Matt Everatt

Matt Everatt

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It’s CDT and Dental Technician Appreciation Month!

Matt Everatt shares the importance of celebrating and recognising the unsung heroes of dentistry: dental technicians and clinical dental technicians. I would like to offer a massive ‘high five’ to my colleagues and peers this CDT and Dental Technician Appreciation Month. It is more than just a date on the calendar, it’s a heartfelt acknowledgment…

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The importance of letting go of the pursuit of perfection

Perfection paralysis: Matt Everatt discusses the importance of embracing failure rather than hiding from it, and the positive change this can have for your team. A couple of years ago I wrote an article about how, in dentistry, the fear of failure can lead to stifling innovation. Our clinical colleagues may fear failure for reasons…

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Technicians receive fellowships from College of General Dentistry

The College of General Dentistry has awarded fellowships to dental technicians and clinical dental technicians for their contributions to the profession. On Thursday 15 June, the College of General Dentistry (CGDent) awarded fellowships to UK dental technicians (DTs) and clinical dental technicians (CDTs). This was in recognition of their contributions to the profession. Amongst those…

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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome – what are the dental implications?

As May marks Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) Awareness Month, Matt Everatt sheds light on what this unfamiliar and misunderstood condition is and why the dental profession should be aware of it. My wife has recently been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), a genetic connective tissue disorder. EDS is characterised by joint hyper-mobility, skin hyper-extensibility and variable…

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Bupa closes NHS practices: what does this mean for labs?

With the recent announcement that Bupa will be closing more than 80 of its NHS practices, Matt Everatt discusses what this means for the dental laboratory sector and dental technicians. Bupa Dental Care has announced its plans to close, sell or merge 85 dental practices in the UK due to the ‘national shortage of dentists…

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What to do if a competitor copies your idea

Matt Everatt explains what to do if you find a competitor is stealing ideas from your practice. A phrase many us have heard in regards to copycats or people stealing ideas was coined by Charles Caleb Colton, in 1820: ‘Imitation is the sincerest of flattery.’ To imitate is to flatter without necessarily being aware one…

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