2018 tech trends

Investing in technology to maximise your profitability in 2018

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Investing in innovative technology is a must for any ambitious dental practice that wants to drive growth in today’s highly competitive dental market. Advancements in digital workflow systems and sophisticated computer-aided design software can provide better treatment outcomes for patients and significantly boost efficiency by automating time-consuming manual processes. With 2018 just around the corner, more dental practices intend to …

To buy or not to buy

To buy or not to buy, which dental practice is right for you?

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Buying a dental practice is arguably more competitive today than it has ever been as demand continues to outstrip supply. Practices on the market, particularly those situated in affluent areas, typically receive many substantial offers as goodwill valuations have increased year-on-year.

Training and development

Training and development – can ambitious dentists afford to go without it?

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Dentists have always had a responsibility to remain at the forefront of their profession by ensuring their knowledge and skills are up to date. This was further underlined by the General Dental Council in June when the regulator announced the launch of its ‘enhanced continuous professional development’ (ECPD) programme.

Will there be some temporary financial relief for dentists?

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The Government’s decision to delay the launch of its ‘Making Tax Digital’ (MTD) proposal is welcome news for dentists amid concerns that complying with the controversial scheme would have represented a sizable financial outlay for practice owners. According to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), implementing the system may cost UK SMEs at least £3 billion …

Things your commercial bank may not want you to know

Things about commercial finance your business bank may not want you to know

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Navigating the field of financial products available to your dental practice can be a frustrating minefield. Whilst regulation ensures that product information is itself clear and easy to compare, the banking industry’s focus on their products rather than your needs often means businesses rely on the same solutions over and over namely edging into overdrafts or loans from their high …