The Smell of the Place….

I was searching around for inspiration for an upcoming presentation where I want to talk about the culture of a business; I came across this address by Professor Sumantra Ghoshal at the World Economic Forum. He talks about the “smell of a place” and individuals working within the context of a business. His opening statementContinue reading “The Smell of the Place….”

The Weekend Read – The Behaviour Gap by Carl Richards

Some of the things that I tell my clients when I start working with them: I am not a solicitor although I have a working knowledge of the law as it affects dentists and their practices. I do know good solicitors and I am able to help them choose one. I am not an accountantContinue reading “The Weekend Read – The Behaviour Gap by Carl Richards”

The Greatest Breakthrough Since Lunchtine #20 – Lasers ‘could prevent’ need for root canal treatment

In the second book of the semi-autobiographical series describing the progress of an Edinburgh medical graduate, Colin Douglas describes his hero, David Campbell’s, involvement with medical research. The book’s title is “The Greatest Breakthrough Since Lunchtime“ and the cynic in me always remembers it when I read headlines like this one from BBC Health. LasersContinue reading “The Greatest Breakthrough Since Lunchtine #20 – Lasers ‘could prevent’ need for root canal treatment”

Is there a race to be the biggest dental chain?

Oasis completes acquisition of Apex Full article from Yorkshire Post here OASIS HEALTHCARE has announced the acquisition of Apex Dental Care, following closely on the heels of its takeover of Smiles Dental last month. The deal was completed for an undisclosed sum, the company said. The acquisitions mean the company’s turnover will increase by 40Continue reading “Is there a race to be the biggest dental chain?”

Doctors suicides investigated. Now it’s time for someone to take dentists’ deaths seriously too.

A recent article on the BadMed blog site by ‘Dr No’ made me think – The piece opened with, “It emerged last year that doctors facing General Medical Council Fitness to Practice hearings have a remarkably high death rate. Over the last decade, these doctors have been dying at between fifteen and thirty times theContinue reading “Doctors suicides investigated. Now it’s time for someone to take dentists’ deaths seriously too.”

The Weekend Read – Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

I read this book after reading John Seymour’s review. John is an NLP trainer with his feet firmly on the ground who taught my wife during her NLP Practitioner Training, I have been fortunate to spend some time in his company and value his knowledge, experience and wisdom. Instead of reinventing the wheel I thoughContinue reading “The Weekend Read – Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman”

Practice Management Conference 2014 – a great offer for you.

Practice Plan are well known for providing quality meetings and conferences and this year’s Practice Management Conference is no exception. Featuring 4 accomplished speakers Sheila, Scott, Krishan Joshi, Nigel Jones and Kevin Lewis this is a day that should not be missed. Whether you attend in Bolton on June 6th or Reading on June 27thContinue reading “Practice Management Conference 2014 – a great offer for you.”

Carlyle Tests Appetite For £1bn Dental Chain

£1 billion = £1 million x 1000. Divide that by 570 and the average practice would be worth £1.754 million. Now I realise that there is no such thing as the average practice but that seems a lot of money to me.  Could the anticipated change in dental contract influence this move? Interesting times indeed.Continue reading “Carlyle Tests Appetite For £1bn Dental Chain”