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An insight into the history of NHS dentistry

Friday 5th December 2014

On the 5th July 1948, we saw the start of the NHS. 3 forms of dental services became available, and these services are still available today. These are as follows:

1. The local health authority dental service

2. General practitioner services

3.Hospital services

Unlike most other countries, the principles of the NHS meant that anyone residing in the country were eligible for health treatments.

These principles were that almost 100% of treatments were paid for through tax and people were made to pay dependent on how much they earnt, ie. rich people paid more than the poor. Anyone residing in the UK as well as visitors were eligible for treatment, whether it be at a local surgery or hospital. When the NHS started, oral healthcare was entirely free of charge, however, over the years, the government decided to have set fees for dental treatment and prescription medication.

During the second decade of the NHS, the treatments were starting to improve and better drugs became available. In 1956, the GDC (General Dental Council) was established and based in Westminster, London in order to protect the general public as well as keep an up to date list of all regulated dentists in England including dental hygienists, dental therapists, dental nurses as well as technicians. Up to today, the GDC require all dentists adhere by the health and safety regulations and regular checks have been put into place to ensure this happens.

In this present day, all treatments which are important to maintain oral health are still widely available on the NHS. Many dentists who provide NHS treatments, also choose to provide private treatments and since 2006, the treatments are not as available as they once were, forcing many patients to resort to private treatments.

Put your practice on the Google map with Dental Focus ® ‘Websites for your profit’

Thursday 25th July 2013

With over 500 outstanding dental practice websites to their name, the award-winning team at Dental Focus ® ‘Websites for your profit’ have all the skills and expertise to make your practice an online success.

Dr Jagmail Basrai is Principal dentist at Chafford 100 Dental Care, Essex. He worked with Krishan Joshi and the team at Dental Focus ® to build a website to really make his practice stand out. He says:

‘If you want to be successful online, you always want to be one step ahead of the competition – one step ahead of the curve. That’s why you need to work with a web design team who are experts at what they do, and completely understand what it is you’re trying to achieve. The team at Dental Focus ® basically put me on the map in terms of the internet, and I highly recommend them!’

For more information call 020 7183 8388

Google Glasses: A Glance into a Future in which the Internet is Inescapable?

Wednesday 29th May 2013

As you are probably aware, Google are about to launch “Google Glasses”.

They will cost £975 a pair and will feature a camera, voice-activated controls and send sounds to the ear.

The display will be just above the right eye and there you can search the internet (for directions, take photos, translate languages and more) and send messages, just as with your desktop or laptop. Storage of data will be via Google’s cloud, with which the glasses will be synced. They could also be synced with Android smartphones when these run the MyGlass app, which has already been released by Google.

But Google Glasses could be a potential distraction and may need to be banned in certain instances. Such as when driving. It will be interesting to note that should Google Glasses become as prominent as the tablet or smartphone, once your glasses are on, you will always potentially be in ‘work mode’ or ‘on call’, and in a state of accessibility and interactivity for the vast majority of your day.

Google glasses, Apple iPhone, Amazon Kindle, Samsung Galaxy plus all the other brands, are continuously coming to market. Whatever the browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari etc), whatever the device (desktop, laptop, PC, Mac, tablet, smartphone and soon; glasses) – the flow of information is increasingly now 24/7.

Dental Focus ensures that your online presence will not only work across all browsers, but also across all devices too. In fact Dental Focus design a special ‘fast-action’ mobile website, a version of your main site, specifically to suit the characteristics of a smartphone.

With this continuous access to information, maybe we will soon need to have a refuge to ‘shut out’ the world, for just a while?

Best wishes,

The Dental Focus team.

 

THE DECLINE OF THE PC

Thursday 2nd May 2013

It isn’t news that the PC is being overtaken by the tablet and the smartphone.

Companies like Microsoft face a steep decline into inaptitude unless greater progress in these areas is made, as market analysts predict Android and tablets to outsell laptop and desktops combined as soon as 2015. Furthermore, international polls claim users are increasingly using their tablets and mobile phones for activities they used to rely on their television and computers for, such as watching films, researching and shopping.

Recent reports confirm this.

During the first three months of this year, shipments of laptops and desktops fell 14% worldwide, compared to a year ago (International Data Corporation). This is the fastest fall ever recorded. Sales themselves fell to just 76.3million units.

IBM’s launch of the first desktop was back in 1981, but we are now seeing sales of computers decline. Even Windows 8, Microsoft’s latest offering, has failed to boost PC sales.

This is not only because people are finding Tablets such as Apple’s iPad and Google’s Nexus 7 cheap and convenient in comparison, but also because most people already own a laptop, desktop computer, or both. As a result, shares in firms such as Hewlett Packard and Microsoft are suffering.

For anyone with a business that has an online platform, this trend is of great importance, as online adaption is needed to ensure continued relevancy with clients and prospective clients. So, for your dental marketing you need to think about not just having a website, but also a dedicated mobile website. In other words, a simplified version of your main site that is easy for potential patients to view on a mobile. Whilst this may have once been an elegant extra addition, a mobile website has indeed become a necessity.

As you may know, Dental Focus have begun developing over 100 Mobile Dental Websites for progressive clients who understand the urgent need for a Fast-Action Mobile Website that downloads just the hottest pages within 3 seconds when patients are “on-the-go” with slower mobile speeds. For more information, and excellent testimonials from our clients, click here.

 

Best wishes,

The Dental Focus team.

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.

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Dental Marketing Seminars: WAC, AACD, BACD

Tuesday 24th August 2010

Are you looking for a Dental Marketing seminar on the Web, Google, Blogs, Email Marketing, Facebook and Twitter that will inspire as well as empower  your dental practice team?

Over 30 delegates attended our seminar earlier this year at the World Aesthetic Congress (WAC) in London. The talk was given by Krishan Joshi aka “the Master” – Internet Marketing Director of Dental Focus Web Design. They gave him an average score of 8.6 – a brilliant result from all the attending dentists who rated our seminar nothing less than 8/10; there were plenty of 9/10 and a 10/10!

The Dental Focus Web Design Team at the World Aesthetic Congress.
Left to Right: Adrian “the Wizard”, Lin “the Oracle”, Dan “the Genie” and Krishan “the Master”.

The good news is that we’ll be speaking again…

and again… and again… :-)

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

Krishan Joshi aka “the Master” 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.

The Dentistry Show, NEC Birmingham

Sunday 21st March 2010
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Dan the Genie and Adrian the Wizard

Dental Focus Web Design just came back from The Dentistry Show at the NEC in Birmingham. We created a real BUZZ at our stand by filming short interviews with key, influential people in the dental business.

Subscribe to our blog now (on the right hand side) to receive an email notification as soon as these latest videos go LIVE! Watch this space for exciting video tips from Chris Barrow, Jayne Sproson, Bhavna & Rahul Doshi, Smile-on & Dental Tribune, MEDiVision, Appointmentor, Practice Plan and CosTech Elite Dental Lab… as well as Annie from Bridge2Aid.

On the Friday @ 11.15am, Krishan Joshi the Master gave an exciting and inspirational talk PACKED FULL of Internet Marketing Secrets! A lot of new ideas and tips for creating “the WOW website” were shared and revealed covering Google Domination, YouTube, Blogs, FaceBook, Twitter and how to CONVERT website visitors into patient leads by increasing your credibility week on week! How you impress your website visitors and potential patients never stops…

Dan the Genie, Adrian the Wizard and Lin the Oracle were all on stand by ready to give free advice on Internet dental marketing, website design and Google rankings. Well, here’s what some dentists had to say about Krishan’s seminar and the team.

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

We’d love to hear from you and have a discussion – please leave a comment and rate us!

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

Dental Marketing at Warwick University

Friday 19th March 2010
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Krishan Joshi - the Master

Yesterday, I held my 2nd “Master Class” at the University of Warwick for their Dental Implant MSc students. There were 11 dentists at last week’s workshop and 18 dentists at today’s session.

I spoke about “the Wow website” and how to create “a website that finds you”!

– the 3 main ways to dominate the 1st page of Google with multiple rankings to find your targeted audience, over and over again.

– the importance of YouTube and tagging

– the dangers of Facebook and Twitter

I then gave the class a choice between having a hands on session on either YouTube or Google. Last week they voted for YouTube, how take effective videos, upload and rank them for dental keywords. Today, the group wanted to rank at the top of Google for FREE… so I showed them how. Well, here’s what some of them had to say!

A fun, interactive workshop unfolded with everyone setting up Google accounts and registering their dental practices on the Google Local Business Listing to achieve a top 1st page ranking!

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

We’d love to hear from you and have a discussion – please leave a comment and rate us!

And remember to subscribe to our blog by e-mail so you can get all our dental marketing ideas immediately – the Internet Marketing Secrets of “WOW websites that find you and convert you!”

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

Chris Barrow loves our new website!

Tuesday 9th March 2010

chris-barrowChris Barrow, the UK’s leading dental business coach, recently reviewed the new Dental Focus website in his latest ezine. This is what he had to say:

“I’ve got to tell you that I absolutely LOVE Krishan Joshi’s new web site. Especially the way in which he has created “branded experiences” for his various service offerings. Clear, simple and excellent.”

Smile Essential in Leicester

Sunday 14th February 2010

lina_shrikDr Lina and Shrik Kotecha, Principal Dentists

Smile Essential, Leicester

Private dentistry is seeing a massive boom in the UK. From a marketing perspective, to be at the forefront a well designed website is essential.

Having spoken to Krishan a few years ago at Dental Showcase we knew that this was the company we wanted to work with in launching our new website. Throughout this process he has been efficient and offered good honest advice on how to optimise our site to its fullest potential.

Our new website is less than 3 months old and patients/colleagues are giving some fantastic positive feedback, commenting on how refreshing our website looks. Since the site launch we have worked closely with Krish to ‘fine tune’ our website and are currently looking at launching a Google adwords campaign.

I would strongly recommend Dental Focus to my colleagues for the 1st class service that they consistently aim to offer.