Perhaps you should only book exams and small fillings on your first day back?

Or not take a holiday at all? From The Harvard Business Review. Find Out Whether Your Surgeon Has Been on Vacation It’s well known that in workplaces with routine tasks, workers’ productivity falls if they take too long a hiatus from their jobs, and apparently there is a similar effect for surgeons. In a studyContinue reading “Perhaps you should only book exams and small fillings on your first day back?”

David Starkey’s diary: Why don’t we celebrate the triumphs of private dentistry?

From The Spectator To the dentist. And for an extraction. I hadn’t had a tooth out in decades. But the twinges when I bit on a nut warned me that my problem molar — much abused by a badly fitted bridge in the 1970s — had finally given way. My usual dentist confirmed as muchContinue reading “David Starkey’s diary: Why don’t we celebrate the triumphs of private dentistry?”

NASDAL figures for 2013-14

An interesting analysis from the financial year 2013-14 from NASDAL via Alan Suggett and his team at UNW Business Unit. I’ll be interested to see 2014-15. The 2014 NASDAL benchmarking survey of practice Profit & Loss information was published last month. A report of the findings appears later in this UNW Dental Bulletin. Each yearContinue reading “NASDAL figures for 2013-14”

BDS (Cardiff) found to be invalid – you really couldn’t make this up.

In what I presumed to be a delayed April 1st posting UK Dental News & GDPUK have released the following story. In a media release dated 10 April 2015, the General Dental Council announced that all BDS degrees awarded by Cardiff University since 2010 are invalid and announced the measures it will be taking asContinue reading “BDS (Cardiff) found to be invalid – you really couldn’t make this up.”

The Monday Morning Quote #312

Something very personal today. Twenty two years ago today I woke up alone realising that the focus of my life had changed irrevocably. The day before Susan had given birth, and our son William had arrived in the world (eventually). I came across this on the StoryPeople website some years ago, printed it and stuckContinue reading “The Monday Morning Quote #312”

The Weekend Read – The One-Page Financial Plan by Carl Richards

I was listening to a conversation last week at a meeting where I was presenting about the collection of trinkets that seems to afflict dentists, a form of “keeping up with the Dr Joneses” emerges at conferences and meetings with people trying to outdo each other in cars driven, holidays taken, business loans obtained andContinue reading “The Weekend Read – The One-Page Financial Plan by Carl Richards”

Course News – Anterior and Posterior Composite course in South West.

I was fortunate to be one of the speakers at the recent launch of  the BDA South Western Branch, Young Dentist Group.  Making far more of an impression on the delegates was Dr Andrew Chandrapal. Andrew is returning to the South West on May 15th and 29th to present a 2-Day Intensive Course “Mastering theContinue reading “Course News – Anterior and Posterior Composite course in South West.”