The Monday Morning Quote #460

“Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.”

Thomas Jefferson

 

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The Monday Morning Quote #459

“The challenge is staying alive,  dying is easy.” 

Joe Walsh (who celebrated his 70th birthday on Nov 20th)

 

The Incisal Edge Podcast – The Seven Mistakes Dentists Make After Retirement with Ray Prince.

 

My guest in this episode of The Incisal Edge Podcast is Ray Prince.

Ray is a Certified Financial Planner with Rutherford Wilkinson in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He has specialised in advising dentists since 1996, his passion is working with and helping clients throughout the UK who want an unbiased view as to how they can achieve their desired lifestyle, financial goals and objectives, including, for many, early retirement.

His website his www.rwpfg.co.uk

Telephone: 0191 217 3340

You can follow Ray on Twitter @rayprincecfp

 

 

The Monday Morning Quote #458

“We are generally remembered most fondly not for being good,

but for doing good.”

via Dr Mardy

The Monday Morning Quote #457

“Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.”

Omar Bradley

BPP shuts dental course as regulator raises safety concerns – Laurie Taylor’s take.

Students on course forced to find alternative programmes, as government plans to open English sector further to new providers.

First, the truth:

BPP University has shut a dentistry course after it failed to meet General Dental Council standards, leaving new students unable to start and existing undergraduates facing an uncertain future.

Events at BPP, which is owned by a for-profit private equity group, come as the government prepares to open the English sector further to new providers by allowing them to award degrees from the start of their operations on a probationary basis. Critics warn that if new providers subsequently fail, or do not gain full degree-awarding powers, it could mean more students being left unable to complete their courses.

The mess we’re in – full storyvia THE

and now: The Spoof

Laurie Taylor’s take – 12 October 2017

Pull the other one!

“One only hopes it doesn’t prompt an outbreak of bad dentistry jokes.”

That was the reaction of Poppleton’s own Head of Dentistry, Professor Phil McCavity, to the news that BPP University, which is owned by a for-profit private equity group, had shut down a dentistry course after it failed to meet General Dental Council standards.

Professor McCavity told ThePoppletonian that he had already encountered one report of the closure that was headlined “Painful cavity as BPP pulls course”.

Such glib recourse to puns threatened to obscure the emotional issues raised by the closure. “It’s important to remember”, said Professor McCavity, “that dentists also have fillings.”

He hoped that the BPP tutors would not feel too down in the mouth about the closure and would brace themselves for the challenges that lay ahead.

A spokesperson for BPP said that he was “bewildered” by the sudden closure. “As a for-profit provider, we’ve been happily making successful extractions from public funds for many years.”

(On other pages: Buddhism and Dentistry: how a belief in a higher power might allow one to transcend dental medication.)

The Monday Morning Quote #456

“War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.”

Thomas Jefferson

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