HEE Midlands and East
The Educational Supervisors: We have been joint Educational Supervisors since 2012, and since 2016 we have had two FDs at the same time at our practice. This has been a real pleasure for us, and the FDs have always reported how good it was to have another FD in the practice supporting them.
We both have extensive experience in general dentistry. Rami particularly enjoys chair-side composite veneers, surgical dentistry and Smilelign clear aligners. Rena enjoys making Valplast flexible dentures and managing anxious patients.
Rami is the Chair of the Derbyshire County LDC and both ESs regularly attend LDC peer review.
The Practice: Glumangate Dental Practice has recently undergone an expansion and refurbishment and is now six surgeries. We are in the centre of Chesterfield in a commercial three-storey building. All the surgeries are equipped with Belmont chairs, built-in ultrasonic Cavitron scalers, micromotor handpieces with fibre-optic lights, cordless light cures, Corian worktops with seamless sinks and DC intra-oral x-ray machines. We are fully computerised including digital radiographs. We are best-practice compliant for cross infection control.
We have recently upgraded our CBCT scanner and OPT machine to the latest CS8100 model. We have invested in a 3D intra-oral scanner, the CS3700, and have purchased a microscope for endodontics.
We also accept referrals for specialist periodontal treatment, dental implants, treatment with IV sedation, CBCT scans, as well as a very busy NHS oral surgery specialist service. FDs will have opportunities to gain experience from these specialist services.
The Area: The practice is right in the centre of Chesterfield, a 2-minute walk from the famous Chesterfield Markets, on a commercial road with restaurants, cafes, sandwich shops, estate agents, jewellers and banks. The practice is in a grand 3-storey commercial building. Being right in the centre of Chesterfield, the practice is easily accessible by bus or train – it is a 5-10 minute walk from the central bus station and the train station.
Other Points of Interest: We have a great team with a lot of experience with Foundation Dentistry and always keen to support the FDs. Everyone in the team is friendly and hard-working and it is a lovely environment to work in. We are very keen to manage patients who are anxious of dental treatment and take pride in turning people's anxieties around.