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Appetite for growth

Despite over half of dentists in Ireland finding access to funding a ‘challenge’, 50% also plan to seek funding for business investment in the next 12 months, according to our research of the professions sector. Against this appetite for growth, I explain more about the various products available from Braemar Finance, including a case study … Continued

Triple threat: Shields Dental & Implant Clinic

Conor Shields – alongside his twin brother and colleague Cormac Shields – looks at how the team at Shields Dental & Implant Clinic in Limerick tripled the size of their practice in three years Myself and my identical twin brother, Cormac, are both third-generation dentists in Limerick. Our grandfather Frank qualified as one of the … Continued

Tips and tricks: running a dental practice

Providing excellent oral care is the main aim of any dental practice. However, that’s only made possible by multiple other factors that have much less to do with dentistry. From establishing a great team, to ensuring that your practice has an effective infrastructure, there is a lot to take into account when you’re setting up … Continued

Northern Ireland practice sales ‘buoyant’

The dental practice sales market across the whole of the UK has been relatively stable over the last quarter, according to the latest quarterly goodwill survey from NASDAL (National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers). However, the market in Northern Ireland seems to be quite buoyant according to Paddy Miscampbell of Belfast-based NASDAL accountants, … Continued

Moving online: building your social media strategy

Conor Lynch explains how an effective digital strategy can help patients stay with you for the long-term Digital marketing can be defined as the marketing of products or services using digital channels to reach the target audience. The digital age gives dentists incredible opportunities to connect with new clients and retain current, valuable ones. It’s … Continued

Dental profile: Laura Horton

In a new feature for Irish Dentistry, Siobhan Kelleher interviews members of the dental profession for insights and opinions into the world of dentistry. Here, Laura Horton talks brand awareness and changes in dentistry Laura, you started in dentistry 18 years ago. Tell us about your journey I started as a dental nurse and then … Continued

Associates and practice owners needed for survey

The British Dental Association (BDA) has sent out an invitation to associates and practice owners to take part in a survey on levels of morale and job satisfaction. The survey aims to gather intelligence about dentists’ career intentions and views on health service dentistry. Practice owners will also be asked about practice investment and direct … Continued