The Educational Supervisors: Kieran Bhakta: Kieran graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2015 and following this he also completed his FD training at Edgbaston Dental Centre (EDC). He has a passion in teaching and is looking forward to welcoming their new FD to the practice. Kieran has interests in restorative dentistry (completing a Diploma with the Royal College of Surgeons), oral surgery and acute dental care and trauma. He is also an Invisalign provider. Kieran is currently studying a Masters in Medical Law and also has a Diploma in Legal Medicine and a Certificate in Medical Education. Kieran also works part-time at a private practice in Sutton Coldfield and also does out of hours sessions at an emergency dental practice. Outside of dentistry, Kieran is a keen hockey player and plays for Aldridge & Walsall 1st XI.
Dinesha Hira: Dinesha graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2016 and completed her FD training within the Pennine Scheme in Oldham. She began working at Edgbaston Dental Centre since April 2019. Dinesha is currently studying a Masters in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Birmingham. At the practice she is also an Invisalign provider and in her spare time enjoys trying new food cuisines, cooking and travelling.
The Practice: EDC has been an established FD practice between 2013 and 2016 with many FDs also staying on as associates.
The practice has six surgeries with a total of eleven dentists in the team; the majority of whom are involved in post-graduate education so there will always be help and assistance available. The practice principal is an implantologist and we also have an orthodontic specialist and a dentist who provides treatment under sedation. At the practice we also have 2 dental hygienists. We have computerised records and digital radiographs along with an iTero intra-oral scanner which all dentists have access to. The practice has the BDA Good Practice accreditation.
The Area: Only a five-minute drive from central Birmingham, the practice is housed in a contemporary building with plenty of free parking available to patients. The practice is based on the corner of Pershore and Speedwell Road and is walking distance from Edgbaston Cricket Stadium. The area attracts a range of patients from the City Centre, Edgbaston, Balsall Health and Moseley.
Other Points of Interest: Due to the location of EDC, it is a very busy practice attracting a wide range of patients. This will allow the FD to have full access to complete a variety of procedures and gain experience in all aspects of their dentistry. The FD patient list will be a combination of new patients (some of whom will be high need) and existing patients at the practice who are stable.