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Laura Pearce is a senior solicitor at JFH Law advising dental practices and dentists on a wide range of matters, including employment law and HR issues, contractual and commercial disputes, professional disciplinary, specialist list applications and regulatory matters including CQC inspections.  Laura graduated from Northum...bria University in 2004. She gained her experience at two National firms before joining JFH Law in March 2015.  You can visit JFH Law’s website at Or follow us on twitter at More
In 2006 the 'new contract' was introduced. Anger about the way the DoH behaved was rife. John Renshaw, Eddie Crouch and Ian Gordon formed CHALLENGE - a pressure group to argue the dentists' case. Now another 'new contract' is imminent , Challenge is  here to  take up cudgels on behalf of dentists again.Twitter @Challen...geDoHChallenge on Facebook  More
Tracy Stuart is an independent Dental Consultant and Coach delivering Dental Practice Improvement, Dental Practice Training, TCO Receptionist Training, Dental Sales Training, Dental Marketing and Dental Practice Manager training programs to increase dental profit to businesses throughout the UK, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and abroad.
James C Grant DDSGraduated: The Ohio State UniversityGeneral Dentistry Residency USAFPrivate Practice since 1978Published AuthorPatent Holder for dental implants3M ESPE Speakers Bureau2011 Top Dentist in Colorado (5280 Magazine)Grant Dental Technology is developing a better molar implant.  Click HERE to learn more.Visit Dr. Grant'...;s Dental Blog More
Almodovar is a GDP in mixed practice. He has a postgraduate qualification, and still enjoys certain aspects of clinical dentistry.He’s old enough to be cynical about the profession, which frankly makes him any age over 25.He does not write for any other sites or publications, because deadlines are stressful and he has quite enough of that alr...eady.  I chose the pseudonym based on his seminal “Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown” from 1988. Looking at his movie catalogue now I can see that “Talk to her” would apply to my therapy sessions, “The skin I live in” to my sense of self at times, “What have I done to deserve this?” to my early dark days, “Matador” to how I feel going to work most days, and “Bad Education” for how I feel toward the profession at times for not preparing us for the stresses we face!  More
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Dr Barry Buckley BDS (Hons) NUI MFDS RCSEd Dr Buckley qualified in 1997 and worked in NHS/ private Practice in the UK for 10 years. In 2006 he moved to Ireland and opened Dental Options a dedicated cosmetic dentistry suite in a private hospital outside Dublin where the focus is split between smile reconstructive work and adult cosmetic orthodo...ntic solutions. He first registered with align in 2006. He is a former instructor with 6 month smiles and is also proficient with inman, Simpli 5 and a range of short term ortho solutions. Dr Buckley is an International Clinical Speaker with Invisalign and a Diamond Provider having completed in excess of 1500 cases. He is now the European president of the American academy of cosmetic orthodontics In 2012 he set up the Clear Braces Group and has taken 7 dental surgeries with no previous experience with orthodontics of any sort tostarting 100 cases of Invisalign each within the first 12 month. See They are currently the highest submitting group in Europe. Meet Dr Buckley on YouTube Barry is running a course in London on 15th November. Details can be found here.    More
Nathaniel Schooler - Being the son to a seasoned Mit graduate, Nat's father was Britain's leading business management expert for 10 years, lecturing at the London poly and interviewing Mit students pre enrollment. Nat being half American and half English is innovative, enthusiastic and brings business knowledge and his American passport to ...the table. Previously with Keen and Able (Brandmakers), whose experience was invaluable in the early startup stages of GetWise. The move into digital marketing has been an interesting challenge. Now he has settled in he enjoys nothing more than helping dental suppliers get new clients and helping ambitious dentists get new patients. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family, especially his young daughter Maya and like Will, health and fitness is a major focus, in particular his daily Tai Chi practice.@GetWiseMkting More
National Sales Manager at Wesleyan Medical SicknessWesleyan specialises in financial services for dentists. For more information, call 0800 980 5462 or request a no-obligation financial review with a Financial Consultant.
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Nicki`s career began in 1992 as a chartered, state registered physiotherapist with a special interest in head and neck pathology. This included working with oncology patients as well as in an outpatient musculoskeletal department. Nicki has lived and breathed practice management since opening Perfect 32 Dental Practice in East Yorkshire with husband in 2005. Over the past 10 years, she has nurtured her team to achieve exemplary standards in both clinical and customer service based areas of work and as a result the practice has won countless awards. These include The National Training Awards for Yorkshire and Humber in 2010, as well as being a national finalist in the Small Employer category that year. In 2011, Perfect 32 won The Training Business of the Year Award at the local Chambers of Commerce Awards and Nicki her self was awarded Practice Manager of the Year by the UK`s Association of Dental Administrators and Managers (ADAM) in 2012.Nicki was invited to be a consultant for the Mouth Cancer Foundation in 2012 and has been a key player in the development of the Mouth Cancer Foundation`s UK initiative called the Mouth Cancer Screening Accreditation Scheme (MCSAS). She has represented the charity at industry conferences and speaks publically about a practice management approach to combatting oral cancer. Nicki has recently set up her own business, Practices Made Perfect by Nicki Rowland, primarily as a dental consultancy and training organisation. She is impassioned about sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm with other practices to help them survive and grow in the present tough economic and political climates.  Success, Nicki believes, lies in innovation €“ accomplished through the introduction of not just new products and technologies, but better services, different business processes, and `€˜exciting and inspirational` initiatives too.   For more information on running free screening days in your practice and accessing GDC recommended oral cancer CPD for your team, go to  More
Established in 2001, LRPR Communications offers a comprehensive UK-based PR Support Service for dental companies. 
Manan are the UK`s only full service marketing agency, working specifically in the dental industry. Working with world leading dental businesses, practices and laboratories they provide marketing solutions to increase brand awareness, grow sales and ultimately deliver fantastic results to the bottom line.
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Denplan is the UK’s leading dental payment plan specialist with over 6,500 dentists and approximately 1.8 million patients across the UK. 
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Enamel Prism is a dentist in general practice in the UK. Enamel prism does not write in other websites or publications and this blog is exclusive to GDPUK.
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DentistGoneBadd was a General Dental Practitioner for over 30 years. He clung on to his registration with the desperation of a spider swirling down a plug hole, until his pension ripened and he flushed it away. He now sees a psychotherapist and giggles a lot.
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I work in the Marketing team at COLTENE and amongst other tasks I am responsible for social media postings – so you know who to contact if you spot a typo! I have worked here for almost 2 years and love being part of the vibrant, longstanding team. COLTENE are continuously launching innovative products which makes my job fast paced and We run fantastic hands-on courses and workshops and have had the pleasure of working alongside some world class practitioners. Please feel free to contact me for further information. More
Jonny Jacobs is the Sales & Marketing Manager at GDPUK. is the largest online community for dentists and dental professionals in the UK with 10,000 members. GDPUK publishes dental news and blogs centred on dentistry. GDPUK is also well known for its active forum, where dentists discuss, inform, learn and engage with each other every On average there are over 600 different contributors to the forum every month. Membership of the site is free. For more information please get in contact. @jonnyjacobs Jonny Jacobs on LinkedIn More
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Barker PR is the leading PR and communications agency in dentistry. A team of talented, passionate and experienced people with a fresh approach to communications, we develop highly valuable strategies for client engagement so we are always connecting you with dentistry. Barker PR T +44 (0)20 8673 8408 E W @...Barker_PR More
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 Pramod Subbaraman was born in Tiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu, India ) and raised in Bengaluru( Karnataka, India). He studied for his dental degree in Bengaluru (1996-2001) and moved to the UK in 2005 following Professor Raman Bedi's invitation to Indian dentists in 2004 to help ease the NHS shortage in England at that time. He has s...ince lived and worked in various parts of England before moving to Scotland in July 2013. He is married and his wife is a dental receptionist. He joined the Liberal Democrats days before the General Election in 2010 and is now the Lib Dem candidate for Edinburgh South for the 2015 General Election.  More
Luke Moore is one of the Founders and Directors of Dental Elite and has overseen well in excess of 750 practice sales and valuations. With over 11 years working in the dental industry, Luke has extensive knowledge in both dental practice transfers and recruitment and understands the complexities of NHS and Private prac...tices. More
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Following an extensive and successful career within dental, medical and healthcare publishing, Erica Kilburn founded E K Communications Ltd in April 2000. EKC is primarily a PR and media agency for the dental market. However, they also work across a number of healthcare markets. The company’s ethos has remained the same; to provide innovative..., effective PR and media support, always putting our client’s needs and goals first. More
With over 30 years PR & Media Consulting experience, Caroline offers tailor made strategies across the health, charity and dental sectors.www.carolineholland.eucaroline@carolineholland.eu020 8679 9595@dentalcaroline 
 Ian is a Specialist Periodontist working in between Rose Lane Dental Practice in Liverpool and Clinic 334 in Wilmslow. He holds a Senior Clinical Teacher in Periodontics post at Liverpool University.  Some of you will have met Ian on one of the many courses he runs around the UK with his good friend, Phil Ower and the team, and they teach the periodontal component of the Royal College of Surgeons Restorative Diploma. Ian has lectured at most of the UK’s major dental events including the British Dental Association Conference, the British Society of Restorative Dentistry annual conference, the British Society of Dental Hygienist and Therapists national meeting and the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has served on the Council of the British Society of Periodontology as their Honorary Editor and Webmaster and is part of their lecturing faculty. Ian also co-runs an innovative teaching company in Liverpool, IDEAL, that provides training in perio, implants, sedation and their flagship Restorative Year Course.  More
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What services can Right Path4 offer?•If you‘ve had your CQC visit you might be interested in what’s likely to be happening next•If you’re waiting for the call, you might like to call us first (50% of dentists)•If you’re developing your business for the future, you could use the CQC as a good start•If you&...rsquo;re considering buying a Practice and want sensible, friendly and timely advice•If you’re selling your Practice and want to maximise your return•If you want a sensible solution to running your Practice smoothly (We have it) keithhayes22@gmail.com01892 521245 (Office day and evening)07831496477   More
Eddie Crouch is Secretary of Birmingham LDC and a dentist with an interest in Orthodontics. He has held elected office at the BDA Principal Executive Committee but resigned in October 2013, and General Dental Practice Committee of which he is still a member. He challenged the DoH on PDS contract termination clauses successfully via a Judicial Revie...w in 2007. He chaired LDC Conference in 2008 and has recently been the first dentist recruited to a Clinical Senate.  More
Simon has been a GDP since qualifying in 1991, initially in the NHS, and since 2005 in private practice in Nottinghamshire. He is a critic of the increasing and often unnecessary bureaucracy surrounding dental practice. As a practice owner and Yorkshireman having to deal with this, Simon has a tendency to direct and forthright comment, especially w...hen it gets in the way of true patient care.  More
Victoria graduated in 1999 from Sheffield and works as a GDP in Newbury, Berkshire.  She has an LLM in Medical Law from Northumbria University and as such has a keen interest in clinical negligence, dental law and regulation.  Her LLM dissertation was on the GDC Fitness to Practise Procedures.  
Steve Van Russelt is webmaster at gdpuk
Roger Matthews MBE - Former Chief Dental Officer and Honorary Life President at Simplyhealth Professionals.
Dr Alun Rees BDS, The Dental Business Coach, graduated from Newcastle University and started his career as an oral surgery resident, before working as an associate in a range of different practices. With this solid foundation, Alun went on to launch two practices in the space of just 15 months, a challenge in the toughest economic conditions. After... years of hard work Alun finally sold his dental business in 2005.Alun’s background and experience give him a strong understanding of what others go through to build a successful practice. He has seen many different approaches and learned his own lessons in the real world. He is an accepted authority of practice organisation and management and has written and presented widely on the subject.A CTI trained coach and Kolbe consultant, Alun now runs The Dental Business Coach to offer specific and specialised support for dentists and their teams. He has served as a media representative for both the BDA and BDHF and has featured on BBC2, Sky TV and various radio stations.Based between South Wales and West Cork Alun works with clients throughout the UK, Ireland and beyond, Alun understands and appreciates the challenges, both large and small, that face dentists every day. More
  Mark is the only person in Digital Dental Marketing to have an MBA majoring in marketing & creativity, run a dental laboratory for 14 years and been a dental technician for 23 years. He's also a Master Practitioner of the communication modelling system, Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) as well as being a Master Practitioner of and a Master NLP Coach. Mark understands business, dentistry and communication.   More
Tony is a dentist in a family practice in Manchester. He established GDPUK as a platform for dentists to communicate online in 1997. This has grown to the most visited site in UK dentistry. Tony is married with three grown up children.

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