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The Bitcoin of Dentistry: transforming the face of dental care



Securing funding for your first dental practice purchase

It can be a daunting experience purchasing your first dental practice, and the current market dynamics make it a challenging time for first time buyers. David Brewer, Managing Director at FTA Finance, offers his advice and suggestions for those looking to achieve their dream of owning a practice.


Bitcoin of Dentistry: 11 The transforming the face of dental care Dentacoin is the first blockchain solution for the global dental industry, helping practices to build strong patient relations and maximise profits. Jeremias Grenzebach, Co-Founder and Core Developer at the Dentacoin Foundation, spoke to Modern Dentist about how they are hoping to make the global dental industry more affordable.

from the front: 16 Leading Mandy Hickson

As the second woman to fly the Tornado GR4 operationally, Mandy Hickson, draws on her experience as a former Royal Air Force pilot to inspire others to achieve their goals, while providing an external perspective on overcoming challenges and preparing for them. Modern Dentist’s Editor, Poppy Green, meets Mandy at the inaugural Dental Innovation Symposium.

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Securing funding for your first dental practice purchase

Editorial Board

21 Monitoring key costs

Sophie Kwiatkowski, PFM Dental Accountancy

21 A valuable investment

Mike Hughes, Dental Practice Consultancy Service

23 23 Costs to consider

Be prepared and plan ahead Heidi Marshall, Dodd & Co

Kelly Saxby, Green Apple Dental Recruitment Limited

Pension Allowance 25 Tapered Act before the 31 July deadline

Darren Scott-Guinness, Dental & Medical Financial Services

25 Social media is king

Dr Richard Brown, Parrys Lane Dental Practice and Bupa Dental Care

What’s the difference between 27 debt and equity financing? Alexandra Wood, BLM

27 Time to find an adviser? Bill Carr, Medifinance

Time to find an adviser?

29 Social media strategy the difference between 29 What’s debt and equity financing? Nathalie Smets, Ancar

Issac Qureshi, Ogilvy & Haart

31 Improving the quality of care Sophie Gray, Isopharm


Dental Conference 33 British & Dentistry Show

The British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show took place on the 17th and 18th May 2019. Packed with over 10,000+ dental professionals, 400+ exhibitors and educational sessions, the event proved to be a huge success. Modern Dentist found the event to be incredibly insightful and it gave us the opportunity to catch up with some well-known names in the industry…

38 The dental industry is booming

Barclays Business Banking has revealed that it has seen the number and value of loans in the UK dentistry industry almost double in the last two years. Dr Aria, Principal Dentist and Owner of Harrow Dental Practice, discusses the demand for cosmetic dentistry and the reasons behind why he took out a loan.

Profile for Charlton Grant

Modern Dentist Issue 9  

Publication discussing the business of dentistry

Modern Dentist Issue 9  

Publication discussing the business of dentistry