Dentaid seeks volunteers for refugee camps in northern Greece

International dental charity Dentaid is seeking volunteers to provide emergency dentistry at two refugee camps in northern Greece. The charity has been approached by the Red Cross which says there is a desperate need for dentistry at its camps in Cherso and Nea Kavala which are each home to 4,000 people. Although there is someContinue reading “Dentaid seeks volunteers for refugee camps in northern Greece”

Sorry only works for so long.

Waitrose – Crewkerne, Somerset 9.30am Thursday 21st April 2016. It could be anywhere. Me: I’ll have a bowl of porridge please. Assistant: “Certainly sir”, opens cupboard, no porridge, “Sorry sir, we have run out of porridge” Me: ”No problem, I’ll have some toast then” Assistant: “Certainly sir”, opens cupboard, no bread, “Sorry sir we haveContinue reading “Sorry only works for so long.”

Bidders Asked To Swallow Oasis Dental Chain. When will the balloon burst?

Bidders Asked To Swallow Oasis Dental Chain From SkyNews. Bridgepoint is preparing to hire bankers to oversee a sale of Oasis, Britain’s second-biggest dentistry provider.The dentistry chain chaired by Lord Rose, the man spearheading the campaign for the UK to remain in the European Union, is preparing to put itself up for sale. Sky NewsContinue reading “Bidders Asked To Swallow Oasis Dental Chain. When will the balloon burst?”

A Collection of Smart, Friendly Individuals Does Not Constitute a Productive Team

http://www.dentalbusinesscoach.co.uk/services/building-the-perfect-team From Kolbe connection Today’s environment of rapidly accelerating change continuously gives birth to new markets, new solutions, and new opportunities.  Consequently, business structures everywhere have become decentralized and more fluid as managers are discovering the critical importance of highly responsive and productive “teams.” Today, the work force at a large organization typically comprises teamsContinue reading “A Collection of Smart, Friendly Individuals Does Not Constitute a Productive Team”

Call out the instigators. Because there’s something in the air. RIP Thunderclap.

My school friend Bill Llewellyn’s dad would sometimes collect him from school. Occasionally I would cadge a lift too – it swapped the two buses from to Rumney to central Cardiff and on to Whitchurch for a shortish walk. One in May 1969, shortly before O’levels, during one of those trips “Something in the Air”Continue reading “Call out the instigators. Because there’s something in the air. RIP Thunderclap.”

Ten Year Anniversary of Child Protection and The Dental Team

I was pleasantly surprised to bump into my old friend Richard Welbury at the BDA conference 10 years ago, I hadn’t realised at the time what a milestone he and his colleagues were making. Richard was the first person I knew who shared the facts around oral signs of child abuse, his memorable talks producedContinue reading “Ten Year Anniversary of Child Protection and The Dental Team”

Meet the dog who brings joy to dental visits.

In the dim and distant pre-CQC and thought police days of dental practice ownership we used to take our yellow Labrador, Freddie, to work. Freddie was a charming dog, gentle, friendly and very well behaved. He used to sleep in a back room of the practice but would occasionally get into reception where he wasContinue reading “Meet the dog who brings joy to dental visits.”