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Self-employment in the dental industry

Self-employment in the dental industry

It is often the case that when you become an associate for the first time, you may not fully understand the implications of being self-employed. The associate ship arrangement is unique to the dental industry and therefore you shouldn't be afraid to ask questions about the arrangement with your practice owner.

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It takes two- Be nice to your nurse

It takes two- Be nice to your nurse

Marjani Orchery studied at Kings College London and qualified in 2012. Marjani is currently working as an associate in an NHS practice and after speaking with the nurses with whom she works, she was  inspired  to write an article. This item is about the importance of a strong professional relationship between dentist and nurse and the value of maintaining it. It also explores ways to strengthen the relationship.

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Chicago Mid Winter Dental Conference

Chicago Mid Winter Dental Conference

As we flew into Chicago O’Hare International airport, I could see Lake Michigan frozen solid below me and was wondering if we would ever make it out of the hotel in these sub-zero temperatures. But despite the snow, we arrived at the conference and it was by far the greatest exhibition I had attended.

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Confronted By Kids

Confronted By Kids

Kathryn Hudson is currently in her third year of foundation training. She graduated from Cardiff University in 2011. Kathryn says 'I would say my overall aim is to always provide high quality care to those from all walks of life by striving to break down the barriers to oral health, be they educational, medical or access-related.

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Teamworking

Teamworking

Even if you have no more than a passing interest in Formula 1 racing you will realise that whilst the attention invariably focuses on the driver of the car, their success is only possible because of the effort from the supporting team.

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Starting work in a new practice

Starting work in a new practice

Every new practice is an opportunity to gain new experiences, meet new patients, work with new professional colleagues, try different things and hopefully learn and develop in some way.

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Aren't you too young to be a dentist?

Aren't you too young to be a dentist?

Reena Wadia reflects on her experiences so far as a young dentist and the challenges she faced.

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Never make assumptions during your dental career

Never make assumptions during your dental career

The people we work with, the materials, instruments and equipment we use and the dental laboratories with whom we work, and professional colleagues to whom we refer patients or who refer patients to us, are all part of our clinical routine and ‘comfort zone’.

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Dentists can be lured into a false sense of security

Dentists can be lured into a false sense of security

Dentists think they know their patients, and they say or do something that provokes an unexpected response.

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Working in my first dental practice

Working in my first dental practice

Sami Stagnell explains his experiences working in his first practice.

You spend five years desperate to get those simple three letters after your name.

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