Cat Edney

Cat Edney

Author at Dentistry Online


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How can we maximise the impact of dental therapists?

Cat Edney explains why utilising dental therapists’ entire scope of practice is crucial and offers some advice for achieving it. I’m Cat Edney, a dental therapist and founder of The Modern Therapist, providing training for both dental therapists and their teams to enhance dental therapy and better utilise therapists in dental practices. My passion stems…

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Bridging the gap – putting dental therapy into practice

Cat Edney explains how dental teams can overcome barriers and bridge the gap to help put dental therapy into practice. When I created my training brand ‘The Modern Therapist’ it was with one goal – putting therapy into practice. However there have always been two aims in achieving this goal. Firstly, making therapists confident in their…

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Introducing the ‘associate dental therapist’

This month, Cat Edney explores the concept of the associate dental therapist and why she believes more therapists should adopt an associate mindset. What is an associate dental therapist?  We have become very accustomed to viewing the majority of non-owner dentists as ‘associate dentists’.  This is partly due to the nature of the role being…

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New year, new personal development plan

This month, Cat Edney discusses the benefits of updating your personal development plan for 2024 and her tips for getting started. What better way to start the year than by setting some new goals? And what better way to do that than by updating your personal development plan? Creating a personal development plan (PDP) as…

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Dental therapists – recruitment, renumeration, retention

Cat Edney explores the key concepts that should be considered when employing a dental therapist in your practice – recruitment, renumeration and retention. I recently looked back at the first article I wrote about putting therapy into practice. It has been five years since that article. Since then, there have been some huge leaps toward…

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Dental Therapy Explained – digital dental therapy

With more practices investing in digital dentistry, Cat Edney discusses the many possibilities of digital dental therapy and how it can transform the patient experience. With high numbers of dental practices investing in the digitisation of their workflows, dental therapists can be of key importance to ensuring good return on investment while also aiding their…

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Dental Therapy Explained – education and personal development

This month, Cat Edney explains how dental therapists can invest in themselves and their careers through further education and personal development. With the GDC promising a change in the Scope of Practice document which better reflects the working patterns and diversity of ability of dental professionals, what kind of further education and training can a…

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Dental Therapy Explained – the financial benefit of a dental therapist

This month, Cat Edney discusses how a dental therapist can enhance your practice from a business and financial perspective.  It is no secret that dentistry, although a caring profession and healthcare provision first and foremost, is also a business.  The individuals employed and contracted by dental practices deserve a decent wage and an enjoyable life.…

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Dental Therapy Explained: direct access and dental therapy

With more and more practices appreciating the skillset of dental therapists, this month Cat Edney discusses how to integrate direct access into your practice. In 2023 more dental practices than ever are turning to dental therapists to support their service provision. Dental therapists are becoming more vocal about utilising their full skill set. As well…

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Dentistry Census – how a dental hygienist and therapist can make a difference to practice profits

Cat Edney talks us through the impact of rising costs on the role of the dental hygienist and therapist.  Cat Edney is a multi-award-winning dental hygienist and therapist who runs The Modern Therapist. This is a series of courses aimed at educating dental therapists in providing exceptional restorations, in settings where they are supported and…

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