HEE Midlands and East
The Educational Supervisors: Nick and Hayden both qualified from the Royal London Hospital medical college in 1990 with honours. They both worked as house officers in prosthetics and conservation departments respectively. They have been business partners for 19 years. Nick and Hayden have been Educational Supervisors trainers for the since 2005.
Nick has an MSc, with distinction, in Restorative dentistry from UCL Eastman and is a supervisor for their Masters program. He is the Chair of the Local Dental Network for Essex and representative for Midlands and East of England on the National Steering Group for NHS England. He is also the Postgraduate Dental Tutor for Health Education England at Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust, a Clinical Lecturer on the MSc in periodontology at University of Essex and Honrary Member of Staff at Barts and the London School of Dentistry. He is secretary for the Essex BDA branch, the elected member of General Dental Practice Committee for Essex at BDA headquarters and is a Clinical Assessor for East of England Performance Advisory Group. He also runs the extended dental duties for dental nurses courses for the East of England Deanery. In his part time, he also runs a referral practice for endodontics and prosthodontics and a specialist clinic for treating hypodontia and complex restorative care alongside an orthodontist and periodontist. He is also a national Key Opinion Leader for Dentsply in restorative dentistry and Endodontics.
Hayden has an MSc in Clinical Education. He has overseen the training of the foundation degree hygiene students since 2002, he is currently overseeing four students at the practice. He is responsible for tutorials and works closely with FDs. He has a special interest in cosmetic and aesthetic work.
The Practice: A busy NHS and Private practice in Colchester. We have 10 fully equipped surgeries which are computerised with Software of Excellence 'Exact' and offer air conditioning throughout. We also offer an in-house plaster room where simple lab work can be carried out and a dedicated decontamination room and full teaching facilities including lecture room and clinical skills laboratory. Hayden and Nick are supported by a team of four associates, two therapists, a hygienist, two radiographers and the nursing and reception staff. At present we have six foundation degree students training to become hygienists. As a practice we enjoy socialising outside of work which is great for team building.
The Area: The practice is located on the edge of a large residential area close to two schools. The practice has a large patient data base which would provide the VDP with a varied range of treatments. There is plenty to do in your spare time, with good shopping, numerous bars, restaurants and night clubs!
The practice has excellent road/rail access with London being just a 50 minute train journey.
Other Points of Interest: Fully equipped training facilities, including conference room and areas for hands-on training activities.