income losses

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

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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

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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

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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?

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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 …

Jasmine discusses what her generation think the future of dentistry looks like

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Dental foundation trainee, Jasmine Lobo shares her thoughts on how the reality of working in dentistry compares to her expectations before graduation. She talks about the choices faced by young dentists when it comes to planning for the future and touches on the way her peer group feel about working within the NHS.

NHS questions answered

Sarah Buxton and Simon Thackeray look at how this ruling may impact the dental industry

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In November, Uber lost its appeal against an earlier ruling stating two of its drivers could be classed as workers, rather than self-employed contractors. This case has once again brought up the question around the employment status of associates – although it’s worth pointing out that Uber are set to appeal this latest decision as well. To look at what …

The future for young dentists

Considering the options open to young dentists and the importance of having a career plan

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Petros Mylonas talks to Nigel Jones about the different career paths open to young dentists today. Having graduated only 5 years ago, Petros is at the beginning of his career, yet has a clear idea of the path he would like it to take. He discusses the different options that are open to younger dentists today and how their career …

The BDA Benevolent fund

Dr Banner explains what the BDA Benevolent Fund is and how it works

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Dr Austin Banner, Trustee of the BDA Benevolent Fund, gives us an overview of the Fund. He explains exactly how it works, who can apply for financial help and the process to follow. Dr Banner also touches on the changes he has seen with regards to the demographic of people seeking their help.

Dev Patel discussing the results of the 5th Confidence Monitor survey

Dev Patel talks to Les Jones about the latest NHS Confidence Monitor results

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Award winning young dentist Dev Patel shares his views on the results of the 5th NHS Confidence Monitor results with Les Jones. As a dentist at the beginning of his career, having only graduated 5 years ago, Dev brings a different perspective to the results. He talks about what they mean for his generation and how the expectation of dentistry …