Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow

Author at Dentistry Online

Chris Barrow is the founder of 7connections business coaching. An active consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession, Chris has spent more than 15 years’ witnessing first hand the trials and tribulations faced by dentists today. Chris combines a wealth of knowledge with the originality and independence needed to resolve the thorniest of problems. Straight talking and determined, he can reach conclusions quickly, and has the reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. A leading authority on the business of dentistry, Chris regularly contributes to the dental press, social media and online. As a speaker, Chris is dynamic, energetic and charismatic with boundless enthusiasm for his field of expertise. Audiences are left enlightened and inspired in equal measure.
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The February manifesto – improve your business performance

This month Chris discusses how he’s keeping positive through February and helping ensure businesses keep going through the tough times. January was one of the toughest months during the pandemic. Much has been written about why January 2021 was so tough. ‘It was like hitting the wall in a marathon,’ Chris says. ‘Knowing you’ve covered … Continued

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Out of office – Chris Barrow from marathon running to cycling

Marathon running, cycling and travelling, this week we hear from one of dentistry’s most physically active people – Chris Barrow. Please introduce yourself Chris Barrow – dental business coach since 1996. What do you get up to in your spare time away from dentistry? I’ve been a committed runner since 1978 (35 marathons under my … Continued

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Virtual consultations – three quick tips for dentists

Chris Barrow gives his three top tips for dentists looking to undertake and offer virtual consultations to new and existing patients. Virtual consultation platforms We have all seen the plethora of virtual consultation platforms that have appeared since lockdown on dental practice websites. Chris says leading practices are now ensuring there is an easy-to-follow, quick … Continued

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Time starved? Become a member of the ‘5am club’

Chris Barrow invites practice principals who don’t have enough time in the day to join the 5am club. Practice managers and principals often find themselves working a full day in the business. This therefore leaves them having to find additional time during the week to work on the business. Monday through to Friday, Chris recommends … Continued

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Marketing is not a victim of COVID-19

Chris Barrow explains why marketing your practice and services to potential new patients is so important now as we head back to practice. Return to work Moving into the return to work phase will highlight a backlog of patients needing treatment. Whether it’s emergency, functional repair or elective treatments, practices are very busy. But Chris … Continued

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Chris Barrow talks about how the Fivegoforth challenge is going

Three days in, Chris Barrow lets us know how the Fivegoforth challenge, a 1,000-mile bike ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats, is going. He also gives us a quick update on the total raised so far and how the team are feeling at the moment. For more information, to donate or to have the … Continued

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Rise of the technophiles: tech-savvy patients and the aesthetic dental team

Chris Barrow discusses how the rise of the well-informed, technology-savvy patient over the last decade has led to the evolution of aesthetic dental team Cast your mind back 10 years and take a moment to think about how the business of dentistry has changed. It’s all too easy to start a list of ‘things that … Continued

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Why you should attend Dentistry 17: Stars of Dentistry

Wondering whether to attend this year’s Stars of Dentistry? Chris Barrow gives a few words of encouragement explaining why it’s an event you just can’t miss.   Chris Barrow, a leading dental coach, explains why he will be attending Dentistry 17: Stars of Dentistry this summer. Renowned for helping countless dentists significantly grow their practices, Chris describes … Continued

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Ups and downs

Chris Barrow weighs up the good news and bad news hitting the profession. I returned from my recent sailing holiday (and wedding) to discover that more of my friends and clients in both NHS and private dentistry have decided to sell their practices. Recent history around the ‘distress’ of maintaining compliance standards, competitive edge and … Continued


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