Many more dental associates are looking to purchase practices following lockdown, figures from Christie & Co show.
In its first ‘Buyer Registration Index’, Christie’s figures show a 59% increase in buyer registrations since the UK eased lockdown measures.
The property adviser believes this increased appetite is due to associates looking to secure their future income after recent pay cuts. The COVID pandemic has also given associates time for reflection and an opportunity to shop around the market.
‘Whilst it is well documented that some investor-backed corporates have recently paused their acquisition trail, appetite from the independent market remains very high,’ Jonathan Watson, director of medical at Christie & Co, says.
‘A great example of this is a two-chair mixed practice in Cheshire that we brought to market in July. This received nine viewing requests in the first two days of marketing.
Dental therapist and entrepreneur, Victoria Wilson, is developing a new course to help dental professionals learn the steps to launch a sustainable oral health promotional project in five weeks, and the confidence to start a new venture.
Where did the idea of running this series of courses come from?
As a dental profession we continue to treat the most prevalent preventative disease globally.
We have so many amazing clinicians. But we are limited in our reach through clinical work alone, staying in clinic.
This is exactly why Smile Revolution is running the course. To give clinicians insight into opportunities they can explore and develop.
I have always felt passionate about sharing what I have learnt.
More recently we are witnessing a very different landscape, where many dental professionals feel more insecure, worried and vulnerable.
I know many hygienists and therapists experiencing real financial, mental health and professional challenges. This … Read the rest
People with obesity in the UK wait longer than the global average before discussing their weight with a healthcare expert.
This is according to a new study carried out by the European Association for the Study of Obesity.
The data reveals that, on average, people with obesity in the UK do not seek help from a healthcare professional for nine years.
In comparison, the global average stands at six years.
As a result of the delay, people with obesity are at additional risk of developing obesity-related conditions. These include obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), type two diabetes and cancer.
Reasons for the findings include participants feeling it was their own responsibility to manage their additional weight. As well as doctors in the UK perceiving their patients to lack the motivation to lose weight.
The online survey was carried out in 11 countries, including Australia, Italy, Spain and UAE.
A dentist is getting ready to take on the English Channel in a bid to raise money for a dental charity.
This month, Jim Lafferty will embark on a 12-hour solo swim from Dover to Calais.
Braving water temperatures of around 18°C, he hopes to raise £5,000 for Dentaid, a charity that works to improve oral health in the UK and overseas.
Although the shortest channel route is 21 miles, drifting currents will force Jim to swim around 25 miles to make it across to France. His solo journey will take place between 9 and 15 September.
Jim will swim alongside a boat called High Hopes containing his support team, who will help him to overcome the risks of exhaustion, hypothermia and strong currents. The team includes a pilot and an observer from the Channel Swimming and Piloting Federation.
Colgate is launching a dedicated resource page devoted to helping patients suffering with dentine hypersensitivity.
Available at colgate.dentistry.co.uk, the interactive resource page provides readers with an overview on dentine hypersensitivity.
With 50% of sensitivity sufferers not reporting their pain, Colgate hopes this new resource page will help dental professionals diagnose and treat dentine hypersensitivity.
‘We wanted to set this microsite up to provide an educational resource around Colgate Sensitive Pro Relief Toothpaste range to help support dental professionals with managing their patients with dentine hypersensitivity,’ a Colgate spokesperson says.
‘We also want this to be easily accessible to dental professionals. So that they can access it in their own time and provide the opportunity to gain patient samples of Colgate Sensitive Pro relief for their practice.
‘We hope dental professionals will gain a true understanding of how Colgate’s portfolio of sensitive toothpaste can help manage this patient group.