HEE East of England
The Educational Supervisors: Stephen Denny: I've taught both my ESs trainers as undergraduates in Southend Outreach as part of Barts & London. I still teach 1 day / week and spend my working week running both practices, doing some orthodontics 2 days / week and routine dentistry the rest of the time.
Socially I am still basking on Liverpool winning their first title in 30 years. I'm a keen tennis, racket ball and skier. Can't say travelling anymore but hope to in the future!!
I still enjoy dentistry and love seeing our FDs progress throughout their dental careers and personal lives.
Ben Marion: Joint ES in two practices. I love working in Benfleet both as an associate and a Trainer as it has a great 'family practice feel', with amazing support. There's always someone to discuss difficult cases with ! Clinically I enjoy extractions, and I have an academic and professional background in pathology, cellular pathology, and mortuary dissection.
For fun, I'm a keen musician, and have been lucky enough to regulalrly play shows across three different continents over the years. Working as an ES is one of my favourite parts of my working life.
The Practices: The Benfleet Dental Clinic was established in 2000 and expanded from a 2 surgery site to a thriving 5 surgery clinic offering a full range of NHS and private care. All surgeries are computerised with Belmont chairs, intraoral digital x-ray machines and air conditioning. DPT machine available.
Benfleet Dental Studio, opened in January 2009. All 4 surgeries are computerised, have digital x-ray facilities, intra oral cameras, 3D OPG machine. We offer a full range of NHS and private care.
We have over 22,000 patients and a steady stream of new patients attending both practices. The patients vary in their dental health, so there is certainly no shortage of work for our FDs to do. Most of these patients are from word of mouth referrals. Both practices have built up excellent reputations.
We currently have 10 Dentist's, 1 specialist orthodontist, 2 Foundation dentists, 4 hygienist's, 6 trainee hygienist's, 10 DCPs, 2 trainee DCPs and 7 receptionists. Most team members are split site. Our dentists have special interests in orthodontics, oral surgery, implants, anti wrinkle treatments, sedation, domiciliary care and smile make overs. At both our practices we take local referrals for the special services we provide. We have an open door policy at both practices and this aids interaction between our clinicians. The FDs will have the benefit of being able to work in such a large team.
We were the 2nd UDC to open in the country in the recent COVID crisis.
The Area: The Clinic is situated on the High Road of a busy town 10 minutes walk from Benfleet railway station. This has direct links to Fenchurch Street (40 mins ).
The Studio is a five minute drive from the Clinic. It is situated on the old A13 leading to Southend at the bottom of what's locally known as Bread and Cheese Hill.
Benfleet is on the Thames Estuary and offers a wide range of local amenities including sports,sailing, theatres ,restaurants and cinemas. As well as local bus and train services, there are excellent road links. Both the A13 and A127 lead to Benfleet.
Other Points of Interest: As a team we are committed to personal professional development and lifelong learning . We are looking for a vibrant professional person to join our friendly team. There are plenty of social events through out the year including summer barbecues, team building fun days, karaoke curry nights and themed Christmas parties so your calender can be as packed as you want it to be ! During the practice COVID working day there is also quoits in the car park at the back of the practice and an array of board and card games to play.