This is probably only specific to me, but I find it quite difficult to balance the need to read, interesting articles, with the need to write blogs. One needs inspiration but must also create time to action on those rasps of interesting tit bits.
Its always the little things that capture our attention most when we are met with significant change. Whether for the good or the worse, we will discuss most, how it was something small that caused the change.
The reason for this, being we often didn’t see it coming, we didn’t focus our attention on these little things, because at the end of the day they were ‘little’.
It makes sense, no point focusing on the little things, because its the big things that are going to differentiate you and your business, the way the practice runs, your career, the team moral. The big things are going to be the threat or create the opportunity.
However, whenever there is a major incident or event, the subsequent investigation uncovers a catalogue of small events which culminated in either success or failure.
The chance meeting, the loose bolt, the white lie, the consistency, the double entry.
Dentistry is currently under so much change, there are so many big things happening, new challenges, hurdles and opportunities, its still worth giving those little things a bit of time and energy.
So in the spirit of focusing on the small things, click and follow us, you never know where it might lead:
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Are business like the seven ages of man? Do they have the same periods of: birth, infancy, youth, the 20′s, middle aged, old aged, and extreme old age. Can we see similarities in this?
Struggling for traction and not really comfortable that your efforts are gaining the rewards you hope. It maybe worth looking at industries that match those you work in and identify the ideas and principles used in these, and see if you could adopt, probably with some change, into your daily routine and activity.
Just another idea.
We are keen to speak with any Dentist in the North of England who would be interested in joining our Locum Dentist team.
Ideally if you have a performer number and a minimum of one free day, we would like to hear from you.
We already offer practices locum cover, however on occasions we don’t have the availability to cover last minute. We would like to resolve this by offer a more comprehensive service by covering practices at short notice by having a list of Dentists who can be available.
We offer good day rates and support on travel. The great benefit to this is that you get to choose when and where you work and see other practices without the commitment of taking a job with them, that will enhance your own experiences.
If you want to get involved call 01274 722122 and speak with Rob or Danika.
Is this the best move the GDC / Government have made or is it the start of a slippery slide towards privatisation of dentistry and access only available for those with deep pockets?
Hygienists and Therapist have spent their last few years struggling to be taken serious and subsequently finding work. Studdied hard but no jobs!
Dentists seeing them as a great way of ducking out of the ‘rubbish’ stuff and when months are quiet, an easy place to drop a salary.
I guess the boot will now be well and truely on the other foot.
Hygienists will be setting up their private practices, on the doorstep of their former employers, dental care at a fraction of the cost of their neighbours.
The dentist will argue that they can provide far better range of services and care. Although the Hygienists will have a little black book full of names and numbers of who best to refer work to and using a car analogy, if all your wanting is wax a polish, you dont need to go to your local named brand dealership, for that! Thats only when you want the work done under warranty, the serious stuff.
Value for money I guess, pay for what you need. That has to be the way forward!
Although if I were a dentist, able to do the serious stuff, the stuff you need under ‘warranty’! Well my charges would have just gone up, exponentially.
Besides, there wont be a nice NHS contract subsedising this expensive work, so if you cant afford it, you arent going to get it.