Business essentials: what every practice owner needs to know

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Event Name
Business essentials: what every practice owner needs to know
Event Type


Event Subject
Business management
Topic Groups(Business Management, Education & Personal Developme, Patient Communications, Practice Management)

09:00 - 17:30


British Dental Association

64 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 8YS, England
CPD Hours
Booking Fee(s)

Dental Care Professional: £190.00
BDA member: £300.00
Non member: £390.00

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Contact: Susie Mulcahy

Tel: 020 7563 4590

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Business essentials – what every practice owner needs to know

Friday 27 January and Friday 3 March 2017

British Dental Association
64 Wimpole Street
London W1G 8YS

Learn how to interpret your financial accounts and fully understand how your business is performing.

This practical two day course highlights what you don’t know about running a dental business, but really should!

Carry out a strategic review of your systems and develop a business plan which is unique to you and your practice.

Whatever your objective – transforming poor performance, preparing for sale, or taking your business to the next level with a vision for expansion – the commercial techniques are the same and this hands on course will inform and prepare you. Reassess your direction, adapt to survive, gain motivation to implement change and ensure future prosperity.

Day one:

Equips you with the necessary know-how to assess your business’ current position, teaches a range of commercial techniques, and discusses how they can be applied to  your business.

Day two:

Review how you have applied the techniques to your business to improve your financial result, seek further guidance and set out your next steps. Leave with a strategic plan unique to your practice and ready to implement change.

Learning objectives

  • Appreciate how to drive profitability in your practice
  • Develop a strategic plan that leads to a better financial future

Please note: this course is delivered in two parts and participants are expected to attend both days. 


This training course meets the educational criteria set by the GDC for 12 hours of verifiable CPD and is certified by the British Dental Association.

About the speaker

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Andy McDougall, Spot On Business Planning

Andy McDougall has over 30 years' strategic business planning experience, which he has effectively translated to the dental sector over the last 8 years. His leadership credentials are impressive. Andy doesn't just read and regurgitate textbooks. Having been taught by some of the best leaders in industry, and having led numerous organisations to success himself, his leadership credibility is second to none.

Andy's presentations are hugely popular; he is an engaging and knowledgeable speaker. Delegates leave feeling enriched by what they have learned. 


Cancellation policy

All cancellations must be received in writing either by email to, or by post to The Events team, BDA, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS. This must then be followed by a telephone call to confirm receipt. Cancellations received 29 days or more prior to the event will be entitled to a 100% credit voucher or refund. Cancellations received between 15 days and 28 days (inclusive) prior to the event will receive a 100% credit voucher to attend a future BDA event or a 75% refund. For late cancellations received between 1 day and 14 days (inclusive) prior to the event, no credit voucher or refund will be given. Failure to attend the event on the day will constitute late cancellation and no credit voucher or refund will be given. Substitutions are welcome at any time.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the programme may change and the BDA reserves the right to cancel the event or alter the venue and/or speakers.

Further information

For further information on the programme and to book your place on this course please contact: BDA Events, British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS Tel: 020 7563 4590, Email: