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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

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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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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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How to end your professional relationship with a patient because trust has broken down

The DDU receives many calls from practices asking how to manage aggrieved patients. Many issues can be resolved swiftly by the practice but occasionally, dental professionals say they have little choice but to end their professional relationship with a patient because trust has broken down.  Taking the decision to no longer treat a patient is

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My life as an overseas trainer – Raj Ahlowalia explains how he has travelled around the world teaching dentistry

My journey as an overseas trainer began in 1995, when I decided to leave the NHS. Back then, I thought private dentistry meant ‘cosmetic dentistry’, so I started to learn what I could from the best trainers. I found myself drawn to American leaders in cosmetic dentistry, including Dr Larry Rosenthal. I went to an

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Get the marketing lowdown

Les Jones will be touring the UK in September, delivering a number of one-day marketing masterclasses entitled How to market your dental practice, focusing solely on what dental practices could be doing to enhance their marketing activities to ultimately increase their practice profits. Les’ workshop will dust off your marketing cobwebs, taking you through the

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Direct mail… the rewards can be sweet

The use of direct mail has been out of fashion among forward-thinking businesses in recent years. With the advent of social media, video sharing websites and other technology, the idea of just sending promotional material to potential customers seems somehow too simple. Why would you opt to print and post a leaflet or flyer, when

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The need for financial protection

For most people the only contact they have with the protection market is when they buy their first home with a 25-year mortgage, they take out a 25-year life insurance policy to match it. What is the real reason for this cover though? Most do not think about this. Take myself as an example, as