HEE Midlands and East
The Educational Supervisors: The Practice Principal is Trishan Malhi (Trish) and working alongside him is Harpreet Saduera (Harps). This husband and wife team have been FD trainers since 2005 and both hold certificates in Clinical Education. Ongoing personal development is massively important to them and they undertake many courses and ongoing learning. Trishan has a special interest in Orthodontics and has attained a Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics. He has twice been a finalist in the Orthodontic Aesthetic Dentistry awards. Harps has completed an MSc in restorative and aesthetic dentistry. She has a special interest in Endodontics and full mouth rehabilitation. They have two children, Gia and Dhruv. Trishan is a die-hard Liverpool fan and Harpreet is a Manchester United fan, which makes for an interesting time in the football season! Trishan is also a keen golfer. Harps is an avid reader.
The Practice: We are extremely lucky to have a wonderful team! Our associates are Zaitoona Al Bahti, Shweta Khanolkar, Poonam Chitkara, Shweta Shetye and Benish Khawar. Zaitoona joined the practice in 2010. Shweta Khanolkar then followed in 2016 . Poonam became an associate with us in 2017 and Shweta Shetye in 2018. Benish, our newest associate joined us 2019. We have excellent support staff including Nicola, our hygiene therapist, 12 dental nurses, reception staff and Becky Paterson, our Practice Manager. All of our dental nurses are qualified and GDC registered or working towards their qualifications, on nationally recognized courses.
The Practice has 7 surgeries, 6 on the ground floor and the nominated FD surgery is on the first floor. The Foundation Dentist will have their own, dedicated surgery and dedicated, qualified nurse. The surgery is fully computerised, has digital x-rays and all mod cons. Our x-ray room with OPG/Lat Ceph and CBCT scanner is right next door. There is a large staff room, a kitchenette and toilet facilities on this floor too. The ground floor has 2 waiting areas, with 6 surgeries, with patient facilities located here. We have been an established family practice since 1976 and have an excellent relationship with our community and local businesses. We have a loyal patient base, some of them having been with us since we opened. The Practice is busy, predominately NHS, with about 14,000 patients.
The Area: The Practice is located in the semi-residential Cavendish area of Normanton, Derby, just off the A5111 ring road, and a short walk away from Normanton Park. Parking is on-street. There are several small businesses in the location and a short drive to the City centre, retail outlets, petrol stations etc. There are excellent road links to Derby, via A50, A52 and A38. Access to the practice via public transport is plentiful. A standard train/bus journey would be:
- Derby Rail Station, arrive 08.06am, walk to Derby Bus Station 8 minutes, depart
- Derby Bus station, Bay 15, Bus 36a, 08.15am, arrive 08.28am Stenson Road
- 3 minute walk to Cavendish Dental Practice, arrive 08.31am. Total travel time 25 minutes
Travel time by car from the Postgraduate center in Nottingham is approximately 36 minutes (21 miles).
Other Points of Interest: Derby City Centre has an excellent mixture of shops, bars, clubs, restaurants and casinos, providing for a multitude of tastes and experiences. It also is home to the Intu shopping centre as well as boutiques and designer shopping which can be found in the Cathedral Quarter. There are cinemas, museums and art galleries, as well as the Derby Playhouse which hosts live theatre and music. Slightly further afield is Pride Park Stadium, home to Derby County Football Club, along with a large number of retail outlets, restaurants and health clubs.
Derby and Derbyshire has a lot to offer. As well as being the gateway to the beautiful Peak District National Park, there are many other places of interest to visit. For sports fans there is the Pride Park, Derbyshire County Cricket Club, the velodrome and plentiful golf clubs, including Breadsall Priory and Kedleston Golf Club. Chatsworth House and Kedleston Hall are also well worth a visit as are Darley Park and Elvaston Castle. There are many factory outlets and shopping villages including Denby Pottery, Royal Crown Derby and East Midlands Designer Outlet.