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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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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Inappropriate behaviour in dentistry– it could affect anyone

Executive Director of the Society of British Dental Nurses, Fiona Ellwood, talks about the investigation and gathering of data, which is revealing to some extent, the level of sexual assaults, harassment and inappropriate and unwanted…

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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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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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Diary of a conversion with Sam Labib of Hanham Dental

Regional Support Manager, Tracy Webb, catches up with recently converted dentist, Sam Labib. When Sam bought Hanham Dental Practice in 2018 it was a paper only, fully NHS practice. Between 2018 and the beginning of…

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Six Key Focuses to Becoming a Great Boss

In this guest blog, Dental Business Coach, Mark Topley, shares the top six priorities for great leadership. In what is an increasingly dynamic business landscape this year, effective leadership is going to be more crucial…

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Improve your patient experience and get more of what you want from your practice

Dentist and Dental Business Coach, Dr Barry Oulton, shares how to increase the turnover of a practice without working longer hours. As a dental business coach, when I chat to dentists they tend to want…

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Moving more for Mental Health Awareness Week with Sarah Barnard

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, Practice Plan Regional Sales Manager, Sarah Barnard, talks about the benefit of exercise and suggests ways to incorporate it into your daily life. The theme of this year’s Mental…

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Five great reasons to visit Practice Plan at this year’s Dentistry Show Birmingham

If you’re planning to visit this year’s British Dental Conference & Dentistry Show at the NEC in Birmingham on 17th and 18th May, we can give you five great reasons why what Practice Plan has…

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Changes to employment law this year

This year there will be a number of changes to employment law that practices should be aware of. Here, Director & HR Solicitor at Buxton Coates Solicitors, Sarah Buxton, outlines what’s coming up. As of…

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Mixing things up in practice

Dentist and owner of Abbey House Dental, Amit Jilka, explains how he makes things work in a mixed practice. I began my career as a predominantly NHS dentist. Then I trained in implants and sedation…

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Does the Dental Recovery Plan stand up to scrutiny?

Practice Plan Sales and Marketing Director, Nigel Jones, talks to dentist and BDA Principal executive committee member, Lauren Harrhy, about the government’s’ Dental Recovery Plan. Nigel: I know that you practise in Wales, Lauren, so…

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How a Treatment Co-ordinator can benefit a practice

Regional Support Manager, Chris Nicholson, outlines how introducing a Treatment Co-ordinator (TCO) can help increase treatment uptake and benefit the practice. Treatment Co-ordinators have been around for a while now and more practices are seeing…

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Are you making the most of the latent potential in your team?

Practice Plan’s Creative Director, Les Jones, encourages practices to tap into the latent potential of less experienced members of their team. A few weeks ago I watched the Carabao Cup Final between Chelsea and Liverpool.…

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The importance of having business agreements in place

Rebecca Johnson, a specialist financial planner at Wesleyan Financial Services explains why it’s important for dentists to have business agreements in place. Business agreements are the heart and soul of most companies and organisations. They…

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The Crucial Role of Persistence in Customer Follow-Up

Just as was demonstrated when football manager Jurgen Klopp received a phone call from his dentist during a Liverpool FC press conference recently, one of the key elements in successful patient management is the art…

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