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How your trading structure forms the keystone to your dental business

Les Jones shares insights from Paul Griffiths, Specialist Dental Financial Consultant at Wesleyan, into how the trading structures of various businesses work and important considerations for your business… While the current climate may be a…

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Ever wish you could solve your problems by saying “Alexa, skip to Friday”?

Gary Nelson shares his reasoning for taking a step back to appreciate the present when your current situation becomes overwhelming… I don’t have Alexa in my household, but over these last few weeks, or more…

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Mobility and opportunity as we look ahead to 2021

Les Jones talks to Chris Barrow about the challenges facing dentists now and opportunities for the future… Since the beginning of lockdown, Chris Barrow has been in constant contact with hundreds of dentists through his…

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Your dentistry questions answered: financial forecasting

Practice Plan’s Donna Hall looks for answers to the questions you’re asking… My financial forecast isn’t where I thought it would be. How can I bridge the gap? Never has the saying ‘best laid plans’…

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Will COVID-19 break the contract reform logjam?

Martin Woodrow, Chief Executive of the BDA, talks to Nigel Jones, Sales and Marketing Director at Practice Plan, about how COVID-19 may impact the timescale and nature of contract reform, the new contractual arrangements from…

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Nishma Sharma: As dentists, we need to do the right thing

Nigel Jones talks to Nishma Sharma, a practising dentist and clinical advisor for NHS England and the Office of the Chief Dental Officer, about communication between governing bodies and dentists, the management of associates during…

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The reality of reopening: part two

In my first blog that I wrote around four to five weeks after reopening, I spoke about how uncomfortable and cumbersome it was to work in the new levels of PPE. We’re now a further…

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Five financial planning tips for young dentists

Magdelena Harding, Financial Advisor for Wesleyan, shares the common areas that are stopping the UK’s young dentists achieving financial security… During the uncertain times we face as a dental community, actively and effectively planning is…

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How teledentistry can fulfil the cosmetic dentistry boom

Teledentistry is the provision of dental care, advice or treatment without direct face-to-face patient contact. The concept has been around for a while, but it’s become potentially revolutionary for the industry following the advent of…

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How to best utilise your dental hygienist or therapist post-COVID-19

Amber Ojak, a Dental Therapist based in Edinburgh, shares some of her top tips on how you can reintroduce your dental hygienist or therapist back into the workplace and maximise their impact on your diary…

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Discussing NHS dentistry with Eddie Crouch

Nigel Jones talks to Eddie Crouch, Vice-Chair of the BDA Principal Executive Committee (PEC), about the current arrangement for NHS dentists in England, how activity is being measured and what indications there are about NHS…

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Your dentistry questions answered: work/life balance

Practice Plan’s Ian Eslick looks for answers to the questions you’re asking… How can I have a better work/life balance? For many, COVID-19 brought a period of reflection and, while it has not been without…

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