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Cornwall demanding action with 50,000 patients on waiting list for an NHS dentist

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Cornwall Council is calling for action as 48,000 patients wait for an NHS dental appointment. Devon and Cornwall patients are waiting an average of 477 days to see a dentist. Numbers have jumped recently, from 18,508 on waiting lists in January 2016, with waiting times of 357 days. ‘This is an issue that I have been aware of … Continued

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Grow your patient referrals

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Donna Hall shares advice on how to increase the referrals you receive from patients to help your business blossom Recommendations to your practice are one of the best ways of winning new business, especially when they come from a trusted source. A friend or family member telling a potential new patient that they’ve had a … Continued

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Grow your patient referrals

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Donna Hall shares advice on how to increase the referrals you receive from patients to help your business blossom Recommendations to your practice are one of the best ways of winning new business, especially when they come from a trusted source. A friend or family member telling a potential new patient that they’ve had a … Continued

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Make sure you’re all up to date at the London Dentistry Show

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Dentistry.co.uk discusses compliance with Alex O’Neill and finds out what he will be lecturing on at the London Dentistry Show. 1. Why is compliance so important and why should practices reach out for help? Alex O’Neill (AN): Compliance is at its core about meeting regulations and guidance. Two things that are constantly changing and an inspection is … Continued

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How to find the men in your patient base

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Shaz Memon explains how your marketing might be missing out on 49% of the population. British cultural perceptions of masculinity are slowly edging away from the idealised archetypes, with their archaic associations with power and strength, and heading for more enlightened paths. Notwithstanding the results of a 2018 Yougov poll (futuremen.org) – which revealed that … Continued

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NHS practices falling in value

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NHS practices have continued a downward trend, with an average goodwill value of 118% of gross fees. This is down from a high of 224% of gross fees in the quarter ending 31 July 2018. ‘The fact that NHS practice values have now seen three consecutive quarters of reduction in value, does seem to suggest … Continued

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Social media versus reality

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Amy Hansford talks to young dentist and teacher Petros Mylonas about dental students’ perceptions of the NHS and the influence of social media on this Younger dentists are not seeing the NHS as an attractive career path. A survey by the BDA showed that 53% of young dentists intend to leave the NHS within five … Continued

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We’re bringing the show to Scotland

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It’s time Scotland had a dental exhibition it can be proud of – introducing the Edinburgh Dentistry Show. Scotland is finally getting the dental exhibition it deserves, the Edinburgh Dentistry Show will be taking place at the Corn Exchange on 22 June. Best of all, it’s completely free to attend! ‘Dentists and the whole dentistry team … Continued

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Launch of the Orthodontic Therapists Society

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On Saturday 23rd March, an inaugural meeting of the Orthodontic Therapists Society (OTS) was held at The University of Warwick Medical School The event was generously sponsored by Ortho Care. An impressive number of delegates attended and enjoyed excellent presentations which included the use of differential bracket torques, effective communication for the orthodontic therapists and the restorative/orthodontic … Continued

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No Brexit for UK-based dentists

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Julian English, Editor of Dentistry magazine, gives us his views on Brexit and the dental profession At the time of writing, it is the eve of Brexit. Naturally, thoughts go to what will happen to the dental workforce after Brexit. I take a positive view on this issue, because one day before Brexit, if something was … Continued

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