Mr Andy Myall

Mr Andy Myall

Author at Dentistry Online

Andy is managing editor for the FMC titles Private Dentistry and Laboratory. An experienced trade journalist, he has worked at FMC since 2011 and was launch editor for the titles Orthodontic Practice and Young Dentist.
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Technology focus for Carestream Dental’s Summit

Carestream Dental is today (1st November) hosting its one-day Summit event, presenting its latest product and software innovations to dentists. The day’s first speaker was Jason Bradbury, well-known technology expert and presenter of The Gadget Show on Five. He spoke about the exponential growth of technology, and how advances will continue to affect us over … Continued

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Chris Barrow launches Extreme Business 2020

Business coach Chris Barrow has launched his Extreme Business coaching programme for 2020, with a year-long schedule encompassing quarterly workshops and monthly webinars alongside ongoing support. Places are available for 40 practices, with Chris delivering quarterly workshops (January, April, July and October) to principals and senior managers on the topics of marketing, money, patient experience … Continued

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Seamless transition

Matt Perkins, clinical director at MODUS Advanced Dental Clinic explains how the attraction of co-ownership helped him decide to become a Dentex partner MODUS Advanced Dental Clinic has been established for nine years now and in that time, has gone from strength to strength. I’m a specialist in periodontics so I look after the gums and … Continued

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The art of the deal: making sense of co-ownership

What is it about Dentex’s vision for co-ownership that sets it apart? We take a closer look at the deal structure to find out why it’s worth considering Dentex isn’t like other dental businesses or corporates. When you join, for example, you don’t sell out; you become a partner. In the same way, it’s not … Continued

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Let’s work together

Collaboration is at the core of what Dentex is building. We speak to some of the group’s leading lights to find out how they are making knowledge sharing work Dentex’s Educational Seminars for 2019 are open for booking now –  full details are at the end of the article. Giving up clinical time to mentor dental colleagues … Continued

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NASDAL Benchmarking Statistics – Costs up and profits down

The latest NASDAL (National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers) Benchmarking Report for 2017-18 has just been released and shows a decrease of 3% in net profits for a typical dental practice. Whilst income for NHS and private practices has increased (although there was a slight reduction for mixed practices), there has been an … Continued

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A fresh way of thinking

Introducing Dentex – the UK’s only co-ownership model, and a dental  company with big ideas Dentex is a relatively new player in the UK market, but it is already shaking things up. It has been described by some as part of the new wave of dental corporates, although many partnering dentists are quick to argue … Continued

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ukdentech celebrates new home

Digital dental laboratory ukdentech hosted a launch event bringing 100 partners from the trade and profession together to celebrate the official opening of its new headquarters on 1 March. The new facility includes a permanent training set up, with courses planned for partner dentists and their practice teams. The opening was performed by Lars Christian Lund, … Continued

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Inspiring women in dentistry

Well-known dentists Dr Andrea Ubhi and Dr Martina Hodgson have come together to create an event which aims to bring together and inspire women in UK dentistry. The one-day event is taking place on Friday 15 March at Hazlewood Castle, Nr Bramham, Leeds. As well as Andrea and Martina, the speakers are award-winning aesthetic dentist … Continued

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Top tips for profitability

Lindsey O’Neill of Profitable Practices gives some tips on improving the bottom line at your dental practice Profitability isn’t rocket science, it’s about the relationship between revenue and expense. So why do so many dental practices struggle with profitability? There are a number of reasons, one of the most common is keeping their fees too … Continued

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OR Foundation Board welcomes its new chairman and board members

The Oral Reconstruction (OR) Foundation announced its new chairman at the Oral Reconstruction Global Symposium 2018 in Rotterdam. The Foundation is honoured to welcome new chairman Professor Dr Robert Sader, director and chair of Oral, Cranio-Maxillofacial and Facial Plastic Surgery at Goethe-University Frankfurt, dean for clinical student affairs and medical director of the University Dental … Continued

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Women could earn +£22,000 more if they study dentistry

Dentistry – along with medicine – has been highlighted as the top university subject for women to study for extra earnings in a new tool launched by the BBC. Going to university should mean you earn more over your lifetime. But how much difference does the choice of university make? Well, this has been calculated … Continued

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Bolster your team with Dentex

Joint principal dentist John O’Brien and practice manager Rebecca Asher of Derwent Street Dental Practice in Derbyshire, discuss their experience of joining Dentex and what it has meant to the team Why did you join Dentex? John O’Brien, principal: Since I joined the practice in 1991, we have expanded to four surgeries and have been … Continued

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‘Allowing you to focus on what you do best’

Husband and wife dentists Dr Mahmoud Pourghadiri and Dr Noushin Attari are respective principals of Elite Orthodontics and Weymouth Street Paediatric Dentistry, two practices which occupy the same central London premises. Here, they explain why they chose to join the Dentex group Mahmoud Pourghadiri: As we are dealing with large practices, we knew that when … Continued

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Southern Dental owner eyeing Portman acquisition

Jacobs Holding, a Swiss-based investment firm which acquired Southern Dental last year, has joined the potential bidders for Portman Dental Care, Sky News is reporting. Portman Dental Care was set up in 2009 and now operates 70 private dental practices. Sky says it understands Portman’s profits have grown considerably in the past two years. Fuelling … Continued

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Debunking the myths

Tina Wixon, regional support manager at Practice Plan, explores the myths surrounding the process of switching to a new plan provider In my role, I regularly hear from practices who are experiencing small niggles of dissatisfaction with their current membership plan provider. However, whilst the thought of switching provider is appealing, they often continually delay … Continued

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How I did it – Rothley Lodge

Dr Simon Chard describes how he and his wife, Dr Meghan Chard, completely renovated the space above Rothley Lodge Dental Practice, creating an innovative practice, designed to be a hub for progressive dentistry and teaching I come from a family of dentists, and the focus behind our expansion at Rothley Lodge was to maintain this … Continued

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Bright future for S4S and Boutique Whitening

S4S has announced an exciting collaboration with Boutique Whitening, to become the exclusive manufacturer of whitening trays for the company. Matt Everatt, S4S technical director, commented, ‘This collaboration is fantastic news for the whitening industry. The big winners are Boutique customers and their patients. Since its inception, Boutique has shown unprecedented growth to become one … Continued

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‘The Dentex model works’

Dentex Partner, Mitesh Badiani explains the benefits that the co-ownership model is able to offer for his staff and his patients I got involved with Dentex at a fairly early stage. Initially I met with co-founders William Bowen-Davis and Mark Cockburn who gave me the vision of the model and where it was going. I … Continued

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Lisa Johnson hosts GC Gradia Plus courses

GC UK will be running One-Day Intro and Two-Day Advanced Gradia Plus Hands-on Courses by Lisa Johnson at its Newport Pagnell Training Campus in June 2018. Lisa Johnson DTG, from Nexus Dental Laboratories in Harrogate, is one of the UK’s top aesthetic technicians with over 20 years’ worth of experience using composite systems, specialising in large … Continued


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