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Cleaning is key

October 30, 2017

Completely disinfecting the canal system is challenging when all factors are considered. If we are looking at the nano level there are approximately 76,000 dentinal tubules per square millimetre of dentine. Each of which can harbour a colony of bacteria. Then there may be inaccessible anatomy such as lateral canals, apical deltas or fins.

What would Dr Mo Lar do? Part 8

September 7, 2017

Over the course of this 11-part series, Managing Director of the 4dentists group Richard Lishman will explore ways to tackle a number of personal and professional challenges by providing advice and guidance to fictional character Dr Mo Lar. In the eighth article, he explains what Lar has to consider when selling his business.

What would Dr Mo Lar do? Part 7

August 2, 2017

Over the course of an 11-part series, the 4dentists group explores ways to tackle a number of personal and professional challenges by providing advice and guidance to a fictional character Dr Mo Lar. In this seventh article of the series, Managing Director of the 4dentists group, Richard Lishman explains how Lar should go about purchasing a second practice to expand his business.

Professionalism in dentistry

July 19, 2017

Professionalism has been defined as the conduct, aims or qualities that characterise or mark a profession or a professional person. Literature pertaining to health care suggests that professionalism is a competency that can be taught, developed, measured and assessed. Nevertheless, it can be argued that professionalism extends beyond the scope of clinical knowledge and skills and is most certainly multifaceted.

One week diary with our X-Mind Trium 3D CBCT in practice

May 17, 2017

There is mounting evidence in the literature in regards to the diagnostic superiority of 3-D imaging versus 2-D. As a result, many clinicians today are using 3-D imaging either by referring their patients to a CBCT-scanning centre or having mobile units visiting them, and the only benefit of this method is that there is no initial capital outlay to buy the machine. In contrast, the benefits of having your own in-house CBCT machine are many, including the total convenience of an on-demand service at any time (pre-op or during and after if needed), learning one software and fully utilising it rather than having to learn different software for different machines (manufacturers), thus not utilising it to its fully intended use.

Recruitment: An insight into the candidate screening

January 13, 2017

Have you ever applied for a job, but were not successful? Or perhaps you are just curious about what actually goes into candidate screening once you have handed in an application? Altogether, there are a great many factors that are taken into consideration by an employer during the recruitment process, all of which help not only to ensure that the right candidate is given the job, but also to streamline the process for everyone involved.

Pension scheme enrolment: Obligations and duties for dental practices

October 26, 2016

New legislation came into force in June 2012 that will eventually oblige all employers in the UK to automatically enrol certain workers in a pension scheme and make contributions towards it. The practical arrangements of this are not straightforward in all cases and the need for careful preparation should not be under-estimated.

Walking among giants: Marketing dentistry in the global connected economy

September 27, 2016

“In an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.” These prophetic lines were shared by Nobel laureate and social scientist Dr Herbert Simon in 1971. It seems incredible to think that his words predate the Internet by 20 years.


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