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How can NHS dentists take more control over their practice’s future?

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One of the recurring themes of the recent Confidence Monitor survey that Practice Plan carried out among dentists was that NHS dentists believe their future is in the hands of a government that they don’t feel has their best interests at heart. For the survey, both NHS and private dentists answered a variety of questions asking how they feel about …

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The benefits of having a dental plan provider

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Zoe Close discusses the benefits to your business and your patients of providing a dental plan in your practice. She also talks about the additional support that a plan provider can offer with regards to legislation and helping you to grow your business. What you’ll hear: How a dental plan can build patient loyalty The benefits to patients when they …

Challenges of delivering dentistry to children

The challenges of delivering dentistry to children

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Children’s dental health has been hitting the headlines a lot this year, and unfortunately for all the wrong reasons. Early in 2018, BDA Chairman Mick Armstrong described it as a ‘badge of dishonour for health ministers’ after figures revealed the number of hospital tooth extractions for under-18s in England had risen to 42,911 in 2016-17. That’s a rise of over …

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 …

How to create an A team

Managing expectations to create an A-team

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After hearing that business consultants Laura Horton and Michael Bentley will be speaking about team development at the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show, Zoe Close from Practice Plan caught up with the pair to find out more… Practice life runs a lot smoother when the expectations of the team and the practice owner are aligned and, therefore, their relationship …

How to demonstrate good leadership

Nicki Rowland explains how to be a good leader and how to evidence this in a CQC inspection.

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In this episode of bodcast Nicki Rowland looks at why leadership in your dental practice is more important than ever. As the CQC will be focusing heavily on the Well-led KLOE in 2018, the requirement to demonstrate great leadership is in the spotlight. Nicki offers advice about the best way to approach being a good leader to benefit your practice …

Adding to your team

Adding new members to your team – how staff inductions can ease the way

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Staff inductions are a golden opportunity to ensure that your newest employee assimilates into your team well and understands their role from the start. It’s an important step in the recruitment process and, when carried out well, can bring benefits for both the business and the employee.