Murray Welch - Building for Tomorrow E148
DENTOLOGY - The Business of Dentistry
by Andy Acton and Chris Strevens
2d ago
This week Andy and Chris are joined by Murray Welch, Sales and Marketing Director at Anglian Dental, surgery design and equipment suppliers. In this episode, Murray talks about the family business his grandfather started over 30 years ago and his decision to officially join the team back in 2012. He talks about the charity work he is involved with for the Rapid Relief Team and how this saw him support the fire crews on the fateful day of the Grenfell Tower Disaster. He reflects on how much dental engineering has changed over the past 15 years or so and how the company has evolved today to also ..read more
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Ahmad Nounu - The Black Swan E147
DENTOLOGY - The Business of Dentistry
by Andy Acton and Chris Strevens
1w ago
In this week’s episode of Dentology, Chris and Andy chat to Ahmad Nounu, principal of the Black Swan Dental Spa and Bristol Dental Suite. Ahmad chats about his early career days, the reasons why he decided to pursue a career in dentistry and buying his first dental practice back in 2011, just 3 years after qualifying!  He talks about how he has fully embraced digital technology in the practice, the influences that affected his decisions to adopt this approach and the impact it has had on efficiency. He goes on to talk about his decision to take over a failing corporate practice during the ..read more
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Pav Khaira - Just Implants E146
DENTOLOGY - The Business of Dentistry
by Andy Acton and Chris Strevens
1w ago
Our guest on Dentology this week is Pav Khaira, dentist, and CEO of the Academy of Implant Excellence. In this episode, Pav talks about his time at dental school, his early career days and working as an associate.  He goes on to explain about the extensive training he has undertaken in prosthodontics and his focus on implants that has resulted in him being referred to as ‘The Titani-Nerd’, the Chat GPT of implants and the Wikipedia of Implantology! He explains what drew him towards this element of dentistry and shares his thoughts on how he thinks the world of implants has progressed. He ..read more
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Mahrukh Khwaja - The Mind Ninja E145
DENTOLOGY - The Business of Dentistry
by Andy Acton and Chris Strevens
1w ago
Dr Mahrukh Khwaja, founder and CEO of Mind Ninja, joins us again this week and chats to Chris and Andy about her recent work.  She talks about her book ‘Resilience and Well-Being for Dental Professionals’ and shares more about how she now spends her time working 2 clinical days a week alongside managing her many other projects. She explains more about her recent studies for a diploma in organisational psychology and gives an update on Mind Ninja, the well-being startup providing resilience and well-being training to dental professionals so they can thrive in any environment. Finally, she ..read more
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Gary Chapman - A Lifetime in Dentistry E144
DENTOLOGY - The Business of Dentistry
by Andy Acton and Chris Strevens
1w ago
In this week’s episode of Dentology, Chris and Andy chat to Gary Chapman, Director of Mergers & Acquisitions for the UK & Europe at Portman Dentex. Having started his career in dentistry over 40 years ago, Gary talks about his early career years, considers what the sector was like back in the 1980’s compared to now and reflects on how dentistry has changed during this time. He talks about the many different roles he’s been fortunate enough to work in from starting out as a lab technician and running a dental implant company, through to driving the Acquisition Programme at James Hull As ..read more
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Andy Acton & Chris Strevens - Business Fundamentals E143
DENTOLOGY - The Business of Dentistry
by Andy Acton and Chris Strevens
1M ago
In this episode of the Dentology Podcast, hosts Andy and Chris delve into the realm of Business Fundamentals. They explore the essential factors crucial for business success, emphasising the importance of dental practice owners operating their practices with a business mindset. Throughout the discussion, Andy and Chris pose key questions that practice owners should ponder: · How is your business organised? · Have you assessed your practice's structure? · Is your team fully aware of the organisational structure? ·  Have all roles and responsibilities been clearly define ..read more
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Paul Abrahams - Wisdom E142
DENTOLOGY - The Business of Dentistry
by Andy Acton and Chris Strevens
1M ago
In this week’s episode of Dentology, Chris and Andy chat to Paul Abrahams, Owner of SmileMore Dental Care for over 30 years! Paul talks about his time spent studying dentistry at Guys, his early career days working as an associate and his bold decision to set up a squat dental practice in 1993.  He reflects on the challenges faced at the time and how shares his thoughts and opinions on how he feels the people in dentistry and the technology used have changed over the decades.  He also talks about well-being in the profession and also the business side of dentistry that is now conside ..read more
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Tom Chaston - Insurance with Personality E141
DENTOLOGY - The Business of Dentistry
by Andy Acton and Chris Strevens
1M ago
Our guest this week on Dentology is Tom Chaston, co-founder of AllMedPro, experts in dental indemnity insurance. In this episode, Tom chats to Chris and Andy about his early career and how he started his own insurance brokerage alongside Adam, his business partner, at the age of 24.  He explains about the key challenges faced at the time when starting out in business, reflects on what he would do differently today and discusses some of the highs and lows faced to date. He goes on to talk about his current work leading AllMedPro, a well-known name within dentistry, the services offered to ..read more
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Michael Alatsaris - Find a Market in the Gap E140
DENTOLOGY - The Business of Dentistry
by Andy Acton and Chris Strevens
1M ago
In this week’s episode of Dentology, Chris and Andy chat to Michael Alatsaris. Michael is a dentist and founder of Ergoprox, the world’s first toothbrush designed for teeth next to dentures and large gaps. In this episode, Michael chats about his early career, what drove him to study dentistry and his time spent as a dental practice owner running a private practice for some 9 years before he decided to sell up. At this point, Michael’s career ‘took off’ in a completely different direction as he became a pilot and from there, he also took time to focus on his passion for product design which re ..read more
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Rachel Derby - Going to the Chapel E138
DENTOLOGY - The Business of Dentistry
by Andy Acton and Chris Strevens
2M ago
In this week’s episode of Dentology, Chris and Andy chat to Rachel Derby, co-principal of Chapel Dental Cosmetic and Implant Centre in High Wycombe. Rachel is also President Elect of the British Association of Private Dentistry (BAPD) and a multi award winning dentist with over a decade of experience as a general dentist. She chats about her experience at Manchester dental school, her early career days working in the NHS for some 7 years and the reasons why, in 2017, she decided to focus purely on private dentistry. She goes on to talk about her ambition to be a practice owner, her experience ..read more
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