HEE Midlands and East
The Educational Supervisor: I have been an Educational Supervisor since 2005 and have completed formal postgraduate training in education( PG cert in Medical Education) as well as various mentoring, coaching,supervision and leadership courses. I have also completed MJDF and certificate courses in Restorative Dentistry,including the Renamel system,Contemporary Endodontics and Prosthodontics, this has enhanced my clinical practice and allowed me to develop networks with leaders in specialist areas around the country. I have a particular interest in the smile makeover and facial aesthetics and have done courses on the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles.
Having done a masterclass in Business Education and being a Practice Principal, I am able to expose the Foundation Dentist to the management side of dentistry.
Outside of dentistry, I enjoy traveling, skiing, playing tennis and piano.
The Practice: Castle Dental Care is a modern practice with 8 surgeries. We hold a large NHS contract with a wide patient base, being one of the largest practices in the area.
We offer in house IV sedation, orthodontics as well as private hygienist and implant services.This benefits patient planning and aids in a multidisciplinary approach to successful patient management.
Each surgery has modern equipment, with digital X-rays and endodontic rotary files. There is an OPG machine and a dSLR camera. Having a central sterilisation area with designated clean and dirty areas, we fulfil best practice requirements and give the treatment rooms a minimalistic feel.
There is a large teaching facility and meeting room with overhead projector and laptop, as well as a library with computer and colour printer. Large staff room and kitchen to accommodate the team.
Ample parking space is available as we are in a Retail Park.
The Area: Castle Dental Care is housed in a Sainsbury's Retail Park, 6 miles away from Birmingham City Centre. Jn 5 off the M6, close links to all the motorways. Bus stops outside the Retail Park with links to the City Centre. Fort Shopping Centre , Fort Dunlop and the Jaguar factory are close by .
Other Points of Interest: There will be two Foundation dentists (FDs) in the practice and this allows learning experiences to be shared. Having three trainers in the practice split over two FDs allows good multi source feedback and our current FDs have stated that they are “never short of help.”