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  • Petition: Save NHS dentistry and make it fit for the 21st century

    • 9 Feb 2024

    The BDA have joined forces with the Daily Mirror and 38 Degrees to call for real change.

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    How to find the best recruitment agency for your practice

    • 15 Aug 2023
    • James Goldman | Associate Director of Advisory Services, BDA

    Recruitment agencies can provide an indispensable service when finding staff becomes difficult. We examine how to avoid the pitfalls and pick the right agency for your practice.

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    A different type of associate and practice owner relationship

    • 18 Nov 2022
    • James Goldman | Associate Director of Advisory Services, BDA

    Read the advice from James Goldman, Associate Director of Advisory Services at the BDA following a recent decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal. The BDA is advising practice owners and associates to review their contracts to make sure they are fit for purpose.

  • How dental education can be delivered successfully online

    • 11 Feb 2022
    • Fred Singer

    It is likely that some dental schools will be delivering a mix of in-person and online learning in the 2021/22 academic year as the higher education sector continues to emerge from the pandemic.

  • Safeguarding your dental business for your family

    • 4 Oct 2021
    • Victoria Michell, Practice Management Consultant, and Tom King, Senior Policy Adviser, British Dental Association

    We’ve heard stories about NHS contracts in England and Wales being terminated on the death of a contractor, leaving families facing financial difficulties on top of everything else. Here’s what you can do to ensure that doesn’t happen.

  • Dentistry, tweakments and the Zoom-boom

    • 13 Aug 2021
    • Len D’Cruz, Head of BDA Indemnity

    More than ever, according to The Telegraph[1], patients are seeking ‘tweakments’; treatments involving sympathetic and gentle changes to facial features usually using botulinum toxin and dermal fillers.

  • Using a job agency to strengthen your team

    • 9 Apr 2021

    When looking to fill a vacancy in your dental team you might consider using a specialised recruitment agency. Getting the right person is an art and a science – deciding what you want from the role, attracting the right candidates and assessing who will fit in best

  • Taking on non-UK dentists and staff members

    • 27 Nov 2020
    • The British Dental Association

    This article focuses on immigration arrangements for dentists and staff from abroad, not on the recognition of professional qualifications. The arrangements are still subject to change.

  • Importance of legal cover during the pandemic and beyond

    • 25 Sep 2020
    • Adrian O'Dowd

    One of the fundamentals of any successful dental practice is to have good legal cover in place for all manner of situations that can occur, keeping the practice functioning smoothly and protecting dental staff and their patients.

  • COVID-19 and corporates: A sector in recovery?

    • 15 Sep 2020
    • David Westgarth

    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?

  • The recruitment market as it stands today

    • 15 Sep 2020
    • David Westgarth

    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.

  • Dental referrals to resume helping practices and patients

    • 27 Aug 2020
    • Adrian O'Dowd

    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.

  • 2.8% pay award: Above inflation increase offers some comfort for service in crisis

    • 21 Jul 2020

    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.

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    Dentists in England relieved to re-open but key questions remain

    • 2 Jun 2020
    • The British Dental Association

    The British Dental Association (BDA) has welcomed news the government has given the green light for the restoration of routine care services in England.

  • Dental practices to reopen from 8th June

    • 29 May 2020

    Dentists in England relieved to re-open but key questions remain.

  • CPD for your field of practice

    • 27 Jan 2020

    The GDC puts a strong focus on your individual field of practice for planning your CPD.

  • 10 things you need to know about the 2015 NHS Pension Scheme

    • 7 Jan 2020
    • Joanne McKeown

    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).

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    New generation of dentists turning to dental corporates 

    • 11 Oct 2019
    • Adrian O'Dowd

    As dental corporate firms are increasing their slice of the market, it appears that younger dentists are increasingly being drawn to what they see as attractive job opportunities.

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    Reflective practice and CPD

    • 21 Aug 2019

    The recent joint statement of the UK’s statutory health regulators, including the GDC, Benefits of becoming a reflective practitioner [1] asserts their encouragement to registrants to be reflective practitioners.

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    New BDA Indemnity

    • 5 Jun 2019

    Comprehensive, contractual and bespoke professional liability insurance, plus dentist-led advice and resources.