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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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The BAPD: what it is and where it’s going

Nigel Jones interviews Simon Thackeray about who the British Association of Private Dentistry is for, how it works and what the future might hold… In the early weeks of the COVID-19 lockdown, a new organisation…

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Five simple steps to implement a successful plan membership

Tina Wixon offers her advice on how to grow your plan membership into a thriving part of your business… The value of a dental membership to a dental practice has become more and more apparent…

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Do you have a structured plan approach?

To grow the number of patients on your dental payment plan, you need a structured approach. Once the plan has been in place for a while and an embedded part of your practice, it can…

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Give your plan numbers a boost with these five tips

During lockdown, those practices with a robust membership plan really felt the benefit of having such financial security in ways they probably never had before. While the reliability of a guaranteed monthly income has always…

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Creating a team training programme

Louise Bone looks at how to develop a training programme that will support your team and business to succeed post-COVID-19… If COVID-19 has taught us anything it’s that we have the ability to adapt, change…

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The reality of reopening

Reopening the practice on 8th June, after 11 weeks of being closed, was like starting a new job, or a whole new profession. Of course, there’s the familiarity of dealing with patients and teeth, but…

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A guide to marketing your dental practice post COVID-19

No doubt, there will be some dentists and practice managers reading the title of this article who will question its relevance at this time. After all, you all have a backlog of client appointments to…

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A tool to address imbalances in life and business

These last three months have been tough on just about everyone. I’ve had many calls from clients who were exasperated by the position they find themselves in. I have some news for you…it’s OK not…

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Rebuilding relationships with your team after lockdown

Running a successful practice relies on many factors, but one of the most important of those is the relationship you have with your team. Over the past few months, those relationships may well have changed…

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How to stop fearing and start embracing change

Fliss McCalmont asks Polly Brennan about how to have a positive approach towards change… Since March, huge changes have been inflicted upon the dental profession. Even with dentists’ impressive abilities to adapt to the system…

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Do you have Standard Membership Protocols?

We’ve all heard about SOPs, especially in the run-up to reopening practices after lockdown. But have you stopped to consider SMPs? That’s your Standard Membership Protocols – SMPs. Now is the perfect time to think…

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Why deferring your upcoming tax bill may not be the best option

Although COVID-19 has brought many changes to our professional and personal lives, some things remain constant. Unfortunately, taxes are one of them, which now more than ever has left dentists worrying about the strain on…

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