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A guide to getting started with virtual consultations

Virtual consultations have become increasingly important for dentists to continue seeing patients during COVID-19. And they will doubtless remain a part of the new patient journey as practices continue to recover, rebuild and move forwards…

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How can I stay mentally resilient during tough times in business?

Your dentistry questions answered: mental resilience Practice Plan’s Gary Nelson looks for answers to the questions you’re asking… Running a business like a dental practice is hard work. There’s a lot of responsibility to shoulder…

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The COVID-19 chronicles: an associate’s view

It’s quite surreal sitting here writing this on a day when I’d usually be in the practice looking forward to seeing my patients and catching up with their stories since the last time we met.…

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Practical things to do to be ready for reopening

Louise Bone shares nine top things dentists can do during COVID-19 to be ready for when normality resumes… For all of us in any industry, our working patterns and professional, as well as personal, routines…

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Furlough and the future

Furlough: what a word! Three months ago it wasn’t even on our radar, now it’s become one of the most talked about words of 2020. Advising on furlough is very difficult for many reasons. At…

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Our practice’s story – focusing on charity during COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Town Hall Dental practice in Brighouse is currently closed but our team are taking special measures to ensure the health of our patients and staff alike. When it comes to…

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Let’s get dentistry talking

Lynn Leach talks to Rory O’Connor and Jeremy Cooper about the issue of loneliness within dentistry and how this can be tackled… The 18th of May is the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, a…

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How to manage a practice without a full team

Donna Hall shares Michael Bentley’s advice on how practice owners can bridge the gap left by the absence of other team leaders… Following the closure of dental practices with staff either furloughed or working from…

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The health triangle – the three sides to staying well

Our mental health is not the product of just one single thing, it can be affected by multiple factors. One way to think about it, is like a triangle, with three sides that all need…

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The Five R’s of Recovery

People need leaders more than ever in a time of crisis. Your actions, expectations and direction will either help your practice recover, damage your reputation or lead to failure. Under the ‘well-led’ key line of…

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The new order for dental practices – becoming the heart of your community

Instantly after COVID-19 and the ensuing lockdown, we all pretty much found ourselves in a denial phase about what was going on. Everything seemed to happen so fast, news was breaking almost constantly and it…

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Three practices share their stories of communicating with plan patients during Coronavirus

With dental practices closed for routine care and only open for emergencies, the need to communicate with your patients and inform them of what’s happening is vital. Here, four practice owners, Paul Reaney at Markethill…

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