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John Shapter

Dental Specialist

Posts by John Shapter:

23rd June 2015

Well Led? – Part 1

John Shapter Dental Specialist

The new way of looking at things that started in April, as detailed in CQC’s Fundamental Standards, is generally no...

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12th June 2015

Do you want the good news first, or the bad news?

John Shapter Dental Specialist

The good news! Private practice is more profitable now than previous figures showed. Hit by the recession, independent practitioners are now...

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03rd June 2015

Find a path

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We all need guidance from time to time; it’s so easy to lose our way in busy practice! We treat...

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29th May 2015

Community engagement – get stuck in!

John Shapter Dental Specialist

News that the Peninsula School of Dentistry dental students have carried out projects which have had real impact in the...

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21st May 2015

Those dreaded words…..

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“As a consequence the Committee has determined to direct that (insert your name) be erased from the Dentists Register pursuant...

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18th May 2015

Do we give patients what they want or what they need?

John Shapter Dental Specialist

Further to the blog on ‘core practice’ here’s a few thoughts prompted by the famous American dentist Painless Parker. He...

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08th May 2015

Backbone

John Shapter Dental Specialist

I was watching a film recently which started with some older astronauts training for a mission. In a flight simulator,...

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29th April 2015

Chief Dental Officer

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So, with Barry Cockcroft now retired and enjoying life in the garden somewhere since February, we now have a new...

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22nd April 2015

Don’t panic! – CQC Standards for Dentists

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I’m now at least an inch shorter than last week, having walked for hours around the Dentistry Show at the...

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15th April 2015

Positives or negatives?

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OK, hands up. How many of us have taken part in practice meetings and had the time dominated by finding...

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