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‘Language Timothy’

Gary Nelson shares advice on how to change the words you use to make sure negativity does not seep into your working life…   Does anyone remember the sitcom ‘Sorry’ from the 1980s or is…

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How the 60% UDA targets will impact the profession

Practice Plan’s Sales and Marketing Director, Nigel Jones, discusses the dental landscape with Eddie Crouch, Chair of the BDA’s PEC. Many dentists were left struggling to deliver 45% of their UDA contract in the first…

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Can and should NHS dentistry return to normal?

Practice Plan’s Sales and Marketing Director, Nigel Jones, explores whether NHS dentistry will return to the way it was before the pandemic – and questions if anyone wants it to…   It’s hard to think…

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Strengthening my business

Donna Hall speaks to principal dentist and Harborne Dental Practice owner Kirsty Robinson about the changes she is making to build a more resilient business this year… Donna: How did the last year give you…

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The Covid-19 Chronicles: an associate’s view #7 Hussein Hassanali

For the last 12 months, Hussein Hassanali has been blogging about life in the dental world during the pandemic. Throughout his series of blogs, he has described the challenges of working through Covid and in…

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Vicarious liability and the impact on dental practice owners

Back in February, you may remember our blog on a case that rocked the boat on vicarious liability, its impact on the future of dentistry, and its effect on the practice owner and associate relationship.…

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The Dental Shipping Forecast

For many of you, April will have heralded the start of a new financial year. The start of another journey for your business, and yourself if you like. If this was a journey you were…

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Dentists offering an empathetic ear to their fellow professionals

Concerns around the mental health of dentists across the UK have continued to grow over recent years – with many studies showing the high levels of stress and anxiety felt within the profession. A survey…

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Employment law – changes you need to be aware of

FTA Law Director and Employment Solicitor, Sarah Buxton, looks at recent changes to employment laws that practices need to be aware of, the latest regarding employees who are shielding, and the Government furlough scheme… Statutory…

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A TEN:TEN or maybe a Boosted TEN:TEN

Time has become an incredibly precious commodity since practices have reopened. It has been an arduous period where, for many business owners, appraisals, one to ones, job chats and staff assessments (or whatever you want…

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The five steps to becoming a membership-only practice

Fliss McCalmont discusses the benefits of being a membership-only practice and how to successfully move to that business model. Why become a membership-only practice? For obvious reasons, financial stability and security has taken higher priority…

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Gary Nelson shares his ‘Motiv 8 Plan’ on how to motivate yourself and your practice over eight weeks…

Motivation is the force that guides behaviours. We may be out of a total lockdown, however practices are still working under restrictions and rules, and it is likely some of you may need a little…

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Good wellbeing habits to develop in practice

Practice Plan’s Sarah Barnard shares her insights into why your team’s wellbeing is vital for the future and how to encourage it in your practice’s work environment… Why wellbeing is key to a well-performing practice…

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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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