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Innovation and Abition

18th January 2018

The Winner of the Most Improved Practice at the Private Dentistry Awards 2018, Dev Patel, talks about his ingenious idea that aims to improve dental hygiene and reward patients. Can you tell us a bit about your background? I am the principal dentist and clinical director of Dental Beauty in Swanley. I am also the […]

The Private Dentistry Award Winners 2017

18th December 2017

At the incredible ceremony last Friday the winners of the Private Dentistry Awards 2017 were announced. This year’s entries were outstanding, leaving the judges with some very difficult decisions. The ceremony was a fantastic, and a great evening was had by all those that attended. We look forward to seeing the standard of the entries […]

The Finalists Have Been Announced

24th October 2017

After much deliberation and discussion, the finalists have been selected. The quality of the entries this year amazed the judges setting the bar for all the categories. With so many fantastic practices attending the ceremony, it should be a fantastic evening! Best New Practice Best Health Clinics Clear Dentistry Dental Smiles Takeley Elmfield House Dental […]

Communicating to grow

5th October 2017

If you are looking to grow a healthy base of private payment plan patients, Simon Reynolds of Patient Plan Direct suggests a focus on key communicational tactics. Irrespective of the nature or focus of a private or mixed dental practice, or the demographic of a practice’s patient base, a dental payment plan is a proven means of; […]

Trust – Hard to build, easy to lose

20th September 2017

Deborah Bell discusses the importance of building trust with patients and suppliers. The number one ingredient when building strong and productive relationships is trust – and dentistry is one of those professions that thrives on such trusting relationships. In the dentist-patient relationship, trust comes from the assurance around patient confidentiality, from conducting procedures that are in the patient’s best […]

New CPD requirements unveiled

31st August 2017

Changes to continuing professional development – Enhanced CPD or ECPD – have been agreed by the General Dental Council (GDC) and will come into force in 2018. These changes herald the introduction of a personal development plan for each member of the dental team. This is a tool that can identify areas for further development […]

David Houston, chairman of the judging panel, considers how The Private Dentistry Awards has maintained its success.

28th July 2017

David Houston, chairman of the judging panel and compère of the Private Dentistry Awards, provides a potted history of the event and considers how it has maintained its success. When used in a military scenario the line which follows the phrase used as the title of this article is ‘friend or foe?’ I acknowledge that […]

Private Dentistry Awards: Exeter Dental Centre

How Exeter Dental Centre turnover in excess of £2m per annum

8th May 2017

At the Exeter Dental Centre, practice principal Michael Hesketh focuses on high-end dentistry with a personal touch   Can you tell us a bit about your background? MH: Having qualified in 2004 from Leeds University, I joined the Royal Navy and spent eight years travelling the globe carrying out dental and medical care. During this […]

5 Winner testimonials from 2016

24th April 2017

If you’re wondering whether it’s really worth putting yourself forward for an award, you only have to see the delight on the faces of the winners when they hear their name called. Not only does it enhance your credibility as a practice as a whole and increase your patients’ confidence in you, it allows the […]

keep your dental team happy

3 Key ways to keep your dental team happy

30th March 2017

Having started at University with a dental degree and no other support or funding, Andrea Ubhi today has a multi-million-pound business and actively helps a charity that cares for survivors of sex-trafficking in Nepal. A business woman with many so many impressive accolades must have a mantra to her success, and indeed she does: “a […]

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