Bodcast by Practice Plan
How we built our dental practice from squat to success

How we built our dental practice from squat to success

April 15, 2019

Helen Robertson shares her story of opening a squat practice with her husband at the beginning of the recession in 2009 and building it into the thriving three surgery practice that it is today.

What you’ll hear:
  • Details of building the patient base from scratch in a brand-new location
  • How Practice Plan supported Helen
  • What she learned along the journey
  • Advice for anyone considering opening a dental practice.
Who should listen:
  • Dentists considering buying a practice
  • NHS dentists considering moving to private practice
  • Dentists whose practice might be struggling.
How to create compelling video testimonials

How to create compelling video testimonials

April 8, 2019

Ashley Latter explains the benefits of recording video testimonials with your patients. He talks through how you can use them and shares his advice on how best to approach patients to take part.

What you’ll hear:
  • How a video testimonial can help you overcome objections from patients
  • How to utilise the law of reciprocation when asking for testimonials
  • The best time to approach patients to provide a testimonial
Who should listen:
  • Dentists who want to build their patient base
  • Practice managers looking to create marketing materials for their practice
The future of NHS dentistry discussed in Solihull

The future of NHS dentistry discussed in Solihull

April 1, 2019

Eddie Crouch, Ian Redfearn, Paul Worskett and George Savva discuss the future of NHS dentistry. With the rollout of the reformed NHS England contract now less than a year away, we hosted a panel discussion to find out what they think it will mean for the profession.

What you’ll hear:

Highlights of the discussion including:

  • The pros and cons of prototypes A and B
  • The lessons learned so far from the reform programme
  • The implications of the contract rollout.

Who should listen:

  • Dentists with an NHS contract
  • Owners and practice managers of NHS practices

 

How to turn existing patients into raving fans with Chris Barrow

How to turn existing patients into raving fans with Chris Barrow

March 25, 2019

With experts claiming that we see up to 5000 adverts per day trying to get our attention and sell us something, word of mouth recommendation and digital recommendation have become more important than ever before. Chris Barrow shares his seven top tips for ensuring your patients recommend you.

What you’ll hear:
  • How to identify and understand who your target patients are
  • Why you should evaluate the language that you use in all your communications
  • The benefits of the whole team listening to the patient’s ‘back-story’.

 

Who should listen:
  • Practice managers and owners wanting to grow patient numbers
  • Anyone wanting to improve the patient experience
  • The full practice team.
The benefits of having a dental plan provider

The benefits of having a dental plan provider

March 11, 2019

 Zoe Close discusses the benefits to your business and your patients of providing a dental plan in your practice. She also talks about the additional support that a plan provider can offer with regards to legislation and helping you to grow your business.

What you’ll hear:
  • How a dental plan can build patient loyalty
  • The benefits to patients when they become a plan member
  • The ways in which a plan provider can help you grow your practice.
Who should listen:
  • Private dentists who don’t offer a dental plan
  • NHS dentists considering moving to private
  • Practice managers who want a better understanding of dental plans and providers.
Issues you’re overlooking in practice - with Les Jones

Issues you’re overlooking in practice - with Les Jones

March 3, 2019

Les Jones discusses the possibility that your patients see things differently to you when it comes to the ‘little things’ you’ve learned to live with in practice. He talks about the potential damage this could be doing to your business and how to address it.

What you’ll hear:
  • Examples of things you might be overlooking
  • The impact an unresolved issue can have on a patient
  • Advice on how to look at your practice as a patient would
  • The importance of involving the full team in taking responsibility for resolving issues.

 

Who should listen:
  • Practice managers and team leaders
  • Everyone involved in the patient journey.
Understanding the law in relation to rest breaks and rotas

Understanding the law in relation to rest breaks and rotas

February 18, 2019

Sarah Buxton shares her advice for ensuring that your staff rota adheres to the law. She explains the importance of clear contracts, how a rota should work in a dental practice and the dangers of the more informal agreements many dental practices have in place.

What you’ll hear:
  • The current law in respect of rest periods and breaks
  • The consequences of not adhering to the law
  • How an employer can protect themselves.
Who should listen:
  • Team members responsible for creating and managing team rotas
  • Practice Managers
  • Anyone with HR responsibility.
Preparing your practice for sale

Preparing your practice for sale

February 11, 2019

It is often said that you should have one eye on your exit from the moment you start up in business. In this podcast, Thomas Coates highlights some areas of best practice to ensure you are in the best position possible when you do come to sell your practice.

What you’ll hear:
  • Details of different business structures and the effect they can have on a sale
  • Issues that can make the process of selling a practice more difficult
  • How to ensure your practice is at its most attractive when it is time to sell.
Who should listen:
  • Practice owners considering selling their practice
  • New practice owners planning for the future.
Invest to impress when it comes to your practice

Invest to impress when it comes to your practice

February 4, 2019

The benefits to your business of updating your practice and improving your facilities can be huge. Sarah Jarvis talks through your refurbishment options and how to make your budget stretch further.

What you’ll hear:
  • The benefits associated with improving your practice facilities
  • Options for spreading the cost of refurbishments
  • Why spending less could cost you more in the long term.
Who should listen:
  • Practice owners wanting to grow patient numbers
  • Practice managers responsible for building refurbishments
  • Anyone considering selling their practice.
How to overcome fee objections and achieve the income your services deserve with Ashley Latter

How to overcome fee objections and achieve the income your services deserve with Ashley Latter

January 28, 2019

Dealing with price objections can be extremely challenging, especially when a patient is shopping around.  Ashley Latter shares proven strategies to help you develop your unique selling points and increase your case acceptance without having to compromise on fees.

What you’ll hear:
  • The importance of showing empathy with patients who present cheaper options
  • Questions to establish if a quote really is ‘like for like’
  • How to promote your unique selling points.

 

Who should listen:
  • Dentists who offer specialist treatments and private treatments
  • Team members who present costs to patients.