Three good reasons to attend this year’s dental business theatre

Published: 26th March, 2015

PRACTICE owners, managers and dentists are being given a unique opportunity to gain an invaluable insight into the wide range of employment, HR, marketing and communications issues facing the dental industry at this year’s Dentistry Show.

The show takes place in April at Birmingham’s NEC and this year includes an expanded Dental Business Theatre, where leading names from the dental industry will provide advice about a huge range of issues currently affecting practice managers, owners and dentists.

On Friday 17th April, specialist dental lawyer Sarah Buxton, who is an Associate at LCF Law, will be hosting a session and speaking about a wide range of HR issues.

LCF Law’s dedicated healthcare division advises on everything from associate contracts to managing self-employed staff, handbooks and settling employment disputes. The company also covers associate agreements, practice incorporations, compliance with the Care Quality Commission and the sale and acquisition of dental practices.

Then on Saturday 18th April, from 2.30pm, Sarah will join forces with ADAM’s president Niki Boersma and dental practice development specialist Tracy Stuart from NBS Training to discuss ‘Practice Management Today’. The trio will provide answers to a wide range of issues relating to HR, marketing and communications, that practice managers and owners regularly face.

Sarah explains: “Friday’s session will look at key issues facing practice owners and managers including the difference between self-employed workers and employees as well as the importance of having relevant contracts in place to suit a persons’ employment status. It will highlight key details that should be included in all contracts, and cover common problems that arise in the workplace such as sickness absence, lateness and flexible working requests as well as the recent changes in Shared Parental Leave, which is a particularly hot topic at the moment.

“On Saturday, Niki, Tracy and I will be holding a debate that will ensure practice managers and owners keep their finger on the pulse of the ever-changing landscape of dental administration and team management. With such a diverse panel, we are hoping to cover a vast range of issues.”

LCF Law’s specialist team of dental lawyers recently formed a unique partnership with the Association of Dental Administrators and Managers (ADAM), offering legal advice and guidance to the organisation’s members throughout the UK. As part of the agreement, ADAM’s members can benefit from advice and consultation regarding any legal matter and receive preferential terms on the company’s services.

Further information in the run-up to The Dentistry Show is available via Twitter at @LCFDentallawyers or www.thedentistryshow.co.uk