US Dental Benefits on the Cusp…..

From the Financial Times and behind a paywall….my verdict on this…I’ll believe it when I see it. Barbers went on pulling teeth long after doctors monopolised surgery on other parts of the body. The divide between dentists and the rest of the medical profession persisted into the 21st century where it is baked into theContinue reading “US Dental Benefits on the Cusp…..”

Dental Associates – Tax Status

The dental community, like other groups can be described in these words, “There three types of people in the world, those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who say, “what happened?”. The winds of change have been threatening the default status of dental associates for a decade and a halfContinue reading “Dental Associates – Tax Status”

The trap of perfectionism

One of my roles with clients could be described as “reassurance”, defined as the action of removing someone’s doubts or fears. I doubt that I ever completely remove anyone’s doubts but I hope I help to reduce, if not eliminate, their fears. Dentists increasingly work within silos, although peer review is encouraged I don’t believeContinue reading “The trap of perfectionism”

Time to take gum disease seriously: The societal and economic impact of periodontitis

From Economist Impact – Good to see Perio getting serious attention. This report describes the methods and main findings from The Economist Intelligence Unit’s research which assesses the evidence linking improved periodontal health to better overall health outcomes, and showcases the economic and societal implications associated with periodontal health across six European countries: France, Germany,Continue reading “Time to take gum disease seriously: The societal and economic impact of periodontitis”

Low Morale in the Dental Profession – Nothing new there.

I came across the book “Medicine and Society” recently. Its author, Henry Miller, was Dean of Medicine and later Vice-Chancellor of the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and this book was published in 1973, the year I started as an Undergraduate. Writing in the preface Miller concisely states that “This book is concerned with the impact ofContinue reading “Low Morale in the Dental Profession – Nothing new there.”

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”

The Incisal Edge Podcast Interview #3 – “the Dhrucast” with Dhru Shah of Dentinal Tubules

The interviewee on the Incisal Edge Podcast this week is Dr Dhru Shah. In addition to being a specialist periodontist Dhru is the founder of Dentinal Tubules which has grown from a board for advertising job vacancies to huge resource for continuing professional development.

Dentists – Have your say on the vision for an enhanced BNF.

From Liz Robb via GDPUK Hello everyone. My name is Liz Robb and I am a long time lurker on the GDP(UK) forum. I work as a Special Care dentist in Somerset splitting my time between working in the surgery, on domiciliary visits and theatre sessions at the local hospital. Webbed feet are very usefulContinue reading “Dentists – Have your say on the vision for an enhanced BNF.”

Bridge2Aid – great progress.

This blog post from January 11th will explain the background to today’s update. Four weeks at £10,000 a week that’s fantastic! Just one final push needed. From Bridge2Aid today: We’re nearly there! Dear Supporter, Exactly 4 weeks ago today we launched our emergency appeal. We have now raised over £40,000 – a phenomenal amount. JustContinue reading “Bridge2Aid – great progress.”