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First Impressions – More Than Just Waiting

Here, we discuss why first impressions really do count and offer some ideas on how you can utilise your dental practice waiting room to help increase treatment uptake in your practice. Every day there’s an opportunity where…

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When 2 Become 1 – We’re Having a Spice Girls Moment!

It’s an exciting time in the Practice Plan Design and Marketing Team at the moment (isn’t it always?). Not only have we just launched our fantastic new website – the result of many months of…

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Building A Solid Foundation – What’s Your Strategy?

Nigel Jones, Sales Director at Practice Plan, discusses the shift in practice value and long-term business planning and how you can ensure you are on the right track.

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There’s Never Been a Better Time to Offer Patient Finance!

Les Jones, Marketing Director at Practice Plan, explains why patient finance has vast potential in these difficult financial times. Which of these two questions is the most relevant to you when buying a house? Is…

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Curtain Call For Practice Plan Speakers At BDTA Dental Showcase 2013

Danielle Quigley, Events and Marketing Coordinator of Practice Plan, is our guest blogger today. Danielle, who is currently at the show, tells us how it’s going so far!

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There’s No Business Like Show Business… And That Includes Your Business!

Ashley Latter is at the forefront of this year’s Practice Plan Workshop Tour, sharing the secrets to ‘Perfect Communication’. The tour kicked off in Manchester with an audience of over 130 delegates. Heather Podbury, Managing…

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What Can We Do About People That Hate Going To The Dentist?

Dental Business Consultant Kevin Rose shares how he believes communication is key to helping people overcome their negative perception of visiting the dentist. It’s never a surprise that during family get-togethers you face that one…

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It’s Marketing Time… And This Time It’s Personal!

Les Jones, Marketing Director at Practice Plan, takes a moment to explain why a personal touch can go a long way when it comes to marketing your practice. When a friend asks if you could…

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The Changing Face of Communication

Nigel Jones, Sales Director at Practice Plan, looks at the topics that arise in his visits to practices. This month he discusses the changing face of communication with patients and how to embrace the use…

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Connect With The Connected!

With social media taking the dental industry by storm, we speak to Brendon Macdonald, Chief Content Officer of ApexHub – a publishing and content creation agency that specialises in providing social media management & solutions,…

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Taking Time Out – The Bigger Picture

Former Technical Director at Practice Plan, Graham Penfold talks about the importance of taking some time out to look at the bigger picture. With the arrival of my 60th birthday and the departure of my…

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Transparency Equals Trust

Les Jones, Marketing Director at Practice Plan, explains why it’s every dentist’s responsibility to make sure patients are well-informed. I recently stopped off at a well-known tyre chain to get my car tyres checked. On the…

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How To Recruit More Patients Onto Plans – Part Two

In the second of two blog posts covering recruiting more patients onto your plan, Former Technical Director at Practice Plan, Graham Penfold, looks at using incentives, marketing and training. To incentivise your staff towards recruiting…

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How To Recruit More Patients Onto Plans – Part One

In the first of two blogs, Former Technical Director at Practice Plan, Graham Penfold, focuses upon getting started and effective communication. Dentists often comment that they would like to recruit more patients onto their practice…

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The Reasons Why My Hairdresser Visited Six Dental Practices – By Ashley Latter

Ashley Latter, one of the most sought-after speakers and coaches on the UK dental scene, shares the reasons behind why his hairdresser visited six dental practices… Yesterday, I was having my haircut and I noticed…

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The Challenge, The Fundraising, And Why It’s Worth It – My Bridge2Aid Dental Volunteering Programme journey! By Carrie Hancox

I’m currently working as a Regional Support Manager for Practice Plan, but my career in dentistry started out as a dental nurse many moons ago! Louise (a friend and trained Dental Therapist) and I worked…

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The Importance Of Communication – Do You Have A Learn And Act Culture?

Les Jones, Marketing Director at Practice Plan, takes a moment to explain why having a ‘learn and act culture’ is so vital within the dental practice. Not so long ago I met a business colleague…

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Marketing – Don’t Lose The Plot!

Former Technical Director at Practice Plan, Graham Penfold explains why a firm hand is required when marketing your dental practice. As tough economic conditions persist, an increasing number of practices are expanding their marketing operation,…

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