Refugee dentists call on government to let them help the NHS

Refugees in the UK are calling on authorities to allow them to help the NHS in the face of dental access issues. This comes as members of the public increasingly face issues trying to access…

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‘Artificial tongue’ developed to target oral bacteria

Researchers have designed a chemical sensor array or ‘artificial tongue’ which identifies and deactivates bacteria in the mouth. Published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, the researchers’ report explains that the project aims to speed up…

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How to elevate social media in your dental practice

Hazel Dockery catches up with Gemma Starkey, Social media consultant also known as ‘Miss Social’. Gemma shares her hints on how to get started with social media and discusses its impact and relevance for dental…

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Dengro CRM system – The power of numbers

In this latest episode of Bodcast, Fern from Practice Plan catches up with Neil Stephen, CEO of Dengro, to delve deeper into the company’s CRM software and how best to utilise reports and data captured.…

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Middle income earners ‘struggling’ despite salaries of up to £60,000, says report

Middle income earners who bring in between £30,000 and £60,000 a year are struggling financially, according to a new report.

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Provisional registration plans: Ministers try to fill leaky bucket

Once again government is failing to address the root causes of the crisis in NHS dentistry, with plans to fast-track in overseas dentists through a new system of provisional registration.

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NHS dentists: Exam could be scrapped for overseas applicants

The government is considering plans to allow dentists from abroad to work without taking an exam to check their education and skills. The proposal, which is subject to a three-month consultation, aims to address the…

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No health without oral health: New report sheds light on the true impact of oral disease

The Oral Health Foundation is supporting calls for multi-pronged approach to improve global oral health, following the release of a new report.

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Business agreements for dentists

In this episode, Monica Pacult talks to Rebecca Johnson, a Specialist Financial Planner at Wesleyan Financial Services. They cover the importance of business agreements for dentists and how they improve business continuity, resolving disputes and…

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Reality check: Migrants not to blame for crisis in NHS dentistry

With government backbenchers and Reform Party leaders trying to pin the crisis in dentistry on migrants, we’ve spelled out the facts.

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How we grew our practice to a £3.2m walk away deal

Zoe Close, Head of Sales at Practice Plan Group is joined by Mike Hesketh, Founder and CEO at Hesketh Healthcare, to talk about the rapid growth and sale of his first dental practice and purchase of…

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Helping to make informed changes – how a Practice Plan Consultant helped a practice to meet its challenges

Practice Manager at Eccleshill Dental, Emma Denton, explains how Practice Plan Consultant, Richard Collard, helped get the most out of their marketing by tapping into their phone system. We asked for help with both our…

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Rishi Sunak visits dental practice – and it is not accepting new NHS adult patients

Prime minister Rishi Sunak visited a practice following the announcement of the new dental recovery plan – but it is unable to take on new adult NHS patients, it has been revealed.

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Labour says it would reform NHS dental contract within days of taking office

Wes Streeting has said Labour would reform dentistry’s NHS contract within days if the party was elected.

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NHS dentistry recovery plan – what do we know so far?

Details of the long-awaited NHS dentistry recovery plan have been released – here’s all you need to know so far.

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Police break up queues of people seeking NHS dental care

Police in Bristol were recorded breaking up queues of people who were attempting to access NHS dental care in the city. The British Dental Association has warned that current government policies will not ease the…

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DIY dentistry ‘rampant’ across the UK, BDA warns

More than eight in 10 dentists have treated DIY dentistry cases since lockdown, a poll has suggested. The poll asked 500 UK dentists: Since lockdown have you ever treated a patient that has performed any…

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How to keep your team happy and effective

Award-winning Dental Nurse Emilia Forrester, shares her hints and tips on how to maintain a happy team. In practice I sometimes observe frustration from patients being directed towards the team who are genuinely doing their…

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