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Top 10 trends in dentistry to emerge from the pandemic

Every cloud has a silver lining and Business Coach, Chris Barrow, lists his ‘hit parade’ of the top 10 great things that have come out of the pandemic. Here’s my list, in reverse order from…

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Should I fill a gap in my team or not?

Practice Plan Area Manager, Suki Singh, talks about the recruitment problem and whether it’s better to fill a gap in your team or re-align your workload if the right member of staff is not available……

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The trickle that could soon become a flood – reflections on the new NHS England targets

Practice Plan Group’s Sales and Marketing Director, Nigel Jones, reflects on the recent letter to dentists in England outlining the new NHS targets and considers the implications. ‘Probably the first thing to mention about the…

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How to create a website that instantly connects with patients

What does your website say about your practice and how can you ensure it makes the right impression to potential new patients? Here, our very own Les Jones talks about how you can achieve this…

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STOP – and take good care of yourself! Five tips to look after your wellbeing during Stress Awareness Month

As April is Stress Awareness Month, Tina Wixon shares five ideas to help you take care of your mental wellbeing in these trying times. The list of things that can cause us to be stressed…

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Stop, Collaborate and Listen

Regional Support Manager, Gary Nelson harks back to his (relative) youth and finds an unexpected source of good advice for April’s Stress Awareness Month. Almost 32 years ago, back in 1990, Vanilla Ice released those…

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Does confusion reign in the absence of a Plan?

Regional Sales Manager, Gary Nelson, explains how taking time to plan can help you regain some control in an uncertain world. The past two years have seen our personal and business lives often under the…

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Michael Bentley on falling in love with dentistry and why it is never too late to learn new skills

We caught up with Dental Consultant, Michael Bentley, to discuss his varied career path, how he came to fall in love with dentistry, and why it is never too late to learn new skills…  …

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Making changes to contracted hours

Employment and HR Lawyer, Sarah Buxton, lays out the correct process you need to follow when it comes to changing your teams contracted hours… There may come a time in your practice where, for one…

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Confidence and how you and your team can develop it

Head of Sales, Zoe Close, caught up with Executive Coach Rebecca Mander, to talk about confidence, where it comes from, how we build it and why it is never too late to develop it… ZC:…

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The new hassle-free way to move to Practice Plan

Easy Switch, Regional Support Manager, Amy Hansford, explains why moving your membership patients to Practice Plan is easier than ever before thanks to their new EASY SWITCH process…   During the 11 years I’ve worked…

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Displacement…

It is widely recognised that most dental practices will lose 5% of their patients in any given (normal) year. A multitude of reasons – financial, moving house, death, illness, change in circumstances, the list goes on.

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Dealing with burnout

Practice Plan Area Manager, Suki Singh, looks at four ways of dealing with burnout when you’re rushed off your feet in your practice…

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Recruiting the ideal team player

Business Coach, Chris Barrow, gives you a guide on what to look for when you’re trying to recruit the ideal team player…

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How dentistry can help improve a patient’s general health

Sales and Marketing Director, Nigel Jones, caught up with Brian Anderson, of Total Health Screens, to look at how the company is offering general health screenings alongside dental appointments.

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Psynergy – Dealing with mental health in practice

Practice Plan Area Manager, Suki Singh, caught up with dentist Dr Ritesh Aggarwal, of Psynergy Mental Health, to talk about the work they do to help dental practices improve the mental health of their staff……

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The three Cs

Regional Support Manager, Gary Nelson, looks back at 2021 and three things for practices to look at… And so… we find ourselves at the end of another year. Another year where life has tossed and…

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We left the NHS behind and would never go back

Back in 2006, Burton Family Dental in Burton-on-Trent made the decision to leave behind the NHS for a life in private dentistry with the help of Practice Plan. As partner and dentist, Catriona Archer explains…

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