Dentacoin Announces Strategic Partnership with PCP Dental Recruitment, United Kingdom

January 25th, 2018: Dentacoin announces partnership with one of the fastest growing dental recruitment agencies in the UK: PCP Dental Recruitment. PCP Dental Recruitment works with NHS, mixed and private practices in order to help them find dental nurses, hygienists/therapists, dentists, dental receptionists and practice managers. The Managing Director Rahim Hirani and his team take [...]

By | 2018-02-01T15:46:22+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

NHS Private Dentistry

After 29 years running an NHS practice, Gordon Downes made the move to private dentistry. Here, he shares his journey and what he learned about how to make the change successfully. I bought the practice in 1989 and over the years it grew to a single-handed surgery with 2,500 NHS patients. I was seeing around 30-40 patients [...]

By | 2018-01-19T17:15:40+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Misconceptions around dental fees

Alison Large explains how to reduce misunderstandings surrounding dental fees. Dental fees can often be a source of frustration for patients and consequently, a cause for many complaints. Common dental fee complaints include: a lack of clarity as to whether certain treatment items are available under NHS arrangements, being asked to pay privately for treatment that [...]

By | 2017-11-24T16:45:42+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Business bites – ‘how long will my practice take to sell?’

Simon Hughes explains why practice sales transaction times can vary. This is a question every principal reasonably asks when considering a sale, yet one that is very difficult to answer accurately. Why is it that some transactions can take well over 12 months whilst others sail through in under three? In the current strong market conditions, [...]

By | 2017-11-24T16:46:00+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Enhanced CPD: what you need to know

Enhanced CPD: what you need to know 11 January 2018 The GDC has made changes to the CPD scheme for dental care professionals which came into effect from 1 January 2018. New support materials for dental professionals on enhanced CPD are now available on the GDC's website. Members can also take advantage of the enhanced CPD guidance available on the CPD [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:41:53+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments

New year, big changes? Dental training reform

New year, big changes? Dental training reform  ​It's the end of the year, everyone is winding down, reflecting on the year gone by and looking forward to the new year in 2018. This year, the YDC has looked at many important issues. The biggest theme has been around undergraduate and postgraduate training. We have looked at [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:42:52+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Tooth extractions amongst children reach record highs of almost 43,000

Teenager and child tooth extractions reached record highs last year, equating to 170 hospital operations a day. The latest figures from the Local Government Association (LGA) found that hospital extractions for under 18s in England are up almost a fifth over the last four years, to 42,911 during 2016/17. The LGA believes the total cost of these [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:52:21+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Mastering the art of attracting new patients

What technique is most effective? Nigel Jones says it’s worth the effort to analyse the problem you are trying to solve It’s a challenge that most dental practices, whether general or specialist, are continually trying to tackle – how to attract the right number of the right type of patients? It’s very tempting to jump [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:46:21+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Advice from The Singing Dentist

Milad Shadrooh gives young dentists his top tips on how to be successful in dentistry. Charlotte Lloyd (CL): What got you into dentistry? Milad Shadrooh (MS): Ever since I was young, my mum and dad nudged me towards a medical career. I was always very good at science at school and building stuff and good with people, [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:49:12+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Poor oral health increases risks of frailty in older men

Oral health problems such as gum disease and tooth loss have been linked to frailty in older British men, a new study has revealed. Researchers observed more than 1,000 men over a three-year period and found those with poor oral health were more likely to suffer from weight loss, exhaustion, gripping ability, a reduction in [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:50:48+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments