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Are you a white rabbit with your marketing time management?

Do you often find yourself ‘late, late for a very important date’? Whether looking to host an event at the practice or create seasonal marketing literature, we’re all familiar with the pressure of looming deadlines. In this blog, we’ll be providing a few handy tips to help you stay one step ahead when it comes to your marketing strategy.

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One dentist’s story of successfully moving from NHS to private

Louise Hunter decided to move away from the NHS and into private practice after reaching a point where she was ‘sick of being on that treadmill’. Her associates at Louise Hunter & Associates in Northumberland continued offering NHS services but Louise had had enough and moved to private in 2017.

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How and why I left the NHS

Almost half of NHS dentists who say they don’t see themselves in the NHS in five years’ time are intending to move to private dentistry. That’s according to the latest results of the Dentistry Confidence Monitor survey.

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Your dentistry questions answered: social media

Once upon a time it felt like there was only Facebook to contend with when it came to social media. But over the past couple of decades several other platforms have emerged and gained popularity, such as Instagram and Twitter, while others have fallen by the wayside, like Bebo and MySpace.

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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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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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