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

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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 …

Expert advice from Thomas Coates

How to avoid your Lawyer

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Thomas Coates discusses the measures you should take to ensure that you don’t find yourself in costly disputes with business partners, staff and even family members. He talks about how putting legal agreements in place right from the start is vital and can save headaches, heartache and cost in the long run.

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Young dentists at the coal face

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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 …

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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 …

A unique business model

David Houston shares an insight into his unique business model

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David Houston is joint principal of a mini-corporate and successfully combines one of the largest NHS contracts in the UK with a thriving private provision within his practice. Nigel Jones caught up with him to learn more about how his business model works, the role his 34 associates take within the business and how he balances private and NHS dentistry …

Its all about the money

It’s all about the money – how dentists can improve their finances in 2018

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When compiling your list of New Year’s resolutions, the chances are that improving your personal finances may trail behind more common goals such as ‘exercising more’ and ‘drinking less’. But as we all know, identifying what we’d like to change is the easy part, actually sticking to it for a sustained period has been proven to be extremely difficult. However, …

learning from supermarkets

What can dentists learn from supermarkets?

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Richard Scarborough, Area Sales Manager at Practice Plan, examines what dentists could learn from supermarkets to stay ahead of the competition Dentists and supermarkets are not often discussed in the same breath. However, having spent the last 12 years of my career in both sectors, I believe there are some things that the big retailers are doing that dentists could …

How to future proof your practice

Future-proof your practice with a strong business plan

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Richard Scarborough looks at the importance of business plans for growing your practice and how best to create one… ‘Where do you see yourself in five years?’ I believe that the answer to this should form the basis of your business plan, as it will enable you to set specific goals aligned to your long-term vision. This is one of …