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Speaking at the SymposiumSzeged Conference was energising

No Half Smiles: how saying NO can turn a dentist into a healer

How to be a better patient and get better care

Trust in healthcare: is it eroding?

One of the great pillars of healthcare, a relationship of trust between doctor and patient is crucial – while one is facing health problems, the other has the skills, knowledge and experience to minimise suffering, create a treatment plan, execute it and accompany the patient towards a solution that restores health and wellbeing. So, why is trust in healthcare eroding?

How to be a better patient and get better care

As healthcare providers, our expertise and skills are at the forefront of what we do, but our “bedside manner” is just as important, precisely because we are dealing with other people’s health.

No Half Smiles: how saying NO can turn a dentist into a healer

“No Half Smiles” is a treatment philosophy I developed a few years ago and it is based on the idea of always doing what your patients need, not what they want. But how do we do that? And why do so many dentists give in to what a patient wants and end up doing quick fixes instead of treating the entire mouth?

Health Care vs. Wealth Care

For private practitioners, dentistry is a gentle balancing act between providing safe and quality oral healthcare, and running a business based on other people’s wellbeing, including their own and that of their staff. A business is always a business, and healthcare is always healthcare, which means it’s crucial that patients understand the investment that goes on behind the scenes of a private dental practice when questioning why a dental appointment is so expensive.

Slow Dentistry: why it’s better to go slow

In a world that’s so used to moving fast, it is becoming increasingly important to know when and where to slow down. And dentistry just so happens to be one of those areas – thanks to the global phenomenon Slow Dentistry that has gained popularity in over 50 countries worldwide. I know what you’re thinking: why would patients want to spend any longer than they already have to at their dentist? Let’s discuss why.

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Prevention is everything when it comes to cancer and oral cancer is a silent killer and many times goes undetected. And because April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, do yourself a favor and auto-check your oral health status today.

No Half Smiles: how saying NO can turn a dentist into a healer

“No Half Smiles” is a treatment philosophy I developed a few years ago and it is based on the idea of always doing what your patients need, not what they want. But how do we do that? And why do so many dentists give in to what a patient wants and end up doing quick fixes instead of treating the entire mouth?

Health Care vs. Wealth Care

For private practitioners, dentistry is a gentle balancing act between providing safe and quality oral healthcare, and running a business based on other people’s wellbeing, including their own and that of their staff. A business is always a business, and healthcare is always healthcare, which means it’s crucial that patients understand the investment that goes on behind the scenes of a private dental practice when questioning why a dental appointment is so expensive.

Slow Dentistry: why it’s better to go slow

In a world that’s so used to moving fast, it is becoming increasingly important to know when and where to slow down. And dentistry just so happens to be one of those areas – thanks to the global phenomenon Slow Dentistry that has gained popularity in over 50 countries worldwide. I know what you’re thinking: why would patients want to spend any longer than they already have to at their dentist? Let’s discuss why.

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Prevention is everything when it comes to cancer and oral cancer is a silent killer and many times goes undetected. And because April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, do yourself a favor and auto-check your oral health status today.

Masterclass: The future of healthcare
is in our hands

With 24 years of experience in diagnosing, analysing and treating complex oral health problems, most of which are deeply connected to general health issues, I’ve devised a simple treatment philosophy that ensures comprehensive results. It all starts and ends with the 7 Ts.

War in Ukraine: Dentists will not sit idly by

On 27 February, three days after Vladimir Putin launched his invasion of Ukraine, Dr Miguel Stanley set off from Lisbon in Portugal to Cracow in Poland with his friend Mike and father-in-law, Viktor Beznosiuk, who now lives in Portugal and even at 68 years old could not be dissuaded from going to fight for Ukraine.

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