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Three simple steps to make Facebook work for your practice

It’s 2017. Not having an established presence on Facebook is no longer an option. As social media platforms evolve and mobile use continues to grow, more and more services will be accessed through Facebook. Establishing your brand presence and online community is a must have in your marketing toolkit.   Three tips to get you started: Deliver value to your audience Content is king. Peopl... »

Tackling the rise in oral cancer, one consultation at a time

November is Mouth Cancer Action Month. It’s a month of focus to raise awareness of signs and symptoms of the disease among the public and importantly among health professionals to spot the disease and those most at risk. Dental professionals are uniquely placed to help tackle the current rise in oral cancer rates. A coordinated effort addressing prevention, public awareness and early recognition a... »

Social media promotion for dental professionals and practices

Social media promotion for dental professionals and practices

Are you on Twitter or Facebook? Is your practice on social media too? Though ever-evolving, social media seems to be here to stay – and there are a wealth of benefits that could help you promote your work or business. But how can you ensure you are leveraging it to your advantage? As social media is becoming increasingly commonplace, we should be more aware of how we are presenting ourselves as a ... »

The importance of infection control

Decontamination and infection control may not be the most enthralling of topics but it underpins everything that goes on in a dental surgery. The introduction of the Health Technical Memorandum 01-05 (HTM 01-05) in 2009 by the Department of Health was very much a year zero moment for dental surgeries across the UK. The whole process has become much more formalised and practices have often had to i... »

How to spot a fake

The Internet is rife with counterfeit and sub-standard dental equipment. And, while we all love a bargain – it’s human nature – don’t risk your patients’ safety, or your registration, for a cheap deal. Most of us buy online almost daily now – from the weekly grocery shop to major purchases like holidays and cars, and there are, indeed, great deals to be had. But the Internet has also opened the fl... »

A crucial time for sugar awareness

This is a crucial time for oral health – there are existing problems of inequalities in oral health across the UK and the debate on sugar is still growing, as is the rise in oral cancer cases. As the new Chair of the Health and Science Committee, I am keen to keep the topic of sugar in particular on the agenda until we see real leadership from government. The Committee is eager to work with other ... »

Mouth cancer awareness in practice: part 4

Westcliff Dental Practice is located in Westcliff-on-Sea and serves the Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea, Thorpe Bay and wider Essex area. The practice was rebranded in 2012 and has been helping both NHS and private patients with all their dental needs for over 50 years. The team consists of seven dental surgeons, four hygienists, 10 dental nurses and receptionists. The practice hav... »

Mouth cancer awareness in practice: part 3

St Andrews Dental Care is a fully private practice based in West Hull. The practice has a very small close knit friendly team that have been providing excellent, professional dental care to patients for over 30 years in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. The team understands that dental care can sometimes be a concern for nervous patients so they try hard to be different and make sure that the... »

Mouth cancer awareness in practice: part 2

Hillbrook Dental Health Centre in Birmingham is a combined NHS and private dental practice offering a wide range of treatments. The practice is located in a multicultural community and treats patients from many different backgrounds. The team consists of five dentists, a foundation dentist, a hygienist, a nurse and three reception staff. The practice have been members of BDA Good Practice for eigh... »

Mouth cancer awareness in practice: part 1

The Briars Dental Centre is a private dental practice consisting of six partners and two associate dentists with a dedicated, experienced and stable support team of 18. It’s been established in the heart of Newbury in West Berkshire for over 100 years. All dental specialisms are covered from this one location. What have you done to get involved in Mouth Cancer Action Month? As a highly ethic... »

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