Future of practice ownership

What does the future of practice ownership look like?

David Houston, Tony Kilcoyne NHS Dental Landscape Leave a Comment

David Houston and Tony Kilcoyne explore what the future holds when it comes to owning a dental practice… While there may be no formal career pathway for dentists entering the profession, traditionally the route went from graduate to associate to practice owner. However, as the costs of owning a practice increase, along with the legislation that owners have to contend …

Your questions answered

How can dentists balance delivering quality patient care while working in a target orientated system?

Nigel Jones NHS Dental Landscape Leave a Comment

I was asked this question by a dentist, and I think it reflects wider concerns among the profession and a feeling they are being asked to perform an increasingly difficult balancing act to achieve conflicting goals. The desire of dentists to deliver quality care to patients and improve their oral health has been consistent in the 20-plus years I’ve worked …

Impossible

Kevin Lewis: taking more control of the future could lessen anxiety among profession

Nigel Jones NHS Confidence Monitor - Industry comments, NHS Dental Landscape Leave a Comment

Nigel Jones interviews Kevin Lewis about the reasons for dentists’ anxiety around complaints and litigation, and whether there is cause for optimism that this may change… Anxiety about complaints and litigation is rife among the dental profession, according to the recent Confidence Monitor survey of more than 400 dentists. Whilst many may well have predicted these results, they do provide …

income losses

Has the extreme weather left you facing clawbacks or a loss of income?

Nigel Jones NHS Dental Landscape Leave a Comment

A regular and predictable income is the holy grail for any business and that’s no different for dental practices. Nigel Jones discussed how a dental practice can generate an income, even when they are forced to close or the dentist is away on holiday. Due to the recent exceptional weather circumstances, many practices have experienced closures and appointment cancellations. I …

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Young dentists at the coal face

Jasmine Lobo, Petros Mylonas NHS Dental Landscape, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Our experience – beginning life as a dentist Recent BDA research has revealed that more than half of dentists aged under 35 are planning to leave the NHS within five years and 10% intend to exit the profession entirely. In a recent BoDcast, Dr Austin Banner, Trustee of the BDA Benevolent Fund, also reported that more and more young dentists …

Your NHS questions answered

Eddie Crouch explores the issue of the corporates having an advantage when the new contract is introduced

Eddie Crouch NHS Dental Landscape Leave a Comment

Among the many questions that dentists have about the impact of a reformed dental contract in England, is one about whether the corporate businesses will have an ‘edge’ when it’s introduced. It is understandable that many may feel that the corporates, due to their size, are better equipped than the average independent practice to meet the requirements of a new …

Tony-K-interview

The Big Interview: Tony Kilcoyne

Nigel Jones NHS Dental Landscape Leave a Comment

A few months after his election to the BDA’s Principal Executive Committee (PEC), we caught up with Tony Kilcoyne to find out whether he can offer the same outspoken voice to the profession from the inside as he often has done as an outsider. We also discussed the powers of the BDA to effect change and influence politics, contract reform …

Prototype feedback

Does the prototype feedback offer optimism for the future?

Nigel Jones NHS Confidence Monitor - Industry comments, NHS Dental Landscape Leave a Comment

The latest results from the NHS Confidence Monitor survey revealed deep unhappiness among dentists in the NHS, and that the majority are considering leaving. Similarly, research carried out by the BDA found comparable results. In light of this, I met Eddie Crouch, vice-chair of the BDA’s Principal Executive Committee, to discuss whether contract reform and the experience of those in …