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Irish Dentistry Awards: a reflective and positive experience

by Laura Fee

Irish Dentistry Awards: a reflective and positive experience

Endodontist Laura Fee explains her experience of winning Most Invaluable Team Member at the Irish Dentistry Awards.

Tell us about the practice

Smile Hub Dental Clinic is a state-of-the-art dental practice dedicated to providing exceptional dental care. Our team comprises highly skilled and compassionate dental professionals, including experts in oral surgery, endodontics, periodontics, orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. 

We pride ourselves on our modern, welcoming clinic environment equipped with the latest dental technology. This allows us to offer a wide range of services, from routine check-ups to advanced treatments, ensuring comprehensive care for our patients.

How does it feel to have won an Irish Dentistry Award?

Winning an Irish Dentistry Award is an incredible honour that fills our entire team with immense pride. It is a testament to our commitment to excellence in dental care and patient service. This recognition motivates us to continue innovating and striving for the highest standards in everything we do.

How did it feel when your name was announced?

The moment our name was announced was exhilarating and deeply gratifying. It was a validation of the hard work, dedication, and passion that every team member contributes to our practice. It reinforced our belief in our mission to provide the best dental care possible.

Have you entered before?

Yes – and we are previous winners, too! At the Irish Dentistry Awards 2022, we won Best Referral Practice, Best New Dental Practice and Best Charity or Community Practice.

Talk us through the process of compiling your entry – how did you find this experience?

Compiling our entry was a reflective and positive experience. It allowed us to showcase our achievements, innovations, and the impact we’ve had on our patients’ lives. Through this process, we engaged the entire team, highlighting our collaborative efforts and the collective commitment to excellence that defines
our clinic.

What do you think have been the main benefits of entering the awards?

Entering the awards has numerous benefits, including enhancing our team’s morale, increasing our clinic’s visibility, and affirming our reputation for excellence within the dental community and amongst patients. It also provides an opportunity for benchmarking against the highest standards in the profession.

What do you think the Irish Dentistry Awards are doing to standards within the profession?

The Irish Dentistry Awards play a crucial role in elevating standards within the profession. They encourage practices to strive for excellence, innovate, and continuously improve their services and patient care. The awards also highlight the importance of professional development and community engagement in dentistry.

What prompted you to enter the Irish Dentistry Awards?

Our decision to enter the Irish Dentistry Awards was driven by a desire to benchmark our practice against the best in the industry, to celebrate our team’s hard work and achievements, and to share our innovative approaches to dental care with a wider audience.

What advice would you give people who are thinking of entering the awards?

Our advice to potential entrants is to focus on what sets your practice apart. Highlight your commitment to patient care, innovation in treatments and services, and your team’s dedication. Be authentic in your submission and take this opportunity to reflect on your practice’s journey and achievements.

Will you be entering the awards again?

Yes, we will definitely be entering the Irish Dentistry Awards again. Our commitment to excellence in dental care and patient satisfaction is an ongoing journey, and we believe that participating in the awards is a valuable part of this process. It offers us the opportunity to benchmark our services against the highest standards, celebrate our team’s dedication and hard work, and share our continued innovations and achievements with the broader dental community. Entering the awards again reflects our unwavering dedication to not just maintaining but elevating the standards of dental care we provide to our patients. 

The Irish Dentistry Awards 2024 are now open for entries! To read the full entry guide and enter, visit