Author: Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.

I’ve spent the last 3 months listening to Sheila Scott brilliantly explain how Edward De Bono’s 6 thinking hats can help dental teams to make tough decisions after all views are taken into account. Last week, a conversation with a client reminded me of the 4 hats of dental entrepreneurship. As a dental business owner,…
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In the last three months, I’ve heard three dental corporates suggest that they are targeting over 200 new members in the next 10 years. We shall see in the next few months whether the land grab pushes those values higher (given what BUPA paid for Oasis) – it would be a brave soul who suggested…
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Today Sheila Scott and I finish the 2017/18 Practice Plan Workshop Tour in Manchester; day 15 of 15 as we have travelled the length and breadth of the UK working with literally dozens of practices and hundreds of team members. Much more significantly, today marks the end of Sheila’s 30-year career in dentistry – when…
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Strategy An interesting recipe. Start with MyDentist closing their practices down in North Yorkshire. Add a sudden increase in goodwill values offered by competing corporates to complete their private dental land grab. Stir in orthodontists around the country deciding not to tender for the latest round of UOAs, preferring to go it alone in the…
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