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The business of dentistry

We provide advice on all matters relating to setting up and running a practice, whether it be NHS or private. This includes NHS contract terms and variations, financial clawback and breach/remedial notices. We are on hand to advise on the requirements of the Dentists Act and NHS Act, including restrictions on the performance of dentistry, the carrying on of the business of dentistry and eligibility for NHS contracts.

Isabella McLean, Pratice Management Consultant 

NHS & Business Team


Isabella is a Solicitor and accredited mediator working over 5 years for the BDA as a Practice Support Advisor specialising in NHS, business, employment/HR and contractual matters gaining a good understanding of the issues and pressures faced by dentists and practice owners. 

Paula Slinger, Pratice Management Consultant 
NHS & Business Team


Paula advises dentists on various NHS and business matters.  Prior to working at the BDA, she worked as a business advisor helping a variety of new start up businesses. She has first-hand experience of running a business. 

Trevor Homewood, Pratice Management Consultant 
NHS & Business Team