Future of practice ownership

What does the future of practice ownership look like?

David Houston, Tony Kilcoyne NHS Dental Landscape Leave a Comment

David Houston and Tony Kilcoyne explore what the future holds when it comes to owning a dental practice… While there may be no formal career pathway for dentists entering the profession, traditionally the route went from graduate to associate to practice owner. However, as the costs of owning a practice increase, along with the legislation that owners have to contend …

Your questions answered

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

Nigel Jones NHS Dental Landscape Leave a Comment

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 …

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 …

NHS Insights Panel

NHS Insights Panel: Are new dentists ready for the ‘lion’s den’?

Practice Plan NHS Confidence Monitor - Industry comments, NHS Dental Landscape, Options Out Of The NHS 1 Comment

The results from the latest NHS Confidence Monitor survey revealed deep levels of unhappiness among NHS dentists and anxiety about complaints and litigation across both private and NHS sectors. Despite being anxious in this area, the private dentists who responded reported feeling much happier about every element of their work compared to when they were in the NHS. Given the …

NHS dentistry: staying positive in the current climate

NHS dentistry: staying positive in the current climate

Practice Plan Options Out Of The NHS 1 Comment

Confidence in the future of NHS dentistry remains low, and with continued uncertainty and no changes set to take shape anytime soon, Practice Plan asks wet-fingered clinicians, Eddie Crouch, Judith Husband, David Houston and David Bretton, what dentists should be doing to stay motivated and make the most of their situation.

NHS Dentistry Insights - Part 2

Essential insights into the future of NHS dentistry – Part 2

Practice Plan NHS Confidence Monitor - Industry comments Leave a Comment

During last year’s BDIA Showcase, Practice Plan organised a meeting of expert minds for two live events, firstly to facilitate discussion around the results of the fourth NHS Confidence Monitor and, secondly, to allow dental professionals in the audience to ask their burning questions about the possible future of NHS dentistry. Practice Plan is now delighted to share the second …

Essential insights into the future of NHS dentistry

Practice Plan NHS Confidence Monitor - Industry comments 1 Comment

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.