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Ways to improve communication with your team

Zoe Close explores the different ways you can improve communication in your practice… Overcoming lack of face-to-face meetings Over the last year there will have been times when you wouldn’t have been able to have…

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Changes in the dental marketing world

Donna Hall speaks to Digimax Founder Shaz Memon about the change in dental marketing over the past year and offers from some tips for practices… Donna: What changes did you see in the way practices…

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Are you ready to leave the NHS?

It’s been a hugely challenging time for all of us, but with the future landscape of the NHS looking changeable yet again, are you looking to take your practice in a different direction and convert…

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NHS dentistry – your questions answered…

Practice Plan’s Nigel Jones and the British Dental Association’s (BDA) Eddie Crouch delved into a range of topics within the NHS dental landscape in a recent webinar.   Throughout the webinar, many dentists submitted questions…

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The Covid-19 Chronicles: an associate’s view #8 – 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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Recruitment and listening to the sound of the river

“Listen to the sound of the river if you want to catch fish.”   Now this is a phrase that has always resonated with me because of its simplicity, and I have recounted it many…

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How we’ve adapted to a year of change

No two days have been the same over the last year, with dental practices having to adapt quickly to change after change. As we start to see a light at the end of the lockdown…

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How the pandemic impacted the dental practice market

Practice Plan’s Nigel Jones caught up with Tom Coates, FTA Law’s Managing Director,  to discuss how the pandemic has impacted the dental practice market… NJ: Hi Tom, we’re going to go right back to March…

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Vicarious liability – your questions answered

Zoe Close, Practice Plan Head of Sales, and Sarah Buxton, an employment lawyer, explore your questions on vicarious liability and its impact on the profession… The topic of vicarious liability that has come out of…

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How to resolve associate contract disputes

Employment Solicitor Sarah Buxton looks at NHS associate contract disputes and the best way to overcome them… Why have there been associate disputes? At the start of the pandemic, when all practices had to shut…

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How to encourage mental resilience within your team

Louise Bone asks Johanna Hooper, a performance coach who specialises in leadership, three burning questions on how to support your team through tough times… LB: How can practice leaders support their team with the stress…

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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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