Mark Topley, Author at Dentistry.co.uk
Mark Topley

Mark Topley

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Business and charity tips

Mark Topley talks to Ben Wilkes about how businesses can get the most out of working with charities. For more information on the work of Children on the Edge visit www.childrenontheedge.org. To hear more from Mark Topley visit marktopley.co.uk.

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Is your practice keeping up with the ‘David Attenborough effect’?

Patients are demanding practices start becoming environmentally responsible, Mark Topley says. I don’t often go food shopping, because in our family we’ve distributed the domestic responsibilities that way. But when I do, it’s still a surprise to see the absence of carrier bags at the self service checkout. I now have to ask for one … Continued

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Engagement and purpose – the better alternative to simple ‘carrot or stick’ management

Creating a spirit where staff become engaged with the company will work better than the ‘carrot or stick’ approach, Mark Topley says. I’ve had a varied (some might say chequered) career to date! Since qualifying as a teacher way back in the early 1990s, I’ve been a primary teacher, community project manager, tour manager, production manager, … Continued

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Time to take the first steps to greener dentistry?

Launching our eco-dentistry section, Mark Topley lists some easy ways you can make your practice better for the environment. It has never been more important to care for the environment, support the shift to renewable and sustainable sources of energy, cut down on the use of plastics, and recycle wherever possible. Everywhere I go, clients are more … Continued

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CSR: making an impact

Mark Topley highlights best practice in corporate social responsibility from around the UK The Campbell Clinic (TCC) is a dental referral practice in West Bridgford, Nottingham, owned by Colin Campbell (a name that will be familiar to many readers, I’m sure). With a team of 30 dentists, nurses and support staff, the practice has been … Continued

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Want fewer token gifts? Try the ‘not so secret’ Santa

As Christmas approaches, Mark Topley introduces a different way to help charities. We’re finally in December, and Christmas is definitely fast approaching. I’m expecting that in your workplace, the team Christmas dinner is booked and you’re busy deciding whether it will be duck, turkey, beef or the veggie option. I’m also betting that you’ve probably discussed your secret … Continued