Does your dental team have fun?
Dentistry
by Chris Barrow
2h ago
Chris Barrow discusses why fun and motivational environments are key to creating a strong team and alleviating day-to-day pressures. For the first three months of 2024 I’ve been on my quarterly workshop tour, hosting the one and only Michael Bentley presenting his ‘Reception Masterclass’ to my clients. We invite great speakers every quarter and I’m singling out Michael for a special mention – simply because our audiences have been the most populated since The Extreme Business 100 began in January 2022. It reminds me that dentists, treatment coordinators and managers may sometimes take courses ..read more
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North of England Dentistry Show 2024 – things to do
Dentistry
by Lucy Veal
5h ago
With just one week to go until the North of England Show, we have put together a list of all things to do while you visit the show. Manchester is a vibrant city with a rich history, diverse culture, and plenty of things to see and do. Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie or just looking to experience the local scene, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Register your place for free today and plan a weekend of fun and learning. Be quick, spaces are filling fast! Manchester Museum Explore the fascinating exhibits at the Manchester Museum, which features collections covering natural histor ..read more
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Catch up with this week’s dental news – 2 March 2024
Dentistry
by Gaby Bissett
10h ago
It’s been a busy week for dental news. Missed it? Here’s what’s happened over the past seven days… Man reportedly dies following DIY dentistry complications A 52-year-old man has reportedly died from sepsis due to complications caused by DIY dentistry. A source close to the individual said that he had a problem with a wisdom tooth but was unable to access an NHS dental appointment to remove it. As a result, he extracted the tooth himself using ‘rusty pliers’. The BDA responded: ‘This death, and others like it, are the result of decade of indifference to a service millions depend on. ‘The ..read more
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Ultra-processed foods linked to more than 30 health problems, review finds
Dentistry
by Gaby Bissett
1d ago
Ultra-processed foods (UPFs) have been linked to 32 physical and mental health issues, according to a review. The review – published in the BMJ – looked at the health risks of UFPs such as sugary cereals, ready meals and fizzy drinks. The researchers used data collected from 9.9 million people via food questionnaires and dietary history. Researchers said evidence showed a higher UPF intake was associated with a 50% greater risk of death from cardiovascular disease, a 48 to 53% greater risk of developing anxiety and a 12% greater risk of type 2 diabetes. The review involved experts from a numbe ..read more
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The power of ‘take 10’ breaks
Dentistry
by Lucie Simic
1d ago
Lucie Simic discusses how a weekly ten-minute break can improve productivity, boost morale and empower women – without compromising practice profits. Let’s delve into a crucial aspect topic that demands our attention within dental practices: the wellbeing of our teams – with a particular focus on the women working in dentistry. In a profession where the number of female dentists are ever increasing and our front of house, treatment co-coordinators and dental nursing teams are predominantly made up of women, it’s essential to address the challenges that may arise in female dominated environment ..read more
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Mobile app cures dental fear in half of users, study says
Dentistry
by Rowan Thomas
1d ago
Trials of a new app have shown promise in combatting dental fear from home using the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Dental Fearless is a new smartphone app created by the NYU College of Dentistry and Penn School of Dental Medicine. It uses the ‘active ingredients’ of CBT and mindfulness in a series of engaging activities to treat dental fear. In a pilot study, 48 participants with moderate to severe dental fear tested the app before their next dental appointment. Half of the participants (49%) reported that they were no longer fearful, and 97% said they could handle the dis ..read more
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Did you know NSK does endo?
Dentistry
by Clare Morris
1d ago
Clare Morris, NSK endodontic specialist and endodontic expert, introduces NSK’s versatile range of endo essentials. I’ve always loved being involved in endodontics. It’s a passion that started when I was a dental nurse and worked alongside an endodontist. Seeing the way in which new technology was transforming this discipline was exciting and fulfilling. Eventually my interest in endodontics led to a move into the dental industry itself. I became involved in supporting and training for an endodontic range of equipment with a leading manufacturer. Now, I have come to share my endo experience as ..read more
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A great scan is just the beginning
Dentistry
by Rowan Thomas
1d ago
With 3Shape Unite, you can make your TRIOS scan even more incredible – 3Shape explains how you can unlock a whole new world of possibilities for scanning with TRIOS. Your scan does more than you think. When it’s connected to patient outcomes, magic happens. Meet 3Shape Unite, the engine that makes your TRIOS scan even more incredible, unlocking a whole new world of possibilities. Treatments made simple Make your treatments a breeze. Every step is designed to be simple, ensuring a smooth experience from start to finish. Benefit from guided and straightforward workflows, and ..read more
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The business of whitening
Dentistry
by Lucy Veal
2d ago
Join Kiran Shankla on Thursday 7 March at 7pm as she discusses the business of whitening. The aim of this webinar is to provide dental professionals with a run through of the ins and outs of tooth whitening to help grow your business and patient uptake. You will learn the communication skills and techniques required to help drive patient demand and increase the volume of whitening treatments, while learning about the different whitening products available to suit all patients’ needs. Learning outcomes Learn how to utilise tooth whitening strategies to increase your business turnover Identify ..read more
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Corus CEO discusses recent UK expansion
Dentistry
by Nicolas Bonnard
2d ago
Following Corus’ expansion into the UK laboratory industry, CEO Nicolas Bonnard shares the origins and ambitions of Corus and the impact he hopes to make. Please introduce yourself I started my career working in healthcare, accompanying physicians and investors to dentists and helping investors to build groups. I became part of the foundation group of Corus when I first joined in 2016 to integrate the first French family members, before moving to corporate development manager for the French market in 2017. In 2018, I leaped to country manager of France. Nowadays, I’m co-CEO and a member of bot ..read more
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