Dentist blog

Teamwork

Learning what we can achieve as a joined up profession

In the last few weeks I have had the luxury of spending a lot of time with my team and even some time with our extended team of practice advisors. This is a rare occurrence on both fronts.
Solent Fort

Accepting we are responsible for our choices can be liberating

I stood on the edge of a fort in the middle of the Solent recently and took in the sea and the sky around me. It changed as I watched it and being able to see the weather approaching from a distance made me realise how little control we have over some things in life. Coming across from the direction of the Isle of Wight, the sky was darkening and you could see the wind increasing.
Open water swimming

Find people who understand you at courses and events

Well a few hours ago I had a gorgeous drive as the sun rose on my way up the M3 to Heathrow. Belfast clearly didn’t get the advance weather requirements I sent…I’m beginning to think my requests go unheeded!!!
cycling

The positive side of risk management

I have recently returned from presenting at our first cycle conference. One of the days I presented for almost two hours in a very hot room on the subject of risk management. Poor delegates I hear you cry, worn out from cycling all day in the Mallorcan sun and having to sit in a warm room and listen to me.
Henry Clover

Plus ça change...

I must confess to a penchant for little-known facts. Keeping this relatively on topic, take dental floss, for example – the secret weapon of toxophilites to establish nocking points.
Henry Clover

Coffee and Connections

In the last hour, I have ordered new sandals (current pair are all flop and no flip), booked my car in for a service, spoken to my daughter in Melbourne without any direct charges, replied to (probably too many) emails, updated my personal development plan (please take note, GDC), checked the weekend weather, briefly researched sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia (attempt open water swimming in water less than 100C and you will soon find out what that is) and re-arranged an appointment with my hygienist.
GDPR

GDPR Blogs Errata

Dr Roger Matthews updates his recent series of three GDPR blogs with all the latest information available.
Henry Clover

Is GDPR the next “Beast from the East”?

Sweeping in from the continent, uninvited and a hindrance at best and at worst a halt to everyday life, the meteorological conditions at the very end of February did indeed have a very real impact, at least for a relatively short period of time.
GDPR

GDPR and Data Protection - Part 3

In the first two articles in this series I’ve taken a look at how the new Data Protection Bill – incorporating the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - is coming along. I’ve highlighted the importance of preparing by taking a good look at all the personal data you currently hold in the practice (a Data Audit). Where does it come from? With whom do you share it (or might disclose it to)? How long will you keep it? Do this as a practice team, because ultimately everyone is responsible for good Data Protection.
YDEPPA - inspiring children to good health

Inspiring children to good oral health with YDEPPA

YDEPPA (Young Denplan PreViser Assessment) is now available free to all Simplyhealth Professionals’ members - a unique opportunity to have free access to a tool which we believe is right at the leading edge of dental care for young patients. Having played a key role in developing the YDEPPA tool, Stephen Fayle explains the key benefits of this online facility which provides a framework for a holistic oral assessment of a child.