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Andrew and Kerry’s aim to turbocharge their plan membership

Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time – Arnold H. Glasow When Andrew Smales of Innovate Dental Studio bought his practice 16 years ago, he was, as he describes…

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Three ways to pay associates for their plan membership income

Regional Support Manager, Sarah Barnard, offers some suggestions for dealing with a subject raised often by practices – what is the best way to pay associates for plan membership income? I have worked for Practice…

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Building Bridges, Smiles, and Patient Loyalty

In this guest blog, Dental Business Consultant, Lucie Simic, suggests ways to increase your patients’ loyalty to your practice. As we approach 2024, I believe a crucial strategy for success next year will be cultivating…

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Spread some Winter cheer – Just Because!

As the nights get longer and the days shorter, Area Manager, Gary Nelson, suggests a way of bringing some warmth into people’s lives. The world we live in is a difficult place at present. Stating…

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Dan’s becoming a Mo Bro

Not only is it November but it’s also Movember, the month when strange growths start appearing below the noses of usually clean-shaven men! This year, Practice Plan graphic designer, Daniel Roberts, along with his football…

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Going Back to Basics for Dental Practices: Navigating Gaps in Your Diary

Dental business consultant, Lucie Simic offers some suggestions on managing a busy diary. For a while now, dental practices have been grappling with the challenge of managing an influx of both new and existing patients.…

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The importance of marketing in a dental practice

Practice Plan’s Creative Director Les Jones, spoke to Hayley Irons Director at HI Marketing Ltd about marketing for dental practices. Les: You’ve been involved in marketing for a number of years now Hayley, what for…

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Advice on setting up a private squat dental practice

Since the backlog caused by the COVID restrictions and the subsequent access problems for many patients, squat practices have risen in popularity. How easy is it to set up a private squat and what are…

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Jason reflects on a relationship built on trust

In a few weeks’ time, one of Practice Plan’s longest standing customers will be ditching his scrubs in favour of a life away from clinical dentistry. The sale earlier this year of Principal Dentist, Jason…

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Supporting employees with the menopause

To mark World Menopause Day on the 18th of October and Menopause Awareness Month, Sarah Buxton, HR and employment solicitor and director of Buxton Coates Solicitors, makes some suggestions as to how employers can support…

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999 Comments – have empathy with your customers

Are you lacking in fellow feeling at the moment? Are you feeling inclined to agree with French philosopher, Jean-Paul Sartre when he said, “Hell is other people”? If so, Area Manager, Gary Nelson, has some…

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Mastering Self-Leadership: The First Step to Leading Others Effectively

In this guest blog, CSR and business coach, Mark Topley, urges those in positions of leadership to take a look in the mirror to find the best way to lead their team. Plato was right…

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Customer Experience not Service

As more dentists transition from NHS to private dentistry, to stay ahead of the pack, Area Manager, Gary Nelson urges practices to concentrate on providing an outstanding experience for their patients, not just good service.…

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Debunking some myths about suicide

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September, Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Andy Elwood sets out to bust some of the myths about suicide. Suicide is a big problem in modern society. To…

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Vulnerability -it’s a strength not a weakness

Dental Business Coach, Mark Topley, puts the case for vulnerability as a tool of good leadership. What do I mean by vulnerability? People can often equate vulnerability with being weak. In the past there has…

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Top 10 tips to increase referrals

Regional Support Manager, Amy Hansford, shares her top 10 tips for increasing referrals from existing patients. Frequently, when I’m in practice discussing overall business plans, the subject of marketing comes up on how to attract…

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Polly Bhambra – a force to be reckoned with

As Regional Support Manager, Josie Hutchings, found out, Practice Plan customer, Polly Bhambra has followed an unusual path to her current status as co-owner of a group of ten dental practices in the Wolverhampton area.…

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Reaping the benefits of automated marketing

Neil Stephen, CEO of dental software company, Dengro, puts the case for automating your marketing activity. With more and more practices looking to go private, owners will need to grow their list of private patients.…

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