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Is your team geared to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory?

I’ve recently carried out a secret shopper exercise with a number of dental practices across the UK and the results have been a real eye-opener. It seems that the majority of practices are well-versed and skilled in their ability to ‘snatch defeat from the jaws of victory’.

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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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How Human Factors can help to manage risk and reduce stress

By Ganase Dharrie-Maharaj It was the evening of 29th December, 1972. After a two-hour flight from New York, Eastern Air Lines flight 401 was descending into a calm, moonless night as it approached Miami. In command…

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7 tips to make your website more engaging

Your practice website is your digital shop window, so when looking at it objectively, do you think it’s working as hard as it can be to convert prospective patients into new members at your practice?…

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Eddie Crouch- The latest update on NHS Dental Contract Reform

Eddie Crouch shares the latest news on contract reform, including plans from the Government to extend the prototype regulations beyond March 2020, rising clawback and the increasing focus on flexible commissioning… Recently the BDA has…

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None of my associates want to buy my practice. What are my options?

Your dentistry questions answered: selling your practice Practice Plan’s Zoe Close looks for answers to the questions you’re asking. If none of my associates want to buy my practice, what are my options? Traditionally, when…

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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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Contract reform: a change for the better?

Nigel Jones and a panel of professionals discuss the state of NHS dentistry and the impact contract reform may have…

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Raising awareness of mouth cancer

November is Mouth Cancer Action Month, over the last year, 8,302 people in the UK have been diagnosed with mouth cancer. This is a figure that continues to grow year on year, with mouth cancer…

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Growing pains – are you doing enough to maximise the value of your practice?

In today’s saturated marketplace, most dentists can be forgiven for thinking they’ve ‘made it’ when they overcome stiff competition and secure funding to purchase a highly sought-after practice. But it’s surprising how often complacency can…

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Preparing for reform and when it might happen…

For around a year most of us involved in dentistry have been working towards contract reform being rolled out in April 2020. However, as that date draws ever closer and there is no sign of…

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