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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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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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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 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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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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Recruitment and Retention – Short Notice Requires Swift Action!

Former Technical Director at Practice Plan, Graham Penfold shares some ideas on how dental practices can remain on their toes to ensure that appointment books remain full and revenue streams strong. There are many things…

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Successful Management – Tackling The Pressures Of Managing Your Practice

Nigel Jones, Sales Director at Practice Plan, talks about the importance of having a sense of control when managing a practice, and where to seek the appropriate advice should you require it. It’s not often…

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Customer Service – Keeping Focused in Tough Times

Practice Plan’s Former Technical Director Graham Penfold shares what he thinks are some of the most important areas to keep your practice at its best during tough times. Many businesses are having a tough time battling through…

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Practice What You Preach – Get Some Retail Therapy

Les Jones is the Editor of BoD Magazine and the Marketing Director at Practice Plan. Here he shares his thoughts on retail sales in the practice, and why not to use glass cabinets in the waiting…

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Practice What You Preach – Free To Market?

Former Technical Director at Practice Plan, Graham Penfold is renowned for his expertise in strategically advising dental practices and writing on policy and managerial issues affecting dentistry. Here, Graham shares his knowledge on using incentives in the…

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