HEE Midlands and East
The Educational Supervisors: Jin and Ali have been working alongside each other since 2008, principles at Cobbins Brook Smile Clinic since 2010 and Educational Supervisors on the Essex Coast Scheme since 2012. They are very much involved in postgraduate teaching since 2009. They have a unique blend of experience, energy and passion for teaching.
Ali qualified from QMUL in 2006. He has since completed his MJDF with the RCS and his MFDS with the RCPSG. He was awarded the Honorary FDS lecturer at the Royal College of Surgeons in 2012. He has completed the PGCert in Dental Education and PGCert in Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring. Ali has been appointed as a Dental Practice Advisor with NHS England. He has a keen interest in Restorative Dentistry and is a keen believer in Minimal Intervention Dentistry. Away from dentistry, he enjoys 5-a-side football, traveling and eating out.
Jin qualified from KCL in 2007. He has completed his postgraduate examinations to gain the MJDF. He has completed his 1-year certificate course in Cosmetic Dentistry. He has completed the PGCert Dental Education and PGCert in Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring. He has also completed his MSc in Restorative Dental Practice at the Eastman. Jin lectures at the Eastman on the Restorative programme and has a keen interest in Minimally Invasive Aesthetic Dentistry. He has been involved in mulptiple awards and placed 35 in UKs Dentistry Top 50. Away from dentistry Jin enjoys going to the gym and playing music as a DJ.
The Practice: Cobbins Brook Smile Clinic is a busy mixed NHS/Private dental practice in Waltham Abbey. We have a large reception, 4 modern fully equipped surgeries, disabled access toilet and a decontamination room. Upstairs we have a stock room, staff room with kitchen, staff toilet and a large office with study desk and library. The practice is fully computerised with Digital Radiographs and runs on SOE. Each surgery is bright with a lot of daylight, modern and fully equipped with its own computers, x-ray units and televisions. The practice uses rotary endodontic equipment, variety of modern restorative materials and has Digital SLR camera’s available for clinical use. The practice has 4 dentists, 3 nurses, a receptionist, a hygienist and a practice manager. The practice provides all aspects of dentistry from implants, oral surgery, to smile makeovers and cosmetic orthodontics. All members of staff are friendly, supportive, fun and a pleasant to work with. The practice has also been awarded Highly Commended Best Practice at the 2020 Dentistry Awards and the BDA Good Practice Award. There is a library and computer available with broadband Internet and WiFi throughout the building. There is also parking available on site for patients and staff. The practice has regular social events from diners at local spots around Essex to heading into London for a night out in the town.
The Area: Waltham Abbey is a market town of about 20,400 people in the south west of the county of Essex, in the East of England region. The practice is strategically located in close proximity to major motorway links. We are located 2min from Junction 26 of the M25 and 10min from the M11. The practice is easily commutable from London and surrounding counties. There is a swimming pool and gym within walking distance. The practice is within reach of Westfield Stratford, Bluewater Shopping Centre and Lakeside Shopping Centre.
Other Points of Interest: We are a vibrant, energetic, warm and friendly practice. The practice consists of dentists who are all involved in postgraduate training. Both Jin and Ali are heavily involved in lecturing postgraduate delegates and FDs. We have regular dentist meetings at the practice and any trainee will have all the support during the year. We have had past practice trips to Dental Conferences abroad such as New York, Dubai, Estonia, Latvia, Mexico and Las Vegas. We strongly believe in practicing ethical evidence based dentistry within a safe environment and any FD will be given all the clinical freedom during the year to grow and excel.