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Why you need a plan

Gary Nelson on why every practice needs a plan for the coming year… I can think of many reasons you might not want to take the time to write down your business plan for the…

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Top Tips to boost your plan in practice

Sales Support Manager Michelle Hardy looks at five ways to boost your patient plan… Share your vision One way to help grow the plan is to share your vision for where you want to take…

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Improve your sleep with a better bedtime routine

Brand and Communications Manager, Sian Grace, explains how to get the best night’s sleep and why it’s important. Sleeping badly and poor well-being often go hand in hand. A bad night’s sleep can make you…

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A brighter spring…

Spring is here and many of us are happy to see the longer days that come with it. Looking back, February was, for many, the most challenging month of the year yet, and in that…

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Tips on how to become a good leader

Johanna Hooper is a performance coach specialising in leadership, who has spent time working in senior positions within the armed forces. She has helped hundreds of people with leadership techniques and given people advice on…

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Four big things to consider when making a move to private dentistry

Practice Plan’s Zoe Close shares her thoughts on what you need to consider when making a move to private dentistry… The experience of living and working through the pandemic has led many to take a…

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The COVID-19 Chronicles: an associate’s view #6 Hussein Hassanali

Ahhhh, my hands have thawed out enough to operate a keyboard in the new permafrost habitats of winter season dentistry. Thanks to the requirement for open window ventilation and fallows, through fervent shivering I’ve shifted…

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How benchmarking can help you improve your practice…

Donna Hall brings you top tips from Dental Accountant Alan Suggett on how benchmarking can help you improve your practice… What does benchmarking mean to you and what can you do about it? How will…

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Brent geese – what can we learn as humans?

Now you might be thinking I have finally lost my marbles (that happened years ago in case you are in any doubt), but if you have ever watched brent geese migrating, it is an extremely…

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Reasons to be confident in a brighter 2021

The recession we’re now in, following COVID-19, is the seventh I’ve experienced. So far, I have survived all seven. Recession doesn’t necessarily equal the failure of your business. Something that is worth remembering among all…

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The right way to approach the topic of vaccinations

In early January, the NHS confirmed that staff at dental practices will be prioritised as part of the Covid-19 vaccination roll out. Some people will be apprehensive about the vaccine for health reasons and for…

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Furlough scheme changes you need to be aware of

The Government’s furlough scheme has slightly changed following the third lockdown. Currently, it is due to expire at the end of April, but discussions are ongoing in Westminster about another extension. HR and Employment Solicitor…

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The BDA’s Covid response and what were the biggest challenges of the pandemic

Practice Plan’s Nigel Jones spoke to Eddie Crouch, the chair of the BDA’s Executive Committee, recently for the Inside Out: Dentistry Discussed webinar. They spoke about a range of topics, including how the BDA stepped…

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Talking to patients about your price rise

In an earlier blog, I talked about the need to constantly review your treatment prices and why now is a good time to increase your prices. Now, I want to look at how, if you…

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Why now is the right time to raise your treatment prices

This is an important subject, so I’m going to address it via two blogs. The first of which is looking at why now is the right time to raise your treatment prices, and the second…

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What’s the best way to spread my sources of net income?

After the past few turbulent months, lots of people are looking for ways to feel more secure and diminish their financial vulnerability. One of the ways you can begin to increase your stability and protect…

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Prescribing your patient plan

Jayne Gibson talks about the benefits of ‘prescribing’ your membership plan to patients and shares how one practice manages this approach… With many practices seeking to introduce a membership plan or increase the number of…

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What the future holds for the British Association of Private Dentistry

Ian Eslick talks to Jason Smithson on what the focus is for the newly formed British Association of Private Dentistry (BAPD) moving forward, alongside what the organisation’s achieved so far… Established during the most uncertain…

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