Versha Miyanger

Versha Miyanger

Author at Dentistry.co.uk

Versha Miyanger is the managing editor of Orthodontic Practice and deputy editor of Dentistry Scotland and Young Dentist magazine and is a news editor on Dentistry.co.uk. She has worked at FMC Ltd for over 13 years and has extensive experience in the world of dental publishing. Working in the publishing sector for over 21 years, she has written, edited and commissioned for several scientific, pharmaceutical, medical and engineering journals, both online, in print and on their social media sites. Email: [email protected]
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Mixing it up

Roger Levin reveals how to make a splash by increasing your treatment options Financial advisers frequently tell their clients to diversify. Dentists would do well to adopt the same mentality regarding the service mix in their practices. In most cases, increasing elective dentistry can make a tremendous difference in both the enjoyment and profitability of … Continued

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Just keep swimming

Simpson Burgess Nash looks at how dental practices can stay afloat with a well-crafted marketing strategy Simply put, marketing is the action of persuading customers to identify with and then buy a company’s goods or services. Marketing, like all things in business life, must be adapted to circumstance. While what is effective for a multi-national … Continued

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Thinking finance…

Do you want to increase your turnover and improve your cash flow? Think finance says Brian Carter, director of Dental Finance There can be no doubt that there is huge demand for orthodontic treatment from people wishing to improve their smile, with particular interest in the range of ‘invisible’ tooth straightening options now available in … Continued

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Smashing sales

Price objections from patients can be hard for any practice to overcome. Here, Ashley Latter explains how you can break through sales barriers Have you ever received a price objection from one of your patients? It will usually occur when the person presenting the treatment has failed to sell it well enough and not communicated … Continued

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The value of hypnosis

Sharon Waxkirsh explains how hypnosis can help in dental practice For the past eight or so years, I have been working in dental practices across the UK using hypnosis as an adjunct for chemical anaesthesia or instead of anaesthetic. Using hypnosis in this way enables patients to receive treatment free from fear, lessens or stops … Continued

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Invisalign celebrate 3,000,000 patients

Align Technology Inc, the provider of clear aligner orthodontics have today announced that three million patients have now started treatment with the Invisalign system This is a significant milestone in Invisalign treatment and reflects an accelerating rate of adoption worldwide by Invisalign-trained dental professionals and their patients. To mark the milestone, Align Technology has teamed … Continued

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BLOS welcomes a new Chair

The British Lingual Orthodontic Society (BLOS) is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Chair: Ian Hutchinson, specialist orthodontist and clinical director at Wired Orthodontic Laboratory and Chief of Orthodontics for DoooX – an online learning platform. Already a long-standing committee member, Ian succeeds specialist orthodontist Paul Ward, who officially handed over the BLOS … Continued

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BOS provides evidence for government on children’s oral health

The valuable role of orthodontics in improving dental health and well-being in children is represented today (24 February 2015) in a submission from the British Orthodontic Society to a one off Health Select Committee session to examine children’s oral health in England. The evidence-based report from BOS details the broad spectrum of orthodontic problems seen … Continued

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The next big thing?

Click Convert Sell has launched the Straight Teeth Engine Academy an innovative new course for GDPs who want to grow their orthodontic practice Operating your clinic to its full potential requires a multi-factorial approach. Besides the known marketing strategies, you’d be surprised at how many aces up your sleeve you are not taking fully advantage … Continued

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New appointment at Riveredge Dentistry

  One of the the North East’s leading dental practices has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new dentist. Richard Coates, formerly of Sunderland’s Wessington Way practice, has joined the award-winning Riveredge Dentistry which has surgeries in both Sunderland and Newcastle. Riveredge, headed up my multi-award winning dentist Dr Ken Harris, is widely … Continued

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An ideal system

Lloyd Price reveals the cogs needed for achieving a smooth transition to a stress free and successful tomorrow Your practice runs like a well-oiled machine; the team is efficient, your patients are happy, your strategy is working, and you go home at the end of each day content in the knowledge that tomorrow will once … Continued

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The big picture

Stuart Clark explains how to design a dental practice avoiding hidden obstacles   Redesigning or relocating your dental practice is a project that can make a radical difference to your business. But the prospect of intricate planning and the stresses of budgeting, design and compliance can prove a daunting task for any dental professional – … Continued

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Keys to success

Have you thought about insuring your team? Richard Lishman unlocks the crucial considerations when it comes to key person assurance One meaning of the word ‘key’ in the English language is ‘essential, fundamental or crucial’ and emphasises the importance of something. Within the dental practice, there are key professionals who have the knowledge and skills … Continued

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What’s up doc?

Andrew Moore investigates if a new government scheme to tackle employee sickness absence will be a bitter pill for dental practices to swallow According to the Office of National Statistics, the average number of working days lost due to sickness absence in 2013 across all sectors of UK business was 4.4 days per worker. However, … Continued

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Lighting the way

Can your team rely on you in times of darkness? Laura Horton explains how effective leadership can act as a guiding light Some say leadership is in your bones – you either have it or you don’t. I firmly believe leadership is a skill that needs working on frequently.  Skills can be taught and, therefore, … Continued

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New Chair of the British Orthodontic Society

Alison Murray has taken over as Chair of the British Orthodontic Society with a pressing agenda. She wants to drive forward the Society’s remit to raise standards in orthodontic education, helping support the aims of the Society, which include promoting the study and practice of orthodontics, maintaining and improving professional standards and encouraging research in … Continued

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Perfect protection

Insuring your business with the best possible terms and cover is hugely important, yet it is all too easy to simply agree to the first set of renewal terms received and continue with the existing insurer. In doing so, dental practices could be missing out on a better value for money contract and, in any … Continued

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Mark your spot

Every member of the team is a cog in the operational wheel of a practice, so each individual’s skill set will determine how your team functions as a whole. The key to creating a dream team, in which everyone works in synergy, is to have the right person in the right job – but that … Continued