Nigel Jones shares his views on the results of the 5th NHS Confidence Monitor results

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In this episode of Bodcast Nigel Jones, Sales and Marketing Director at Practice Plan shares his views on the results of the latest NHS Confidence Monitor survey. He looks at the contrast between the responses from NHS and private dentists and talks about what he thinks the results mean for the future of dentistry. Nigel refers directly to the results, please view these hereRead More

Top hats, toast and moments of truth

An insight into a day of ‘Top Hats, Toast and Moments of Truth’

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With the Practice Plan Workshop Tour now in full swing, we wondered what insights and top tips have practices come away with so far? We asked Liz Barraclough, Practice Manager at Ilkley Dental Care in Leeds, that very question!Read More

10 advertising mistakes

Are you getting the most from your Facebook ads?

Brendon Macdonald Social Media and Digital Marketing Leave a Comment

Facebook adverts are a key tool for dental practices to reach prospective new patients and engage their existing patients who use social media. In fact, if you want to grow your business, you cannot avoid using Facebook ads if you want to promote your services. A study from Social Bakers found that between February 2012 and March 2017, organic reach for the average Facebook Page dropped from 16% to 1.5% Like any form of advertising, to use Facebook ads for your dental practice effectively, you need to understand how it works. The world of Facebook advertising has changed and evolved since Facebook began. It is possible to reach a more targeted group of people than ever before, but it is also possible to waste money and create ineffective adverts. There are a number of really easy tools to help you to advertise on Facebook. By taking a few minutes to explore the options, you can transform your results on Facebook and see your business grow.Read More

Infographic showing patients how dentists check for head and neck cancer

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Are your patients aware of the risk of mouth, head and neck cancer, do they know that they receive a full oral screening during their examination?

As November is mouth cancer awareness month, we are sharing our visual guide to help you raise awareness and show them exactly what you do. It is great for starting conversations about self-examination and mouth cancer warning signs to watch out for too.Read More

Building up a successful private practice

Building up a successful private dental practice

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Simon Thackeray draws on more than 10 years of experience in private dentistry to offer unmissable advice for building a successful private practice. He talks frankly and honestly about the worries he faced in the beginning and the importance of seeking expert advice. He looks at how critical a strong team is and finally the way his practice has evolved over a number of years.Read More

Escape the sugar rush

How to avoid added sugar at breakfast

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Following on from my blog on ‘8 tips to avoid sugar’, this blog will take a look at no-added-sugar meal planning strategies for breakfast.

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Managing stress related absence

Expert advice on handling staff absence due to stress

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Sarah Buxton, specialist HR and employment solicitor, examines the sensitive issue of how to manage stress-related absence in your practice.

Stress, depression or anxiety accounted for 11.7 million working days lost in 2015/16, according to the Health and Safety Executive. It is a big issue for anyone running a business, but many feel unsure about the best way to deal with the situation.
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To buy or not to buy

To buy or not to buy, which dental practice is right for you?

John Clarke Practice Management Leave a Comment

Buying a dental practice is arguably more competitive today than it has ever been as demand continues to outstrip supply. Practices on the market, particularly those situated in affluent areas, typically receive many substantial offers as goodwill valuations have increased year-on-year.Read More

Departure board of cancelled flights

Ryanair is a lesson about brand for all businesses

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The low-cost airline, Ryanair, cancelled 40-50 flights a day in September, giving their customers as little as 24 hours’ notice. They say it’s a decision that had to be taken because of poor management and holiday planning leading to a lack of pilot availability through September and October.

Other reports say that the decision was driven by Ryanair’s desire to boost their ‘arrived on-time’ percentage which had fallen below 80%. Either way, it’s a shocking decision that affected over 400,000 passengers who had booked their flights in good faith and had to cope with stressful and upsetting situations not of their making.Read More

How to sell effectively within a dental practice

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Business consultant, Simon Tucker offers expert advice about the best ways to improve the way your team communicates with patients. He looks at how the right kind of conversations can impact the business by increasing patient loyalty and leading to higher treatment uptake.Read More