While it might seem daunting, there are clear benefits to private practice and gaining independence from NHS dentistry.
Our Business Development Consultants are here to support you through the second lockdown and ongoing pandemic.
Reflecting on the 2020 Mouth Cancer Action Month, looking at the new ways of raising awareness, adapting during lockdown.
Find out what 2021 looks like from a dental practice buyers and sellers perspective. Answers from Chris Mayor, Lily Head Dental Practice Sales.
Denplan Academy has created a new bespoke training programme this month to help grow your patient numbers, and it's online.
A breakdown of how dental practices are maintaining their high standards through lockdown using Denplan's Excel training.
Catherine Rutland and Louis Mackenzie talk about how they transitioned from NHS to private dentistry, giving some advice for those looking to do the same.
A message from Clinical Director Catherine Rutland about how we can encourage MPs to raise awareness during Mouth Cancer Action Month in 2020.
Clinical Director Catherine Rutland discusses how mixed practices have managed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A content series from Chase de Vere and Lily Head Dental Services. Providing a roadmap for dentists through turbulent times.
How can you make your retirement a success? Chase de Vere Dental specialise in just that and are on hand with valuable advice for dentists.
Lily Head and Martin How look at what steps a credible buyer will need to take to acquire finance for a dental practice purchase.
If you're saving into your pension, it's worth knowing about savings allowances and your tax bill. Chase de Vere shine a light on the topic.
Lily Head discusses the impact staff costs can have on the value of your dental practice and some benchmarking data for Principals to consider.
Get the latest actions points for smart investments, straight from Chase de Vere, the experts in helping dentists make the best decisions.
Abi Greenhough, a Director at Lily Head Dental Practice Sales, provides clear action points when looking to sell your dental practice.
Has lockdown given you thoughts of early retirement? Dental industry financial advisors Chase de Vere are here to provide answers and clarity.
Abi Greenhough, a Director at Lily Head Dental Practice Sales, shares valuable insights to help guide dentists thinking of selling their practice.
Dr Chet Trivedy answers in detail the questions dental teams are asking, and are being asked, in our first part of coronavirus FAQs.
Dr Chet Trivedy continues with part 2 of FAQs around coronavirus. Providing you with the in-depth answers for your practice.
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.
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.
Clinical Director Catherine Rutland looks at what has changed during 'The Pause' and why there are some great lessons to be learnt.
Sweet treats that won't harm your teeth
How dentists can use technology to stay in touch with their patients
Managing uncertainty through lockdown and beyond.
Julie Richards explains how you can keep your knowledge up to date with a wide range of helpful online tools.
Jo Banks, Client Training Manager at Denplan, looks at how dentists are communicating remotely, and the benefits that can bring.
Catherine Rutland, Clinical Director, says there is light at the end of the tunnel for dentistry.
Roger Matthews, Honorary Life President at Denplan, looks at how the risks of COVID-19 might have a lasting impact on dentistry.
Our Senior Legal Counsel provides clarity about how these unprecedented times impact on dentists’ contractual obligations to their patients.
We want to assure you that we're here for you, and we've got tips and advice on the way.
An update from Dr Catherine Rutland following Government advice around ‘social distancing'.
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.
What will our future relationship with the EU will look like and how that will impact our profession?
The British Society of Periodontology have recently issued some revised guidance on the Basic Periodontal Examination (BPE).
Denplan acquires The Animal Healthcare Company Ltd
Denplan has announced the acquisition of Practice Plan for Vets, to strengthen its position in this fast-growing marketplace.
Managing Mental Health at Work
Catherine Rutland reflects on unstructured time as we reach the festive period.
Join Catherine Rutland for her second blog on preparations for Brexit
Catherine Rutland, outlines some considerations and guidance for dental practices in preparation for Brexit in her latest two part blog.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Lisa Humble discusses how our training Academy can support your practice team when understanding how to support patients with mental health issues
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.
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.
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...
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.