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Reaching for your personal best

Nigel Jones questions where patient care fits in to the definition of success. In amongst all of the amazing sporting occasions in the past few months, the one I ended up enjoying the most was the Commonwealth Games. This took me by surprise, as I’m more of a football, tennis and golf fan, so Glasgow

Articles, Dentistry

Is flexible working too flexible?

With the introduction of the right to request for flexible working, Sarah Buxton walks through how this might affect dental practices. As of the 30 June 2014, employees with at least 26 weeks’ continuous employment have been able to make a request for flexible working for any reason. The employee’s request may be for a

Articles, Dentistry

Does your practice have a brand?

Les Jones from Practice Plan explains how to build and create the right practice brand for you. If you answered anything other than ‘yes’ to the above question… then you are mistaken. Every dental practice has a brand (whether you like it or not) – the key questions are: do you know what your brand

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Keep yourself in good shape during the working day

Marie Jalkanen offers some exercises dentists can do to help keep a good circulation whilst at work. To work as a dentist is hard physically because of the precise and static work. Therefore, it’s important to have good, suitable equipment: like ergonomic grip on an instrument, a patient chair that has a good amount of

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

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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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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