ARE YOU A PRACTICE MANAGER AND WOULD YOU LIKE TO BUILD A LOYAL TEAM?

about 2 months ago By Maxine Fennell

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Building a loyal and motivated dental team is crucial for the success and harmonious functioning of a dental practice. Practice managers play a pivotal role...

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TOP TIPS FOR DENTAL NURSES LOOKING TO ACCELERATE THEIR CAREER IN 2024

2 months ago By Maxine Fennell

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​10 top tips for dental nurses looking to further their career in 20241.      Continuous Education and Training:Stay updated on the latest advancements in dental nursing...

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TOP 5 TIPS FOR DENTAL NURSES LOOKING TO BECOME A DENTAL HYGIENIST

3 months ago By Maxine Fennell

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Transitioning from a dental nurse to a dental hygienist is an exciting career move that involves additional education and skill development. Here are the top...

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LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITES FOR DENTAL NURSES

3 months ago By Maxine Fennell

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As dental nurses, the journey doesn't stop at providing excellent patient care; it extends into leadership opportunities that can reshape and elevate your career within...

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DENTAL NURSING MAGAZINE

3 months ago By Maxine Fennell

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​Janine was invited by Dental Nursing Magazine to provide an overview of the UK dental recruitment market and share insight and advice for dental nurses...

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Understanding the Taxation Changes for Second Jobs in the UK: Agency Work

4 months ago By Maxine Fennell

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For many people in the UK, having a second job has been a way to boost their income, achieve financial goals, or simply pursue a...

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WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY

5 months ago By Maxine Fennell

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W​orld Mental Health Day is held on the 10th October every year. Every year we celebrate World Mental Health Day on 10th October. The theme...

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INTERVIEW TIPS TO GET YOU THE JOB

5 months ago By Maxine Fennell

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​To excel in your dental job interview, you'll need to showcase your skills, experience, and professionalism effectively. Here are five top tips to help you...

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WINNER OF DRN'S 'NOMINATE A SMILE' PRACTICE COMPETITION

5 months ago By Maxine Fennell

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​Congratulations to Elaine Magill, the remarkable dental nurse at Paste Dental in Belfast, for winning our 'Nominate a Smile' award and receiving a well-deserved £100...

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TIPS FOR DENTAL NURSES ON HOW TO TALK THEIR WAY INTO A PAY RAISE

6 months ago By Maxine Fennell

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Providing excellent care to patients is simply one aspect of your important work as a dental nurse; another is making sure the office runs smoothly....

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HOW TO BECOME A PRACTICE MANAGER

7 months ago By Maxine Fennell

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In the exciting realm of dental offices, there is a vital individual who ensures that everything operates smoothly – the Dental Practise Manager. While dentists...

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HOW TO RUN WEEKLY MEETINGS

7 months ago By Maxine Fennell

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Effective communication is vital for any dental office to ensure smooth operations and provide quality patient care. One valuable tool to enhance communication within the...

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CELEBRATING THE VITAL ROLE OF DENTISTRY IN THE NHS: 75 YEARS OF SMILES

8 months ago By Maxine Fennell

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Celebrating the Vital Role of Dentistry in the NHS: 75 Years of Smiles5 July 2023 marks 75 years of the National Health Service.Treating over a...

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HOW TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN TOP TALENT IN THE DENTAL FIELD

8 months ago By Maxine Fennell

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How to Attract and Retain Top Talent in The Dental FieldIn the dental industry, where competition is fierce, it is imperative to attract and retain...

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THE VALUE OF EMPLOYING THE RIGHT STAFF FOR YOUR DENTAL PRACTICE

9 months ago By Maxine Fennell

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The success of a dental practice is intricately linked to both the expertise of the dentists and the excellence of the dental staff. To shape...

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THE IMPACT OF STAFF TURNOVER ON A DENTAL PRACTICE'S BOTTOM LINE

10 months ago By Maxine Fennell

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The impact of staff turnover on a dental practice's bottom lineFor dental practices to thrive in today’s economy, finding and retaining the best employees is...

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ARE YOU A DENTAL NURSE LOOKING TO BECOME A DENTAL HYGIENIST?

10 months ago By Maxine Fennell

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 Are you dental nurse looking to become a dental hygienist? As a dental nurse, there are a number of different options you could explore to help...

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HOW TO ASK YOUR EMPLOYER FOR A PAY RISE

11 months ago By Maxine Fennell

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​How to ask for a pay increaseIn everyday life we negotiate without even realising it – for example, with family, friends and colleagues.Firstly know your...

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TOP WAYS FOR DENTAL NURSES TO UPSKILL

11 months ago By Maxine Fennell

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Dental nurses are key members of the dental team. As well as assisting the dentist, their expertise spans anything from infection control and handling dental...

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IS DENTAL NURSING THE RIGHT CAREER FOR YOU?

11 months ago By Maxine

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Working as a Dental Nurse is a very rewarding career. You are part of a team, making a real difference. No two days are the...

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HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

12 months ago By Maxine Fennell

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Happy International Women's Day! Today is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.In 1852 women finally began practising Dentistry but...

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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT- LEADERSHIP

12 months ago By Maxine Fennell

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The number one attribute to being a successful Practice Manager is to have passion. You need to help shape and drive the culture of your...

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HAVE YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A MANAGER?

12 months ago By Maxine Fennell

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Have you got what it takes to be a Manager?One of the most common routes into dental practice management is to be a dental nurse...

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TACKLING DAILY STRESS & BOOSTING YOUR WELL- BEING

about 1 year ago By Maxine Fennell

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​Tackling daily stress and boosting your well-beingWe all commonly find ourselves saying, ‘I feel stressed’, ‘I’m so stressed out’ or ‘Today is such a stressful...

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TOP TIPS TO EXCEL IN YOUR JOB INTERVIEW

about 1 year ago By Maxine Fennell

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​You might be a fantastic dental professional but struggle at interviews and that’s okay! We are here to help you express why you want to...

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EMPOWER YOUR DENTAL NURSES AND DENTAL SUPPORT TEAM

about 1 year ago By Maxine Fennell

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Empower your dental nurses and dental support teamThe start of the new year is the perfect time to create a new habit for the team...

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NEW YEAR, NEW JOB

about 1 year ago By Maxine Fennell

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New year, New job​The beginning of a new year can trigger a desire for change and something new, which can easily apply to work, but...

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5 TIPS FOR PRODUCTIVE DENTAL STAFF MEETINGS

about 1 year ago By Maxine Fennell

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5 tips for productive dental staff meetings Holding productive team meetings is one of the best ways to make sure tasks get done. For some larger...

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WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY

over 1 year ago By Maxine Fennell

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World Mental Health Day and the importance of wellness in dentistry Today is World Mental Health Day is a chance to talk about mental health...

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OVERSEAS DENTISTS AND NURSES

over 1 year ago By Maxine Fennell

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Changes to regulations for overseas recruitment to boost NHS staff.    Government ministers will introduce legislation to make it easier for overseas dentists and nurses...

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MINI- BUDGET AND THE IMPACT ON DENTISTS

over 1 year ago By Maxine Fennell

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Mini-budget and the impact on dentists. Last Friday the new Chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng MP, launched the Government's 'Growth Plan 2022', which is effectively a mini-budget....

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7 TIME MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR PRACTICE MANAGERS

over 1 year ago By Maxine Fennell

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7 Time Management Tips for Today’s Dental Practice Managers If you are a Practice Manager, you’ll know how demands and expectations have increased. Here are...

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QUEEN ELIZABETH II- DENTISTRY REMEMBERS UK'S LONGEST- REIGNING MONARCH

over 1 year ago By Maxine Fennell

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It only felt like yesterday (actually 34 years ago) that my name was picked out of a hat to present the Queen with a book...

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IS LOCUM WORK FOR YOU?

over 1 year ago By Maxine Fenneell

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Is locum work for you? Locumming is great career choice. Many people are suited to locum work, including those between permanent positions, those in part-time...

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT

over 1 year ago By Maxine Fennell

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First impressions count Preparation is essential. Check for online reviews from patients and fellow medical practitioners – read the positive, the negative, and the mediocre...

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TACKLE YOUR BACK STRAINS- HOW TO MINIMISE RISKS!

over 1 year ago By Maxine Fennell

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Back pain affects many general dental professionals. The symptoms can affect mood and may provoke frustration and anxiety. If the problem is severe or prolonged,...

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MAJORITY OF UK DENTAL PRACTICES CLOSED TO NEW NHS PATIENTS

over 1 year ago By Maxine Fennell

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Majority of UK dental practices closed to new NHS patients Today the crisis facing NHS dentistry is leading the news in every UK nation. A...

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ARE YOU A DENTAL NURSE AND LOOKING TO PROGRESS YOUR CAREER?

over 1 year ago By Maxine Fennell

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Are you a dental nurse and looking to progress your career? As with most jobs in the healthcare industry, training does not end with your...

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EXTREME HEATWAVE: APPEAL TO DENTAL EMPLOYERS TO PROTECT STAFF

over 1 year ago By Maxine Fennell

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Hi #FIRST#,   As I am sat here writing this I feel like the Wicked Witch of The East...     Literally.... I am melting....

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IS DENTISTRY STILL AN ATTRACTIVE CAREER?

over 1 year ago By Maxine Fenneell

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There’s no denying dentistry is difficult at times. During the global pandemic, when dental practices were shut down and considered “non-essential” for months (only to...

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IS PRIVATE THE WAY FORWARD?

over 1 year ago By Maxine Fennell

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If you are wondering whether to focus your future career aims on working in the NHS or moving into private practice, here's some information to...

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Importance of patient tracking and prompt follow up

over 1 year ago By Maxine Fennell

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Tracking your patients and prompt follow up for a successful practice Providing effective follow-up to patients requires consistency and sensitivity.  It’s hard to gauge how...

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THE COSTS AND IMPACT OF NOT RETAINING NURSES

over 1 year ago By Maxine Fennell

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Hi #FIRST#,   I made a terrible decision….   To take the kids away over half term.   It was our first holiday in what...

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HOW TO HIRE AN EXCELLENT RECEPTIONIST AT YOUR DENTAL PRACTICE

over 1 year ago By Maxine Fennell

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Your receptionist is an integral part of your dental practice and patient experience. They are the first person a potential patients talks to, they welcome...

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ARE YOU A DENTAL NURSE AND LOOKING FOR A PAY RISE?

almost 2 years ago By Maxine Fennell

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In everyday life we negotiate without even realising it – for example, with family, friends and colleagues. If you have an appraisal coming up and...

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Mental Health Awareness Week

almost 2 years ago By Maxine Fennell

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This week is mental health awareness week organised by The Mental Health Foundation to raise public and professional awareness, this year’s theme is ‘loneliness’. We...

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HOW TO WRITE A GOOD CV

almost 2 years ago By Maxine Fennell

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HOW TO WRITE A GOOD CVMake your first impression count.  Your CV needs to clearly outline your experience and what you can offer your prospective...

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3 QUALITIES EVERY TREATMENT COORDINATOR SHOULD HAVE

almost 2 years ago By Maxine Fennell

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If you’re a treatment coordinator, you are a crucial part of your practice’s success as you work closely with patients, ensuring they are at the...

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8 WAYS TO MOTIVATE YOUR DENTAL TEAM

almost 2 years ago By Maxine Fennell

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    Employee engagement and motivation is often an important part of a successful dental practice.   1. Communication A happy dental team will lead...

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BITTERSWEET- COST OF LIVING SQUEEZE ON DENTAL WORKERS

almost 2 years ago By Richard Cresswell

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    I am sure you are well aware… Yesterday, was the start of the new Tax year.   Not normally the most fascinating of...

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The benefits of working with a recruitment agency

over 2 years ago By Richard Cresswell

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Lost a member of staff, facing a skills shortage or have big plans to expand your practice? Recruiting the talent you need directly can be tough, which...

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Government proposes 3% NHS pay rise – but what will this mean in real terms for dental workers?

over 2 years ago By Richard Cresswell

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The UK Government recently announced a new and improved pay rise proposal of 3% for NHS workers. This is an increase on the initial 1%...

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The Cost Of High Staff Turnover In Dental Practices

over 2 years ago By Richard Cresswell

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Working in Dentistry, you are no doubt very aware of the increasingly high staff turnover in the sector, with unnecessary numbers of resignations or dismissals,...

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Five Ways To Overcome Skills Shortages In Your Dental Practice

over 2 years ago By Janine Greyling

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Dental Practices stand or fall on the quality of their people – and if your Dental Practice can’t recruit enough Dental staff with the right...

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Dental nurse salaries in the UK – what can you expect to earn as a new starter?

over 2 years ago By Richard Cresswell

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If you’re thinking of a career as a dental nurse, you’ll need to do your homework first – to work out whether or not this...

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Black Lives Matter: Remembering Nurse Mary Seacole

over 3 years ago By Jesse Rashley

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In light of the turbulent events of the last few weeks that reflect the inequalities of hundreds of years, it has never been more vital...

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200 years of Florence Nightingale: What did she teach us?

almost 4 years ago By Jesse Rashley

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Dear Reader, As many of you may already be aware, it is International Nurses Day next week which marks 200 years since Florence Nightingale was...

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Coronavirus - Financial Help for Self-Employed Hygienists

almost 4 years ago By Richard

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The Government has now announced financial support measures for the self-employed to combat loss of income due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Here's What We Know:...

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Returning to work after maternity leave

about 4 years ago By Jennifer Price

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Returning to work after maternity leaveAs I am about to return to work myself after taking a full year off with my second baby, I...

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Why use a recruitment agency?

about 4 years ago By Jennifer Price

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Why use a recruitment agency? You are the manager or owner of a dental practice and you come into work to find that dreaded letter/email....

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Dental Nurses: Why they are the ultimate unsung heroes

about 4 years ago By Jennifer Price

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Why they are the ultimate unsung heroes It’s been an eight-hour day, you’ve had back-to-back patients, you’re running 30 minutes late and the last patient...

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Reasons for not accepting a counter offer

over 4 years ago By Arash Khanjani

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REASONS FOR NOT ACCEPTING A COUNTER OFFER 1. The same circumstances that now cause you to consider a change will repeat themselves in the future,...

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How Temping as a Dental Nurse led to me becoming a Hygienist

almost 5 years ago By Fahinma Begum

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Fahima’s storyHere at DRN we have proudly been working with Fahima for 7 years now. Fahima won our ‘Temp Nurse of the year award’ back...

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Career Development through Education

almost 5 years ago By Shannon Clark

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Career Development through EducationWe understand people. Your experience, qualifications and career aspirations are unique. Through DRN’s personalised service, we get to know each and every...

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Retention Rates and Realising Success!

over 5 years ago By Richard

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Running a successful dental practice that is exceptional in oral health treatments, boasts an extensive knowledge of new and existing procedures, and uses high quality...

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Why the patient experience is fundamental to the success of your dental business

over 6 years ago By Richard

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New blog post from our friends, Clear Vision! Ready for a business key measurement? According to Harvard Business School, there is one key measurement in business: How likely...

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The nature and beauty of improving KPIs…

almost 7 years ago By Richard

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We would like to help you discover how KPIs drive the growth and success of your dental business. This is why we are happy to...

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UK Dental Salary Survey 2016

about 7 years ago By Richard

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Do you want to know where your salary compares in the UK dental job market? The Dental Recruit Network is proud to have conducted one of largest...

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Don’t judge a book by its cover

over 7 years ago By Edith

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Don’t judge a book by its cover – Giving a chance to over-qualified candidates Since the recession it became a common dilemma that many applicants have...

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5 things employees want from their employers

over 7 years ago By Richard

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One of the biggest challenge facing business owners and HR personnel is answering the question, “How can I attract and retain the best talent possible?”...

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Rise in temporary workers set to continue

over 7 years ago By Richard

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Rise in temporary workers set to continue A recent survey of hiring intentions indicated that the growth of temporary workers is six-times higher than total...

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What do we do for our staff?

almost 8 years ago By RIchard

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The key thing to remember is that people spend more time at work than they do at home. There is a general theme that Dental...

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Top 5 reasons to consider Temping!

about 8 years ago By Richard

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With the high demands of permanent employment these days, it is no wonder that the temping market is in high demand. With factors such as...

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Why Dental Nurses should be involved in the interview process

over 8 years ago By Richard

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Survey – 2,000+ took part Firstly, we would like to thank all of those who took part in our “Dental practice interview” survey that we...

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