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Helping to make informed changes – how a Practice Plan Consultant helped a practice to meet its challenges

Practice Manager at Eccleshill Dental, Emma Denton, explains how Practice Plan Consultant, Richard Collard, helped get the most out of their marketing by tapping into their phone system. We asked for help with both our…

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How to keep your team happy and effective

Award-winning Dental Nurse Emilia Forrester, shares her hints and tips on how to maintain a happy team. In practice I sometimes observe frustration from patients being directed towards the team who are genuinely doing their…

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Breaking the taboo of addiction

Despite celebrities and prominent public figures sharing their stories, addiction remains a taboo subject. Which is why it’s brave of qualified dentist Sheetal Jain, to share her experience of learning to live with addiction and…

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Practice Plan and Wesleyan building a sustainable future

As a mutual, Wesleyan is owned by its members and has no shareholders. As it says on its website: “We thrive by staying true to the needs of the people who matter most – our…

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New Year habits that can last all year!

January is often a month littered with failed good intentions. How many times have we made a New Year resolution only to have given it up before we even reach Burns Night (25th January, in…

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Five great reasons to introduce a membership plan when you move from NHS to private practice

Regional Support Manager, Tina Wixon, offers five reasons as to why you might want to offer your patients the opportunity to join a membership plan if you choose to move from NHS dentistry to private…

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Giving back in 2023 – how we have supported our communities

As we enter the Season of Giving, there is no better time to reflect on what has been a phenomenal year for supporting our Communities within Wesleyan Group and Practice Plan. Wesleyan is committed to…

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Andrew and Kerry’s aim to turbocharge their plan membership

Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time – Arnold H. Glasow When Andrew Smales of Innovate Dental Studio bought his practice 16 years ago, he was, as he describes…

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Three ways to pay associates for their plan membership income

Regional Support Manager, Sarah Barnard, offers some suggestions for dealing with a subject raised often by practices – what is the best way to pay associates for plan membership income? I have worked for Practice…

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Building Bridges, Smiles, and Patient Loyalty

In this guest blog, Dental Business Consultant, Lucie Simic, suggests ways to increase your patients’ loyalty to your practice. As we approach 2024, I believe a crucial strategy for success next year will be cultivating…

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Spread some Winter cheer – Just Because!

As the nights get longer and the days shorter, Area Manager, Gary Nelson, suggests a way of bringing some warmth into people’s lives. The world we live in is a difficult place at present. Stating…

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Dan’s becoming a Mo Bro

Not only is it November but it’s also Movember, the month when strange growths start appearing below the noses of usually clean-shaven men! This year, Practice Plan graphic designer, Daniel Roberts, along with his football…

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Going Back to Basics for Dental Practices: Navigating Gaps in Your Diary

Dental business consultant, Lucie Simic offers some suggestions on managing a busy diary. For a while now, dental practices have been grappling with the challenge of managing an influx of both new and existing patients.…

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The importance of marketing in a dental practice

Practice Plan’s Creative Director Les Jones, spoke to Hayley Irons Director at HI Marketing Ltd about marketing for dental practices. Les: You’ve been involved in marketing for a number of years now Hayley, what for…

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Advice on setting up a private squat dental practice

Since the backlog caused by the COVID restrictions and the subsequent access problems for many patients, squat practices have risen in popularity. How easy is it to set up a private squat and what are…

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Jason reflects on a relationship built on trust

In a few weeks’ time, one of Practice Plan’s longest standing customers will be ditching his scrubs in favour of a life away from clinical dentistry. The sale earlier this year of Principal Dentist, Jason…

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Supporting employees with the menopause

To mark World Menopause Day on the 18th of October and Menopause Awareness Month, Sarah Buxton, HR and employment solicitor and director of Buxton Coates Solicitors, makes some suggestions as to how employers can support…

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999 Comments – have empathy with your customers

Are you lacking in fellow feeling at the moment? Are you feeling inclined to agree with French philosopher, Jean-Paul Sartre when he said, “Hell is other people”? If so, Area Manager, Gary Nelson, has some…

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