The changing role of dental therapists and hygienists

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Helen Minnery, president of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT), talks about how the roles of therapists and hygienists have changed over a number of years and what the next stages of change will include. She also discusses how the BSDHT and other professional bodies work together for the benefit of the profession. What you’ll hear: Historical …

Past present and future

A dentist’s view – the past, present and future of NHS dentistry

Stuart Allan NHS Dental Landscape Leave a Comment

July 2018 marks the platinum anniversary of the NHS and there have been many changes over the past 70 years. It seems apt at this milestone to look at the history and evolution of dentistry within the NHS, and what the future might hold. To explore this, we asked Stuart Allan, who qualified as a dentist in 1978 and is …

A view into the future

Prototype practices perspectives on what the future holds

Nigel Jones Options Out Of The NHS Leave a Comment

Following confirmation that the contract reform process will rumble on for another two years, with fresh calls for new practices to join the prototype programme, I caught up with two dentists already involved. Len D’Cruz is a dentist and practice owner in a prototype B practice, and Claudia Peace is an associate in a prototype A practice. I spoke to …

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 …

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 …

teeth whitening

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.

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The dos and don’ts of retirement planning

John Clarke HR and Team Development Leave a Comment

Time-consuming administration, challenging NHS contracts and record practice values have led to an increasing number of dentists looking to retire early, typically between the ages of 50 and 55. Many dentists have an idea of what they would like to do after they finish work but often the hardest decision is the timing of retirement and understanding when they can …

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Young dentists at the coal face

Jasmine Lobo, Petros Mylonas NHS Dental Landscape 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 …

Gum disease avoid the nightmare

Gum disease – avoid the nightmare

Dr. Dannick Jethwa Dental Health Leave a Comment

Have you ever had that nightmare where your teeth have fallen out then you’ve woken up and checked in the mirror that they are still there? This can become a reality unless we make sure our gums are in good health. Gum disease is the 6th most prevalent disease in the world and it’s the major cause of tooth loss …