Coronavirus – the view from Spain (day 34)



Coronavirus – the view from Spain (day 34) 1

Tony Gedge give us his latest update from Spain on how the coronavirus is impacting him and dental practices around the world.

Spain is currently on lockdown, with people consequently only going out to for grocery shopping or selected jobs.

Tony has therefore taken the time to update on the current position from Spain and give his thoughts on how dental practices should deal with the coronavirus.

COVID-42 comeback

The daily death toll rate is dramatically reducing as Spain slowly starts to look at reopening. Tony touches on COVID-42 comeback in his latest blog.

The first six weeks, 42 days, could be the busiest time in your dental career. So those 42 days become very important. Tony suggests you prioritise the patients who you fit into that first six weeks. He says you give seven priorities based on cashflow treatments.

You may also need 45 minutes between each patient appointment to clean the surgery day. This will result in half a day lost. As a result Tony believes practices should offer extra early appointments, particularly late appointments and weekend appointments.

Because of this, and what has previously gone on, Tony says dental practices need to treat these first six weeks as a cash flow surge. Teams need to pull together with no holiday taken.

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See Tony’s last video blog here.

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