Top hats toast & moments of truth

Sheila Scott and Chris Barrow give us a glimpse of what to expect on this year’s Workshop Tour

Sarah Whittall HR and Team Development, Practice Management Leave a Comment

Sarah Whittall, Events and Marketing Coordinator, catches up with dental business experts, Sheila Scott and Chris Barrow, ahead of this year’s Workshop Tour to find out what they have in store for you…

How to soothe practice headaches

How to tackle three big headaches faced by dental teams

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During my 30 years in the dental profession, including many years working in both private and NHS practices, I would say that the challenges facing private practices have remained largely unchanged. Perhaps with the exceptions of the CQC with more rigorous regulation and compliance, managing NHS contracts and ensuring delivery of UDAs, and the increasing competitiveness in the private market …

The importance of language in a dental practice

Sheila Scott’s advice on the importance of language in a dental practice

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Don’t miss the latest episode of Bodcast with Sheila Scott! In this episode, hosted by Zoe Close, Sheila talks about the use of ‘bad’ language in dental practices and provides her advice on the type of language you should be using when you’re talking to patients.

Seven simple steps to attracting new patients

How to attract more patients to your dental practice

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Attracting new patients is a perennial challenge for practices, and something I often hear when visiting dentists is how to do so without spending too much money. Of course, the best approach for you will depend on your practice’s individual circumstances, your goals and your budget. Having said that there are some areas that are worth thinking about as a …

Are dentists missing out on vital tax reliefs?

Are dentists missing out on vital tax reliefs?

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John Clarke, Head of Business Development at Wesleyan Bank explains… High-earning dentists expect to pay a lot in taxes every year. However, many are failing to take advantage of legitimate tax relief benefits which could save them thousands of pounds and help to improve their practice’s cash flow and fund future investments. According to research conducted by Catax, 39 per …

A bright future

A bright future based on decades of success

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Alexandra Dental Care has earned itself a reputation as a quality practice that is focused on delivering preventive dentistry, backed up by many years in business. Josie Hutchings, Regional Support Manager at Practice Plan, caught up with Practice Manager, Zoe Sharp, to find about more about their path to success. Here she shares their story…

Bulletproof HR advice for your practice

Bulletproof HR advice for your practice

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HR and employment law Solicitor, Sarah Buxton, is the latest expert in dentistry to share her expertise and advice with practice managers and business owners. The age-old phrase ‘prevention is better than cure’ has no better use than here. If you’re a practice manager or business owner, having to recruit a new member of staff or let go of a …

Five aspects to consider before buying a dental practice

Taking the plunge – five essential aspects to consider before buying a dental practice

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Buying a dental practice is one of the biggest decisions that a dentist is likely to make and can be stressful for all parties involved. From choosing the right business model to determining the best location, many personal and legal factors must be carefully taken into consideration before taking the plunge. There are several burdens and rewards associated with buying …

How to recruit the bets team member

Four ways to ensure you recruit the best candidate

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Interviewing candidates to join your practice team is an important process as it is essential to find the ideal person who is the perfect fit for you and your business. After all, having a team in place who understands what your business is trying to accomplish and works together to meet common goals is the quickest path to business success.

To sell or not to sell – the pros and cons of putting your dental practice on the market

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If you’re considering putting your dental practice on the market, this podcast is a must! Join host Nigel Jones as he catches up with Wesleyan Bank’s, Raj Patel to gain his expert knowledge and advice on the pros and cons of putting your dental practice on the market.