Sarah Jarvis

Factors to consider when selling your practice

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Sarah focuses on the key financial considerations practice owners should make when putting their dental practice on the market. She also outlines the different types of buyers in the market and discusses realistic time scales for preparing to sell. What you’ll hear: Appropriate timeframes for selling your practice and when to beginning planning The importance of a comprehensive valuation from …

In conversation with Yasmin Allen

Dental urgent and emergency care – the pinch point of the challenges facing dentistry

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The issues faced in dental urgent and emergency care settings are often a magnified reflection of the problems in dentistry as a whole. Yasmin Allen discusses the current situation with Nigel Jones, explaining the improvements that are urgently required and the benefits of both NHS and private dentists understanding what urgent and emergency care settings are dealing with. What you’ll …

40 years to go… why an exit strategy could ruin your business

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Colin shares some personal insights into why he has committed to work within dentistry until he is 85. He talks about the advantages of a long-term approach which removes some of the pressures of day-to-day work. What you’ll hear: Why Colin has chosen a long-term approach over a short-term ‘exit strategy’ approach Examples of how such an approach benefits the …

In conversation with Yasmin Allen

The digital revolution is coming, is dentistry ready?

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Yasmin Allen discusses how dentistry cannot ignore advancements in digital technology. She talks about the importance of workforce strategy and training in order to maximise the potential for digital change within both NHS and private dentistry. What you’ll hear: What ‘digital’ means in the context of dentistry The ways in which practices, patients and clinicians can benefit from digitisation How …

An interview with Barry Oulton

Understand and improve the way you communicate with this NLP model

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Barry Oulton, dentist and communication expert, talks about the benefits of better understanding the way you communicate. He explains a Neuro-Linguistic Programming model that can help you achieve this. What you’ll hear: The importance of good communication Examples of why it’s not what you say, it’s the way that you say it Details about how being congruent is essential for …

The changing role of dental therapists and hygienists

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Helen Minnery, president of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT), talks about how the roles of therapists and hygienists have changed over a number of years and what the next stages of change will include. She also discusses how the BSDHT and other professional bodies work together for the benefit of the profession. What you’ll hear: Historical …

Employment Law Update

The latest developments in Employment and HR Law

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Employment and HR specialist, Sarah Buxton shares details of the latest changes to Employment Law and how these impact practices and teams. What you’ll hear: Recent changes with regards to parental bereavement leave The consequences to employers of not understanding these changes Steps an employer can take to protect themselves Details of other changes on the horizon

In conversation with Thomas Coates

Recent developments with buying and selling a practice in respect of NHS and CQC

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In a podcast of two halves, specialist solicitor, Thomas Coates, discusses a new policy introduced by the CQC that is making practice sales, purchases and restructures significantly more difficult. He also talks about an updated policy from the NHS regarding ‘24-hour retirement’ which makes the process more straightforward. What you’ll hear: The historic position in respect of CQC and NHS …

Expert advice from Sarah Buxton

How to handle sickness absence

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Employment and HR solicitor, Sarah Buxton, talks to Nigel Jones about how to deal with sickness absence in your team and explains the risks if you don’t handle it correctly. What you’ll hear: The best way to handle frequent short-term absence What to do if a member of the team has provided a long-term sick note What your responsibilities are …

An interview with Barry Oulton

The language of influence and how to use it

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Barry explains the concept of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and how becoming aware of your language can impact your communication, positively affect your relationships with patients and increase your profits. What you’ll hear: An introduction to how language can influence the subconscious mind Easy ways to turn negative statements into positive ones The importance of being aware of how you use the …