Business : Scottish Dental magazine


  • Spare a thought for the boss

    They’re always whining on about costs. Associates not working hard enough. Nurses chatting in the stock cupboard. Patients not paying…

    17 June, 2019 / business

  • Selling up made so much simpler

    Selling your practice is never easy, especially when the business concerned is one you’ve worked hard to build up over…

    18 December, 2018 / business

  • The resilient dental practice

    Dentistry is tough. Treating conscious patients by carrying out procedures to a technically high standard in a sensitive area is…

    3 October, 2018 / business

  • The pathway to practice management

    In my earlier years as a practice manager, from time to time people used to ask me how I got…

    5 February, 2018 / business

  • Profit vs cashflow

    A practice may return a good profit, based on year-end accounts but the owner may be in despair because the…

    31 July, 2015 / business

  • Practice makes perfect community partner

    Community means a lot to Linsey Paton, the business manager at Tryst Dental Practice in Stenhousemuir. From the time she…

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  • Preparing for retirement seminar

    Following the very positive responses to its range of talks at the Scottish Dental Show, financial advisors PFM Dental is…

    12 June, 2015 / business

  • GDC accountability hearing

    Commons select committee to hold first-ever assessment of the regulator

    28 January, 2015 / business

  • Saved by the record

    If treatment doesn’t go to plan, accurate record keeping can provide a valuable defence

    5 January, 2015 / business

  • A family affair

    How a dad and his lads made a small lab in to a world player

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  • Flying high

    The airline industry may appear to have little in common with general dental practice, but it was an understanding of its deeper relevance that scooped one dentist and his team a national award

    14 November, 2014 / business

  • Keeping you informed

    New tax guide aims to help business owners avoid the pitfalls over the course of the new financial year and plan accordingly

    20 March, 2014 / business

  • Passion in evidence

    The driving force behind the world class Centre for Evidence-Based Dentistry, Derek Richards, shows no signs of slowing down

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  • Dental show hailed a great success

    Delegates, exhibitors and speakers praise the Hampden park event

    20 May, 2013 / business

  • Scottish Dental Show 2013

    Scientific chairman Kevin Lochhead explains why this year’s event is not to be missed

    5 April, 2013 / business

  • Quality assured

    Glasgow dentist Colin Gardner explains how he came to be recruited as an assessor for the BDA’s Good Practice Scheme

    18 March, 2013 / business

  • Flexible drawdown

    Alasdair MacDougall explains how to gain greater control over your funds

    14 March, 2013 / business

  • No blame compensation

    As dentists, it is your duty to your patients to ensure you are fully covered against claims that may arise

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  • Practice support

    Ken Scoular, Alan Whittet and Doug Stirling update on a resource from SDCEP to aid practice management

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  • ‘Like’ ethics

    Social networking can be fun to use in a personal capacity, as well as a useful business tool. But it is important to be aware of some of the complications it can cause, says Angela Harkins

    16 January, 2013 / business


  • Creating a friendly practice

    Former government scientist Homayoun Halavat-Kar entrusted his old friend Farahbod Nakhaei to design and build his first dental practice in Glasgow, and is delighted with the final result

    27 August, 2012 / business

  • Patients want to know…

    what’s in it for me?

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  • Taking care of business

    The latest Scottish Dental round table debate

    13 July, 2012 / business

  • Face the music

    Following a ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union, are PPL and PRS now toothless when it comes to music licensing for dental surgeries?

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  • Brushing up on your financial systems

    It is important to weigh the benefits and pitfalls of any investment, writes Jayne Clifford

    22 December, 2011 / business

  • Keeping tabs on patient notes

    Record keeping for dental practitioners: a comprehensive audit. By Dr Terry Simpson

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  • Becoming the perfect salesperson

    Changing your mindset and giving customers what they need can help boost business, says Ashley Latter

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  • Fighting for their cause

    The British Association of Dental Nurses may have lost its flagship event for 2011 because of the difficult economic climate, writes Brian Henson, but it has gained a new champion for the profession

    19 October, 2011 / business

  • New PVG scheme to ensure patient safety

    Recent changes to Scottish Government enhanced disclosure arrangements are important for staff working with vulnerable groups

    11 August, 2011 / business

  • The perfect spot for a practice

    Edinburgh’s newest specialist referral clinic, Vermilion, is a stylish blend of old and new, aiming to offer a five-star service to its patients

    10 August, 2011 / business