’ and patients’ needs for the perfect smile. Something which we always strive to provide at Beever Dental.

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Nexa3D XiP Printer at Beever Dental

“Having known Mark Welch from Nexa3D and Alan Wright from Blueprint Dental for a while and done business with them both, it made sense to speak to them when the new Nexa3D XiP printer came to my attention.

“As a result, we have now added this unit to my digital team’s tools to help us maintain the standards required and expected of our lab. 

“And I must say it doesn’t let you down.”

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Nexa3D XiP Dental Printer Product

Phil continues, “As with all new tech, there was the learning curve to get up and running and we’d also like to thank David Brown and the team at Blueprint for the set up and Mark Welch for his continued support.

“The Nexa3D XiP does the job and does it well.”

Thank you Phil and team. We’re delighted that the XiP has fitted so well into your digital workflows and is helping you create those all-important perfect smiles for your clients.

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Rick Esgate joins Blueprint Dental as Business Development Manager

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We’re really excited to introduce Rick Esgate, who has joined Blueprint Dental as Business Development Manager, responsible for our digital laboratory solutions.

Rick has 17 years of experience as a dental technician, during which time he specialised in digital workflows. He also has 7 years experience in clinical digital dentistry, including sales and technical support and training, so is ideally placed to slot straight into our business development team to help dental laboratories across the UK make the most of new innovations and digital solutions available to them.

We asked Rick “Why Blueprint Dental?” 

Rick says. “A big factor in coming to work at Blueprint is the reputation of the company. Blueprint have always been known for their high standard when it comes to installations and after sales support. This has always been something I strive for too and I feel my values align with theirs. 

“Another important factor was already knowing some of the current employees and having a massive amount of trust and faith in their abilities. I knew I was making the right choice. Having met Sharaz, I instantly recognised he was someone who really understands the dental market and particularly digital dentistry, which makes a huge difference to me as well.”

In response Sharaz Mir, Sales & Marketing Director of Blueprint Dental commented, “We are really pleased to have Rick as part of the Blueprint family. Being an experienced dental technician, as well as his extensive knowledge of digital workflows will ensure Blueprint continues to support dental labs across the country successfully adopt digital solutions and techniques.”

When not at work Rick enjoys long walks with his family and dog – a 2 year old Sprocker called Nellie. He also has a large collection of vinyl records which he prefers listening to over watching TV.

Or you might find him enjoying a few pints and watching Leeds United lose at the weekend. (His words, not ours!)

To contact Rick, please email or call  0753 905 2860

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Supplier Spotlight: Melag – Safeguarding UK Dentistry with Cutting-Edge Decontamination and Infection Prevention Solutions

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In the second in our Supplier Spotlight series, we look at Melag Medizintechnik GmbH, based in Berlin, Germany. The Blueprint-Melag partnership is another affiliation which goes right back to the very start of our journey to being one of the UK’s leading dental solutions providers; a partnership started around twenty years ago, during which time Melag has become a global leader in providing cutting edge decontamination and infection prevention equipment and solutions for dentists.

Today, our collaboration is at the forefront of enhancing patient safety and ensuring impeccable hygiene standards in dental practices across the UK.

About Melag

With a legacy spanning over 60 years, Melag has established itself as a premier name in the dental industry. The company’s unwavering commitment to developing innovative decontamination and sterilisation solutions has made it the number one choice for dental professionals across the globe.

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Advancement of Melag Sterilizer Technology: A 20-Year Journey of Innovation

Over the past two decades, Melag has led a transformative journey in steriliser technology, redefining standards of infection prevention and instrument decontamination. This period of innovation has witnessed remarkable advancements that have not only elevated the efficacy and efficiency of sterilisation processes, but also contributed significantly to patient safety and healthcare excellence.

Old Melag sterilizer

In the early 2000s, Melag established a solid foundation by introducing autoclaves and sterilisers that incorporated digital controls, enhancing precision and user-friendliness. The integration of touchscreens and programmable cycles streamlined sterilisation procedures, setting the stage for more sophisticated developments.

By the mid-2000s, Melag had embraced automation, introducing sterilisers with advanced cycle management capabilities. These innovations optimised sterilisation cycles, minimised manual interventions and reduced the risk of human error, fostering consistent and reliable results.

The late 2000s marked the integration of advanced safety features in Melag sterilisers. With automatic door locking mechanisms, pressure release systems and real-time monitoring. These sterilisers offered enhanced protection for both operators and instruments, ensuring a secure and controlled sterilisation environment.

Entering the 2010s, Melag leveraged technological advancements to offer connected steriliser solutions. Cloud-based monitoring and data logging capabilities enabled real-time tracking of sterilisation processes and compliance. Additionally, validation systems ensured that sterilisation cycles consistently met regulatory standards.

Excellence and Sustainability

In the current decade, Melag’s focus has expanded to encompass environmental sustainability alongside infection prevention. Energy-efficient sterilisers, eco-friendly materials, and water-saving features reflect a commitment to responsible healthcare technology.


Innovative Solutions for UK Dentists

The partnership between Blueprint Dental Equipment Ltd and Melag is testament to our shared dedication to elevating the hygiene standards in UK dental practices. Dental professionals can access a comprehensive suite of cutting-edge solutions that address the critical need for decontamination and infection prevention.

Melag’s range of decontamination and infection prevention equipment continues to set the industry benchmark for reliability, efficiency, and safety. Their offerings encompass a spectrum of solutions designed to meet the rigorous standards of modern dental practices, ensuring that patient safety remains the top priority.

Today’s Melag range includes:

Autoclaves and Sterilizers: Melag’s autoclaves and sterilisers offer validated sterilisation processes, ensuring that dental instruments are free from pathogens and contaminants. These solutions provide confidence in infection prevention, contributing to patient safety. 


Washers and Thermal Disinfectors: Melag’s thermal disinfectors are engineered to efficiently clean and disinfect dental instruments, minimising the risk of cross-contamination and infection transmission.


Water Treatment Systems: Melag’s water treatment systems ensure that dental units have a consistent supply of high-quality water, mitigating the risk of microbial contamination and safeguarding patients’ well-being. 

A Shared Commitment to Hygiene Excellence

Blueprint Dental Equipment Ltd and Melag share a common mission of continuing to elevate dental hygiene standards in the UK. Our long-standing partnership reflects our shared commitment to providing dental professionals with cutting-edge solutions that prioritise patient safety and uphold stringent infection control practices.

During our 20-year collaboration, the advances in Melag steriliser technology reflect not only a series of technical innovations but also a collective impact on patient care, healthcare facilities and infection control practices. The precision, automation, safety enhancements, connectivity and sustainability features have collectively redefined the landscape of sterilisation, placing patient safety and healthcare excellence at the forefront.

 We’re proud to be part of Melag’s journey and look forward to more exciting developments in the future.

Melag melatherm 10 Evolution washer disinfector

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Spotlight on Dentsply Sirona – Empowering UK Dentistry Together

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Spotlight on Dentsply Sirona – Empowering UK Dentistry Together with Cutting-Edge Equipment and Complete Workflow Solutions

As a leading distributor of dental equipment in the United Kingdom, Blueprint Dental has been proud to collaborate with Dentsply Sirona since our own early beginnings. That ‘official’ partnership in itself is close to 20 years, but the reality is that two of our co-founders, Sharaz Mir & David Brown, have ties with Sirona going back almost 30 years.

Today Dentsply Sirona is an esteemed global dental equipment supplier, providing an extensive range of innovative solutions for UK dentists and dental laboratories and is a renowned name in the dental industry, with its own rich history spanning over a century.

Very old Blueprint Dental Logo

The present company was formed through the merger of DENTSPLY International and Sirona Dental Systems back in 2016, combining their respective expertise to revolutionise dental care.

Now as a leading supplier of dental equipment worldwide, Dentsply Sirona is committed to developing cutting-edge solutions to improve patient care and enhance dental professionals’ efficiency.

Dentsply Sirona offers a diverse portfolio of dental equipment, ranging from digital imaging and diagnostic systems to treatment centres (dental chairs) and their world famous CEREC CAD/CAM digital workflow solutions, all of which is available throughout the UK from Blueprint. Their products are high tech, designed with precision and built to last, ensuring dentists and dental laboratories have access to reliable tools for accurate diagnoses and effective treatments.


Innovative Solutions for UK Dentists

At Blueprint Dental, we continue to recognise the importance of equipping UK dentists with the latest technologies to provide exceptional patient care. We continuously invest in our partnership ensuring both our customer facing and service teams are up to date and fully trained on new products, updates and upgrades with the support of Dentsply Sirona’s UK and European teams. 

Through our partnership with Dentsply Sirona, we offer dental practitioners in the UK access to a broad spectrum of innovative solutions…

Dentsply Sirona Treatment Centres

Treatment centres from Dentsply Sirona are designed to optimize workflow and patient comfort. With advanced features and ergonomic designs, these units empower dentists to perform procedures efficiently, ensuring a seamless dental experience for patients.

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Patient in Dentsply Sirona Intego dental chair
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Imaging and Diagnostic Solutions

Dentsply Sirona’s imaging systems deliver unparalleled clarity and precision, aiding dentists in accurate diagnoses and treatment planning. These solutions include 3D CBCT imaging, intraoral sensors and scanners. 

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CEREC/inLab CAD/CAM Solutions

CEREC and inLab CAD/CAM systems from Dentsply Sirona enable dental laboratories and surgeries to fabricate restorations with exceptional precision and efficiency. From in-lab milling machines to chair-side scanners and on-site 3D printing capabilities, these solutions enhance the quality and speed of dental restorations.

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CEREC Product Family
PrimePrint Family

A Vision for the Future

Dentsply Sirona and Blueprint Dental Equipment Ltd share a common vision of advancing dental care in the UK.

By providing a comprehensive range of advanced equipment and solutions, we empower UK dentists and dental laboratories to deliver exceptional care and stay at the forefront of dental technology. Together, we are revolutionising dental care, enhancing patient experiences and shaping the future of dentistry in the United Kingdom.

If you’d like to discover more about the Dentsply Sirona range of equipment and total dental solutions available from Blueprint Dental, please email us at, call 0800 228 9828 or complete the form below.

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Blueprint Dental welcome Kayleigh Bezzant to their digital dentistry team

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We’re really excited to announce that Kayleigh Bezzant has joined Blueprint Dental as our newest Business Development Manager, responsible for our digital dentistry solutions across the UK.

Kayleigh has a passion for digital technology in the dental field, especially in the areas of CAD/CAM and digital imaging, where she has gained excellent experience over the last several years.

After leaving university with a BSc (Hons) degree in Biomedical Science, Kayleigh joined the UK dentistry industry as an account manager for consumable products, in what she thought would be just a stop gap role! She then went on to be field based specialising in loupes and surgical products until she discovered the exciting new area of digital dentistry.

Says Kayleigh of her role, “The beauty of digital dentistry is the products can be integrated at any time and when the practice is ready. 

“I enjoy helping educate practices on how to introduce digital workflows and finding the right digital solution(s).”

Sharaz Mir, Sales & Marketing Director of Blueprint commented, “We are delighted to welcome Kayleigh to the Blueprint family. Her experience and expertise in the digital field, as well as in dentistry more widely, will help us continue to help dental practices all over the UK successfully adopt digital solutions and techniques.”

Outside of work Kayleigh enjoys Crossfit and fitness events, is a keen gardener and loves to grow her own vegetables. 

She also loves to travel and is trying to visit 40 countries before she is 40 (She has 11 more to go!). 

To contact Kayleigh, please email or call 07300 792 166

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