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How we manage offering both NHS and private dentistry

Introducing private dentistry into an NHS practice is a step many take. Whether it be on the way to turning fully private or the end goal in itself, offering both services introduces a new element…

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How digital dentistry changed my practice

Marcos White, owner of Courtyard Dental, grew his revenue by 33% in 12 months without hiring any new staff. The cause? Embracing digital dentistry. As an early adopter of technology, Marcos has been working with…

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How to keep cool over your summer tax bill

While January’s self-assessment tax return date is firmly etched in the minds of most dentists, HMRC’s summer tax liability deadline of 31st July can often go unnoticed despite being equally as important. Paying the due…

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How to handle challenging patients

Zoe Close shares her experience of and thoughts on managing challenging patients in the practice… Dealing with a challenging patient is something almost everyone working in a dental practice will encounter at some point. Having…

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Five things that can go wrong when buying a dental practice and how to overcome them

Buying a dental practice is a pivotal moment in your professional career but it can be overwhelming as well. Dentists can suffer many pitfalls, both during and immediately after the transaction process, so it’s essential…

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How to communicate effectively

Matt Hadman asks Dr Barry Oulton for his tips and advice for communicating with your team and your patients…

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How you can ensure you’re prepared for your CQC inspection

Practice Plan’s Amy Hansford looks for answers to the questions you’re asking. What issues are ‘hot’ with the CQC, and how can I prepare for them? Many practices tell us they struggle to keep abreast…

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Farzeela Merali-Rupani discusses how to stop a complaint escalating

The threat of complaints/litigation is the biggest source of stress to dentists, according to a recent survey by the BDA. More than 2,000 dentists responded to the survey and 54.9% said they were experiencing high…

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Five steps to successfully buying your first dental practice

Purchasing a dental practice is an exciting landmark in your professional and personal development. However, anyone thinking of becoming a business owner must undertake considerable research and self-evaluation before turning the idea of buying into…

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The Big Question: How can I maximise my practice’s profitability?

‘How do I increase profits and ensure my business is reaching its full financial potential?’, is a question most practice owners will have asked themselves. For Andy McDougall, owner of Spot On Business Planning, the…

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Banking on good service?

Whether you have recently purchased a dental practice, or are shopping around for a better deal, choosing the right financial provider to fulfil your requirements can play a vital part in your business’s success. With…

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The Big Question: What are the latest updates to employment law?

HR and employment law is constantly changing, and is something that’s hugely important for anyone running a dental practice to make sure they get it right. With that in mind, Practice Plan will be holding…

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