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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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Lessons to learn about social media on lockdown

I remember once someone came to me and asked for some social media help in promoting their upcoming course. They had spent hours and hours putting together a fabulous course programme which they believed would…

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Eight tips for leadership during uncertain times

Strong leadership is needed more than ever in these uncertain times created by COVID-19. If you have the role of a leader in your dental practice, your team will be looking to you for direction…

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How can I recover my business from a hardship?

Practice Plan’s Louise Bone looks for answers to the questions you’re asking… The impact of the Coronavirus means dental practices are facing what is surely their most testing time ever. While dealing with the immediate…

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Top tips to lead your practice in turbulent times

At a time like this, it’s natural to think that we don’t have the answers to deal with the unprecedented challenges that are impacting the dental industry as the world succumbs to the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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The COVID-19 Blog – Easter

I’ve written these days as one entry, not because nothing has happened, but because I haven’t had time to sit down until now (day 17) to metaphorically put pen to paper. The days are all…

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The COVID-19 blog – Starting a new week

Monday dawns like no other Monday. It’s definitely Groundhog Day again, and I’ve no idea how close to Easter we now are. I recall that I probably should have been packing to go on a…

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The Covid-19 Blog – Reflecting on Friday

The day the Chief Dental Officer (CDO) speaks to us and finally breaks cover. I’m actually looking forward to some leadership at long last and feel quietly confident we are going to get through this.…

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Simon Thackeray reflects on the last couple of days

As much as things these days can have a degree of normality, today feels like it is going to be normal. The staff got paid yesterday, and today the associates need their monthly calculations doing…

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How to mothball your surgery

In 2010, Claire Roberts’ dental practice suffered a complete rebuild following a gas explosion. She found herself having to close the practice, a situation that many are now in due to the outbreak of Covid-19.…

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