Mike Hesketh – helping businesses grow

Head of Sales, Zoe Close, catches up with leading Dental Business Consultant, Mike Hesketh, to find out how he helps businesses flourish. Zoe: When I meet clients, they often ask where they should go for…

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NHS force closure of practice in high needs area

Thousands of NHS patients face ’disaster’ after a dental practice was ordered to close by the NHS. Sefton Dental Centre, a practice in Bootle, estimated that it cared for  7,000 patients under the NHS.

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Accelerate becoming a super associate with Dr Amit Jilka and Dr Kalpesh Prajapat

Hazel Dockery from Practice Plan is joined by Dr Amit Jilka and Dr Kalpesh Prajapat, Practice Owner and Dentists at Abbey House Dental, to talk about navigating the path to success for dentists with their…

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Experts warns of ‘worrying’ prescription drug shortage

Half (49%) of respondents had struggled to get a prescription drug dispensed in the past two years, a recent survey found.

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General election 2024: dental professionals call for wellbeing support in manifestos

A survey found that 96% of respondents wanted political parties to include plans for health and wellbeing support for the dental workforce in their manifestos. The survey of 282 dental professionals was conducted by the…

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Widespread fear of dentists still deters attendance

New research by Bupa confirms that over half of adults experience ’severe nervousness about dental appointments’ with 76% of patients who suffer from dental anxiety putting off dental visits ’entirely’.

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Gary Nelson muses on Imposter Syndrome in dentistry

Two miners’ strikes, power cuts, the UK’s first female Prime Minister, oh yes, and The Bee Gees were all over the pop charts. And in 1978, psychologists Dr Pauline Clance and Dr Suzanne Imes first…

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Help your practice to go green with Mark Topley

Dental Business and Sustainability Coach, Mark Topley, talks about a new programme he has launched called Go Practice Green, to help practices become more sustainable. We’re all becoming increasingly aware that it’s important to be…

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Dental crisis now a top issue for voters

  The British Dental Association has said failure to set out credible plans to save NHS dentistry will hit the parties at the ballot box, with evidence showing the state of the service is now…

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Women’s Institute to launch campaign on NHS dentistry

The British Dental Association has applauded the Women’s Institute’s landslide vote to launch a national campaign pressing the next Government to act to end the growing crisis in NHS dental services.

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Go Practice Green with Mark Topley

Hazel Dockery from Practice Plan chats to Business and CSR Coach, Mark Topley, about his new online course, Go Practice Green, aimed at helping your dental practice to become more sustainable. What you’ll hear: The…

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Building a modern workforce for UK dentistry

Recruitment is at the heart of the dental workforce crisis, argues Neil Carmichael, but what is the solution? UK dentistry is in a state of crisis. Horror stories of pensioners pulling out their own teeth…

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What does the future hold for dentistry? With Chris Barrow

Les Jones, Creative Director at Practice Plan Group catches up with Chris Barrow to look at the current dental landscape and share their thoughts and predictions for the future. What you’ll hear: What does the…

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‘Disturbing’ rise in cancer cases linked to obesity

Cancer rates among under-50s in the UK have risen by 24% since 1995, with experts linking the increase to obesity and junk food. This is the sharpest increase compared to other age groups, with 10%…

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NHS dentistry delivery still 15% lower than pre-pandemic levels

NHS dental treatment delivery has still not recovered to pre-pandemic levels, with 2022/2023 treatment levels falling 15% behind.

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England: Tie-ins won’t halt exodus from service

‘Tying-in’ inexperienced younger dentists will never compensate for the ongoing losses of older, experienced colleagues fuelled by the discredited NHS contract We are very clear that ‘tying-in’ inexperienced younger dentists will never compensate for the…

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NHS dentistry in Scotland

In this episode, brought to you by Wesleyan Financial Services, Monica Pacult talks to Wesleyan Financial Services Specialist Financial Adviser Morna Beattie about what life’s like for NHS Dentists and their finances in Scotland. They…

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BDA- Provisional registration for dentists from abroad

As UK dentistry’s trade union and professional body, we want to ensure that the proposals for provisional registration for overseas dentists are fair and safe. We are considering the overseas dentists themselves; their supervising dentists; other…

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