The gender pay gap is holding female dentists back—as well as the profession. Here’s how practices can remove barriers to women’s equal participation in the workforce. By Angela Tufvesson with contribution of Bethan Flood. Australia’s gender pay gap is just over 13 per cent. This means women earn an average of $242 less than men […]
“CHANGE”. It’s that dirty word that many of us regard as a scary thing. It involves risk and uncertainty; therefore, it induces some level of stress or anxiety. When it comes to implementing changes in the dental practice, it usually falls to either the Practice Manager or the Practice Owner to implement them and it […]
The role of the Practice Manager in a dental practice is becoming more and more critical to the success of the practice. Over the years we have met hundreds of Practice Managers and learned from them how important it is to be open to learning new skills. In recent years, we have shared many ideas […]
In certain situations, the human body is a perfect environment for microorganisms to grow. Both harmless and harmful microorganisms are found on our skin, mucous membranes, and other body orifices. Normal flora is microorganisms that live both on and/or in our body in a symbiotic and non-harmful relationship with us. Every day we are constantly […]
We all have a responsibility to provide a safe and fair workplace for our employees. Creating a mentally healthy Practice has benefits for both the Principal Dentist, the employees and the patients! A mentally healthy practice should support the mental health of the individual and the team as a whole. This should then lead to […]
There seems to be an ever widening gap between practices that are conscientious in their approach to infection prevention and those that adopt a ‘we’re pretty good’ mentality. We often find however, that those with the ‘we’re pretty good’ approach, in actual fact, are not. While the correct way to perform hand hygiene has not really changed over the years, the things we are dealing with have, hence, it is important to understand and have up to date information on infection prevention methods and current guidelines.
Prime Practice Compliance, a division of Prime Practice, is launching Infection Prevention Online Self-Assessments. The Online Self-Assessment will allow Australian and New Zealand dental practices to undertake fast, cost-effective assessments that are fully compliant with the current AUS/NZ standards for infection prevention. The Audit tool will produce a comprehensive audit report and action plan, fully referenced and up to date, so practices can ensure they are compliant. […]