Alun Rees, Author at Dentistry.co.uk
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The morning that changed my life

Alun Rees describes the morning he realised he was doing too much and how Confidental can help. I remember it well. Monday 8am, first patient due at 8:30. I was driving to our practice in a suburb of Gloucester. My journey took me through the picture-postcard village of Upton-St-Leonards. I glanced in my rear-view mirror … Continued

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Smiledirectclub – a silly season story or a faster race to the bottom?

Alun Rees gives his thoughts on the American ‘teledentistry’ company, Smiledirectclub, which is coming to the UK. Smiledirectclub, a ‘teledentistry pioneer’, is opening ‘Smile Shops’ in nine locations around the UK. Their press release made life easy for sub-editors to cut and paste. The tone and content was designed to remove the focus from those boring places … Continued

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Stuck in one Year Zero after another

Plan for the future and continue to develop or you will be stuck in Year Zero, Alun Rees says. ‘This is England’s biggest club, stuck in one Year Zero after another.’ The quote came from an article about Manchester United shared by one of my favourite writers on sport and music, Richard Williams. The piece … Continued

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Moments of truth

Building a successful dental practice means embracing ‘moments of truth’, Alun Rees says. I have just completed a year as an area director of Toastmasters International. It has been great fun to interact with and learn from people whose aim is to support each other and become better public speakers. If public speaking fills you with terror, … Continued

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The price paid for persuasion

Delegation shouldn’t mean abdication when it comes to discussing treatment costs with patients, Alun Rees says. Some dentists hide their light away; they often fear rejection and are reluctant to tell their patients what can be done, what choices are available and, especially, how much it will cost. They are reluctant to embrace the concept … Continued

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The difference between success and failure

Many people want success, but aren’t willing to go through the discomfort needed to achieve it, Alun Rees says. My life purpose, as a coach, is to help my clients achieve success. Our first, and most important, conversation starts with the intention of discovering exactly what success means to them. Once the destination is established, … Continued