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Reducing the fear factor for your patients’ return to practice

We are now into the first phase of the return to normal dentistry. And after all the panic around procuring and fit testing PPE and the worry around the practicalities of reopening, now the focus…

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Why deferring your upcoming tax bill may not be the best option

Although COVID-19 has brought many changes to our professional and personal lives, some things remain constant. Unfortunately, taxes are one of them, which now more than ever has left dentists worrying about the strain on…

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Your dentistry questions answered: communicating during a crisis

Practice Plan’s Janet Mason looks for answers to the questions you’re asking… How can I better communicate as a leader during a crisis? In a crisis, communication becomes even more important for society but especially…

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What I learned after the outbreak of COVID-19

Jayne Gibson asks mixed-practice owner, Louise Hunter, for her reflections on the impact of COVID-19… The immediate aftermath of the outbreak of COVID-19 was a huge shock to the system for everybody. After lockdown was…

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My experience of going to the dentist post-lockdown

Toothache really is not much fun, especially when you’re in lockdown! Unable to see my dentist, I found it really difficult to know what to do. I was lucky enough to speak to my dentist…

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How the long tail can help you reach new patients

Lockdown was a frustrating experience for many on both a personal and professional level. It remains a difficult time for many, even as we begin easing back to normality. Often, much of that frustration can…

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The COVID-19 chronicles: an associate’s view

At last, we’re back. There appears no sweeping changes to the NHS in the short -term. Long-term, many cross fingers it’s not back to UDAs. It’s galling it took a pandemic for decision makers to…

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How I set up a private Urgent Dental Centre during lockdown

In the midst of the COVID-19 lockdown, Kris Leeson, Principal Dentist at Thorpe Dental Group, set up a private Urgent Dental Centre (UDC). Here, he talks to Suki Singh about the experience, the challenges and…

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The COVID-19 chronicles: an associate’s view

Diplomacy is a fine balancing act of appeasement. To implement change and bring about political shifts in thinking takes time. The changes our profession needs cannot happen overnight. Except on this occasion, something really did…

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The COVID-19 chronicles: an associate’s view

Finances to associates have become a drastic concern after incomes plummeted in a flash. After graduating, I wasn’t thinking of any earning potential. I wanted to be a dentist because it’s what I wanted to…

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Press play when others pause  

Just like an old tape recorder, it appears life has a pause button. In mid-March the country hit the pause button on time and your dental practice. Thankfully though, just like the tape recorder, there…

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The COVID-19 chronicles: an associate’s view

Since my clinical days have reduced by 75%, I’ve tried to get away from the pressures of dentistry. As confirmed by the Dental Confidence Monitor each year, dentistry is a stressful profession to work in…

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