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Dentistry – a profession that trusts no one?

Trust is a word that gets bandied around a lot in dentistry. Usually it’s in the context of creating a trusting relationship with your patients and building rapport. However, what’s not spoken about as often…

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Top 10 trends in dentistry to emerge from the pandemic

Every cloud has a silver lining and Business Coach, Chris Barrow, lists his ‘hit parade’ of the top 10 great things that have come out of the pandemic. Here’s my list, in reverse order from…

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The trickle that could soon become a flood – reflections on the new NHS England targets

Practice Plan Group’s Sales and Marketing Director, Nigel Jones, reflects on the recent letter to dentists in England outlining the new NHS targets and considers the implications. ‘Probably the first thing to mention about the…

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NHS England’s activity target silence followed by the late announcement speaks volumes…

Head of Sales, Zoe Close, looks at the latest Government announcement on the increased NHS activity target…. Until the evening of September 30, NHS dentists were in a position where they had absolutely zero control…

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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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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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The decline of the full-time dentist

Nigel Jones and Eddie Crouch discuss the difficulties in retaining young dentists and the rise of the ‘portfolio career’… More and more young and newly qualified dentists are less and less interested in working full…

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The big questions that dentists want answering this year

Zoe Close asks some well-known figures in dentistry what key questions they think need addressing in 2020… At the start of the year, thoughts turn to what may lie ahead. And in times of uncertainty…

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Is 2020 the year you break free from the NHS?

Deep disillusionment and unhappiness with the current NHS general dental contract was one of the key findings from the latest Dentistry Confidence Monitor survey. 89% of predominantly NHS dentists said they were unhappy/very unhappy with…

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What does my future in NHS dentistry look like?

Suki Singh looks at how contract reform could impact the clinical roles within a dental practice… Reform of NHS dentistry will have an impact on everyone in the practice team. If you hold an NHS…

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How does contract reform stack up against the current contract?

NHS dental contract reform in England remains on the horizon, although there is a feeling it is not as close as it once was. April 2020 had been put forward as the date that reform would begin being rolled out. However, that has almost certainly been shelved as the regulations that enable prototyping of the contract to happen have been extended for another two years.

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Dental contract reform- how will your practice be affected?

In the most recent update to the contract reform process, there have been proposals to extend the regulations that allow prototyping to continue for another two years. The regulations had been due to run out…

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Do you feel the GDC understands the impact of its processes on dentists?

90% of NHS dentists and 94% of predominantly and totally private dentists don’t feel confident that the GDC understands the impact of its processes and procedures on the profession. Neither are the majority of both…

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Are single handed practices an endangered species?

After a survey reveals almost 90% of dentists don’t want to become practice owners, Nigel Jones explores what this means for the wider profession.

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Dentistry Confidence Monitor survey results revealed

More than 400 dentists have shared their feelings about everything from how their role impacts their mental health to how they think contract reform will affect them. By completing the latest Dentistry Confidence Monitor survey,…

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What does the future look like for an associate NHS dentist?

All dentists are likely to face changes in their targets. This is both in terms of the numbers of patients they need to have on their list (capitation) and the amount of treatment they need…

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Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it

Nigel Jones urges dentists to take steps to ensure they don’t face the same challenges that many did after the 2006 contract reform…

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