Kiroku – The benefits of AI in dentistry

Laura Hills from Practice Plan talks to Hannah Burrow and Jay Shah, Founders of Kiroku, about their AI dental notes system and the benefits of AI in dentistry. What you’ll hear: How Kiroku started How…

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More than 35,000 Scots left NHS dentistry for private care

Thousands of people in Scotland have walked away from NHS dentistry and opted for private dental care since 2019. According to findings obtained through a Scottish Labour freedom of information request, at least 36,818 patients…

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Bridge2Aid – making a difference to oral health in Tanzania with Shaenna Loughnane

In 2024 dental charity, Bridge2Aid, is celebrating 20 years since their first Dental Volunteer Programme in Tanzania. Chief Executive, Shaenna Loughnane, explains how its strategy for delivering aid has changed recently. One of the key…

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EU amalgam ban: dentists in Northern Ireland granted exemption

The European Commission has approved an exemption for Northern Ireland from the EU’s new amalgam regulation, sparking reaction from the dental profession. The Department of Health (DoH) confirmed it has secured a derogation from the…

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Unmet need for NHS dentistry in England stands at 13m, says association

The British Dental Association (BDA) has warned unmet need for NHS dentistry in England is at an all-time high. It said the data shows no sign of recovery for the struggling service.

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Be informed – The essentials of an NHS conversion with Michelle Hardy

What are the key things dental practices should consider when looking to introduce private dentistry? Michelle Hardy, Practice Plan Sales Support Manager outlines the essential details needed to be able to make a well-informed decision.…

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New duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment

From this autumn, a new act will come into force that introduces a new duty for employers to take reasonable steps to prevent sexual harassment.

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Health watchdog calls for ‘fundamental’ dental reforms

Funding protection, publicity campaigns and regular national updates are just some of the dental reform recommendations made by a health watchdog.

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Health secretary to launch NHS investigation

Health secretary Wes Streeting has announced that an independent investigation will be taking place into the performance of the NHS.

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The perfect patient experience with Dr Barry Oulton

In this latest Bodcast episode, Michelle Hardy, Sales Support Manager at Practice Plan catches up with Barry Oulton, Dentist and founder of The Confident Dentist to talk about the perfect patient experience and the importance…

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Four-day work week pilot to launch in UK after trial success

Following the success of the largest UK public sector trial of a four-day work week, campaigners are preparing to launch a new pilot.

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Winning the argument for change

As the new Government accepts what’s fuelling the crisis in NHS dentistry it’s time to move to rescue and reform.

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Health secretary discusses contract reform with dental leaders

The health secretary Wes Streeting today met with dental leaders to begin negotiations on the NHS dental contract. He also discussed the launch of Labour’s Dentistry Rescue Plan, which aims to create an additional 700,000 emergency…

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Starmer pledges to fix ‘broken’ NHS ahead of pay talks

The prime minister said work will start “straight away” to fix the NHS after Labour’s general election victory.

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Reasons to #BePracticePlan

If you cast your mind back to the meetings you had with your careers officer at school. What was the first question that usually set the conversation going? More than likely, it was ‘What do…

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General election 2024: is Labour’s dentistry plan already a done deal?

What will a new Labour government mean for dentistry? Practice Plan sales and marketing director Nigel Jones shares his thoughts on the election result.

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More fitness to practise cases are closing early, says GDC

We are seeing fewer concerns and closing more cases at the early stages of the fitness to practise (FtP) process, says a GDC director. Clare Callan, associate director of fitness to practise at the GDC,…

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How has dentistry changed for LGBTQ+ professionals?

As Pride Month draws to a close, Anna Peterson reflects on how the dental profession has become more inclusive for LGBTQ+ professionals and what still needs to change.

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