Career mapping – get it right from the beginning
Shalin Mehra – Chief Executive Officer of Rodericks Dental – is passionate about effective career mapping for dentists. Here, he answers some common questions to help newly qualified dentists follow the right path for them… I recently completed Foundation Dentist (FD) training and will be working as an associate in practice. What could my career … Continue reading Career mapping – get it right from the beginning
Optimising patient communication
Julie Gillard, dental hygienist from Bryant Dental Practice, shares her experience and offers some advice for improved communication with patients… Good patient communication is crucial in dentistry. It ensures informed consent, which in turn avoids litigation issues and helps patients improve their oral health. It’s important to explain suggested treatment clearly and then acknowledge that … Continue reading Optimising patient communication
Humanitarian aid and supporting the less fortunate
As we celebrate World Humanitarian Day 2019, we consider the need for aid in less fortunate communities. We also look at the many ways that dental practices can get involved both here in the UK and abroad. There are many people in this world who depend on humanitarian support in their daily lives. In the … Continue reading Humanitarian aid and supporting the less fortunate
Rodericks is shortlisted for Engagement Award
We are delighted to announce that Rodericks has become a finalist in the ‘Rising Star of the Year’ category for the Engagement Excellence Awards 2019, organised by Reward Gateway. The first year of this category, it is designed to recognise and celebrate employee engagement within companies across different sectors. Jenna Hartley, Head of HR here … Continue reading Rodericks is shortlisted for Engagement Award
Taking a stand for children’s oral health
Children’s oral health is a hot topic in the UK right now. While statistics show improvements over time, there is much more still to do. In particular, this applies to the inequalities being seen between different areas of the UK. Concerning statistics Josh Kelly – dental therapist at Rodericks Dental’s Cefn Coed Dental Practice in … Continue reading Taking a stand for children’s oral health
Social media – the do’s and don’ts
You don’t have to be a social media expert to benefit from using these platforms. You just need to know the basic do’s and don’ts, and then dedicate enough time to your page. Here are some top tips from Nicola Ripton, Marketing Business Partner at Rodericks, on how you can do just that. What common … Continue reading Social media – the do’s and don’ts
Making social media work for you
Social media may be outside the dental team’s expertise, but there are many benefits when you get it right. We spoke to Nicola Ripton, Marketing Business Partner at Rodericks, about how professionals and practices could make the most of the opportunities available. What are the benefits of social media for dental professions? On an individual … Continue reading Making social media work for you
Systemic health and oral health
Dental professionals are aware of the links between systemic health and oral health. Many practitioners describe the mouth as ‘the gateway to the body’ as any disease in the mouth can mirror what is going on in the body and vice versa. Research is now available to show how some of the most commonly faced … Continue reading Systemic health and oral health
The latest advice on breastfeeding
The UK has one of the lowest rates of breastfeeding in Europe.[i] While 73% of UK mothers breastfed their new-born babies in 2015/16, this reduced to 43% when their child was 6-8 weeks. Why is this relevant to you? Just under a quarter of children aged 5 years have dental decay in England. In addition, almost … Continue reading The latest advice on breastfeeding
Hepatitis – a recap and a warning
Hepatitis affects around 0.3% of the UK population.[i] However, prevalence is higher among dental professionals[ii][iii], because they are more likely to encounter the blood and bodily fluids of others.[iv] Consequently, they are at an increased risk of infection. Why is hepatitis dangerous? Hepatitis B and C cause more than 1.3 million deaths globally each year. Likewise, … Continue reading Hepatitis – a recap and a warning
Exercise your right to be healthy
As dental professionals, you will likely encourage your patients to establish as many healthy habits as possible. But what about you? Do you get enough exercise to keep your mind and body healthy? Adults aged 19-64 years should aim for at least 150 minutes of physical activity every week. This should include a combination of … Continue reading Exercise your right to be healthy
Stress – beat it with a little help from your friends
Stress affects everyone differently. For some, it makes them concentrate harder. For others, it can feel overwhelming and cause them to make mistakes. We all know that dentistry can be a stressful profession, but there are things you can do to help your days go more smoothly. Stress in dentistry Unfortunately, dentists rank highly on … Continue reading Stress – beat it with a little help from your friends
Diet is everything when it comes to oral health
It’s important for patients to understand how diet impacts general wellbeing. This includes being aware of how it affects oral health. Starting young Sugar is public enemy no. 1 right now. However, it seems that the sweet stuff gets us young. Public Health England (PHE) published an evidence review[i] on food designed for infants of … Continue reading Diet is everything when it comes to oral health
Tooth whitening – I do!
The demand for tooth whitening often spikes in summer. This is not surprising given that summer and early autumn are the most popular times of year to get married.[i] Weddings and dentistry Well, most people are keen to look their best for the big day. In today’s appearance-driven world, this includes ensuring that their smiles … Continue reading Tooth whitening – I do!
Here comes the sun – and the vitamin D!
Get yourself outside this summer to enjoy all the benefits of vitamin D. And we do mean outside – you need direct contact between sunlight and skin so it doesn’t work if you’re sitting behind a glass window! Get outside Making the most of the great outdoors is therefore a must. Is there somewhere outside … Continue reading Here comes the sun – and the vitamin D!
7 top tips to help your dental patients pucker up with confidence!
Did you know that 6th July 2019 is International Kissing Day? A great excuse to pucker up, the day celebrates the age-old expression for love and care between romantic partners, family and friends. Keeping romance alive When you think of a kiss, you probably assume the type with a romantic partner. That may be because … Continue reading 7 top tips to help your dental patients pucker up with confidence!
Rodericks family expansion with Denticheck
Rodericks Dental aims to improve access to high quality dental care across the UK. As a result, it has grown by welcoming several new practices to the family. The team is delighted to announce the recent acquisition of Denticheck Ltd. Welcome to Denticheck practices Bringing the group to a total of 94 practices, Denticheck has … Continue reading Rodericks family expansion with Denticheck
Putting patient safety first
Safeguarding patients is an important responsibility for all dental professionals. It is much more than just a legal requirement or a part of our Duty of Care. Get it right, and we can make the world of difference to an individual. Get it wrong or lack the confidence to speak up and do something, and … Continue reading Putting patient safety first
On your marks, get set, engage!
For a dental practice to be successful, engagement with the local community is key. It could involve participating in local events, supporting town activities or forming partnerships with other businesses. For example, you could take a stall at the village fete. You could sponsor the local rugby club or offer members of the local gym … Continue reading On your marks, get set, engage!
Building the dental profession of tomorrow
Carlos Clark, Head of Professional Development at Rodericks Dental, contemplates the importance of laying down solid foundations for a successful dental career and the role FD training has to play in this. Innovation and education are often the cornerstones of progression and success. This is no truer than when it comes to dentistry, where new … Continue reading Building the dental profession of tomorrow
Proud to make a difference
Committed to giving something back and supporting both the profession and the community in any way it can, Rodericks Dental is proud to have worked with Bridge2Aid for several years now. It was the first dental group to adopt the scheme set-up between Bridge2Aid and Lloyds Bank, whereby a particular handset is used in each … Continue reading Proud to make a difference
Challenge of a lifetime
Our Dentist at Aldershot Dental Practice is undertaking a Challenge of a lifetime… Read more here
The Company’s finest asset is you
The Sunday Times’ Best 100 Companies Awards recently showed companies that recognise their staff as unique individuals are far more appealing. Read more… here
Prototypes – What do you need to know?
Prototypes – What do you need to know? Rehan Ghaffar – Grange Park Practice, Rodericks Dental – provides an update on the Prototypes so far… How would you summarise the prototypes? Our practice (Grange Park Dental Practice) is currently trialling the prototype system, which follows the pilot contracts initiated in 2011 that were geared towards … Continue reading Prototypes – What do you need to know?
Ethical Dentistry at its heart
Dr Alaa Guni completed his foundation training year with Rodericks Dental in September 2014 and has remained with the group as an associate at Wallingford House Dental Practice in Oxfordshire. “The main benefits of working within the group include close staff with excellent team skills providing ethical dentistry under the NHS… read more here
Women change their toothbrush twice as often as men
Dentists recommend that toothbrushes are replaced every 3 months. Women switch theirs every 92 days while men wait for around 185 days it means men are potentially risking the health of their teeth and gums. Women also spend an average of £42 on dental care – nearly double men Read more…
Is flossing your teeth a waste of time?
The US health department has stopped recommending it, but the NHS is still in favour. So, should you bother? read more here.
NHS Ponders sugary drinks ban
The NHS in England is asking staff and the public about whether it should ban or impose a tax on any sugary drinks sold in hospitals… read more
7 things smoking is doing to your mouth
Most of us are probably aware they smoking is incredibly bad for our health, causing an untold amount of misery due to a vast variety of medical problems. It is estimated that every year in the UK around 96,000 people die from diseases caused by smoking and about half of all regular cigarette smokers will … Continue reading 7 things smoking is doing to your mouth
New self-help guide for kids could stop fear of the dentist
The number of children with phobias of the dentist could be reduced as experts create the first self-help guide designed to encourage young children to face their fears… Read more here
Breathe new life into your business
Dental principals considering selling their practices, will find no other buyer to rival Health Investor-accredited dental group, Rodericks Dental. If the demands of modern dentistry have become altogether too much to bear, and you are on a quest to concentrate on your patients rather than administration and finance, the team at Rodericks Dental understands… read … Continue reading Breathe new life into your business