Dentists' Blog

Dr Chet Trivedy Article Series
 

21/04/2020

 

COVID-19 Dental Teams FAQs Part 1

Dr Chet Trivedy answers in detail the questions dental teams are asking, and are being asked, in our first part of coronavirus FAQs.

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21/04/2020

 

COVID-19 Dental Teams FAQs Part 2

Dr Chet Trivedy continues with part 2 of FAQs around coronavirus. Providing you with the in-depth answers for your practice.

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23/04/2020

 

Be kind to your mind

Are you looking after yourself throughout this pandemic? Dr Trivedy takes a look at the psychological challenges you may be facing, and what you can do about them. 

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07/05/2020

 

Is PPE enough to beat COVID-19?

The fourth part of the Dr Chet Trivedy series looks at PPE and how dental surgeries can use it, including the green and red system for different rooms.

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27/05/2020

 

Hope for the dental profession

Catherine Rutland, Clinical Director, says there is light at the end of the tunnel for dentistry.

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12/05/2020

 

A view of risk

Roger Matthews and the COVID-19 risk for dentistry

Roger Matthews, Honorary Life President at Denplan, looks at how the risks of COVID-19 might have a lasting impact on dentistry.

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07/04/2020

 

Coronavirus & the patient contract

Dental patient contract

Our Senior Legal Counsel provides clarity about how these unprecedented times impact on dentists’ contractual obligations to their patients.

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30/03/2020

 

Helping your business through these uncertain times

Getting coronavirus upport for his business

We want to assure you that we're here for you, and we've got tips and advice on the way. 

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25/03/2020

 

Coronavirus Update - March 25

Coronavirus advice

An update from Dr Catherine Rutland following Government advice around ‘social distancing'.

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24/03/2020

 

Coronavirus advice from Simplyhealth

We have provided a summary for our customers, of what is currently known, how they can protect themselves, where to find help and advice, and how Simplyhealth can support them.

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A Challenging Extraction – Dentistry and Leaving the EU

Dentistry and leaving the EU

What will our future relationship with the EU will look like and how that will impact our profession?

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Revised BSP guidelines

Revised BSP guidelines

The British Society of Periodontology have recently issued some revised guidance on the Basic Periodontal Examination (BPE).

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Denplan acquires The Animal Healthcare Company Ltd

Denplan acquires The Animal Healthcare Company Ltd

Denplan acquires The Animal Healthcare Company Ltd

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Denplan acquires Practice Plan for Vets

Denplan acquires Practice Plan for Vets

Denplan has announced the acquisition of Practice Plan for Vets, to strengthen its position in this fast-growing marketplace. 

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Managing Mental Health at Work

Managing Mental Health at Work

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The Beauty of Unstructured Time - Catherine Rutland, Clinical Director

The beauty of unstructured time

Catherine Rutland reflects on unstructured time as we reach the festive period.

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The 'B' word (Brexit)... part 2 - preparations and guidance

Join Catherine Rutland for her second blog on preparations for Brexit

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The 'B' Word...

Catherine Rutland, outlines some considerations and guidance for dental practices in preparation for Brexit in her latest two part blog.

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Boom in adult orthodontics: Is your practice ready to make the most of this opportunity?

In a recent British Orthodontic Society Survey 75% of orthodontists are now reporting seeing an increase in adult patients seeking private treatment. Chris Mackenzie, Product and Digital Strategy manager examines the opportunity available to dental practices with this change in consumer trends

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Becoming an Academy Trainer

Join Debbie King-Thomas as she explains why she became a trainer, working with our member dental practices to help them achieve their practice goals

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Children’s dentistry in practice – the next generation

The promise of high earnings from specialisms such as implants, facial aesthetics and social orthodontics, can easily lure dentists away from considering less popular aspects such as children’s dentistry. However, by using the latest technologies and developing team-led preventive pathways in our practices, we have the possibility of leaving a legacy of enthusiastic dental professionals and great oral health for our under 18 patients.

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Finding the right practice

Taking the huge step of looking to purchase a dental practice is daunting as it may well be the biggest investment you make, so it has to be the right investment. Jenny Notley shares some advice to help make finding a practice that suits you on every level that little bit easier.

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GDPR - Not a Gimmick!

Roger Matthews, who prepared the Simplyhealth Professionals guide to GDPR in 2018, sounds a warning note to dentists. One year on from the passing of the Data Protection Act 2018, incorporating the EU’s GDPR, some may be wondering whether - like the “Millennium Bug” - it was all just a scare story. Not so. The Data Protection Network (DPN - www.dpn.org.uk - a free online resource centre) points out that 25 May 2018 was not just a hoax, but an extensive and much-needed update, backed by some serious sanctions.

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A tax on dentistry - Tina or Dora?

It’s hardly surprising that there has been widespread criticism of the recent hikes in NHS patient charges for dentistry in England: rightly called “a tax on dentistry” by the BDA. In the past four years those fees have increased by nearly 22% (cumulative) when inflation has been just 9% over the same period.

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Seeing it from both sides

Helen Neville has seen many things in dentistry over 20 years, first as a practice team member and now one of our experienced trainers. Helen shares her thoughts on the benefits of practice training in our constantly evolving profession

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Variety is the Spice of Life!

No two days in this job are ever the same, for Jane Maylor of the Academy thats certainly true. Meeting a variety of clients and delivering an engaging and broad mix of training proves that variety is the spice of life!

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Health and safety in dental practices

In the risk-obsessed world that we live in health and safety plays a massive part in what we can or we can’t do, either at work or the businesses we visit. All dental practices need to secure the health and safety and welfare of their staff and patients who visit them, so that they are protected from any risks to their health and safety. Natasha Fisher explores the issues in her blog this month.

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Selling your dental practice

If you own a practice, you’ve probably always expected to sell it one day. However, as Business Development Consultant Julie Leddy outlines, sometimes reality is more complicated than we expect. Julie shares her experience from working with many practices to make the experience as smooth as possible.

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Thinking about retiring from dentistry?

If you’re a dentist thinking about retiring, you’ll already have a good idea of the challenges unique to someone looking to hang-up their drill. You might find the sheer amount of things to consider a little daunting, but don’t worry. With the right amount of time and planning, the closing chapters of your career can be some of your most fulfilling.

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Retirement planning: Intentions vs Reality

You’ll already have an image of your ideal retirement. Unfortunately, sometimes life has different plans and you may need to do some re-thinking. Here’s some practical advice to help avoid common pitfalls, and get you to the retirement you deserve.

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Maximising the value of your practice

Preparing for the sale of your practice can be one of the biggest decisions of your career. This month we discuss three of the big questions you need to consider when preparing to get the best valuation for your practice

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Boundaries for Life - its not just about the cricket!

Simplyhealth Professionals is gearing up for a third season of support for Boundaries For Life at cricket matches across the UK. Founded in 2010 by Dr Chet Trivedy, a dual-qualified dentist and doctor, Boundaries for Life offers free health checks for spectators and ground staff at major cricket fixtures throughout the UK. Sponsored by Simplyhealth Professionals, the project is made possible through a team of volunteer health professionals who check for signs and risks of health issues including blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, heart age and obesity.

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Understand your risks: Vicarious Liability in Dentistry

As a dental practice owner, you may be unaware of the legal risks to your business. In this increasingly litigious society, it’s important to understand what you are liable for, and how to mitigate the threats to your practice. MIAB’s Director, Tristan Lennox-Gentle, explains specific exposures, and the steps to ensure you’re effectively protected.

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Supporting mental health for patients and practice teams

Lisa Humble discusses how our training Academy can support your practice team when understanding how to support patients with mental health issues

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Positive Loop

I have come more and more to realise that the people around you and your state of mind are what ultimately determine how life goes. Some may say it is purely your state of mind but I add the people around you as they can have such a bearing on the wider picture.

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A company with purpose

Established in 1872 with an aim to address social inequality, Simplyhealth has a long-standing history of initiating projects that support charitable causes. The Probe’s editor caught up with the company’s Chief Customer Officer, Kate Thornton, to find out what makes Simplyhealth’s corporate and social commitments unique.

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Mentoring Women in Dentistry

Libby Stonell sat down with Caroline Coleman and Catherine Rutland of Simplyhealth Professionals to discuss the benefits of mentoring women within the dental profession for both the individual and their workplace...

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A view from the other side

The last few weeks have seemed a little bit like a ‘view from the other side’, some of it in our field and some in other areas of healthcare. In a short space of time I have experienced routine checks, treatment with and without local anaesthetic, surgery, a GA and a hospital stay, and not all for the same thing! Despite the fact that of course out of choice you wouldn’t necessarily want all of the above, it has given me the opportunity to consider how our patients feel and how we disseminate information.

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