Seb Evans

Seb Evans

Author at Dentistry.co.uk

Seb moved to FMC at the start of 2014. He is the editor of dentistry.co.uk and editor of Dentistry Scotland. Email: [email protected] Tel: 01923 851751
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Learn all about a minimally-invasive and discreet orthodontics system in just one day

Cfast is a fast, minimally-invasive and discreet orthodontics system that straightens the front six teeth in about six months. You can become an accredited Cfast provider in just one day and, with courses taking place on a regular basis, there’s no need to wait. What’s more, Cfast courses are more affordable than those offered by … Continued

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Some tips for dental teams planning to participate in November’s mouth cancer campaign

New statistics, published by the British Dental Health Foundation, reveal there were 6,767 new cases of oral cancer in 2011, a rise of 33% since 2000. Additionally, deaths from mouth cancer surpassed 2,000 in 2011 for the first time. Coinciding with the news of these rocketing figures, the British Dental Health Foundation’s Mouth Cancer Action … Continued

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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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

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Preparing for retirement seminars to be held across the UK

After the outstanding success of Patient Plan Direct’s previous ‘Preparing for retirement’ seminars across the UK, it is teaming up once again with practice sales agents, PFM Dental and dental solicitors Goodman Grant, to host an informative and jam packed seminar to ensure those thinking of retirement in the coming years have a solid understanding of all … Continued

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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 … Continued

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BDA calls for the Government to invest ‘significant sums’ in NHS dentistry

Governments across the UK must pay heed to the economic challenges facing NHS dentistry and maintain their commitment to patients and practitioners, the British Dental Association (BDA) has said in the wake of a recent report by the Health and Social Care Information Centre. The Dental Earnings and Expenses 2012/13 report provides a detailed study of … Continued

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BDA issues legal letter to the GDC demanding the regulator reveals information on which its proposed ARF rise is based

The British Dental Association (BDA) has maintained that the further information is required in order to make the General Dental Council’s (GDC’s) consultation fair. The BDA has also called on the regulator to disclose the documents passed to accountants KPMG, who has been commissioned by the GDC to review the assumptions underpinning the proposed rise … Continued

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Breakthrough research leads the way for advancement in fighting cavities

Breakthrough data, published by Colgate, has indicated that the use of a toothpaste containing 1.5% arginine, an insoluble calcium compound and 1450ppm fluoride, provides superior protection against caries, compared to toothpastes containing 1450ppm fluoride alone. Two two-year caries clinical studies, involving over 12,000 people, concluded that the use of a toothpaste containing 1.5% arginine, an … Continued

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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 … Continued

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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, … Continued

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The BDA reacts to the responses over the GDC’s ARF consultation

The data shows that 97% of respondents have rejected the General Dental Council’s (GDC’s) proposed 64% annual retention fee (ARF) rise. A majority have also questioned the regulator’s justification for any fee rise, and the measures it has taken to cut costs. Over 4,000 individual respondents took part in the GDC consultation. The British Dental … Continued

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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 … Continued

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Bridge2aid celebrates 10th Birthday at Wembley Stadium

This October will see Bridge2aid’s dental training programme celebrate its 10th anniversary at Wembley Stadium.  Since the charity’s first training programme back in 2004, with the support of many Bridge2aid has accomplished some incredible achievements changing the lives of thousands in East Africa. With 10 years of dental training programmes, it has seen: –        An … Continued

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Entry for the Dentistry Scotland Awards is now open

The awards allow dental professionals to self-nominate or refer a colleague, team, practice or laboratory, if they believe they deserve acknowledgement for their efforts within the workforce. The awards are judged by individuals in alignment with their expertise to ensure that the process is carried out fairly and professionally. Entries are assessed by judges anonymously … Continued

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The Irish Dentistry Awards are now open for your entry

If you’ve been sitting on the fence about entering before, then perhaps you should jump off and dive into the 2015 ceremony for your chance to shine. An independent panel of judges, consisting of highly respected and experienced dentists, as well as members of the editorial board for Irish Dentistry and Dentistry magazine will select … Continued