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Legal Responsibilities Warning

Tuesday 22nd January 2013

Legal Responsibilities Warning for Dental Practice Websites

Dear Reader

I am writing to inform you urgently of the new GDC Professional Standards Guidelines that will be issued by the General Dental Council within the next 6 months.

These will include reference to the Regulations concerning the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in general dental practice together with the need to ensure all aspects of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulations are fulfilled.

Dental practices with website hyperlink communications to the Internet (e-mail, patient referral forms, new patient registration forms, appointment booking, Contact Us etc.) are at particular risk of breaching the DPA and CQC Outcome 21 (Regulation 20) concerning the secure transfer of Personal Identifiable Information (PII). The New NHS Dental Contracts will all impose a mandatory online compliance requirement with the implementation of the regulations set out in the NHS Information Governance Toolkit (IGT).

Dental Focus Customer Service Plan (CSP) Members

Dental Focus clients can have peace of mind. We will be carrying out changes to your website within the next month to improve basic website compliance with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) and the CQC. We cannot however be responsible for ensuring your website is fully compliant with all of the GDC, ICO and CQC Regulations as these are the responsibility of the Practice Principal who has commissioned the publication of your practice website.

To help me with this problem, I have sought the professional advice and service of Dr Nigel Knott BDS LDS (CEO Dentsure Ltd) who is an experienced consultant in this complex field of ICT regulation.

Dentsure has launched the new Valident service, a fully encrypted e-communications service especially for the use of dental practices in order that they can communicate with their patients and professional colleagues within a securely padlocked online environment. The new Valident services not only ensure that your practice website can be certificated to be compliant with all of the latest Data Protection Act legislation but it also brings the additional benefit of your website being brought up to date with the new online GDC Professional Guidelines being announced in June. Nigel has published a number of articles recently in the Dental Press on the subject of dental practice website compliance and the legal professional responsibilities associated with communicating online with patients and professional colleagues within a confidential environment.

My relationship with Dentsure enables Dental Focus to have access to the very latest information and advice on dental practice website compliance where GDC/ICO/CQC online regulations are concerned. During the next three months I would like all of our customers to be made aware of the new Valident services in order that we can help you to implement the regulatory compliance that needs to be in place before next September 2013. We will be the first Internet Company and Website Service Provider to do so in Dentistry.

Nigel and I will be in touch shortly to guide you step-by-step on the right actions to take. However, if you have any immediate questions, please get in touch.

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Yours sincerely

Krishan Joshi 
aka The Master 

Internet Marketing Director, 
Dental Focus Web Design



Dental Focus ® New Year Mad Sale!

Wednesday 16th January 2013

Call Team Dental Focus on 020 7183 8388

Attention Early Birds… It’s a New Year Mad Sale! 

Register your interest now if you want to be the first to receive our massive knock ’em dead offers.

We have mad sales on everything including:
Exclusive Websites, PracticeBox Websites, Mobile Websites, iPhone Apps, Android Apps, WordPress Blogs, Google+ Pages, Facebook/Twitter/YouTube Pages, Google Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Online Shops, Google AdWords, Email Marketing and E-Newsletters, Hosting & Maintenance and much more… register here.

Smita Mistry – A Remarkable Opportunity

Tuesday 15th January 2013

If you want to grow your business by trusting the right experienced person to develop and market growth strategies for you, then meet Smita Mistry.

My remarkable and talented friend is the perfect team member to take any clinic to the next level. Everyone knows she always goes the extra mile with her natural ability to network and create opportunities.

Proudly, Smita now brings the prestige of her Award Winning 2012 title “Best Dental Care Professional in the UK”, which is a local PR dream waiting to happen to your business and that’s just the start. Her all-round positive team player attitude and clinical skills as a hygienist means she can consider Business/Marketing Development Manager roles alongside any a clinical role in medical aesthetic & specialised skincare treatments or 1-2 days dental hygiene work.

She is widely known and respected in the dental/medical aesthetics community and has worked with many top coaches and consultants. Smita is moving on from her current role as Business/Marketing Development Manager and Dental Hygienist at Dr Harry Singh’s dental spa aesthetics – dentistry & facial rejuvenation in Hertfordshire, and Harry’s reference for her is beyond outstanding. She remains a co-founder and director of the Facial Aesthetics Academy.

If you want to grow your business, get in touch today, she’s also looking for the perfect opportunity!

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Krishan Joshi is “the Master” at Dental Focus Web Design.

Become his friend on Facebook – www.facebook.com/DentalFocusWebsites

Remember to subscribe to the Dental Focus “Secrets” E-Newsletter so you can get the latest dental marketing ideas and video tips immediately by e-mail.

If you would like some free advice, Email Us or call 020 7183 8388.


Raise £1,000 for the Mouth Cancer Foundation

Friday 21st September 2012

Dental Focus® Web Design supports the Mouth Cancer Foundation 10km Awareness Walk

The 7th annual FREE Mouth Cancer Foundation 10km Awareness Walk will take place on Saturday 22nd September at Hyde Park in London. The event will raise much-needed funds for the Mouth Cancer Foundation, while also working to raise awareness of all head and neck cancers.

Among the many sponsors of the event is Dental Focus® Web Design – an award-winning team of online marketing experts, with more than 500 dental websites to their name. As part of Dental Focus’s commitment to dentistry and issues affecting dentistry, Dental Focus won’t just be sponsoring the Mouth Cancer Foundation Awareness Walk – members of the team will also be taking part in the walk as well! With last year’s event a fantastic success, this year’s event aims to be even bigger and better than ever before.

On the day of the event, from 1pm, you will be able to collect your participant bib, t-shirt and refreshments for the walk that will start at 2pm. Once the walk is complete you can look forward to receiving your very own goodie bag packed with freebies, with prizes awarded to the highest individual and team fundraisers.

To help the Dental Focus® team raise £1,000 for their charity
please go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/dentalfocus

Odonti Exhibition Brighton & DIY Recruitment

Tuesday 10th July 2012


Remember to get down to sunny Brighton extra early this weekend for this summer’s super attraction: Odonti 2012. Brighton, you already know you’re going to have a good time. 🙂

I’m speaking and sharing my secrets (as well as Chris Barrow’s) at 10am this Friday 13th. Hope to see you at my lecture, its always different and always special for those attending.

This time I will track the patient journey on the web starting from word-of-mouth recommendations, advertising campaigns and Google Page 1 searches. I will also explain Chris Barrow’s infamous 7 Ps of successful websites and add 4 more Ps to fully understand the concepts of trust and call-to-actions in an 24/7 Internet savvy world. And more…

Click here to check out the Odonti programme and register now.

I will have Dan the Genie, Adrian the Wizard and Gav the Surfer (DentalFocus® Assemble) to meet everyone, take photos and sign autographs. We’ll be wearing the black uniform and giving out complimentary hugs. Get your free hug before they run out. Hug early to avoid disappointment.

I am especially excited to listen, meet and have dinner with Jimmy Wales, special guest speaker and Founder of a Wikipedia. I bet he knows everything. 😉

Recruiting for job vacancies?
Advertise all your jobs on the Dental Jobs Group (DJG) from just £27.50 using my 50% promotional code. Your job advert is then automatically shared across the entire group of job boards for free i.e. Denplan Jobs, BADN Nurses Assocation, BADT Therapists Association, ProDentalCPD, careers4dentists, Blue Sky People and more. Do-it-yourself (DIY) recruitment.
www.dentaljobsgroup.co.uk
 
 
Get in touch, if you want to:
  1. Get free entrance to all Odonti conference lectures. I know the bouncer and he’ll let me sneak in 5 friends. Do you want your name on my VIP list?
  2. Get a Blog for your website.
    ~ Content growth for the best Google rankings is more important than ever.
  3. Make your homepage iPhone/iPad friendly. Otherwise you’re losing patients with a blank website.
  4. Create your own PracticeBox dental website from just £60+vat per month. Affordable DIY when time is not money. www.practicebox.com
  5. Request the Dental Focus Exclusive Website for personal customer service when time is money. www.dental-focus.com

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Krishan Joshi is “the Master” at Dental Focus Web Design.

Remember to subscribe to our E-Newsletter.

If you have any questions or need help, email us or call 020 7183 8388.


BDJ Competition: www.dentalfocus.com/bdj

Thursday 7th June 2012

As seen on the BDJ (9 June 2012) Front Cover : Win a free Website

Go to www.dental-focus.com/bdj/

Dentistry Top 50. Give, Vote, Refer.

Thursday 17th February 2011

We’re always grateful for your appreciation. How can you help the Dental Focus team?

1. Give
Donate to the Mouth Cancer Foundation charity. Dr Vinod Joshi, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, is the Founder of our well established charity and his son, Krishan Joshi, is an active trustee whilst being the Internet Marketing Director at Dental Focus Web Design.

2. Vote
Vote for us in Dentistry Top 50 – scroll down to see how.

3. Refer
Recommend the Mouth Cancer Foundation to all dentists and health professionals.

Please vote for our Dental Focus team:

Krishan Joshi (tick his box under suggested names)

Vinod Joshi (tick his box under suggested names)

Dan Cheng (enter his name)

Adrian Adler (enter his name)

Thank you for all your support.

Dentistry Top 50 – Vote Here >>

To make your vote count, you must vote for 10 people.

Krishan Joshi is also part of Chris Barrow’s Team CB.

Watch the video below “Team CB Needs You”.

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Krishan Joshi is “the Master” at Dental Focus Web Design.

Become his friend on Facebook – www.facebook.com/DentalFocusWebsites

Remember to subscribe to our Blog of Secrets so you can get the latest dental marketing ideas and video tips immediately by e-mail.

If you would like some free advice, Email Us or call 020 7183 8388.


Dental Website Design Awards 2010!

Thursday 2nd December 2010

The 2010 Dentistry Awards have shortlisted the finalists for the Best Dental Websites. We can’t wait for the glitzy and glamourous ceremony night to unfold. All the judging is independent and we have no say nor influence. But as a main sponsor for 4 years, I’ll be up on stage for the 3rd year running to announce the finalists and the winners. I love these dentist website awards because it gives our clients the opportunity to be deservingly recognised by the dental profession for their hard work and effort in helping us raise the bar and setting new standards and goals. A successful dental website is not magic – it’s a reflection of the dental business, a reflection of you.

The Dentistry Awards - Organised by Dentistry.co.uk - Dental News, Jobs, Course & Dentist CPD

Every year we seem to be congratulating our own dentist clients and meeting winners who want to be our clients. Wish us luck, and as always, Dental Focus Web Design is proud to have its clients dominating the Awards (not just Google!), an end to another great year – let the party begin!

2 out of 5!
Finalists for New Website

2 out of 3!
Finalists for Best Specialist Website

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Become his friend on Facebook – www.facebook.com/DentalFocusWebsites

Remember to subscribe to our Blog of Secrets so you can get the latest dental marketing ideas and video tips immediately by e-mail.

If you would like some free advice, Email Us or call 020 7183 8388.


BDTA, Chris Barrow & money4dentists

Thursday 21st October 2010

Dental Focus Web Design had a super fun and intense 3 days at this year’s BDTA Dental Showcase. We were extremely proud to launch Chris Barrow’s new Dental Business Club website and Richard Lishman’s new money4dentists website. Watch their super sized video testimonials below…

Chris Barrow’s new website is the result of everyone at Team CB working together 🙂 including myself, Krishan Joshi (master website design & planning), Cathy Johnson (branding & graphic design), Kim Black (iPhone app, blog & ezine setup/integration), Phillippa Goodwin (PA & content organiser), Jem Patel (corporate film / video production), Marita Kritzinger and Brendon Macdonald (blogging, facebook/twitter, social media management). www.coachbarrow.com

Richard Lishman’s new website is the result of too many half pints… ha ha! 🙂 But seriously, if you want to save money or save tax (who doesn’t?) then check out Richard and his team at www.money4dentists.com – A big thank you to the super friendly money4dentists team for their kind hospitality, jokes and sense of humour… as well as putting me up at their swish hotel throughout the BDTA Showcase!

We launched many other websites at the BDTA Showcase, which I’ll blog about soon.

Watch this space!

krish-blogKrishan Joshi is “the Master” at Dental Focus Web Design.

Become his friend on Facebook – www.facebook.com/DentalFocusWebsites

Remember to subscribe to our Blog of Secrets so you can get the latest dental marketing ideas and video tips immediately by e-mail.

If you would like some free advice, Email Us or call 020 7183 8388.

Dental Website Awards – 2010 Deadline!

Wednesday 8th September 2010

Share this! The deadline for the 2010 Dentistry Website Awards is just a couple of days away. Do you have a WOW website to enter? If not, then you better start preparing for next year, now!

Dental Focus Web Design is proud to be involved for the 4th year running ever since the dental website awards began in 2007. Krishan Joshi aka “the Master” – our Internet Marketing Director – will be there once again under the spotlight to announce the shortlist and winners on stage. The exciting awards ceremony held in December is simply the best way to end the year for the dental team.

The Dentistry Website  Awards is run by Dentistry.co.uk as part of the official UK Dentistry Awards. Check out the Dentistry Awards Video of this fantastic annual ‘Oscars-style’ night!

As always, Dental Focus Web Design has no influence on the judges who are unknown to us and independent. We just love to recognise success and best practice in an effort to raise the standards in the dental profession. But we also like to celebrate and boogie on down on the dance floor when our websites win! 🙂

 

Just 3 out of over 20 of our Award Winning Dental Websites
Left to Right: Buckle & McGrath, Jeremy Isaac, Cranmore Dental & Implant Centre

How can you create an award winning website for dental marketing?

The sooner you listen to our “empowering” talks, the faster you’ll be able to make a BIG difference in the way you do your Internet dental marketing.

Krishan Joshi our Internet Marketing Director is talking next at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) International Conference organised by the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) on Friday 24 September 2010.

He’ll be on the Internet Viral Marketing panel with Dr James Goolnik – BACD President – it’s going to be exciting with plenty of new web marketing secrets revealed, that’s a promise!


krish-blogKrishan Joshi is “the Masterat Dental Focus Web Design.

Remember to subscribe to our Blog of Secrets so you can get the latest dental marketing ideas and video tips immediately by e-mail.

If you would like some free advice, Email Us or call 020 7183 8388.