HEE Midlands and East
The Educational Supervisor: Harai Virdee is the practice principal and has been an Educational Supervisor (ES) since 1994 mentoring over 30 Foundation Dentists (FDs). He has also been a past honorary clinical tutor at Birmingham Dental School and combined with the role as an ES in practice, he is well accustomed to the challenges and difficulties faced by new dental graduates.
Harai Virdee qualified from Manchester University in 1983 and was awarded two prizes in restorative and clinical dentistry on graduation. He gained the MFGPRCS from London in 1995 and was awarded MSc in Clinical Education from Sheffield University in 2015, reflecting his lifelong commitment towards postgraduate education and clinical education. He has developed a special interest in restorative dentistry and orthodontics, which he is able to share with the practice colleagues and FDs. Harai Virdee has been a Local Dental Committee member since 2008 representing the local dentists on issues that they face in the primary dental care setting. He also works for NHS England on the Performers List Decision Panel and has to make a decision on dentists who find themselves with fitness to practice concerns.
Outside dentistry, Harai regularly attends the gym and follows football and cricket. He is also a trustee to a local community organisation.
The Practice: Dental Art is an ultra modern, purpose built, family-run practice with 30 years of experience. There are 3 fully equipped surgeries, which are computerised with digital radiography, an OPG machine and access to a rotary endodontic system.
The practice currently holds an Orthodontic and Minor Oral Surgery contract, offering excellent opportunities to gain advanced experience in these fields. The current oral surgeon who completed Foundation Training at our practice in 2011 has gone to complete his specialist training and has been admitted to the GDC Oral Surgery specialist list. As a busy, mixed NHS and private practice we are proud to have such loyal and long-standing patients. The broad mix of patients ensures you gain vast experience in all treatment provisions. We have highly experienced, helpful and caring staff members who are able to aid the foundation dentist's transition to an independent practitioner.
For case presentation purposes, we have a high quality digital SLR camera, ensuring you have the best equipment to present your cases. We are indeed proud of our past and present Foundation Dentists who have awarded prizes for outstanding case presentations and BDJ publications.
The Area: The practice is situated close to the city centre with a variety of shops, attractions, cinemas, bars, gyms and restaurants. We are close to Leicester University with its vibrant student population offering a variety of rental accommodation at an affordable price.
We have excellent public transport links and ample free street parking for staff and patients. The practice is a short walking distance to Leicester Railway station for easy commuting to regional study days.
Other Points of Interest: We are close to many other training practices offering good social networking opportunities with fellow foundation dentists. We have regular practice meals and an annual Christmas party to look forward to.
As a practice we make the most of the vast variety of food-takeaway opportunities on our doorstep. We are an established BDA good practice member and committed to life long learning for all team members. The nature of the practice ensures the Foundation Dentist will practice all aspects of dentistry, developing their knowledge and skills with continued support.
Please visit our practice website on: www.dentalartleicester.co.uk