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The dawn of the digital age and lingual systems

Dentistry reports on Robbie Lawson’s lecture on digital set-ups and lingual techniques that he delivered at the British Orthodontic Conference. Why is it that only 37% of orthodontists who are certified in a lingual system are active users? This was the question posed by Edinburgh specialist Robbie Lawson in his presentation at the British Orthodontic

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Visions and planning

Laura Horton discusses the types of business visions dentists can have and how to plan and communicate the vision to the team to aid in your success. I spend two days a month helping dentists with their visions. I love it hence this article to share my experiences. When working with a client, their vision

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Light curing: do we underestimate the importance of our light source?

Nik Sethi discusses modern-day light curing problems. Composite resin restorations have long been the clinician’s treatment of choice for conservative aesthetic restorations. Materials utilising nano filler technology are ever evolving to provide superior mechanical and optical properties when compared to their microfilled and micro hybrid counterparts (Watanabe et al, 2008) (Figures 1a and 1b). As

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Stand out and grow

Louisa Buckingham, marketing executive at Patient Plan Direct, shares her marketing tips to help your practice stand out from the crowd. No matter what size or how old your practice is, reaching out to new and future patients is crucial for every dentist. Even dentists that enjoy strong and reliable levels of repeat business experience

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Thinking outside of the box

Nilesh Parmar explains how his MBA has taught him to expand his thoughts to help him succeed with the business side of dentistry. Business. We are either good at it or we’re not. We either see the bigger picture or we don’t. Business magnate, media personality and political adviser Alan Sugar seems to have it,

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Practice refurbishment for privacy

Carina Shaw discusses why it is important to make the most of the avaliable space in your practice when considering practice refurbishment. A key element of practice design is respect for patients’ privacy, yet this often takes a back seat in favour of creating a pleasant, open-plan space. However, it can be awkward to be

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Increase dental patient value and treatment plan acceptance

Simon Hocken gives a step-by-step guide on how to treat new patients and how to improve your treatment acceptance. New patient value and the tendency of patients to accept treatment plans are fundamental to the commercial success of your practice. Average new patient value in private practices across the Breathe portfolio ranges from £300 to

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Screw or cement retained restorations?

Dominic Hassall discusses the difference between screw and cement retained restorations. Complications may arise in the surgical phase of implant treatment with failure of integration or damage to vital structures, or there may also be late complications that are either mechanical or biological (including aesthetic). A full assessment of the medical history and dental condition

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LDCs create alternative dental contract

Dentistry reports on an exercise pitting prototype dental contracts against ACRs. There is a strong rumour the new prototype reformed contracts are to be announced very soon. Against the backdrop of recent engagement exercises, groups of local dental committees have developed a framework for an alternative reformed contract (ACR). So what are the differences? The

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Journey to the future

After visiting one of Hague Dental’s UK showrooms, FMC’s Carlotta Eden demonstrates how the company seem to have just about every aspect of practice development under one roof. The first thing I noted about Hague Dental’s Horsham showroom was its woody, secluded location, offering a calming influence on customers looking to make their first purchase,