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Online event: Buying a dental practice - part 3 of 3

Event Type
Event Subject
Business management
Development Outcomes (B, C, D)
Topic Groups (Business Management, Finance, CQC, Practice purchase)
Wednesday 17 November 2021
19:00 - 20:30
BDA e-learning
Address, ONLINE
Richard Harris, Elisa Fisher, Sarah Williams
Booking Fees
  • Dental Care Professional: £20.00
  • Essential Member: £40.00
  • Expert Member: £40.00
  • Extra Member: £40.00
  • Senior member: £40.00
  • Non member: £60.00
  • Student member: £40.00

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Buying a dental practice part 3 - Running a compliant practice 

Wednesday 17 November 2021 (19:00 - 20:30) 

Additional Buying a dental practice sessions:

Buying a dental practice part 1 - Preparing yourself
ednesday 3 November 2021 (19:00 - 21:00) 

Buying a dental practice part 2 - The legalities
ednesday 10 November 2021 (19:00 - 21:00) 

Sponsored by:

Henry Schein MediEstates

With changes to the economic landscape, dental regulation and legal red tape, the practice purchase process has become progressively burdensome on buyers and sellers alike. It is increasingly important to prepare yourself in advance to reduce the stress and strain placed on you at the point of purchase and the first few months of ownership.

Whether you are considering buying your own practice in the near or medium-term future, this three part online event will equip you with the tools to buy and run your own practice.

You can book all three parts of the online event to gain a comprehensive guide to buying a dental practice, alternatively, you can book one or two of the events depending on your current needs.


This event will provide participants with an understanding of the regulations and compliance issues involved in running a dental practice.

Learning objectives:

  • Be able to navigate the regulatory steps you will need to take
  • Understand how to run a compliant practice
  • Explore the benefits of a quality assurance scheme.

Learning content:

The event will provide the participant with the tools needed to successfully navigate practice ownership. This is done through a series of three online lectures with the opportunity to ask the speakers questions.


The CQC process and application - a necessary evil
  • Understand how to register your legal entity ie as a sole trader, a partnership; or a Ltd Co
  • Explore the possible need for a Registered Manager
  • Explain the different forms required
  • Provide some examples of the interview questions and possible answers.
Richard Harris, Head of Compliance, BDA

CQC inspections, compliance and health and safety
  • A guide to CQC inspections
  • How to run a compliant practice
  • Health and safety – what do you need to know?

Sarah Williams, Health and Safety Compliance Advisor, BDA

​Benefits of being part of a quality assurance scheme
  • Develop systems to enhance the efficiency of your practice
  • Build an engaged, knowledgeable team and improve communication
  • Focus on the patient experience to drive personal recommendation and create a loyal patient base
  • Promote your quality assurance efforts to new and existing patients with your membership of the Good Practice Scheme
Elisa Fisher, Good Practice Assessor, BDA

​Q&A with the speakers
  • A chance to ask both speakers questions. 
Close of event

About the speakers

Elisa Fisher
Elisa Fisher
Good Practice Assessor, BDA

Elisa has over 10 years' experience in dental nursing and practice management both in the UK and Australia. Her passion for creating the best possible patient journey and the importance of leadership and teamwork within the dental practice led her to take up the role in BDA Good Practice. As part of this team, Elisa provides feedback and guidance on the many policies and procedures within the practice and the ways in which these can be utilised and improved to maximise benefit for patients and the dental team.
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Richard Harris
Head of Compliance, BDA

Richard heads up the Team which advises members on CQC-related issues for England and is also involved in other regulatory set-ups in the rest of the UK, together with practice health and safety matters.

Now in his second stint at the BDA, Richard has nearly 25 years' experience of advising dentists on a variety of practice-based issues and has been involved with the developing CQC situation since 2010. 

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Sarah Williams
Health and Safety Compliance Advisor, BDA

Sarah is a Health and Safety Compliance Advisor at the BDA. Originally from a dental nursing background, Sarah has spent 20 years in dental practice in practice/clinical management roles which have seen her working on many compliance related matters. Sarah has also carried out the role of a CQC registered manager.


​BDA member
​Dental Care Professional

The above fees apply to the online version of this event.

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Thank you to our sponsors - MediEstates

Henry Schein MediEstatesMediEstates

MediEstates is a family run business that has grown and developed alongside the dental industry and is now acknowledged as the largest specialist broker of Dental Practices in the UK. Our signature approach, personable yet highly driven, has seen us set the benchmark service standards within the sector. Selling your practice can be a difficult time, our expert advice is there to ease the process and inform you at every stage. Alongside our sister companies of MediCruit and MediFinancial we form the UK’s largest dental consultancy company and have the know-how to make your sale as effortless as we can.



1 hour 30 minutes CPD 

The online event meets the educational criteria set by the GDC for enhanced CPD and is certified by the British Dental Association.

CPD certificates will be issued once attendance has been validated and questionnaire responses reviewed.

Further information

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