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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 …

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Switching plan provider gave me the support I need for my practice’s future

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We decided to leave our existing plan provider as we were no longer confident in their long-term future. I already knew of Practice Plan’s professional standing and I have known Jayne, one of their Regional Support Managers, from her many years in the industry, so they were my first port of call. Within a month of deciding to make the …

Our story: three practices’ experience of switching plan provider

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Moving your membership plan provider is something practices can be keen to do, but often postpone as they think it will be too much hassle and worry about patients’ reaction to change. Yet, with the right provider to support them through the transition process and beyond, the move can be more straightforward than you think and reap many rewards such …

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 …

six financial planning tips for life after selling your practice

Tips to help you to plan for the future

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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 …

Jane Lelean's views on the 3rd nhs confidence monitor

Jane LeLean’s views on the results of the Third NHS Confidence Monitor

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Do you think that the results of the latest NHS Confidence Monitor survey are a true reflection of the mood amongst the profession? In your opinion, what are the key influencing factors to this? I do recognise that this is a true reflection of the dental profession and interesting as a broad brush approach, the answers follow the Pareto 80:20 …

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Claire Roberts’ views on the results of the Third NHS Confidence Monitor

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The latest results are another damning indication of the low levels of morale for those working within the dental profession. Practice managers are a little more optimistic, but this will include some who do not have the full picture from a financial point of view. Particularly of note is the fact that so few of us would now recommend the …

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Alun Rees’ views on the results of the Third NHS Confidence Monitor

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The recent NHS Confidence Monitor surveys reflect my own experiences about the condition of dentistry in the UK. Morale is poor across the board, especially in practices that are dependent upon the NHS for their livelihood. We are used to seeing downbeat opinions from dentists but this time the views of some team members have been sought and they also …