“We are providing oral care, not just dentistry, for individuals…”

Stephen Hancocks’ Editorial British Dental Journal 22nd November 2019 “We are providing oral care, not just dentistry, for individuals not just a homogenous bunch plucked from the general public…” “….One is left in little doubt that the current UDA system of remuneration in England, for example, fails utterly to address such important shifts in emphasis.Continue reading ““We are providing oral care, not just dentistry, for individuals…””

Come and work for Smile Direct!

The advertisement on indeed.co.uk looking for staff, or should that be “new team members?”, has some interesting comments from the people who have experienced the fun of being part of The Smile Direct community. Take a look and make your own mind up but it smacks to me of a sales driven, under trained, workforceContinue reading “Come and work for Smile Direct!”

Do dental patients know what they want?

Do (Dental) patients know what they want? A recent article in the British Medical Journal discussed the instruction from Health Education England that patients and public should be consulted on ‘What they need from 21st century medical graduates’. I’m reminded of Henry Ford: ‘If I’d asked customers what they wanted, they would have told meContinue reading “Do dental patients know what they want?”

Thought of the day 191114 – “Out of time”

From reestheskin’s blog, under the categories “Bullshit, NHS” Link HERE At one time the words ‘manager’, ‘management’, or worst of all, ‘line-manager’ were alien to much of medicine or academia. Things still got done, in many ways more efficiently than now. It is just that our theories of action and praxis have been ransacked byContinue reading “Thought of the day 191114 – “Out of time””

Oh the places I will go – Part 3 – Bounceback

Part 1 – The World at my feet Part 2 – The World at my feet – in pieces 18th March 1993 My 40th birthday and a very significant date in the life of my practice. In the wake of the 1990 NHS contract and subsequent clawback of fees a group of dentists in GloucestershireContinue reading “Oh the places I will go – Part 3 – Bounceback”

Oh the places I will go – Part 2 – The world at my feet – in pieces.

1st January 1991. The world at my feet – in bits.  A lot can happen in 28 months. After the rapid success of the first practice. Hubris set in and in October 1989, flush with arrogance, I opened on a second site. This time I spent (borrowed) big time. Growth was slower, I was spreadContinue reading “Oh the places I will go – Part 2 – The world at my feet – in pieces.”