HEE Midlands and East
The Educational Supervisor: Mahendran Rajeevan (Raj) qualified in 2001 and carried out his vocational training year in Norwich. He had a 18 month stint in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Barts and The Royal London Hospitals. He then became an associate dentist at Harlow Dental Surgery, where he provides general dental services and with a special interest in Endodontics. Raj has been a trainer since 2009, has completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Education and is currently working towards an MSc in Endodontics.
Raj his extremely committed to Dental Foundation Training and aims to develop any incoming dentist in all aspects of general dentistry.
The Practice: This is a busy six surgery general dental practice serving a wide demographic of patients. The practice currently has a wide skill mix - dental nurses with enhanced skills and a hygienist as well as provision of specialist skills i.e orthodontics, endodontics, visiting oral surgeon/ implantologist. The practice is fully computerised with digital x-rays and is undergoing refurbishment to provide a central sterilisation room.
The Area: The practice is situated close to the town centre in Harlow, next to Princess Alexandra Hospital. It is easy to get to with regular trains from Liverpool Street (travel time 30-40 minutes) and also easily accessible by car (Junction 4 M11).
Other Points of Interest: Harlow Dental Surgery is part of a group of dental practices, the others being in Ashwell, Great Shelford and Hoddesdon. This will give any incoming Foundation Dentist a multitude of learning opportunities.