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The COVID-19 chronicles: an associate’s view

Finances to associates have become a drastic concern after incomes plummeted in a flash. After graduating, I wasn’t thinking of any earning potential. I wanted to be a dentist because it’s what I wanted to…

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Press play when others pause  

Just like an old tape recorder, it appears life has a pause button. In mid-March the country hit the pause button on time and your dental practice. Thankfully though, just like the tape recorder, there…

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The COVID-19 chronicles: an associate’s view

Since my clinical days have reduced by 75%, I’ve tried to get away from the pressures of dentistry. As confirmed by the Dental Confidence Monitor each year, dentistry is a stressful profession to work in…

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How I’ve managed my practice since COVID-19

Communication and staying connected to both our team and our patients have been absolutely vital during this period of extreme flux. Our practice team already had a WhatsApp group set up, which is mainly for…

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A guide to getting started with virtual consultations

Virtual consultations have become increasingly important for dentists to continue seeing patients during COVID-19. And they will doubtless remain a part of the new patient journey as practices continue to recover, rebuild and move forwards…

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How can I stay mentally resilient during tough times in business?

Your dentistry questions answered: mental resilience Practice Plan’s Gary Nelson looks for answers to the questions you’re asking… Running a business like a dental practice is hard work. There’s a lot of responsibility to shoulder…

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The COVID-19 chronicles: an associate’s view

It’s quite surreal sitting here writing this on a day when I’d usually be in the practice looking forward to seeing my patients and catching up with their stories since the last time we met.…

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Furlough and the future

Furlough: what a word! Three months ago it wasn’t even on our radar, now it’s become one of the most talked about words of 2020. Advising on furlough is very difficult for many reasons. At…

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Our practice’s story – focusing on charity during COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Town Hall Dental practice in Brighouse is currently closed but our team are taking special measures to ensure the health of our patients and staff alike. When it comes to…

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Let’s get dentistry talking

Lynn Leach talks to Rory O’Connor and Jeremy Cooper about the issue of loneliness within dentistry and how this can be tackled… The 18th of May is the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, a…

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How to manage a practice without a full team

Donna Hall shares Michael Bentley’s advice on how practice owners can bridge the gap left by the absence of other team leaders… Following the closure of dental practices with staff either furloughed or working from…

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The Five R’s of Recovery

People need leaders more than ever in a time of crisis. Your actions, expectations and direction will either help your practice recover, damage your reputation or lead to failure. Under the ‘well-led’ key line of…

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