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Practice Management: The Cost Base


About this course

This free course, designed for Dental Practice Managers and DCPs who wish to increase their skills, offers in-depth insights into managing and understanding the cost base of a UK dental practice. It provides essential knowledge for effective financial management within the unique healthcare system of the UK.

Dental Practice Finance

This course covers key areas such as staffing costs, equipment and supply expenses, facility costs, and the financial impact of regulatory compliance. It's designed to enhance your capability to manage these costs effectively, ensuring the sustainability and success of your dental practice.

With practical examples and real-world scenarios, the course aims to equip dental professionals with the tools and knowledge needed for efficient cost management and optimisation in a UK dental practice setting.

Learn to navigate the complexities of the UK dental practice cost base. Master effective strategies for financial sustainability and efficiency in your practice.

This course is relevant to dentists, practice managers, and all dental care professionals involved in the financial aspects of dental practices.

CPD Time: 1 hour (1 CPD Credit)

Customer feedback on this course

  • Extremely valuable in understanding financial management of dental practices.
  • Comprehensive coverage of all cost-related aspects.
  • Essential for anyone involved in the management of a dental practice.
  • Helped in making informed decisions for financial optimisation.

Assessment:12 MCQs. Pass mark 75%. more…

On passing the assessment you will immediately receive a GDC-recognised Enhanced CPD Certificate.

To provide dental professionals with comprehensive knowledge on managing and understanding the cost base of a UK dental practice.

Course objective:
• To explore various components of a dental practice’s cost base including staffing, equipment, facility, and regulatory compliance costs.
• To develop strategies for efficient cost management and optimization in a dental practice setting.

Anticipated learning outcomes:
The learner will:
• Understand the unique aspects of staffing costs in UK dental practices.
• Gain insights into effective strategies for purchasing and maintaining dental equipment and supplies cost-effectively.
• Identify methods for optimizing facility-related costs without compromising patient care or regulatory compliance.
• Recognize the importance of regulatory compliance in financial planning of a dental practice.
• Apply the knowledge gained to improve the financial sustainability and efficiency of their dental practice.

GDC Development Outcomes:

Show suggested PDP entry

You can copy and adapt this example PDP entry for your own needs and circumstances. The format complies with GDC guidance on PDP structure.

PDP Learning or Maintenance need
Understanding and managing the cost base of a UK dental practice
How does this relate to my field of practice?
Essential for effective financial management and sustainability of the practice.
Which development outcome(s) does it link to?
What benefit will this have to my work?
Improved financial decision-making, optimized cost management, and enhanced practice efficiency.
How will I meet this learning or maintenance need?
Take the Verified Learning course "Practice Management: The Cost Base".
When will I complete this by?

Note: After copying and adapting the suggested PDP entry, remember to reflect, plan, act, and evaluate for every CPD activity you undertake.