Articles, Oral Health

A priceless record collection and the importance of keeping good records

In this series of articles from the dento-legal experts at Dental Protection, we look at record keeping. With the team singing from the same song sheet, well-written contemporaneous records will keep a practice on track with patients. The importance of good record keeping is instilled in us from the earliest moment in training; a message

Articles, Dentistry

A new way of gaining valuable business finance in dentistry

United Kapital are pleased to offer a new and innovative way to gain valuable business finance to dentistry businesses across the UK. Seen as a key sector at United Kapital, an ever-growing number of dental practices from across the United Kingdom have been utilising its Merchant Cash Advance to grow their business in a number of

Articles, Dentistry

Helping practices to succeed and flourish through online bookings

Deborah Morris, assistant practice manager from Temple Street Dental Practice, discusses her experience with online booking. Temple Street Dental Practice is a mixed practice based in Oxford that opened as a squat in June 2012, without a single patient. Assistant practice manager, Deb Morris, tells how, despite a tough economic climate, the practice has flourished,

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The BDA reacts to the responses over the GDC’s ARF consultation

The data shows that 97% of respondents have rejected the General Dental Council’s (GDC’s) proposed 64% annual retention fee (ARF) rise. A majority have also questioned the regulator’s justification for any fee rise, and the measures it has taken to cut costs. Over 4,000 individual respondents took part in the GDC consultation. The British Dental

Articles, Dentistry

Making sure you deliver on your promises and put the customer first

Lewis Ballard Specialist Dental Accountants explains whys it is so important to keep patients happy. We have all heard of businesses claiming to give great service and putting the customer above everything else. Yet how many actually deliver on their promises, and why does it matter anyway? Let’s, consider an average dental practice, people come

Articles, Dentistry

The dos and don’ts of running a successful practice event

Sam Brice, marketing manager at DPAS dental plans, explains how to run a successful practice event. Following an eventful summer in the dental industry, we now enter the traditional conference season. September and October are packed full of dental events with something for everyone. The British Orthodontic Society Conference is closely followed by the BDIA

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Local charity promoting better oral health to children most in need, supported by dental school and foundation

It’s back to school time and, for some children in the UK, the good news is their term may start with better oral health. Over this summer, with sponsorship from the Wrigley Company Foundation, The Plymouth Peninsular Dental School have been giving oral care workshops to children from all over the UK. The workshops were

Articles, Dentistry

Why we need to start embracing digital technology in the dental practice

Bill Gates, former chief executive and chairman of Microsoft,  suggested: ‘We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years, but underestimate the change that will occur in the next 10.’ So don’t be lulled into a false sense of security. Only a few years ago the lab work received at Stephen Green Dental

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The GDC has updated its Investigating Committee guidance to improve fitness to practise processes

The General Dental Council (GDC) has confirmed that as part of on-going improvements to its fitness to practise processes it has updated its Investigating Committee (IC) Guidance Manual and Indicative Outcomes Guidance for the IC. These can be found on the GDC’s website, here and here. The updated IC guidance manual contains new guidance for pre-meeting discussions,