HEE Midlands and East
The Educational Supervisor: I graduated from Newcastle University in 2011 and completed DFT at Webheath Dental with Thegan Moodley (Sandon Dental Practice) as my trainer. I then went on to do DCT at the Worcestershire Hospital as a Maxillofacial Senior House Officer, before returning to Webheath where I have worked as an associate since. I have worked with many FDs, offering advice and support when needed as the practice continued to be a training practice, but became the Educational Supervisor here in 2018. In 2013 I passed the MFDS exam and became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh). I enjoy all aspects of general dentistry, and do all routine treatments as well as private orthodontics at the practice. I have an interest in treating anxious patients as well as oral surgery, and as the practice is on the same road as two schools, we also see a lot of children. I regularly attend courses and stay up-to-date with modern developments in Dentistry.
Outside of work the majority of my time is occupied by my toddler, I am a regular at baby swimming and am working on my cupcake designs. I play tennis, do Insanity workouts and am very competitive at board games.
The Practice: Webheath Dental Practice was established in 2006 and is located in a residential part of Redditch. Our modern surgeries are equipped to provide treatment for both NHS and private patients. We are a fully computerised practice with five surgeries. We have two dedicated decontamination rooms. The practice has a staff car park as well as parking for patients. There is an x-ray room with an OPG machine, use of an intra oral camera and Rotary Endodontic system. The staff have use of a private kitchen/ locker area. Comfortable patient waiting rooms are provided on both floors.
We have quite a large team, with varied experience and age groups. Our team are experienced with working with FD's and can offer a warm welcome and good support. The FD will always have a Fully Qualified Dental Nurse. We aim to start the FD off gently, and gradually increase the number of patients seen when they feel confident to do so. The FD will be encouraged and supported to practice all aspects of dentistry. Help when required is available from the ES in the adjacent surgery.
The Area: Webheath Dental is situated in a residential part of Redditch, in Worcestershire. Webheath is a very pleasant and highly regarded area of Redditch. Our practice is less than 2 miles from the Town Centre and the towns Bus/ Train station. We are also very near to the Bromsgrove Highway which offers links to/from Worcester and Birmingham areas. Worcester and Birmingham both being around 20 miles from the practice.
Webheath is rapidly growing in population and the practice welcomes a very varied range of patient needs. We feel as a result of this, an FD would benefit from the large range of treatment requirement at our practice.
Other Points of Interest: Please feel free to visit our website (www.webheath-dental.com) .Our dentists enjoy a wide range of Dentistry. Special interests include Endodontics, Oral Surgery and Paediatrics. Our practice is well known within the town for being excellent at treating nervous patients. We have good working relationships with our Dental Laboratories and we have excellent referral pathways with our local Orthodontics practice.
The FD will benefit from good support and guidance from their ES, including weekly tutorial time. The practice holds in house training for the staff, including CPR, Medical Emergencies, First Aid and lunch and learn seminars. Other opportunities for CPD are very much encouraged and supported.