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Your dentistry questions answered: financial forecasting

Practice Plan’s Donna Hall looks for answers to the questions you’re asking… My financial forecast isn’t where I thought it would be. How can I bridge the gap? Never has the saying ‘best laid plans’…

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Will COVID-19 break the contract reform logjam?

Martin Woodrow, Chief Executive of the BDA, talks to Nigel Jones, Sales and Marketing Director at Practice Plan, about how COVID-19 may impact the timescale and nature of contract reform, the new contractual arrangements from…

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Nishma Sharma: As dentists, we need to do the right thing

Nigel Jones talks to Nishma Sharma, a practising dentist and clinical advisor for NHS England and the Office of the Chief Dental Officer, about communication between governing bodies and dentists, the management of associates during…

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The reality of reopening: part two

In my first blog that I wrote around four to five weeks after reopening, I spoke about how uncomfortable and cumbersome it was to work in the new levels of PPE. We’re now a further…

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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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How to best utilise your dental hygienist or therapist post-COVID-19

Amber Ojak, a Dental Therapist based in Edinburgh, shares some of her top tips on how you can reintroduce your dental hygienist or therapist back into the workplace and maximise their impact on your diary…

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Discussing NHS dentistry with Eddie Crouch

Nigel Jones talks to Eddie Crouch, Vice-Chair of the BDA Principal Executive Committee (PEC), about the current arrangement for NHS dentists in England, how activity is being measured and what indications there are about NHS…

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Your dentistry questions answered: work/life balance

Practice Plan’s Ian Eslick looks for answers to the questions you’re asking… How can I have a better work/life balance? For many, COVID-19 brought a period of reflection and, while it has not been without…

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Four lessons in communication learnt through COVID-19

If one good thing was to come from COVID-19 in terms of its effect on the dental community, it’s been the good practise in patient communication shown by many. Now is a critical time for…

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Why we run a membership-only practice and how you can too

Josie Hutchings speaks to Jessica Crawford-Clarke about their experience of running a practice on a membership-only basis… Financial security and reliability have always been important, but after recent events it may well have become more…

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How big brands are developing an ethical edge to adapt to COVID-19

In the wake of the pandemic, many businesses and sectors are not operating in their usual capacity, if at all. In fact, it could be said that the outbreak is the most testing ethical challenge…

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