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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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Your dentistry questions answered: leaving the NHS

Leaving the NHS is a big change and becoming private, more often than not, feels like so much more than just shifting your business model. I know from years spent talking to dentists that it…

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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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How we manage offering both NHS and private dentistry

Introducing private dentistry into an NHS practice is a step many take. Whether it be on the way to turning fully private or the end goal in itself, offering both services introduces a new element…

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NHS dental contract reform – three big questions

Changes to the NHS dental contract in England will start being rolled out from April 2020. From previous contract reform it’s clear that this will have big ramifications for dentists working within it and dentistry…

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Your dentistry questions answered: the prototype programme

From April 2020 the new general dental contract for England will begin being rolled out. Several questions remain about how exactly that will happen, one of which is whether practice owners will be able to…

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How digital dentistry changed my practice

Marcos White, owner of Courtyard Dental, grew his revenue by 33% in 12 months without hiring any new staff. The cause? Embracing digital dentistry. As an early adopter of technology, Marcos has been working with…

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The questions you should be asking in the run up to contract reform…

There are just months to go until contract reform begins being rolled out in April 2020. That means that any practice in England with some commitment to the NHS, needs to begin considering what it…

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Weighing up the pros and cons of dental contract reform

When NHS dental contract reform begins being rolled out, practices may well find themselves working under new targets and a new way of being paid. This might sound a little vague and that’s because it…

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NHS contract reform – what dentists need to know

‘Knowledge is power’ was one of the key messages for NHS dentists at the latest What Next for NHS Dentistry? event. Panellists, including Eddie Crouch from the BDA, and practice owners involved with the prototype…

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Eddie Crouch talks about what lies ahead for NHS dentists

Nigel Jones speaks to Eddie Crouch, Vice Chairman of the BDA, ahead of his appearance on a panel discussion at the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show… Next year could see a lot of change…

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