As the embers of COVID-19 burn away, some of dentistry’s focus has switched from tales of what it was like working in an urgent treatment centre and being re-deployed to the frontline to the here and now. What can we do to fix the situation?
In February – what feels like a lifetime ago – discussions were ongoing over how the dental workforce would look once the Brexit transition period was complete, with some anecdotal evidence suggesting testing times lay ahead.
In these uncertain times, dental practices would do well to ensure their stability and future success by considering how to strengthen their business and one way of doing so is to consider the potential of dental referrals.
The British Dental Association (BDA) has said confirmation of second consecutive year of above-inflation pay awards for dentists must now be built on, as part of wider plan to maintain the long term integrity of the service.
The ongoing recruitment crisis and paucity of the NHS dental contract means fewer and fewer are turning to the profession as a viable career. And, on top of that, more and more are leaving the service before their careers take off.
Here Adrian O'Dowd provides a view on how the virus impacting the dental recruitment market, interviewing James Goldman from the British Dental Association, Kelly Saxby, Green Apple Dental Recruitment and Paul Holborn from Blue Sky People
It's important to know what the benefits are and what you are entitled too, particularly if you are thinking about, or are already in the 2015 NHS Pensions scheme (for dentists who working in England and Wales).
Uncertainties in UK recruitment for dentists, an unpopular dental contract and limits to potential earnings for dentists are all factors that may play a part in some dentists considering a career move overseas.
The recent joint statement of the UK’s statutory health regulators, including the GDC, Benefits of becoming a reflective practitioner  asserts their encouragement to registrants to be reflective practitioners.
Recent research by BNP Paribas Real Estate has shown that the average length of new commercial leases in the UK is 7.1 years. Statistics don’t tell you how long you should go for with your practice’s lease, however, when thinking about this there are a number of factors that you ought to consider.