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A different type of associate and practice owner relationship
- 18 Nov 2022
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
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
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
More than ever, according to The Telegraph, 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
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
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
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
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
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.
Dentists in England relieved to re-open but key questions remain
- 2 Jun 2020
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
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).
New generation of dentists turning to dental corporates
- 11 Oct 2019
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.
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  asserts their encouragement to registrants to be reflective practitioners.
New BDA Indemnity
- 5 Jun 2019
Comprehensive, contractual and bespoke professional liability insurance, plus dentist-led advice and resources.
Associate Agreements – Harsh Terms to Watch Out For
- 22 Mar 2019
You’re ecstatic. You’ve just received a letter confirming an offer of your dream associate position. The contract is enclosed and you are asked to sign and return a copy, demonstrating your acceptance of the post, without delay.
CPD checklist – What you should do
- 25 Jan 2019
The first year of the GDC’s enhanced CPD scheme has now come to an end. You will know that the new scheme saw changes to the required number of verifiable CPD hours and a mandatory requirement to have a personal development plan (PDP) in place.