UKloupes was established by an enthusiastic dental student who felt that extortionate prices were being paid by dental students for dental loupes. After much independent research, Dave Stone found that the actual cost to produce these loupes was only around 15% of the price they were being sold for.
Dave Stone (centre) with his fellow members of the UKloupes team.
UKloupes therefore seeks to supply affordable dental loupes to students, aiming to improve the physical health of dental students and to raise the quality and speed of future dental treatment.
Sam Etherington won a Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Award in 2014, for his business Aqua Power Technologies, before going on to be shortlisted for the 2014 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, where he won the £5,000 Future Impact Award.