First Impressions – More Than Just Waiting

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Here, we discuss why first impressions really do count and offer some ideas on how you can utilise your dental practice waiting room to help increase treatment uptake in your practice.

Every day there’s an opportunity where you can communicate with your patients without overtly selling and putting pressure on them; but a way in which you can still showcase your treatment offering and open up conversations that could lead to greater treatment uptake.Read More

When 2 Become 1 – We’re Having a Spice Girls Moment!

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It’s an exciting time in the Practice Plan Design and Marketing Team at the moment (isn’t it always?).

Not only have we just launched our fantastic new website – the result of many months of hard work, development, design, writing, programming and, it has to be said… the odd tear or two – but more of that later. But we are also proud to introduce to the world our brand new, rather sexy, consolidated branding!

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Building A Solid Foundation – What’s Your Strategy?

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Nigel Jones, Sales Director at Practice Plan, discusses the shift in practice value and long-term business planning and how you can ensure you are on the right track.

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There’s Never Been a Better Time to Offer Patient Finance!

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Les Jones, Marketing Director at Practice Plan, explains why patient finance has vast potential in these difficult financial times.

Which of these two questions is the most relevant to you when buying a house? Is it, ‘What’s the asking price?’ or is it ‘Can I afford the monthly repayments?’

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Curtain Call For Practice Plan Speakers At BDTA Dental Showcase 2013

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Danielle Quigley, Events and Marketing Coordinator of Practice Plan, is our guest blogger today. Danielle, who is currently at the show, tells us how it’s going so far!Read More

There’s No Business Like Show Business… And That Includes Your Business!

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Ashley Latter is at the forefront of this year’s Practice Plan Workshop Tour, sharing the secrets to ‘Perfect Communication’. The tour kicked off in Manchester with an audience of over 130 delegates. Heather Podbury, Managing Editor at FMC, was one of the lucky people to have attended the event. Here, she shares some of Ashley’s top secrets to ‘Perfect Communication’.

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What Can We Do About People That Hate Going To The Dentist?

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Dental Business Consultant Kevin Rose shares how he believes communication is key to helping people overcome their negative perception of visiting the dentist.

It’s never a surprise that during family get-togethers you face that one inevitable question: ‘so, what are you doing these days?’ It’s never a shock that I almost always witness a negative reception to my response of the words ‘dentist’ and ‘dentistry’. So, now I’m back at my desk, I feel obliged to ponder the big question… why do some people hate going to the dentist and what can be done about it?

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It’s Marketing Time… And This Time It’s Personal!

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Les Jones, Marketing Director at Practice Plan, takes a moment to explain why a personal touch can go a long way when it comes to marketing your practice.

When a friend asks if you could possibly do them a big favour, do you find yourself preparing to say ‘yes’, even before you know what the favour is?

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The Changing Face of Communication

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Nigel Jones, Sales Director at Practice Plan, looks at the topics that arise in his visits to practices. This month he discusses the changing face of communication with patients and how to embrace the use of technology and incorporate it into your dental practice.

With most practices seemingly having to work harder to attract new patients and to maintain appropriate levels of treatment plan uptake, it’s been interesting to see how more and more are enhancing their use of technology to improve communication with patients.Read More

Connect With The Connected!

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With social media taking the dental industry by storm, we speak to Brendon Macdonald, Chief Content Officer of ApexHub – a publishing and content creation agency that specialises in providing social media management & solutions, to find out more on what dental professionals should be doing to stay ahead of the game.

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