Managers and leaders

The difference between great leadership and great management

Suki Singh HR and Team Development Leave a Comment

Suki Singh looks at what it means to lead and manage well, and the difference between the two… Successfully running a business such as a dental practice requires strong leadership and good management. The two are not interchangeable terms, as people sometimes think, and don’t necessarily come from the same person within the practice. However, great leaders can feel that …

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Tooth whitening: Everything you need to know

Harriett Boon Dental Health Leave a Comment

They’re everywhere. Just one quick swipe on social media, one flick of the page in our glossy magazines and the perfect pearly whites of our favourite celebrities are shining bright and dazzling us. With cosmetic treatments becoming increasingly accessible to us mere mortals, let’s explore the options and try to answer some common questions along the way.

Impossible

Kevin Lewis: taking more control of the future could lessen anxiety among profession

Nigel Jones NHS Confidence Monitor - Industry comments, NHS Dental Landscape Leave a Comment

Nigel Jones interviews Kevin Lewis about the reasons for dentists’ anxiety around complaints and litigation, and whether there is cause for optimism that this may change… Anxiety about complaints and litigation is rife among the dental profession, according to the recent Confidence Monitor survey of more than 400 dentists. Whilst many may well have predicted these results, they do provide …

Expert advice from Thomas Coates

How to avoid your Lawyer

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Thomas Coates discusses the measures you should take to ensure that you don’t find yourself in costly disputes with business partners, staff and even family members. He talks about how putting legal agreements in place right from the start is vital and can save headaches, heartache and cost in the long run.

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Young dentists at the coal face

Jasmine Lobo, Petros Mylonas NHS Dental Landscape, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Our experience – beginning life as a dentist Recent BDA research has revealed that more than half of dentists aged under 35 are planning to leave the NHS within five years and 10% intend to exit the profession entirely. In a recent BoDcast, Dr Austin Banner, Trustee of the BDA Benevolent Fund, also reported that more and more young dentists …

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The Big Interview: Tony Kilcoyne

Nigel Jones NHS Dental Landscape Leave a Comment

A few months after his election to the BDA’s Principal Executive Committee (PEC), we caught up with Tony Kilcoyne to find out whether he can offer the same outspoken voice to the profession from the inside as he often has done as an outsider. We also discussed the powers of the BDA to effect change and influence politics, contract reform …

Do's and Dont's of working with a designer

Top tips for working with your designer!

Nick Powell Marketing and Design Leave a Comment

Getting the best out of a designer means working in partnership, being prepared to challenge your pre-conceptions and listening to the experts. Practice Plan’s Design Team Manager, Nick Powell shares his list of do’s and don’ts.

Six thinking hats

Make confident decisions – put on your thinking hats

Sheila Scott HR and Team Development Leave a Comment

Running a busy dental practice means challenges can be thrown up on a daily basis. Here, dental business consultant Sheila Scott explores a tried and tested technique to decide how to deal with opportunities or solve problems effectively as a team and keep your practice thriving…

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 …

Its all about the money

It’s all about the money – how dentists can improve their finances in 2018

John Clarke Practice Management Leave a Comment

When compiling your list of New Year’s resolutions, the chances are that improving your personal finances may trail behind more common goals such as ‘exercising more’ and ‘drinking less’. But as we all know, identifying what we’d like to change is the easy part, actually sticking to it for a sustained period has been proven to be extremely difficult. However, …