What do you know that you don’t know – and why you should find out

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Richard Scarborough, Area Sales Manager at Practice Plan, shares the key measures dentists need to be monitoring and explores what they can reveal about your practice Prevention is better than cure is something that shouldn’t just be applied to your patients’ dental health, but to your practice’s business health. To have a sound and healthy business you need to be …

Three seconds on the clock

The three second brand

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First impressions count…a lot! You might have the most wonderful, talented, friendly, patient-focused practice that any prospective patient could ever wish for, but if you’re not communicating those things within the first three seconds of someone landing on your website or having their call to the practice answered, then you’re probably losing business.

How to motivate your team to success

Inspiring team work within your practice

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Award winning Practice Director, Lesley Morgan-Barlow talks to Zoe Close about team motivation. Drawing on more than 7 years experience of running a dental practice, she looks at the importance of strong leadership and the benefits of outlining clear business goals to all the team. She offers easy to implement advice on encouraging team members and illustrates things many practice …

Paul Worskett, shares his views on how the issue of patient charge revenue is being addressed in the new contract

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Patient charges have risen, but the same cannot be said for contract values. And, alongside the growing gap between UDA values and these charges, it can be a balancing act. Here, we ask Paul Worskett, a principal dentist who has been running one of the NHS prototype practices, whether he thinks contract reform will have any impact on this issue.

The accumulation of marginal gains

How small changes can make a big impact!

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The hugely successful UK cycling team has built much of its success on a principle called the Accumulation of Marginal Gains. That is, if you want to make a significant improvement in your performance, it’s difficult to do by just improving one aspect of what you do – but major improvements can be made by achieving small incremental enhancements in …

Managing your dental practice finances

How to Manage Your Dental Practice Finances

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Are you prepared for a rainy day? Can you forecast what your bank balance will be in six months time? Are you certain you will have sufficient funds to meet your tax bill? Carol Groombridge, an industry-leading dental consultant, breaks down how to manage your dental practice finances.

5 tips to keep your dental-practice finances on track

How to keep your finances on track

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It’s important to keep track of your finances and make sure you’ve got plans in place to ensure you meet your long-term goals. Here, Wesleyan’s financial adviser team give their top five tips on how you can keep your dental practice’s finances on track.

six financial planning tips for life after selling your practice

Tips to help you to plan for the future

Michael Copeland Practice Management Leave a Comment

There are a growing number of dentists across the UK making the decision to sell their practice years ahead of their planned retirement date. Many choose to continue practising in an associate capacity and others take the opportunity to explore new career paths. However, once the sale has been completed, how can you best use the funds you receive to …