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With details of the new contract still in abeyance, Sam Brice, marketing manager at DPAS, considers whether NHS dentists can wait any longer.

Those dentists eagerly awaiting news of the alleged 'new' contract were left with more questions than answers following last month’s BDA Conference. During his keynote speech, health minister Earl Howe urged the profession not to 'mistake my caution for hesitancy', but with the contract pilots now in its third year the government can hardly blame the profession for being frustrated by the lack of clear direction.

With the much-lauded green shoots of economic recovery almost ready to bloom and the inflation falling below wage rises for the first time since 2008, dentists need to be ready to take advantage of the increase in patients’ disposable income. So, if you are a dentist with an NHS contract what is the best route for you to take?

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