British orthodontics is in meltdown – it’s wonderful – for some

Wonderful because those who take this “tide in the affairs of men” will have to reinvent themselves as private practitioners.

Whatever your views on the history of NHS ortho – the gravy train is coming to an abrupt end.

The laggards will complain from a place of denial.

The late adopters will wait and see.

The early majority will expect to have to do something – in a while – when they see what the innovators are up to..

The innovators are planning now to create alternative marketing and patient journey systems.

It’s the biggest shake up in decades.

Are you an ortho innovator?

The ortho clients I’m working with right now (including this morning’s meeting) are innovators.

They don’t have the time to complain – they are too busy planning.

It’s the kind of work I love with the people I love to work with.

Email me if you need a coach who works with clients who know what to do.


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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.