The future for young dentists

Considering the options open to young dentists and the importance of having a career plan

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Petros Mylonas talks to Nigel Jones about the different career paths open to young dentists today. Having graduated only 5 years ago, Petros is at the beginning of his career, yet has a clear idea of the path he would like it to take. He discusses the different options that are open to younger dentists today and how their career …

The BDA Benevolent fund

Dr Banner explains what the BDA Benevolent Fund is and how it works

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Dr Austin Banner, Trustee of the BDA Benevolent Fund, gives us an overview of the Fund. He explains exactly how it works, who can apply for financial help and the process to follow. Dr Banner also touches on the changes he has seen with regards to the demographic of people seeking their help.

Dev Patel discussing the results of the 5th Confidence Monitor survey

Dev Patel talks to Les Jones about the latest NHS Confidence Monitor results

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Award winning young dentist Dev Patel shares his views on the results of the 5th NHS Confidence Monitor results with Les Jones. As a dentist at the beginning of his career, having only graduated 5 years ago, Dev brings a different perspective to the results. He talks about what they mean for his generation and how the expectation of dentistry …

Get your website working for you

Myke Woollett explains what makes a good website

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Myke explains the fundamentals of a good dental practice website and helps to de-mystify the “dark art” of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).  He talks about how to establish meaningful marketing metrics for your website from which you can improve performance.

Simon Thackeray

Simon Thackeray shares his advice for reducing the risk of complaints in your practice

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Simon chats to Nigel Jones about how the fear of litigation is on the increase within the dental profession for both private and NHS dentists. He talks about why he believes these fears are justified, how flaws in the current system play a huge role in cases being brought and steps you can take to protect yourself.

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 …

Benefits of zoning your appointment book

Lisa Bainham explains why you should zone your appointment book

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With 18 years experience as practice manager at The Old Surgery in Crewe, Lisa Bainham is well placed to share tried and tested methods to help you fully utilise your appointment book. She explains the benefits of zoning appointments and how little changes can improve working life for everyone in the practice as well as have a positive impact on …

In discussion with Dev Patel

The role of the entrepreneur in dentistry

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Les Jones caught up with award winning young dentist, Dev Patel at this year’s BDIA Dental Showcase to discuss the role of the entrepreneur in the future of dentistry. At only 28 Dev is co-founder of two businesses, a practice owner and FD trainer. With such an impressive CV, we were keen to hear what drives him and if he …

Tony Kilcoyne considers the NHS Confidence Monitor results and what they mean for the future of NHS dentistry

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In this episode of Bodcast, Nigel Jones and Tony Kilcoyne take a look at the NHS Confidence Monitor results in relation to the general views and feelings of the profession about NHS dentistry now, and in the future. Tony talks specifically about what the results indicate regarding the way NHS dentists feel about the level of patient care they can …

The latest changes to Employment Law

How will the latest changes to Employment Law affect you?

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Sarah Buxton takes you through the latest amendments to Employment Law and how these will affect dental practices, highlighting the risks of non-compliance. She also discusses your responsibility regarding company social events and steps you can take to protect yourself and your team.