There was a time not that long ago when a visit to the dentist was a little like the scene in the movie Marathon Man, you know the one! Austere surgery, vicious looking instruments, intimidatingly starched nurse and a scary dentist in a white clinical looking tunic. Not very welcoming ! Thankfully things have changed dramatically in the way that dental professionals and dental practices now present themselves. The use of colour within the practice together with pictures and ambient music all make a trip to the dentist a little less daunting for the patient and the increasing use of scrub suit uniforms in all their forms has also helped enhance the image of the profession by giving them a clinical, medical professional persona whilst at the same time allowing the staff to wear comfortable easycare clothing that doesn`t look too institutional in a wide variety of colours and styles.
AWB Textiles has been at the forefront of this movement and with over 70 years experience of supplying scrubs to the UK`s healthcare industry we believe we have a range of scrub uniforms second to none and with something to suit all types of practice and budget.
For the cost conscious our 1st Choice range of lightweight poly/cotton unisex scrub suits offer excellent value for money and come in range of 10 colours and all sizes from extra small to 3XL.These garments are as supplied to the UK`s hospitals and are fully commercially launderable, available as separates or suits, this range provide hardwearing comfortable basic uniform at a very comfortable price.
For those practice`s requiring something of a higher quality the `premium` scrub suit range from Dickies is ideal. These are manufactured from a heavier weight 175 gsm poly/cotton fabric that gives the wearer a high degree of comfort and an incredible degree of durability. The range is available in 11 colours, with tunics in traditional unisex v neck styles and a wrap around mock wrap style with rear ties to help provide a little more shape to those who like their garments a little more `fitted`. Two types of cargo pocket trousers complement the tunics with a unisex straight cut leg, draw string waistband as one option or an elastic waist bootcut style for those who prefer them.
From Dickies USA comes the Xtreme Stretch range of ladies uniforms these come in 11 attractive colours with 2 styles of top and an elastic waist, bootcut style trouser. These are produced in an innovative breathable synthetic fabric containing rayon and spandex that stretches 4 ways ensuring maximum comfort for the wearer with the added advantage of requiring little or no ironing after washing.
We are also a UK distributor for the ever popular Cherokee brand scrubs, which are available in a variety of styles in over 20 colours. Produced in lightweight 150 gsm poly/cotton they are a perfect compromise of style, colour and value for money.
New for 2017 are our range of Galaxy brand dental nurses tunics, available in 7 colours and a wide variety of sizes for the practice that prefers the more traditional look.
All these ranges are available from our large stocks which means you`ll never have to wait long to receive your order. Another advantage of this is that once your practice is fully kitted out the arrival of a new member of staff requiring a uniform is no problem as we have no minimum order quantity, so if you need only 1 tunic that`s all you need to order.
All our products are able to comply with laundering to HTM-01-05.
Furthermore we offer an in-house embroidery service that allows you to project your corporate logo, your staff names, positions etc prominently to your clients. All we need to make this happen is high resolution image of your practice logo and with dozens of fonts and colours your own identity will be there for all to see. Steve Salt the sales manager at AWB Textiles notes that “the growth of the corporate image throughout the dental profession has now become extremely important and embroidery is a simple, cost effective way of ensuring that your brand remains in the minds of all who see it”
Practice uniform has changed and evolved since the days of `The Marathon Man` and in many ways has been influenced by the popularity by medical tv and film drama`s such as ER, Casualty etc ? So, if you`re visiting Professional Dentistry London next month call at the AWB Textiles stand and see how they can help you Dress to Drill without it being a Marathon.