HEE Midlands and East
The Educational Supervisor: Sonal Patel qualified from the University of Manchester in 2004 and moved back to London for vocational training. She was a dentist in her first practice for 2 years before moving to another practice for 12 years. She took over the Broadwater Dental Practice in 2018 and undertook a modernisation programme investing in upgrading the infrastructure and new technology. She passed the MFGDP (RCSEng) exam in 2007 which consolidated her knowledge and completed a Diploma in Restorative Dentistry (RCSEng) in 2011 which allowed her to develop her specialist interest. She is currently undertaking a Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Education which exposed her to different teaching and mentoring styles. She firmly believes that on-going training and education is fundamental to career development and will look to support her FD in this aspect.
The Practice: Broadwater Dental Practice was established over 40 years ago and has served generations of local families. It is a mixed NHS and private practice and has the highest number of Google reviews in Stevenage with an average rating of 4.8/5 (last checked 12:00, 21/05/20), priding itself in the care that patients receive. There are currently four surgeries. There is a dedicated decontamination /sterilisation room, staff room, large waiting room with flat screen television, a study area and a reception area. The practice is fully computerised with SOE software and clinipads meaning we are completely paper-less. We also have digital x-rays. In addition to the Principal Dentist, there are three long-term associate dentists, one hygienist, an implantologist and an oral surgeon. The practice website (www.broadwaterdental.com) offers further information.
The Area: The practice is based in Stevenage which is a town in Hertfordshire, England, 28 miles north of London. The commute by car from Barnet is approximately 25 minutes , from Stanmore/Finchley/Harrow/Enfield/Rickmansworth is 40-45 minutes, The practice is close to junction 7 of the A1(M), between Letchworth Garden City to the north and Welwyn Garden City to the south. Stevenage has a population of 87,700, and the practice is based in a residential area which means there is ample off-street parking, and close to small shops.
Other Points of Interest: We value the fact that the number of registered patients we have is rising which is testament to the care we provide and the reputation of the practice. We are looking for a like-minded individual who can work well in a team, communicate empathetically, puts patients first, and understands the value of high quality care.