Should I take the lease or buy the freehold

Thomas Coates discusses your options when buying a practice

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Buying a dental practice is one of the biggest decisions you are likely to face in your career. It is not just a significant investment monetarily but also in terms of your time, effort and responsibility. The decision of whether to become a practice owner or not brings with it several other questions, one of which is whether to take …

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How do I choose and attract the best buyer for my practice?

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Selling a practice can be one of the biggest decisions that you will make in your career and one of the key factors in the decision-making process is selecting who to sell to. Choosing the right buyer for your practice is important as it can have a big impact on ensuring you maximise your investment of all the years and …

Allocation of UDAs

Eddie Crouch shares an insight into why regional differences exist

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The details of government and public bodies’ machinations are often convoluted and hard to disentangle for those not directly involved. It can be no less the case when it comes to understanding the decision-making process behind how the English NHS dental contract works, even – or, perhaps, especially – for those professionals whose job it is to deliver that contract. …

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Chris Barrow talks about how you can increase patient referrals

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A personal recommendation is a powerful tool in bringing new patients to your door and a cost-effective way of generating additional income. Most practices know this of course, but many still struggle with how to harness the power of patient referrals and maximise this revenue stream. I, and my colleagues who are visiting dental practices, are often asked how they …

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How can dentists balance delivering quality patient care while working in a target orientated system?

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I was asked this question by a dentist, and I think it reflects wider concerns among the profession and a feeling they are being asked to perform an increasingly difficult balancing act to achieve conflicting goals. The desire of dentists to deliver quality care to patients and improve their oral health has been consistent in the 20-plus years I’ve worked …

Paul Worskett, shares his views on how the issue of patient charge revenue is being addressed in the new contract

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Patient charges have risen, but the same cannot be said for contract values. And, alongside the growing gap between UDA values and these charges, it can be a balancing act. Here, we ask Paul Worskett, a principal dentist who has been running one of the NHS prototype practices, whether he thinks contract reform will have any impact on this issue.

What do you think is the future for associates within the new NHS contract?

Len D’Cruz’s views on the future for associates within the new NHS contract

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The future for the whole profession of dentists working under the reformed contract within the NHS is unclear, but here we look specifically at how associates could be impacted by the changes. Len D’Cruz, whose practice has been involved with the pilots and prototypes, gives his thoughts on this question…

Essential insights into the future of NHS dentistry

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At the 2016 BDIA Showcase, Practice Plan was delighted to bring together a number of key opinion leaders for two live events, one to discuss the results of the fourth NHS Confidence Monitor and one to answer audience members’ burning questions on the future of NHS dentistry.