Notice – The paperback is now sold out.  Masters 1 is now only

available in E-book format


……… but anyway, as I was saying.

It wasn’t supposed to be like this.

When you qualified from Dental School they didn’t tell you about the stress some of you would face. They didn’t tell you about the high suicide rate. They didn’t warn you about the treadmill, about burnout and about how dealing with Bureaucrats can sometimes feel like bashing your head against a wall.
Of course, many of you qualified years ago, before the UK became one of the most litigious countries in the world. And all of a sudden you wake up one morning with the stark realisation that the equation has changed.
And yet there are many of us who are still loving our dentistry. We treat and employ great people. We love our jobs and we love our lives, and the natural challenges that appear in the path of our lives only make us stronger.

So where are you, right now? Do you see the CQC as an excuse to up your game? Or do you see them as an all-powerful Ogre stalking the realm of the Dental folk? Do you do 5-minute check-ups, or do you spend the time you need to build rapport with your patients?
It’s never about the system. It’s how you react and work in the system. It’s never about the situation, it’s how you react to the situation.
You might feel you are in a dark place right now, overburdened with regulation, hit financially by the recession, your work suffering from self-doubt or delusion. And what you need to remember is that it’s often in your darkest moments that your true character emerges. There can be no light without the dark, and even the bleakest winter is always followed by summer. Life’s greatest opportunities usually come wrapped up in what seem like impossible situations. Trust me, I know.
Of course, sometimes we need a little help. Recently 30 of some of the top names in UK dentistry came together to collaborate in a book called “Messages From Dental masters”. In this book are 30 never before seen articles, ranging from advice to stories of self-discovery. They have agreed to share their knowledge on how dentists can improve their working lives.

So who is in it?

  • Chris Barrow
  • Kevin Burch
  • Richard Charon
  • Rob Dyas
  • Amarjit Gill
  • Phillip Greene
  • Martin Haines
  • Keith Hayes
  • Simon Hocken
  • Stephen Hudson
  • Tony Jacobs
  • Tony Kilcoyne
  • Andy Lane
  • Ashley Latter
  • Jane Lelean
  • Kevin Lewis
  • Brian Lux
  • Paul Mendlesohn
  • Bruce Mayhew
  • Barry Oulton
  • Ellis Paul
  • Raj Rattan
  • Alun Rees
  • John Renshaw
  • Steve Van Russelt
  • Sheila Scott
  • Joe Sullivan
  • Paul Tipton
  • Monik Vasant
  • Ian Wilson

So How much does it cost?

Well, you can buy it in Amazon Kindle format for £4.99…

Or, as my gift to you, feel at ease to click on the following link and get a FREE PDF of the book:


Stephen has succeeded in bringing together a myriad of high fliers from the dental and related professions to create a self-help manual for colleagues like no other. Timed to perfection to meet the challenges facing UK dentistry today, there is something here for everybody who is feeling the strain. Read this book and see that not only are you not alone, but that very many have been there before and are there with useful advice and anecdotes to help you make the most of your situation –M.Pring BDS