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The official podcast from The Probe - the UK’s longest running and leading independent magazine for all members of the dental team and home of the Dental Awards.

The Probe Dental Podcast features discussions that explore all areas of the British dental sector. Guests join us from all corners of the industry to provide their own unique perspectives on a wide range of topics, from manufacturers and figureheads of various dental organisations, to those in the trenches working in practice, and more.

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The official podcast from The Probe - the UK’s longest running and leading independent magazine for all members of the dental team and home of the Dental Awards.

The Probe Dental Podcast features discussions that explore all areas of the British dental sector. Guests join us from all corners of the industry to provide their own unique perspectives on a wide range of topics, from manufacturers and figureheads of various dental organisations, to those in the trenches working in practice, and more.

    Dr Barry Oulton on Influencing Smiles

    Dr Barry Oulton on Influencing Smiles

    The Confident Dentist, Dr Barry Oulton, kicks off this episode of The Probe Dental Podcast by dropping a bit of a bombshell. Stay tuned until the very end for an update on the situation!

    Barry also discusses his upcoming course, Influencing Smiles, which teaches participants how to communicate with patients effectively. This, of course, will have sales implications for your practice, while also ensuring patients heed the messages you are giving them. 

    Providing proof of his methods, Barry identifies the way James's mind ticks during the conversation.

    For more information, visit https://www.theconfidentdentist.com/.

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    The Probe Dental Podcast is presented by The Dental Awards.

    The Dental Awards is the original and most respected awards programme in British dentistry. 2021 marks the 22nd anniversary of the Dental Awards, and over the decades, this prestigious event has recognised the outstanding individuals and teams whose commitment and drive continue to raise standards throughout the profession.

    The Dental Awards are sponsored by B.A. International, Colgate, Colosseum Dental, Dental Elite, and Water Pik. The Probe and The British Dental Conference & Dentistry Show are official partners.

    For more information, please visit the-probe.co.uk/awards

    For more from The Probe, visit the-probe.co.uk. Theme tune courtesy of Bensound.

    • 33 min
    12 steps to opening your own practice with Alun Rees

    12 steps to opening your own practice with Alun Rees

    Alun Rees is known as the Dental Business Coach and for establishing the Seven Pillars of Dental Practice Management. However, he joins us today to talk us through his 12 steps to opening your own dental practice.

    One thing that came out of last summer's initial lockdown were reports of many associates reevaluating their careers and deciding to make the jump to owning their own practices. If that's something you're interested in, and you'd like to know how to start from scratch, building a practice from the ground up, then this interview with Alun is a must-listen.

    For more information, you can find Alun at https://www.dentalbusinesscoach.co.uk/.

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    The Probe Dental Podcast is presented by The Dental Awards.

    The Dental Awards is the original and most respected awards programme in British dentistry. 2021 marks the 22nd anniversary of the Dental Awards, and over the decades, this prestigious event has recognised the outstanding individuals and teams whose commitment and drive continue to raise standards throughout the profession.

    The Dental Awards are sponsored by B.A. International, Colgate, Colosseum Dental, Dental Elite, and Water Pik. The Probe and The British Dental Conference & Dentistry Show are official partners.

    For more information, please visit the-probe.co.uk/awards

    For more from The Probe, visit the-probe.co.uk. Theme tune courtesy of Bensound.

    • 53 min
    The Probe Dental Podcast Presents: The NSK Podcast Series with Alfonso Rao

    The Probe Dental Podcast Presents: The NSK Podcast Series with Alfonso Rao

    In this episode from the NSK Podcast Series, Alfonso Rao, principal of Queen Square Dental Clinic in Bristol and originator of The Delta Academy, which offers dental courses for all professional needs and interests, shares his thoughts on dentistry in general and why he chooses NSK equipment for both his practice and the academy.

    www.queensquareclinic.com

    www.deltadentalacademy.co.uk

    For more information on NSK equipment, visit https://mynsk.co.uk/

    • 22 min
    Taking Action on Sugar!

    Taking Action on Sugar!

    Dr Kawther Hashem, Campaign Lead at Action on Sugar, and Dr Saul Konviser of the Dental Wellness Trust discuss the Government’s open consultation on total restriction of online advertising for HFSS (High in Fat, Sugar and Salt) products, and why it is so important.

    The conversation covers the difficulties parents face when feeding their children, branding and packaging, and more. We also question whether responsibility should come down to the government, manufacturers, retailers or consumers.

    Drs Hashem and Konviser also talk about the issues arising in patients due to a lack of care during the pandemic.

    Dr Kawther Hashem, BSc MSc PhD RNutr (Public Health), is an Registered Nutritionist. She currently holds the position of nutrition researcher at Queen Mary University of London and the Campaign Lead for the Action on Sugar project at Consensus Action on Salt, Sugar and Health (CASSH), an active research charity organisation concerned with the effects of salt and sugar on health.

    Kawther studied for a BSc in Nutrition at King’s College London. Since graduating, she has worked in various areas including the food industry, non-governmental organisations and more recently in academia. In 2014, Kawther completed a Masters in Food Policy at City University London and in early 2019, she completed her PhD on sugar reduction.

    Alongside her current roles Kawther is also visiting lecturer on nutrition and food policy at several UK universities and is regularly invited to comment on nutrition topics in the media.

    twitter: @actiononsugar @kawtherh

    Instagram: @actiononsaltandsugar @drkawthernutrition

    Website: www.actiononsugar.org

    Dr Saul Konviser is a general dentist at Montagu Dental practice in Marylebone. He also has an MSc in International Health Policy and utilises this in his role as Trustee of the Dental Wellness Trust charity. He he has been responsible for establishing the DWT's supervised toothbrushing programmes in schools and nurseries in the UK that now has over 3,500 children taking part everyday. This is in addition to the 15,000 children participating in the DWT's programmes in South Africa. If you wish to get involved with the DWT, then please get in touch at charity@dentalwellnesstrust.org.

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    The Probe Dental Podcast is presented by The Dental Awards.

    The Dental Awards is the original and most respected awards programme in British dentistry. 2021 marks the 22nd anniversary of the Dental Awards, and over the decades, this prestigious event has recognised the outstanding individuals and teams whose commitment and drive continue to raise standards throughout the profession.

    The Dental Awards are sponsored by B.A. International, Colgate, Colosseum Dental, Dental Elite, and Water Pik. The Probe and The British Dental Conference & Dentistry Show are official partners.

    For more information, please visit the-probe.co.uk/awards

    For more from The Probe, visit the-probe.co.uk. Theme tune courtesy of Bensound.

    • 38 min
    ADG Chair Neil Carmichael on Access to Dentistry

    ADG Chair Neil Carmichael on Access to Dentistry

    Neil Carmichael, Executive Chair of the Association of Dental Groups (ADG), is a man with many hats, having served previously as a member of parliament, while currently the CEO of UCEC, which supports the exchange and integration of educational resources between China and the UK, and a board member at Funing Robotics.

    In this interview, Neil explains how he became Chair of the ADG, what it's primary aims are, and the organisation's Access to Dentistry Campaign and why it's needed. Other topics discussed include the need for shift to preventative treatment and how the pandemic and Brexit have affected the dental profession.

    For more information, visit https://www.theadg.co.uk/

    You can also find the report, 30 Years of Hurt, commissioned by the ADG and released in December 2020, here: https://www.theadg.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/30-Years-of-Hurt-Report.FINAL_.Dec20.pdf - the report examines the urgent need to rebuild the dentistry workforce.

    If you wish to contact the ADG, email admin@theadg.co.uk.

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    The Probe Dental Podcast is presented by The Dental Awards.

    The Dental Awards is the original and most respected awards programme in British dentistry. 2021 marks the 22nd anniversary of the Dental Awards, and over the decades, this prestigious event has recognised the outstanding individuals and teams whose commitment and drive continue to raise standards throughout the profession.

    The Dental Awards is attended by over 600 clinicians each year. Winning, or being a finalist, is a tremendous accolade and provides a massive publicity boost to the profile of your practice and your team. After all, who wouldn’t want to be treated by the Dentist or Dental Team of the Year?

    The Dental Awards are sponsored by B.A. International, Colgate, Colosseum Dental, Dental Elite, and Water Pik. The Probe and The British Dental Conference & Dentistry Show are official partners.

    For more information, please visit the-probe.co.uk/awards

    For more from The Probe, visit the-probe.co.uk. Theme tune courtesy of Bensound.

    • 22 min
    Roz McMullen introduces a new wellbeing resource for the dental team

    Roz McMullen introduces a new wellbeing resource for the dental team

    Former BDA President Roz McMullen joins The Probe Dental Podcast to discuss Wellbeing Support for the Dental Team, a Mental Health and Wellbeing Resource recently released for the dental industry.

    Roz played a vital role in bringing the resource to life as part of a wider team, which she talks about in this episode, as well as how it came about and why it is important.

    You can find Wellbeing Support for the Dental Team at www.supportfordentalteams.org, where you can download a copy for free or provide feedback, as the resource will be continually updated.



    The Probe Dental Podcast is presented by The Dental Awards.

    The Dental Awards is the original and most respected awards programme in British dentistry. 2021 marks the 22nd anniversary of the Dental Awards, and over the decades, this prestigious event has recognised the outstanding individuals and teams whose commitment and drive continue to raise standards throughout the profession.

    The Dental Awards is attended by over 600 clinicians each year. Winning, or being a finalist, is a tremendous accolade and provides a massive publicity boost to the profile of your practice and your team. After all, who wouldn’t want to be treated by the Dentist or Dental Team of the Year?

    The Dental Awards are sponsored by B.A. International, Colgate, Colosseum Dental, Dental Elite, and Water Pik. The Probe and The British Dental Conference & Dentistry Show are official partners.

    For more information, please visit the-probe.co.uk/awards

    For more from The Probe, visit the-probe.co.uk. Theme tune courtesy of Bensound.

    • 23 min

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