Vermilion Wins Two Awards

Private Dentistry Awards 2022

We are delighted and humbled to have won two Awards at this year’s Private Dentistry Awards: Best Referral Practice – North, and Best Patient Care – Scotland and Northern Ireland

On Friday 4 November, Vermilion’s Practice Principal Dr David Offord, General Manager Kay MacMillan and team travelled to London’s Park Plaza Westminster Bridge to attend the Private Dentistry Awards 2022. Nominated in three categories: Best Patient Care, Best Referral Practice and Best Team, this attendance was the first at the Awards for Vermilion.

A spectacular event, the room was filled with over 1,000 esteemed colleagues, all nominated in their own categories and recognised for their expertise and dedication to the provision of excellent dental care across the UK.

Best Referral Practice

Vermilion – The Smile Experts was established in 2011; a private referral-only dental practice where colleagues refer their patients for multi-disciplinary specialist treatment. Working in collaboration with the patient’s General Dental Practitioner (GDP), specialist treatment is completed before the patient returns to their GDP for their regular dental care.

This collaboration between referring dentists and the team at Vermilion has been the key to Vermilion’s ongoing success.  To be winners in this category is a source of great pride for all the clinicians, nurses and administrative staff at Vermilion. Practice Principal, Dr David Offord commented:

“Vermilion’s commitment to supporting our referring dentists goes back to our opening year. We thoroughly enjoy working with our colleagues across East Central Scotland, the Borders, Berwickshire and Northumberland to deliver excellent patient care and multi-disciplinary treatments.

“Without the trust that Vermilion’s referring colleagues place in the team, this Award would not have been possible. This win is very much theirs as it is ours. To our colleagues – thank you once again for your unwavering support these last 11 years.”

Best Patient Care

Patient care is centric to everything that Vermilion does, as we strive to deliver consistent clinical excellence with outstanding service: where communication with dentists and patients is first class. Dr Offord said of this achievement:

“I am humbled that Vermilion has been recognised for the standard of patient care that we provide. Patient care and clinical excellence truly is at the forefront of everything that Vermilion stands for. The team work so hard to deliver above and beyond, and it is fantastic that they have been recognised for this at a national level.”

Best Team

“Stronger as a team, than as individuals” is Vermilion’s mantra. We are pleased to have been shortlisted in this category, and share our heartfelt congratulations to the worthy winners, The Orthodontic Clinic.

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