September 2023
Transitioning from NHS to private dentistry with confidence
Speaker(s): Simon Reynolds, Janice Charlton, Orla O’Herlihy
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Transitioning from NHS to private dentistry with confidence

NHS to private: a dentist's success story.

Principal dentist, Orla O'Herlihy, shares her journey transitioning a two-surgery practice. With Patient Plan Direct's viability analysis, financial forecasting, training and support, Orla and her team proceeded confidently, achieving a thriving conversion.

Learning outcomes

  • What does a practice conversion viability analysis entail
  • How to ensure NHS income can be replaced by private dentistry
  • The keys to team buy-in and engagement
  • How to communicate the change to patients
  • The benefits of private dentistry for both your patients and practice.

Speaker: Simon Reynolds

Simon Reynolds is the managing director of Patient Plan Direct, providing low-cost and effective dental plan administration. What sets them apart is that admin fees are often two to three times less than other major plan providers, ensuring that practice owners retain more of their plan income.

Speaker: Janice Charlton

Janice is the head of business development at plan provider, Patient Plan Direct, having worked in dentistry for over 30 years. She previously managed and co-owned a busy NHS practice and in 1991 the practice was one of the first in the UK to convert to private by introducing a membership plan. Over the course of the next two decades, Janice has worked for several other plan providers, before joining the Patient Plan Direct team in 2015. She has supported hundreds of practices with successful NHS conversions. Email: [email protected] Tel: 03448486888 Mob: 07980733171

Speaker: Orla O’Herlihy

Orla graduated from Cork University in Ireland in 2010 and came to Somerset to do her foundation training. She loved the area and decided to stay in Somerset. She has worked in Hill House Dental Surgery since 2014 and bought the practice in 2019.  She has three young daughters who take up most of her spare time but loves to travel when she gets the chance.
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This Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity fully complies with the CPD requirements of the General Dental Council. FMC certifies this activity for one hour of enhanced CPD in the subject of Transitioning from NHS to private dentistry with confidence.

This CPD meets the criteria for the GDC’s development outcome A and B.

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