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Could the grass be greener for dentists who adopt an eco-friendly strategy?

From water usage and clinical waste disposal, to staff and patient travel, the dental industry could be doing more to reduce its carbon footprint. While many practice owners may nod their heads in acknowledgement, they…

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Eight top tips to keep your mouth healthy

Friday 20th March is World Oral Health Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about good oral hygiene and its impact on oral and general health. To help you look after your mouth and keep…

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The decline of the full-time dentist

Nigel Jones and Eddie Crouch discuss the difficulties in retaining young dentists and the rise of the ‘portfolio career’… More and more young and newly qualified dentists are less and less interested in working full…

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Your dentistry questions answered: retirement planning

Almost a quarter (24%) of NHS dentists are intending to retire earlier than planned, according to the latest Dentistry Confidence Monitor survey. More than 400 NHS and private dentists took part in the survey in…

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The blurred lines of personal and professional on social media

Lynne Clark asks Sarah Buxton for her advice for employers and employees when it comes to posting on social media sites… When you’re quickly updating your personal Facebook or Instagram pages, do you stop and…

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Change the way you grow your patient base

If you’re looking for a cost-effective and powerful way of growing your patient numbers then nothing beats asking for a referral. Even in the digital age we’re living in, one of the best and cheapest…

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Do dentists require a Hollywood investment to recreate the Hollywood smile?

The ‘Hollywood smile’ was once considered only attainable by ‘A-list’ celebrities. However, fast forward to a new millennium and achieving perfect, dazzling white teeth is now an affordable option for an increasing number of image-conscious…

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My story: volunteering with a helpline for dentists

In 2019 a group of dentists, spearheaded by Jeremy Cooper, created Confidental, a helpline for dentists in distress. The purpose of Confidental is to ‘provide emotional first aid for dentists in distress’. It is a…

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Lessons from the Workshop Tour

As another successful Practice Plan (PP) Workshop Tour comes to an end, one of our two speakers, Les Jones, looks back at some of the highlights and memorable moments. When I was asked to do…

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The big questions that dentists want answering this year

Zoe Close asks some well-known figures in dentistry what key questions they think need addressing in 2020… At the start of the year, thoughts turn to what may lie ahead. And in times of uncertainty…

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Your dentistry questions answered: flexible commissioning

As the discussion and speculation about the roll-out of NHS dental contract reform has rumbled on, there has been more and more talk about flexible commissioning. But while those who are familiar with the initiative…

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Wrestling a pig of a problem?

Laura Jones asks us to take a moment to think… What change do you wish you could create? What’s standing in the way of you achieving your goals and fulfilling your potential? Perhaps it’s a…

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