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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 asome advice to help make finding a practice that suits you on every level that little bit easier.
Roger Matthews

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.
Roger Matthews

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.
Helen Neville - Academy Trainer

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!
Natasha Fisher - Academy Trainer

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. Natash 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.
Chris Mackenzie

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