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Do dentists require a Hollywood investment to recreate the Hollywood smile?

The ‘Hollywood smile’ was once considered only attainable by ‘A-list’ celebrities. However, fast forward to a new millennium and achieving perfect, dazzling white teeth is now an affordable option for an increasing number of image-conscious…

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My story: volunteering with a helpline for dentists

In 2019 a group of dentists, spearheaded by Jeremy Cooper, created Confidental, a helpline for dentists in distress. The purpose of Confidental is to ‘provide emotional first aid for dentists in distress’. It is a…

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Lessons from the Workshop Tour

As another successful Practice Plan (PP) Workshop Tour comes to an end, one of our two speakers, Les Jones, looks back at some of the highlights and memorable moments. When I was asked to do…

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The big questions that dentists want answering this year

Zoe Close asks some well-known figures in dentistry what key questions they think need addressing in 2020… At the start of the year, thoughts turn to what may lie ahead. And in times of uncertainty…

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Your dentistry questions answered: flexible commissioning

As the discussion and speculation about the roll-out of NHS dental contract reform has rumbled on, there has been more and more talk about flexible commissioning. But while those who are familiar with the initiative…

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Wrestling a pig of a problem?

Laura Jones asks us to take a moment to think… What change do you wish you could create? What’s standing in the way of you achieving your goals and fulfilling your potential? Perhaps it’s a…

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Is 2020 the year you break free from the NHS?

Deep disillusionment and unhappiness with the current NHS general dental contract was one of the key findings from the latest Dentistry Confidence Monitor survey. 89% of predominantly NHS dentists said they were unhappy/very unhappy with…

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What does my future in NHS dentistry look like?

Matt Hadman looks at how contract reform could impact the clinical roles within a dental practice… Reform of NHS dentistry will have an impact on everyone in the practice team. If you hold an NHS…

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Many happy (tax) returns

With Christmas and New Year celebrations now a distant memory, a more expensive  ‘hangover’ is lurking around the corner. The 31st January self-assessment tax payment deadline can cause sleepless nights for some dentists who are…

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Your dentisty questions answered: tackling my tax bill

Practice Plan’s Tina Wixon looks for answers to the questions you’re asking…

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The boom of the Baby Boomers

According to the Huffington Post (June 2017), Britain’s baby boomers own half of the country’s £11 trillion of wealth. That’s a lot of economic power squeezed into the wallets of a very tight 10-year tribe, the product of a surge in post-war procreation.

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The effect of smoking on your dental health

We’re just a few days into 2020, so there’s a chance that any New Year’s resolutions you made are still going strong.

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