Payments for dentists to make more appointments available

Dental practices will benefit from extra cash for taking on new NHS patients from March 1, 2024, in the government and NHS’s plan to make millions more dental appointments available.

Cambridge private dental practice partners with healthcare group

Christie & Co, a specialist business property adviser, has announced the sale of Hurst Park Dental Practice in Cambridge.

Local associate snaps up established Bournemouth dental practice

Christie & Co, a specialist business property adviser, has announced the sale of Thornhill Dental Surgery in Bournemouth, Dorset.

Assessing the UDA advantage

Why is a PDS contract a big plus for your practice valuation? Luke Moore explains.

Growing gains

Are you thinking of expanding? Laura Dewes explains why it could pay big dividends.

Protection provider paid 99 per cent of new claims in 2023

Dentists’ Provident, a leading income protection provider for the dental industry, paid out £5.2m to members in 2023, their latest figures show.

NASDAL Goodwill Survey - Fewer NHS practices on the market?

The latest statistics from NASDAL (National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers) and its quarterly Goodwill Survey have been released for the quarter ending October 31, 2023. It...

NHS dentistry budget translates into cuts, says association

The Department of Health and Social Care report and annual accounts for 2022/23 show that £2.899bn was spent on NHS dentistry. The BDA says this has translated into cuts, with the budget falling by...

Leadership changes for a dental practice sales team

The new year has brought some changes in leadership at Frank Taylor & Associates, with Oliver Acton taking over as managing director.

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Looking back, looking forward

Paul Graham reviews 2020 and considers what is to come next year.


Group of 84 dentists claim interest from insurers for delayed covid settlements

In a significant development for a group of dentists across the UK, a prolonged two-year negotiation has culminated in a triumphant outcome. Spearheaded by Salmon Assessors, the effort has now...

The stress-free guide to Self Assessment

Jashoda Pindoria answers your questions.

Strategy for a successful sale

Phil Kolodynski and Nick Moore share their insights on the current state of the market.

Charity voices concern as aligner company closure leaves patients in the lurch

The Oral Health Foundation has raised alarms over the recent closure of SmileDirectClub, leaving a significant number of patients in a precarious position.

‘It shouldn’t have taken a bankruptcy to protect patients’ says an association

The British Dental Association (BDA) has warned that the collapse of the remote-orthodontic service SmileDirectClub will not close the door on the clear risks to patients presented by remote...

Patient financing woes limit access to affordable dental care, survey reveals

A new survey has uncovered the myriad challenges dental practices face in the UK as they grapple with patient financing.

Autumn statement will hit the vulnerable, says association

The British Dental Association (BDA) has criticised moves in the Autumn Statement that could withdraw free dental care from the long-term sick while offering no additional resources to support the...

An autumn statement worth shouting about

Richard Lishman reflects on what it means for dental professionals.

Clawback from NHS dentistry to be used to cover strike costs

The British Dental Association (BDA) has released its reaction to plans by NHS England to use ‘underspends’ in NHS dentistry to pay for costs incurred by recent strikes across secondary care. 

NASDAL goodwill survey - on the slide?

During the first week of October, the latest statistics from NASDAL have been released (National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers) in its quarterly Goodwill Survey. This survey...

Empowering the self-employed: tax calculation app launches

Mettle, the free business bank account built for the self-employed by NatWest, now offers the award-winning accounting software FreeAgent‘s tax calculation in-app. This integration within a business...

Increased fees for Scottish NHS dental teams

NHS dental professionals will receive increased fees under a new payment structure from November 1, 2023, to help them provide a comprehensive range of NHS care and treatment.

Episode 17: Dental Market Review

In this episode, we talk to Christie & Co's Paul Graham about the publication of the ‘Dental Market Review 2023’.

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