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On the 27th of January 2014, Welsh Health Technical Memorandum 01-05 (WHTM 01-05) was published to replace the 2011 Welsh version of HTM 01-05.
This was very shortly afterwards superseded by revision 1, February 2014 to clarify issues surrounding storage of dental instruments, which is available here. WHTM 01-05 is now very similar to the current May 2013 version of HTM 01-05.
Storage of wrapped instruments is now allowed for up to 12 month, irrespective of what type […]
by Denplan on March 04, 2014
Following the success of our Colgate toothbrush offer last September, we’ve got a tasty new patient recruitment incentive for you during March 2014.
This promotion is the perfect opportunity for you and your practice team to talk to your patients about the benefits of good oral health, described by Roger Matthews, Chief Dental Officer at Denplan:
“Dental health includes the ability to eat, speak and socialise. Good and healthy nutrition is a vital component of wellbeing. […]
From our viewpoint, the major linchpin enabling the simple introduction of DEPPA and its ongoing management has been the input of our nursing team.
Looking back, enthusiastic and carefully trained dental nurses have been ideally placed to ensure seamless integration of the new online assessment within the practice's existing examination protocols.
Fortunately our lead dental nurse attended the introductory DEPPA presentation last year and that central involvement has been a marker […]
by Denplan on February 24, 2014
Highlighting its focus on corporate social responsibility, Denplan are celebrating another milestone this year after putting over 160 employees through externally recognised and validated training courses.
Not only has Denplan put more than 140 staff through the BDTA/BDIA award since 2008, but it’s also paid for employees to expand their knowledge and expertise by undertaking qualifications such as NVQs, ITQs, finance qualifications and Diplomas. Denplan also offer their employees […]
by Denplan on February 12, 2014
Whether you’re planning to retire next year or in ten years’ time, it’s a good idea to do whatever you can to boost the goodwill value of your practice so that it ultimately brings you optimum financial rewards.
Denplan’s Goodwill Transfer team is on hand to give you confidential advice on the best way to go about growing your practice, increasing and retaining patient numbers and improving its value for the future.
The team, along with your Denplan Consultant, will […]
Good planning and keeping a step ahead can make all the difference to ensure the smooth introduction of the new risk assessment.
Taking time, at first, to set up a workable routine for the entire team is the key to integrating DEPPA as part of an everyday work plan.
Here are some useful pointers we, as nurses, think may be helpful;
Prior to the appointment
Ensure the iPad is ready in the waiting room - charged and already logged in to the patient questionnaire […]
by Denplan on January 14, 2014
The Oxford Dictionary lists the term ‘academy’ as
‘a society or institution of distinguished scholars or scientists that aims to promote or maintain standards in its particular field’.
This definition sums up our brand new Denplan Academy perfectly and we’re delighted to introduce you to this training programme for 2014.
January, and the Annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas brings us the future – wacky, weird or amazing, depending on your viewpoint.
This year’s headlines included the world’s first “connected” toothbrush” – the Kolibree from France. Claimed to be the first toothbrush that measures your cleaning regime, the rechargeable Kolibree sends data to your mobile phone (of course!) and certainly seemed to capture journalists’ imagination.
Before we consign this latest concept […]
by Denplan on December 23, 2013
Next month over 4,000 individuals from around the country will say goodbye to their favourite tipple for 31 days in support of Alcohol Concern's Dry January campaign.
According to the charity, alcohol is responsible for some 1.2 million hospital admissions each year and there are estimated to be 1.6 million individuals in England who are alcohol dependent. Only one in 20 of these will seek treatment.
Dental professionals are, or should be, well versed in the fact that […]
by Denplan on December 19, 2013
This winter we're bringing you some short profiles of our Practice Support Advisors, (PSAs), based at Denplan’s Head Office. They'll tell you a bit about themselves, as well as giving you a top tip that you can use in your practice.
December's tip comes from our Practice Support Advisor Katie…
Name: Katie Simmonds
Position held: Practice Support Advisor
Best new experience with Denplan: Last week I was lucky enough to attend a Denplan […]