News & Events
The only fluoride-containing bioactive glass toothpaste to be approved by the FDA for sale in the United States.
Trycare is delighted to announce that BioMin F toothpaste, sold as Dr Collins BioMin Restore Plus in the USA, has received FDA 510K approval for relief of sensitivity. This is a significant achievement because BioMin F is the only fluoride-containing bioactive glass toothpaste to be approved by the FDA for sale in the United States.
FREE Adin Implant surgical kit and 5 implants when you book all three modules to get you started!
A well-rounded course which will help you treat implant patients in your practice but do it with confidence and backing of up to date literature.
Course Provider: Mr. Girish Bharadwaj
Cost: Full course £3500.00
In association with Chris Barrow, Marcos White from The Courtyard, Huddersfield, is showing practices how to change their understanding of dentistry through the digital lens and grow their practices significantly.
Presented by: Marcos White
Cost: £100 per month per practice
BioMin® are delighted to announce the launch of BioMin® e-Academy!
A FREE online learning platform for dental professionals and practitioners to further their education and knowledge base about bioactive glass applications in dentistry, and obtain Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits at the same time. The learning programmes featured on the e-Academy are compliant with the General Dental Council (GDC)’s Development Outcomes and each course is linked to one or more of these.
Obtainable from home via BioMin®'s online portal. So register today to obtain those vital extra credits!
BioMin® has developed a wealth of scientific and clinical studies, resources, and programmes which we have been collated on this e-learning platform in an easy to use, bite-sized modular format for professional development. Now you can gain free CPD simply whilst learning more about the technology behind BioMin®!
In response to the current Coronavirus situation we have been forced to review our policy regarding the supply of various infection control products.
We are not stuffy, but a “fun loving” company who are deadly serious about meeting the needs of our customers.
Trycare has a reputation for integrity and superior customer support! This includes routinely completing orders with only the occasional backorder. We do this by carefully monitoring our customers needs and the volume of products they buy from us.
Unlike conventional toothpastes that contain soluble fluoride, BioMinF toothpaste incorporates calcium, fluoride and phosphate ions within the structure of the active ingredient.
When you brush with BioMinF, the particles adhere to the teeth, where they dissolve slowly over up to 12 hours, releasing these ions where they work in concert with saliva to form fluorapatite.
"Fluorapatite is more stable and ten times more resistant to acid attack than hydroxyapatite"
With single use plastics such a huge problem in the modern world, Perfection Plus are making great steps to ensure their product range is as environmentally friendly as possible!
Protect+ Sterilisation Pouches, a favourite with Trycare customers for years, are now even better. Made from fully recyclable paper and plastic, practices can become more environmentally friendly by disposing of pouches in a green manner. They've also introduced brand new fully recyclable monotrays made from PET plastic and these can be disposed of as recyclable clinical waste. Both products are available at the same great prices as before, so going gre
Lloyd Pope discusses the role of resorbable structural fillers in guided bone regeneration
While browsing Facebook recently, I came across a comment from a well-respected implant dentist discussing bone regeneration techniques.
They wrote: ‘I often hear that you need a filler like a xenograft to maintain long-term stability (although humans seem to be able to stand up okay without fillers in our skeleton). But the originators of the myth merely do not understand true host regeneration: bone is living tissue and needs to turnover and respond to function.’
While I agree with this individual when it comes to the issue of xenographic permanent non-resorbable fillers, I disagree regarding the need for fillers in general because the comment confuses the role of a ‘filler’ in bone substitutes and healthy functional bone.
The controlled release of fluoride at a low dose for many hours after brushing may be more effective at remineralising early lesions than increasing the amount of fluoride in toothpaste, reports Moira Crawford
Fluoride has been a standard ingredient of toothpaste ever since it was found to have a beneficial effect in preventing tooth decay. It has played a huge part in improving dental health, and soluble fluoride has been added to toothpaste, varnishes and drinking water in certain areas.
However, it has traditionally been held that increasing the concentration of fluoride within a product would correspondingly increase its efficacy. As a result, therapeutic toothpastes can contain up to 5000ppm fluoride with the aim of strengthening teeth and preventing tooth decay for high-risk patients.
However, research has shown the quantity of soluble fluoride in toothpaste is not the complete answer. Professor Robert Hill, research director at the Dental Institute and head of dental physical sciences at Queen Mary University, London, believes much of the fluoride in conventional toothpastes go to waste.
Studies have shown that when conventional toothpaste containing a soluble fluoride is used, there is an immediate ‘high’ of fluoride in the mouth, but this drops exponentially as the toothpaste is washed away by the salivary flow. After about 100 minutes the amount of fluoride in saliva decreases below therapeutic levels – irrespective of the initial concentration (Figure 1 on the article).
Download the full article and more about BioMin® F toothpaste
Tooth decay is the leading cause of hospitalisation in UK children, and yet it is easily prevented, so why are the numbers so high?
Biomin featured in the Dental Health special report this week, published in The Times, and explores this question, with an infographic on our shifting diets and comment on the threat sugar poses to children and their teeth.
The Biomin article on page 7, entitled 'Combat the pain of sensitive teeth' explains how the toothpaste could significantly reduce dental decay as well as solving tooth sensitivity problems.
There are many other articles and the report is available here to download. Enjoy!
The new Osteobiol® GTO® with TSV gel, a sticky bone substitute with putty-like characteristics, enables clinicians to skip the hydration phase with saline or blood, saving time and decreasing the risk of accidental exposure to pathogens.
It is Tecnoss’ new, ready-to-use, pre-hydrated biomaterial that can be easily dispensed into defect sites directly from the syringe. The Osteobiol TSV gel ensures optimal stickiness of the material, allowing easy adaptability to the recipient site and extreme stability.
BioMin F, the innovative toothpaste that replaces lost tooth mineral, has become the first & only toothpaste to gain accreditation from the Oral Health Foundation’s expert panel for its efficacy at sensitivity relief and remineralisation.
Biomin F toothpaste is now entitled to use the internationally recognised Oral Health Foundation approval logo on its packaging, assuring users that its claims have been rigorously checked and verified.
Read their announcement...
New research shows that BioMin™ F is capable of remineralising both the tooth surface and the sub-surface enamel
Young patients wearing fixed orthodontic appliances run a higher risk of caries than those who do not. If decay develops during the orthodontic treatment, then white spot lesions (formed by demineralisation of the tooth enamel around the brackets) can appear and damage the newly straightened teeth.
BioMin F, a new toothpaste based on bioactive glass technology, was already shown to be effective in remineralising tooth enamel and improving symptoms of sensitivity (Sivaranjani, 2018). Now, a new study has shown that the effects penetrate even deeper into the tooth – remineralising the sub-surface enamel and improving or reversing the white spot lesions (Bakry et al, 2018).
It's been another busy year of expansion at Trycare and as we prepare for the Christmas festivities, we'd like to sincerely thank you for your custom and kindness. Hopefully, it's been a good year for you.
Our office opening hours during this period are:
- Monday 31st December, with orders despatched that day and delivered on Thursday 3rd January.
- Wednesday 2nd January, then office opening as normal.
From all the Trycare team, we do hope you have a very Merry Christmas and terrific 2019. We'll be with you all the way - it's the Trycare way!
The winner of our chiropody Christmas Competition was Sally from Bristol. Her winning joke was:
Q - How does good King Wencelas like his pizza?
A - Deep pan, crisp and even :)
Achieve long-term success and high predictability for immediate loaded implants
Primary stability is an important goal for successful immediate loading and same day surgery. Implant failure can sometimes be caused by micromotion and stress exerted on implants during healing.
Intraoral welding is a technique of splinting abutments with welded titanium bars directly in the mouth to provide extra stability.
The procedure eliminates the possibility of errors or distortions during impression-taking, offering long-term success and high predictability.
Peri-implant bone remodels according to forces exerted upon it and optimum distribution of forces on both the implant and the prosthesis is essential for optimal rehabilitation. Rigid splinting seems to play an important role in peri-implant tissue response, since it is able to reduce the stress on implants. Additionally, patients desire good retention to relieve the discomfort of mobile dentures, so a quick solution for providing healing stability and good prosthesis retention is intraoral welding.
Immediate splinting is easily achieved by intraorally splint welding the abutments before immediate loading. This can be done very quickly, saving the many steps and time associated with other techniques.
Patient discomfort is reduced and a good functional and aesthetic result is achieved. Numerous studies have been published about immediate loading and stabilisation of multiple implants and the use of abutments splinted by immediate welding.
Titanium bars are available in a range of diameters and are easily manipulated and clamped creating a strong, metal-reinforced splint.
Click here for information on the welder, electrode pliers and titanium wires.
By Phil Mathers, 'Phil-osopher' & owner of Trycare with 50 years’ experience in the dental industry
The truth is that none of us ever pay the least price. To all intents and purposes, it is impossible to achieve! Prices vary day by day. Dealers, urged by market forces, customer pressure and competitor activities, move prices to buy business, stay in the ball park or simply compete! The dealer, in fear of becoming unviable, constantly worries about competitive pricing. At Trycare, as I suspect with other dealers, we regularly meet customers who are convinced that their prices are rock bottom and who are shocked to be shown that this not the case. This is the fault of no-one.
Compare the cost of your annual basket to the offerings of two or more other dealers and you will see very little difference. We hear of discounts but with no mention of what the price is that the discounts are applied to, prices that are not on like for like products and so it goes on - nothing like the differences you imagine you are enjoying. This is not a con. It is the reality of the impossible complexity of pricing in the modern era!
Congratulations to Cara Green of Romford, Essex who scooped the top prize in BioMin's Clinical Case Study Award 2018.
The judging panel was Prof Robert Hill, Dr David Gillam and Dr Marina Harris who agreed Cara's study was well laid out and structured, an attractive presentation and well referenced. You can download it here.
As well as kudos and exposure for winning, Cara was presented with a certificate and set of top quality instruments, kindly donated by Hu Friedy.
The runners up, who also presented very good quality case studies were Gulag Singh of Huntingdon and Felicity Heath of Bournemouth.
The competition was also launched in Lithuania and the winner, Viktorija Butrimaviciene, was sponsored by BioMin Technologies Ltd to spend the weekend at the Oral Health Conference & Exhibition in Telford.
Certificates were presented by Phil Mathers (pictured), CEO of Trycare Ltd who are the UK distributors of Biomin toothpaste.
More sculpting time and just a 10 second cure!
Radical Amplified Photopolymerisation (RAP) is just one of the technological breakthroughs that have led to Estelite winning ‘Best Universal Composite’ for the last nine years in a row.
The essential feature of patented RAP technology is its ability to polymerise photo activated composites in just one third of the time of that required by other composites. In conventional composite technology, it is accepted that reduced polymerisation time is at the expense of working time: the faster the curing time, the shorter the working time. However, due to RAP technology, Estelite composite has both the benefit of a 10 second curing time and long working time of at least 90 seconds.
Viscous collagen gel that binds graft particulates, aids placement and resists in situ distortion
OsteoBiol® TSV Gel has thermo-gelling properties that provide mechanical stability to bone substitute granules and barrier membranes. At low temperature (4°C) the gel is relatively flowable and easy to mix with graft and manipulate but becomes more viscous when exposed to body temperature.
Significantly improved putty-like handling and stability OsteoBiol TSV Gel contains heterologous type I and III collagen gel with polyunsaturated fat acids diluted in aqueous solution that contains a biocompatible synthetic copolymer that gives it its gelification kinetics.
The viscosity is at its minimum at 4°C. but increases rapidly with temperature until it plateaus at 13°C. At body temperature OsteoBiol® TSV Gel is gel-like. It does not fully harden but keeps a soft consistency and when mixed with GenOss® granules creates an easy to handle and pressure-resistant putty. The mixture becomes a stable, sticky and putty-like conglomerate that is easily placed in a defect. OsteoBiol TSV Gel is biocompatible and rapidly resorbed.
It is sterilized by Gamma irradiation, is radio transparent and thermo-reversible.
A new comparative study has confirmed that BioMinF is more effective than other toothpastes tested in reducing sensitivity following scaling and root planing, something dental hygienists are already finding. Moira Crawford reports...
Sensitivity following scaling and root planing is a common problem, and one that dental hygienists and therapists are only too familiar with. Many patients with sensitivity problems have tried a number of toothpastes without success, and either suffer after scaling procedures or cannot even bear to endure them. Others find that the procedure triggers sensitivity.
Now an innovative new toothpaste has been launched, BioMin F, which takes a different approach to the treatment and prevention of sensitivity, and has been shown not only to improve the problem on a daily basis but also to have an immediate effect in reducing sensitivity straight after scaling.
A recent trial, published in Contemporary Clinical Dentistry (2018) compared the efficacy of three toothpastes in reducing dentine hypersensitivity (DH) – immediately after scaling, and then at 15, 30 and 60 days later. The pastes were:
- a standard fluoride toothpaste containing 1450ppm fluoride
- Sensodyne Repair and Protect, containing the active ingredient Novamin (calcium sodium phosphosilicate)
- BioMin F, containing the bioactive glass compound fluoro calcium phosphosilicate.
How to achieve high bond strengths to virtually all dental substrates
You probably take ‘universal’ and ‘time-saving’ with a pinch of salt; healthy scepticism makes for a smart customer, but it also means that sometimes you can be pleasantly surprised!
Tokuyama’s Universal Bond produces high bond strengths to virtually all dental substrates and does so without having to add activators or primers. There’s also no need to wait after placement as it self-cures.
Universal Bond saves time by not having to light cure it for 20 seconds. It adheres to dentition on contact and then self-polymerises. Overall, it reduces that interminable time with the curing lamp.
Ease of use: time savings
Tokuyama Universal Bond shortens chair time for both staff and patients. Simply mix one drop of Bond A and Bond B together to trigger the chemical cure sequence and this provides worry-free polymerisation where curing lights cannot reach.
The bonding kit will bond any two interfaces porcelain, metal, zirconium and acrylic with no primers required!
White spot lesions due to demineralisation of tooth enamel are a common side-effect of orthodontic treatment, and a potential precursor to caries. The use of products based on bioactive glass which forms fluorapatite to remineralise the tooth surface could reduce the risk of white spot lesions in these patients.
Orthodontic treatment has never been more popular. With the current emphasis on oral aesthetics, not only teenagers but adults are seeking to improve the alignment of their teeth for a perfect smile.
There can, however, be an unfortunate ill-effect to the use of bonded orthodontic appliances: demineralisation of the tooth enamel around the brackets, ie white spot lesions (WSL). WSL are defined as ‘subsurface enamel porosity from carious demineralisation’, which are visible as a milky white opacity on the tooth surface, slightly softer than the surrounding smooth enamel.
You probably take “universal” and “time saving” with a pinch of salt.
Healthy scepticism makes for a smart customer, but it also means that sometimes you can be pleasantly surprised!
Tokuyama’s Universal Bond produces high bond strengths to virtually all dental substrates and does so without having to add activators or primers. There’s also no need to wait after placement as it self-cures!
Universal Bond saves time by not having to light cure it for 20 seconds. It adheres to dentition on contact and then self-polymerises. Overall, it reduces that interminable time with the curing lamp!
Biomin F toothpaste, based on bioactive glass technology, has been available for several months now. Moira Crawford talks to clinicians with over a year’s experience of Biomin, who say 90% of patients are reporting relief from sensitivity problems.
Dentine sensitivity is a big deal for patients. Discomfort or pain, particularly in reaction to hot or cold food and drinks, or even cold air, is common in the general population, and can cause acute distress, having a genuine impact on people’s lives.
Sufferers come to their dentist seeking relief from the pain of hypersensitivity and, as a result, there is a wide range of toothpastes aimed at patients with sensitivity available on the market. Many patients have tried them all, with varying degrees of success.
That’s because dentine hypersensitivity is not straightforward to treat. A UK expert forum on dentine hypersensitivity produced management guidelines, which identified three main categories into which patients with hypersensitivity will fall, and different management strategies appropriate to each (Gillam et al, 2013).
‘There isn’t one single cause of sensitivity, so there can’t be a single product that is the gold standard,’ explained Dr David Gillam, who chaired the forum. ‘It’s like Cinderella’s slipper – one size does not fit all.’
"It's not the amount of fluoride that counts but the length of time it's in contact with the tooth"
Read the full article.
Moira Crawford talks to hygienists who have had astonishing results and are keen to share their experiences with colleagues.
In practice, BioMin F has been available for over a year, and hygienists in the UK and elsewhere have been astonished by the results they have seen both in their own families and their most problematic patients.
Sam Davidson, a dental hygienist who works in practices across Kent and the South East of England, has been recommending BioMin F to patients with sensitivity who have had no success with the major sensitivity brands. She trialled it first on herself, having developed sensitivity to cold air after starting whitening treatment. ‘After 14 days of using BioMin F the sensitivity had gone and I could continue with the whitening,’ she said. She then handed samples to 30 patients and all gave positive feedback. Most have continued to buy BioMin™ F.
Written by Chris Branfield, Principal Dentist at Castle Park Dental Care, Cottingham.
A while ago I was asked to do a TV advert for Sensodyne. I liked their “Repair and Protect” toothpaste because it contains a bio-glass that sticks to surface like a protective layer and helps stop tooth sensitivity. However, there is now a new toothpaste containing an even more beneficial bio-glass called Biomin.
Traditionally, to try and strengthen teeth and protect against decay with a toothpaste, fluoride is used in quite high concentrations. Most adult toothpastes have 1,450 parts per million (ppm) and one that has to be prescribed contains 5,000ppm. That’s a lot of fluoride! This is soluble fluoride so it washes away quite quickly and has to be used correctly and not swallowed.
Research shows that you benefit more from low doses of fluoride with a sustained release than from a high dose that washes away.
"It is not the amount of fluoride that counts but the length of time it is in contact with the teeth".
It's not by chance that Estelite SQ has been voted 'Best Universal Composite' by the Dental Advisor magazine for the past 9 years. Two technological breakthroughs make it so very different to other composites and give so many benefits!
Tokuyama Is Made With “Aesthetic Pearl Fillers” Where Others Are Made With “Broken Rocks”!
Supra-nano Spherical Filler is produced using the Sol-Gel method. This allows Tokuyama to grow spheres of specific translucency, colour, size and refractive index for optimal optical and physical performance.
Other composites are made from blocks of filler that are randomly ground thereby compromising the product.
RAP Accelerated Curing gives Extended Working Time with 10 second light cure!
In conventional light curing, Camphorquinone (CQ) catalyst generates one energised Monomer each reactive cycle. Tokuyama’s innovative initiator system energizes several Monomer molecules each reactive cycle. The benefit is that less CQ gives a longer working time and the ability to energise lots of Monomer with a short cure time.
The Kerator Overdenture system is a popular choice amongst clinicians as it provides improved system componentry at the point of ordering and can be placed clinically across both implant abutments & components and also into roots of endodontically treated teeth.
Kerator abutments are compatible with all implant systems* including Adin, Nobel Biocare, Starumann, 3I, Astra, Straumann, Ankylos, Biohorizon, Biolok, Bicon, Camlog, Endopore, Frialit-2 & Xive, Lifecore, Zimmer (Calcitek, Paragon, Swissplus), Uniti, Pitt-Easy, Osstem, Dentium, Dio, Dentis, Megagen, Cowell Medi, Warantec and many more.
If your implant system is not listed or you are unsure which abutment you need, please visit our Kerator abutment website and choose the relevant implant manufacturer. After selecting the implant type, the correct abutment will then be shown to you. Should your implant system not be listed, please call us on 01274 885544.
Kerator components and instruments are also available individually.
Understanding Adin Implant’s Success And Appeal
Israel has more scientists and engineers per capita than any other country in the world. A well-educated workforce available for staffing high technology enterprises such as Adin.
"The technology sector is what makes Israel’s economy so successful and the human factor is the most important link in the process of value creation”.
It is this drive for optimal performance that is the driving force behind Adin Implants. Israel has the largest implant market in the world in proportion to its population. There are 400 implants for every 10,000 people while in the United States for example, there are only 50 implants per 10,000 people.
Opposite graph illustrates that of the major brands tested by New York University, Adin proved effective. Download the full study here.
How BioMin F toothpaste provides arguably the best protection against acid erosion
Biomin F toothpaste incorporates a 5% bioactive glass, which is able to slowly release calcium, phosphate, and fluoride ions to form acid-resistant fluorapatite for up to 12 hours after brushing. It is a major breakthrough for
oral care and is the result of over a decade of scientific research at Queen Mary University of London.
The very fine glass particles (5 microns average) adhere to the tooth surfaces – in a similar manner to the adhesion
of glass ionomers to tooth surfaces.
The encapsulation of fluoride in a bioglass of Biomin F is a completely different delivery system to traditional
soluble fluoride toothpastes and is not subject to salivary clearance. Studies at QMUL have also identified that
when salivary fluoride concentration is above 45ppm, calcium fluorite rather than fluorapatite is precipitated
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We've been rushed off our feet (no pun intended!) to get the 12th issue of the catalogue out to you, and we're thrilled to bits with it!
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Toothpaste alone does not prevent dental erosion: Study reveals popular brands like Colgate or Sensodyne fail to stop enamel loss, so how does your favourite rank?
Toothpaste alone does not prevent dental erosion, new research suggests.
After analysing nine fluoridated toothpastes that are available throughout Europe, including Colgate Caries Protection and Sensodyne Rapid Relief, Swiss researchers found enamel loss still occurs to some extent despite regular brushing.
Although none of the toothpastes studied prevent dental erosion, Blend-a-Med Pro Expert and Regenerate were found to be the least effective, while Sensodyne Pronamel and Elmex Erosion Protection are no better than saliva.
The Context - Some Shocking Tooth Decay Facts!
- Over 179,000 teeth were extracted from 0-9-year-olds in dental practices in 2017.
- 25% of 5-year-olds suffer from tooth decay.
- Over 45,000 hospital admissions for 0-19-year-olds were due to tooth decay in 2017.
- A whopping 74% of all adults have had to have a tooth extracted. 66% have visible plaque.
- It costs the NHS £50m a year on hospital-based tooth extractions for under 19s.
We're doubling our warehouse space due to rapid growth and are building capacity to increase our product range!
The dental sector continues to evolve but it seems Trycare's message is going further afield.
Trycare CEO, Phil Mathers says, "We've been investing heavily in new technology over the past year to streamline the whole operation as well as investing in our people so they are fully aware of our cutting edge products. The record sales we're seeing is a testament that we're getting things right. The Trycare Way has been instilled in the team and new recruits tell me that everyone in the sector can see that Trycare are the ones to watch. This really pleases me because we try so hard to care for customers. I'm so proud of all my team but we're not complacent either. There's plenty more for us to do and customers will continue to feel the benefits of working with us on their bottom line. It's working. 'To rest is not to conquer' continues to be my favourite saying".
Thank you for your custom this year.
The Trycare Way is to never take you for granted and to constantly raise our game.
2018 will bring you new products, brilliant prices and even higher customer care standards - we promise!
The office closes at 5pm on Friday 22nd December and re-opens again at 8.30am on Tuesday 2nd January.
Orders placed on Thursday 21st December by 4pm will be delivered on Friday 22nd December.
Customers placing orders on Friday 22nd December will be called to ascertain your preferred delivery date of either: Wednesday 27th December or Wednesday 3rd January.
The Trycare team are handling 50% more orders than last year, so we're doubling our warehouse space! The product range is growing too so this extra space will not only allow us to take on more lines, but also to continue our growth in 2018.
"We've been investing heavily in new technology over the past year to streamline the whole operation, but the real investment we've made to produce these record sales is in our people", says Trycare CEO, Phil Mathers. The Trycare Way has been instilled throughout the team and new recruits recently joining us tell me that everyone in the sector can see it. This really pleases me because we try so hard to get things right and it seems word is now getting round. I'm so proud of all my team but there's always plenty to do. To rest is not to conquer continues to be my favourite saying".
It's official, Christmas is coming and the Trycare Christmas Sale flyer is out now!
The flyer is full of amazing deals and fantastic new products including:
But wait, theres more:
When you spend £30 on Flexitol products you will also receive a Flexitol Heel Magic completely free!
We are also running a competition just in time for christmas where you could be in with a chance of winning a cuddly penguin or reindeer. All you have to do it visit www.trycare.co.uk/competition, choose a name for the reindeer and the penguin and you could win!
Buy online now - login to see everything on our special offers page.
*** UPDATE ***
Maire in London won name the penguin with Sweetcheeks .
Claire in Essex won the name the reindeer with Rodney.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you from the Trycare team!
Last week Trycare took a trip to Liverpool to attend the College of Pofiatry Conference 2017! The stand was packed full of bargains and had a fantastic turnout, we had a great time meeting all of you!
The stand also featured a special raffle and we send our congratulations to the winner, Lisa Pitt of Worcestershire!
If you don't have a Trycare account yet, what are you waiting for!
You can create an account and take advantage of our Christmas Sale by signing up here.
Trycare turned a few heads at the Foothealth Show this year with our Go Bananas promotion to encourage new customers.
The stand was one of the busiest at the show with lots of bargains, a special foothealth hamper prize contained within a giant croc and another opportunity to speak to the manufacturers of Podiguard, the revolutionary footcare treatment.
Congratulations too goes to Grace Brown of Burnham on Sea for winning the raffle!
If you are new to Trycare, please give us a try! You can create an account here.
Trycare continues to grow it's business and slowly but surely take market share.
There are numerous reasons for this but one is our complete commitment to building up a brilliant team and upskilling them whenever we can.
Clare & Charlie are shining examples of this and we're very proud to highlight their success for completing the BDIA Introduction To Dentistry exam, with distinction!
When customers call, they can be assured that we know what we're talking about.
Well done Clare & Charlie!!!
Finally – a dental laser “Made in Germany” that combines mobility and professionalism!
So brilliantly simple, the Elexxion Pico provides everything you need and with just five “buttons", you can navigate your way through a wealth of scientifically recognised treatment options.
It's a well known fact that high-quality dental lasers enable you to achieve results more quickly and to work more effectively. And that spares the nerves of patients too!
Another positive side effect is that word soon gets around that your practice is using a state-of-the-art dental laser for treatment, giving you a clear advantage among potential patients!
Download the Elexxion Pico brochure & price list.
The Elexxion Pico is taking centre stage on the Trycare stand (E40) at The Dentistry Show and is sure to grab everyone's attention!
Visit us to see the laser for yourself, discuss the benefits of providing a laser treatment service at your practice and why the offer price needs some serious consideration!
Trycare's also hosting FREE CPD seminars throughout the show - Click here for details!
More and more customers are choosing to purchase from us via the website and Trycare continues to invest in its future growth to stay ahead of demand. We are therefore delighted to announce another major improvement to our web presence!
On Wednesday 22nd March at 4pm, we move to our new high specification server.
The website will not be available during this change which is expected to last no more than 1 hour, but once up & running, should be a much faster experience than ever before.
Please also be aware that we're streamlining our shopping cart process over the coming days - making it less cluttered and even easier for you to buy from us. It's what you've requested!
Our work on creating special controls for customers with multiple sites / practices is also now complete. This allows the CEO, directors or other senior staff to monitor, amend and approve all orders before the system sends them to us for processing.
Please get in touch via 01274 885531 if you'd like to know more about these controls. They're free!
Thank you for your patience while we make all these improvements!
Bargains, Bargains, Bargains!!!
The days are getting longer and the flowers are beginning to bud. That can only mean that Spring has finally sprung. It also means it's time for you to download our Easter Special Offers Catague!
It's bursting with great deals and amazing new products. This includes:
- Saeyang K38 Micro Drill - only the size of a small mobile phone, lovely new clours and now just £215 !
- Nourish Anti Fungal Nail Varnish - an organic, enriched nail lacquer at only £5.99 !
- Amazing Nitrile Gloves - pack of 300 at an amazing price of just £7.85 !
- Chirocream footcare and heel balm - not available on the high street & with massive savings!
To cap it all off, we've also included some yummy prizes to be won including the ever-popular Wordsearch on the inside of back cover. All entries must be with us by Friday 28th April 2017 - but don't forget to send it in!
Buy online now - login to see everything on our Special Offers page - Happy Shopping!
Clinical Case Study Competition!
This is a fantastic opportunity for dental hygienists to win a 3 month research placement at Queen Mary University of London, Department of Dental Physical Science, under the tutelage of Professor Hill.
See the competition details below or download the PDF.
Information & video on BioMinF Toothpaste.
Oral Health magazine asks Professor Robert Hill how less fluoride can actually be more.
'The Problem With Fluoride Toothpastes'
'How Fluoride Works In BioMinF'
Click here to download the full report.
Tokuyama Estelite Wins Top Composite Award For The 8th Year Running!
THE DENTAL ADVISOR awards are one of the most respected awards in the USA created to recognize quality products and equipment, taking into account clinical and evidence-based research to honor the best.
Tokuyama Estelite Sigma Quick is a highly aesthetic anterior and posterior composite which is very popular in the US and Europe.
Trycare is the UK distributor and has an time-limited introductory offer.
We've been hard at it over the past month or so and have made lots more important changes to the site.
We listen to everything you say and are driven to make the site the most user-friendly site in the industry - and we mean it! So please do keep your ideas coming...
We're now developing other features for you, but some of the new ones completed include:
Our offices are closed from 5pm on Friday 23rd December and re-opens at 8.30am on Tuesday 3rd January.
On behalf of the whole Trycare team, we'd like to thank you for your custom and support throughout 2016 and hope you have a truly wonderful Christmas.
We've got lots to show you in the New Year, so are already excited about getting in contact with you again!
The Trycare Team xxx
P.S. We hope you enjoy Joanne's big budget video production of "Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer"!
Trycare Supports Dementia Sufferers and Carers
We are helping to raise awareness of the devastating condition of dementia and as part of this, Trycare is giving away a FREE butterfly key-ring with every order from the Chirocream range. All proceeds from the purchase are donated to Friends Together.
Friends Together organise coach trips for dementia sufferers and their carers, so they can to have holidays together. They also organise weekends away, day trips, lunches and dinners at local venues for a nominal charge, and the money raised goes towards supporting other activities.
Friends Together do not receive public funds so it is essential they do all they can to help make things happen for theses incredibly vulnerable people. We think this is admiral so are thrilled to be able to contribute too!
It’s December and we're getting the tinsel out!
You only have a couple of weeks left to place your Chrimbo order from our catalogue and snap up some bargains!
How about this for an ideal stocking filler? Daylight YOYO Magnifier, ONLY £5 (RRP £16), with free delivery when you spend over £50 (+ vat).
Don’t forget to send us your Wordsearch entry too for a chance to win some of our lovely, yummy prizes. All entries must be in by 1pm Friday 9th December 2016, so do check out the inside back cover of the catalogue and have a bit of fun.
NEW!!! For even more great deals, please keep checking our Clearance Page for last minute deals. Products change all the time so do visit often!
Have a cracking Trycare Christmas! xxx
Since the successful launch of BoiMinF toothpaste to our network of dentists across the UK, we now seek high street retailers to stock the product.
Not only is it a fantastic product, you'll be supported with images and other collateral to add to your own marketing effort.
The product is popular, getting excellent consumer reviews and is becoming the topic of more and more magazine & blog articles. The brand is building and it's the perfect time to add it to your range!
Click to find out more about BioMinF toothpaste and get in touch to discuss supply and margin.
That's the mantra of Trycare CEO, Phil Mathers taking on the 3 Yorkshire Peaks as well as his mission of preparing the company for further growth
Phil climbed the 3 Peaks in September 2016 as a personal goal and to "blow away a few cobwebs and to do it all within 12 hours - that's the famous challenge", said Phil.
"I've completed them before , but not for some time so with such lovely weather planned, I just had to seize the moment and hope I could still do it".
He was accompanied by David Robertson-Brown, Trycare's Digital Marketing Manager.
The trip was taken as Trycare makes numerous internal changes, the restructuring of teams and the creation of new systems to better compete with much larger companies.
"It was good to go and get some fresh thinking time away from the hustle and bustle of a normal working day. Everyone in the company is working so hard, dealing with customers and all doing a fantastic job. I'm so proud of them. We're challenging every way we do things, exploring lots of new innovations and simply making things better. It's a very exciting time in our history" said Phil. "And I keep thinking of the saying 'To Rest Is Not To Conquer' and this pushes me on to getting things done and to somehow getting up these mountains!", he continued.
"The photograph shows Phil on top of the trig point of Whernside, the 2nd peak & the highest point in Yorkshire!"
Trycare sponsor a team of local horse riders that raised over £1,100 for Cancer Research as part of the national "Ride For Research" Campaign
This campaign was set up to help cancer patient Karen Lane raise money for the Peter Andre cancer fund. Karen Lane, who lives in London, has been fighting bowel, liver and now lung cancer.
In total, the nationwide “Ride For Research” event which took part on Saturday 20th August, raised £71,452.
Trycare employee Joanne Hurrell, organised a team of riders to take part in the ride and Trycare were happy to be able to support her in this event. The team, named “The Pink Stampede" rode an 11km ride around the Bradford & Halifax area, and they also came 3rd in the nationwide competition for the largest ride, with a staggering 26 riders.
A Summer hamper of footcare goodies is on its way to Wendy Hilliard in Aylesbury to support her efforts in treating the feet of the homeless
Wendy, a professional podiatrist, is also a volunteer at The Vineyard Centre, Aylesbury which is part of a wider network across the UK and the world. Wendy gives up her time and expertise helping people who wouldn’t normally access NHS support and certainly not the private treatment she provides to others.
"It’s essential we don’t lose sight that we are a people-focused business"
It’s been smiles all round since the introduction of BioMinF toothpaste to the UK consumer & professional markets
BioMinF puts back the lost minerals from tooth enamel and helps prevent decay and treats sensitivity.
Thousands of tubes of the toothpaste were sold within a few weeks of launching the product in the UK and the feedback received from customers has been “overwhelmingly positive”, says Richard Whatley, CEO of Biomin Technologies Ltd.
"The potential of this toothpaste is massive"
That’s the verdict of the customer services team!
Charlie Bird, Head of Operations who oversaw the building work and manages the team said “This refit is part of a wider investment into our head office property in Bradford. Also included is the new staff canteen, training room and broadband fibre line into the property. We’ve created a much better working environment as you would expect for a modern, growing company and it seems to have got approval from everyone. It’s been a team effort with most people involved and coming up with ideas and solutions of how best to lay things out. It’s always good to have a happy team!”.