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About Michael R. Young
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I am a retired dentist and expert witness who is lucky enough to now be a prize-winning author.
My first book, 'Managing a dental practice the Genghis Khan way', won the Diagram Prize in 2011. This book is now in its 2nd edition. I co-wrote 'Developing your dental team's management skills the Genghis Khan way'. I have also written 'The effective and efficient clinical negligence expert witness', which is now in its 2nd edition.
You can also read a collection of my articles about dental practice management, marketing, and practice development, in 'Amalgam', which is published on Kindle. I have also published 'Children's dentistry - a parent's guide'.
Everyone of my dental-related books has at sometime or other been an Amazon #1 Best Seller.
Not everything I write is nonfiction, nor is it to do with my previous occupation. I have written a short, two Act play, 'Haunted', which is available as a script on Amazon Kindle. I hope one day to see it performed. Whatever its fate, I enjoyed writing it. I have also published a short story on Amazon Kindle called 'One week in Berlin'. 'Old friends' is my first attempt at writing flash fiction.
I am currently working on a novel/novella (depending on how it goes).
When I am not writing I am reading. I like history (I am also a classics and history graduate), archaeology, art, and garden design. I like to paint whenever I can.
(The photograph of me holding a copy of my prize-winning book is reproduced by kind permission of Yorkshire Newspapers.)
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Managing a Dental Practice the Genghis Khan Way shows you how to turn your practice into a successful business. Being an effective practice manager demands a clear vision, sufficient business knowledge and, above all, wise judgement.
Never intended to be a theoretical book, this is a "warts-and-all" guide to managing a dental practice, written by someone who’s been there, made mistakes and survived. It will show you the importance of teamwork and communication, staying close to your patients and prudent financial management.
So why Genghis Khan? Well, Genghis Khan was a charismatic leader in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries who created one of the world's greatest empires. His hugely successful strategies included intelligence gathering, being quick to learn and adopt new technologies and successful people management. Whichever way you look at it, you will need all of Genghis Khan’s skill, strength and tenacity to be a successful dentist and business owner.
This revised edition has been thoroughly updated and adds a section on buying and setting up a practice as well as much more about managing patients and employees. You will find information on leadership, team building and working with other clinicians. The Policies and Procedures section now includes a new chapter on how to manage the Care Quality Commission.
In many ways, this book reflects the author’s own odyssey through the choppy waters of practice ownership and the resulting insights and understanding of how to successfully manage a dental practice.
Have you ever wondered what a clinical negligence expert witness does, or thought about becoming one yourself? Or are a clinical expert witness who wants to make sure their work is watertight in court?
Clinical negligence expert evidence is tough. Your view will be challenged, picked over and, in some cases, simply attacked. In those circumstances this book will be invaluable to you. It will prevent you from making mistakes in the first place and it will assist you when it is wrongly suggested that you have.
Michael Young has written a clear framework within which novices and experts alike can develop their skills, knowledge and their practice. His book sets out what a clinical negligence expert witness will be expected to know and what they will be expected to do. More importantly, it shows you how to do it well: how to engage with solicitors, set your fees and, most importantly, how to write good English.You will find real reports written by real experts and also audio material in which practising experts talk openly about their experiences, giving you a greater insight into this challenging role.
“This work deserves to become the Vade Mecum for the clinician acting as an expert witness.” Academy of Experts.
the Genghis Khan Way is a highly practical resource
designed to help practice owners develop a wellintegrated
team within their business, ultimately leading
to a first-class team and an outstanding practice.
Although the workbook is designed specifically to be
used alongside Managing a Dental Practice the Genghis
Khan Way (Radcliffe Publishing, 2010), each section and
module also directs students towards other sources of
information, encouraging independent research.
It is ideal for delivering training to newly qualified
dentists, associates working in practice, dental
receptionists, dental nurses, treatment coordinators and
hygienists. The versatile format suits both single-handed
practices and larger organisations, including the National
Health Service, private practices, general practices,
specialist practices and dental bodies corporate.
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What should I tell my child about seeing the dentist?
Dos and Don'ts for parents
What will happen at my child's first visit?
The parent and the dentist
Parents in the treatment room.
Strategies by which the dentist can improve the management of the child patient by improving the management of the parent! Guidance for parents on how to build a good relationship with their child's dentist, and so help their child benefit from long-term good dental care.
This is what Kate Maynard, Editor of Vital, and News Editor of the BDJ and Vital, said on LinkedIn about Mike's writing:
'He is an editor's dream as he suggests pertinent and original article topics himself then submits them well before the deadline. His copy is virtually perfect and all I need to do is whip up a headline and a standfirst.'
This is what Rob Dyas, Director of ProDentalCPD, has to say about Mike's writing:
'Mike has written some articles for us at www.prodentalcpd.com
The quality has been exceptional, one of which remains our most viewed in one week (over 300 views). Great ideas, great enthusiasm.'