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Simon Thackeray reflects on the last couple of days

As much as things these days can have a degree of normality, today feels like it is going to be normal. The staff got paid yesterday, and today the associates need their monthly calculations doing…

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How to mothball your surgery

In 2010, Claire Roberts’ dental practice suffered a complete rebuild following a gas explosion. She found herself having to close the practice, a situation that many are now in due to the outbreak of Covid-19.…

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Reflecting on the last two days with Simon Thackeray

Monday mornings have always been my most hated morning up until recently. Just over a year ago I decided to stop working Mondays. Since then the odd Sunday night feeling I’d had, even as far…

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What is furlough and what does it mean for me?

Up until recently the word ‘furlough’ had barely, if at all, registered with most of us. Now it seems as if it is one of the most talked about topics in dentistry thanks to Covid-19…

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Coronavirus – financial considerations for dentists

It’s no exaggeration to say that the coronavirus pandemic could have enormous economic implications for the dental industry. In my current role at Wesleyan Bank, I’ve become acutely aware of the challenges practice owners are…

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A weekend in the life of a dentist during COVID-19

It’s Friday, and my first session this week as the duty dentist. My three associates – Julia, Rich and Andy – have already done their stints, but this is the first one that will be…

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How do you protect your plan income during the COVID-19 crisis

For dentists across the UK, this is a hugely worrying time with almost every practice either closed or open for emergency treatment only. However, for practices with a patient plan in place, there is some…

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A day in the life of a dentist during COVID-19 – Day 2

After appearing to fail to achieve anything at all yesterday, today started with the intentions of working on the to-do list more religiously than previously. It started off with making sure all the remote working…

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A day in the life of a dentist during COVID-19 – Day 1

It seems like I’m in a surreal Christmas/disaster movie, all the days have started to merge into one. I’ve been asked to write a bit of a blog/diary about what is happening in my life…

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