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 …

GDPR 6 months on

The impact of GDPR on our practice

Josie Hutchings Practice Management Leave a Comment

We just recently passed the six-month mark since the introduction of new data protection regulation (GDPR). To find out how one practice has managed these changes, Josie Hutchings, Regional Support Manager at Practice Plan, spoke to Zoe Sharp, Practice Manager at Alexandra Dental Care… GDPR is an acronym we’ve all become pretty familiar with since the start of 2018, both …

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 …

Losing money

Four ways your dental practice could be losing money, and how to fix it

John Clarke Practice Management Leave a Comment

The dental industry is a dynamic sector characterised by growth and increased investor activity in recent years. Analysis conducted by IBIS World has revealed that the overall UK dental market size in revenue terms was £6.7bn in the UK in 2017-18 and forecasted to grow at approximately 1.1% per annum over the next five years, up from 0.5% annual growth …

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 …

Should I take the lease or buy the freehold

Thomas Coates discusses your options when buying a practice

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Buying a dental practice is one of the biggest decisions you are likely to face in your career. It is not just a significant investment monetarily but also in terms of your time, effort and responsibility. The decision of whether to become a practice owner or not brings with it several other questions, one of which is whether to take …

Patient journey part 2

The patient journey – part two

Les Jones & Nigel Jones Practice Management Leave a Comment

Les: Hi Nigel, so we’re here to pick up from our first blog on the patient journey. If you remember, last time, we talked about building your reputation as a dental practice, your marketing and your website, and referrals. All the types of things that get a patient into the practice. So to move along the journey some more it …

Big lessons from LEJOG

Big lessons learned from LEJOG

Les Jones Practice Management Leave a Comment

I have recently completed the challenge of cycling 1000 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats (LeJoG) with four great mates from the dental sector – Chris Barrow, Sheila Scott, Ashley Latter and Simon Tucker. We went under the banner of ‘FiveGoForth’. It was tough…really tough, but it was also exhilarating, enjoyable and hugely rewarding. Now I’m back, I’ve been …

Securing Finance

As if by magic – how to secure the finance you need to realise your dreams

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Sixteen years ago, while studying medicine at the University of Manchester, Jonathan Westall started working as a magician. This saw him perform at private, corporate and charity functions alongside world-class peers from the legendary Magic Circle. Although magic was his pastime, his initial career focus was medicine, and upon graduation he initially held a variety of medical positions working for …

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 …