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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

Connect with Rick on LinkedIn


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

Connect with Kayleigh on LinkedIn

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Top 5 Ways Digital Dentistry Can Improve Your Dental Business

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In recent years, advancements in technology have revolutionised many industries and dentistry is no exception. The advent of digital dentistry has transformed the way dental practices and laboratories operate, enhancing efficiency, precision and, ultimately, patient experience. By incorporating digital tools and techniques, dental professionals can streamline their workflows, improve diagnostics and offer advanced treatments. In this blog post, we’ll explore the top five ways digital dentistry can significantly improve your dental business.

1. Enhanced Diagnostic Capabilities

Digital dentistry provides dentists with powerful diagnostic tools that enable accurate and efficient assessment of oral health. With technologies such as cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and intraoral scanners, dentists can capture high-resolution 3D images of the oral cavity. These images offer detailed insights into the patient’s dental structure, aiding the early detection of cavities, bone loss and other oral health issues. Precise diagnostics lead to improved treatment planning, resulting in better patient outcomes and increased patient satisfaction.

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2. Streamlined Workflow and Improved Efficiency

Traditional dental processes often involve multiple manual steps, leading to delays and potential errors. Digital dentistry eliminates many of these challenges by digitising various aspects of dental procedures. Digital record-keeping systems and practice management software simplify administrative tasks, including appointment scheduling and patient communication. Additionally, CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) technology allows for the creation of same-day restorations, such as crowns and bridges, reducing the need for multiple appointments and improving overall workflow efficiency.

3. Precision and Predictability in Restorative Dentistry

Digital dentistry offers precise and predictable outcomes in restorative treatments. Through the use of intraoral scanners, digital impressions can be taken, replacing traditional messy and uncomfortable impression materials. These digital impressions are more accurate, reducing the chance of remakes and adjustments. CAD/CAM technology enables the creation of custom restorations, such as crowns, veneers, and dentures, with exceptional precision and fit. By embracing digital workflows, dentists can provide patients with high-quality restorations in a shorter timeframe, leading to improved patient satisfaction and practice growth.

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4. Improved Patient Communication and Engagement

Digital dentistry promotes better patient communication and engagement, resulting in a more informed and satisfied patient base. Intraoral cameras allow dentists to capture and display real-time images of a patient’s oral condition, helping them understand the treatment recommendations and actively participate in their oral care. Treatment plans can be visually presented using 3D models and simulations, enabling patients to visualise the expected outcomes. Digital platforms, such as patient portals and mobile applications, facilitate communication, appointment reminders and educational resources, fostering a stronger patient-dentist relationship.

5. Continuing Education and Collaboration Opportunities

Digital dentistry opens up new avenues for continuing education and collaboration among dental professionals. Web-based platforms and virtual conferences provide access to a vast array of educational resources, allowing dentists to stay updated with the latest techniques and advancements in the field. Online forums and social media communities enable dental professionals to connect and collaborate with peers, fostering knowledge-sharing and interdisciplinary approaches. By embracing digital dentistry, dental practices can foster a culture of ongoing learning and innovation, positioning themselves as leaders in the industry.

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In conclusion, digital dentistry is transforming the dental landscape by enhancing diagnostic capabilities, streamlining workflows, improving treatment precision, and strengthening patient engagement. Embracing these technological advancements can significantly benefit your dental business, leading to improved patient outcomes, increased operational efficiency and enhanced practice growth. By staying abreast of the latest digital tools and techniques, dental professionals can provide exceptional care while staying at the forefront of the ever-evolving dental industry. 

Blueprint Dental is your ideal digital solutions partner as you embark upon your digital dentistry ‘journey’. With years of experience and access to a wide range of the world’s most renowned dental equipment brands, we’ve helped countless dental surgeries and laboratories transform their workflows from totally analogue to wholly digital.

If you’re thinking of starting your digital transformation, or already have some elements in place which you’d like to expand upon, contact us for a no obligation chat about your project and vision for your dental business.

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Modular EXOCAD Training

Join our EXOCAD Course

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Modular Exocad Certificate Course for Dentists and Dental Technicians

Practical Implantology, in association with Blueprint Dental, are excited to announce this Practical Modular Exocad 3 day Course.

This course has been developed and delivered by official authorized Exocad trainer Dr Haitham Sharshar BDS;MSc Perio Implant

Dr Sharshar has 12 years experience in Digital Dentistry and has applied more than 12,000 cases using Exocad. He is an International Official Trainer for Exocad, as well as being an internationally renowned speaker in Digital Dentistry and a recognised KOL.

This modular course is part of the Practical Implantology CPD-accredited course programme. It comprises 7 modules in total and qualifies for 24 hours of verifiable CPD.

The course will be held from 1st to 3rd December 2023 in London, UK. The actual venue location is to be confirmed.

For further information or to book your place, click here

Dr Haitham Sharshar

Course objectives:

  • Design Your Cases in a Fully Digital Work Flow
  • Increase Improve Quality Control on Your Final Restorations
  • Inspire and Motivate Your Patients
  • Enhance Communication with Your Lab & Team
  • Analyze Cases With Oro-facial Smile Design Concept

At the completion of the course candidates are expected to:

Medit intra oral scanner summer pricing

New season – new scanner?

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New season…new scanner?


Summer is here and we’re celebrating with some flaming hot pricing on Medit intra oral scanners!

Grab yourself a Medit i600 intra oral scanner for just £9,500*

Or the Medit i700 intra oral scanner for just £11,700*

Or even a top of the range Medit i700 wireless intra oral scanner for just £12,900*

*Prices do not include a laptop and are exclusive of VAT.

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Need to add a laptop?

No problem!

Simply add in the Laptop Option:

17’’ QHD LED Monitor, Intel Core i9 24 Core, 32GB DDR5 RAM, x2 1TB SSD, Nvidia RTX 4070, Win 11 Pro, 3 Year Silver Warranty


*exclusive of VAT.


Have a question or want to find out more? Contact our Hi Tech expert, Chaz Sidhu...


Chaz Sidhu is our Hi Tech expert and has a vast experience in setting dental practices up with intra oral scanners and assisting dental professionals on their digital journey.

So, if you’re looking to upgrade your existing Medit i500 intra oral scanner, chat to Chaz today and he’ll help you decide which is the most appropriate options for your business and your patients.

You can call Chaz on 07798 666 437 or email him here.

Or call us now on 0800 228 9828, complete the form below or email

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Dentsply Sirona Academy Clinical Education Courses

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Extend your professional knowledge with a Dentsply Sirona Academy Clinical Education Course


Our partners at the DS Academy have some super clinical education courses coming up, to further your professional knowledge in a wide area of dental practice subjects.

Treatment Co-ordinator Course

This two day in person course takes place 23rd-24th June at the Dentsply Sirona Academy, Building 3, The Heights, Webridge, KT13 0NY from 09:00-17:00.

Lead by award winning trainer, Adam Morgan, this course is designed for Treatment Co-ordinators and Clinicians and will earn you up to 14 hours of verifiable CPD.


Training course info

Implant Nurses Course – Beginner – Dentsply Sirona Implant Systems – Weybridge

This one day in person course takes place 3rd June at the Dentsply Sirona Academy, Building 3, The Heights, Webridge, KT13 0NY from 09:30.

Lead by Carol Johnston, this course is designed for nurses who play a role in implant surgery, who are new to the discipline and will earn you up to 7 hours of verifiable CPD.

More on this course

Blueprint announces 3D printing partnership with Nexa3D!

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Discover our exciting new range of Nexa3D dental printers!

We’re really excited to announce a new strategic partnership for the UK dental sector with Nexa3D, the maker of ultrafast professional and industrial polymer 3D printers. The partnership will combine Blueprint’s extensive sales and service experience in the dental laboratory market with Nexa3D’s end-to-end validated workflow for arguably the highest accuracy 3D printing solution for dental labs available today.

The new XiP Professional Desktop printer is built on Lubricant Sublayer Photo-curing (LSPc®) Technology, allowing users to print at fabulous speeds of up to 18 cm per hour. Its 4.8L build volume, unrivalled speed and an open material platform make it accessible to every dental professional looking to 3D print dental products.


Our Sales & Marketing Director, Sharaz Mir, commented. “Digital dentistry workflows are playing an increasingly critical role in every aspect of dental laboratory life and we recognise the need to provide the UK market with accurate, reliable 3D printing solutions which have the capability of speedily producing a wide range of dental products.”

“Adding Nexa3D’s high throughput 3D dental printers to our portfolio, together with a wide range of high performing dental resins, enables us to serve the UK laboratory market with the highest standard equipment, consumables and technical support.”

Business Development Manager for Labs, Alan Wright added.

“The new XiP Desktop 3D Printer prints up to 6 flat models in under 30 minutes. The range also offers a wash & cure unit which is also simple to use, allowing you to print at scale with confidence and ease.”


For more information, please complete the form below or contact: Alan Wright, Business Development Manager – Labs, Blueprint Dental Ltd on 07904 413 211

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See our current job opportunities

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We’re hiring!

We have some exciting job opportunities to join one of the UK’s leading dental equipment solutions suppliers.

We’re looking for talented, dedicated people to join our Blueprint family.

See below for our current vacancies:

Dental Field Service Engineers


Due to the expansion of our advanced product portfolio, which now includes Digital Intra-Oral Scanning, 3D Printing and Milling, Blueprint Dental now require energetic and enthusiastic individual(s) with excellent customer service and communication skills to join our ever-growing team.

You will be entrusted to continue and build upon our excellent reputation for service and supply of some of the most innovative products in the dental industry.

Reporting to the Technical Director you will work via the Service Department processing repairs, break-down, annual servicing and installation of new equipment as required.

To apply today, simply send your current CV to


First UK Axano Treatment Center installation successfully completed

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We’re so excited to announce the completion of the first UK installation of the brilliant new Dentsply Sirona Axano Treatment Center!

Special thanks and congratulations to Mohsen and team at Dream Smile Dental Clinic in south east London.

Pictured below is the fully loaded Axano Treatment Center, complete with a chair-mounted Heliodent intra oral x-ray unit, wireless foot control, LED light and monitor.

The Axano Smart Touch 10.3″ LED display is intuitive and ideal for both implantology and endodontics procdedures, directly displaying images from the intra oral camera, which can be annotated and saved directly to the patient’s record from the control panel.


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Dr Imran Sayed discusses his decision to partner with Blueprint for his dental surgery refurbishment

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Dr Imran Sayed, Principal at Chelsea & Fulham Dentist takes us through why he chose to partner with Blueprint Dental for his recent surgery refurbishment project. Based in London in a practice where space is at a premium, Dr Sayed highlights the expertise and experience of the Blueprint team, which made the project a smooth ride from equipment selection right through to installation and commissioning by the Blueprint service team.

We found that Blueprint gave us the answers. We found that despite all the challenges in terms of the lack of room we had, the practicalities, the design, that they were always able to give us a really, really good solution.

Dr Imran Sayed, Chelsea & Fulham Dentists, London.

Watch the full video below:

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