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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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Interacting With Your Patients – The Confidence Conundrum

Nigel Jones, Sales Director at Practice Plan, looks at the topics that arise in his visits to practices. This month he looks at the issue of confidence in respect of dentists’ interactions with patients. Even…

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RABBITRABBITYAPYAPJABBERJABBER BUNNYBUNNY! – More Talking Means More Ideas!

The title doesn’t really give much away, right? Les Jones, Marketing Director at Practice Plan, shares how stimulating debates and discussions with your teams can stimulate ideas to help your practice grow. How do you…

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NHS Contract – In A Perfect World

Former Technical Director at Practice Plan, Graham Penfold takes some time to let us know what he would like to see from the new NHS contract. NHS dentistry cannot be said to have been graced…

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Mild Expectations – Thoughts On The New NHS Contracts

Nigel Jones, Sales Director at Practice Plan, takes some time to share what he would like to see from the new NHS contract. The challenge of coming up with a new contract for NHS dentistry…

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