East of England
The Educational Supervisor: Amiras had been an ES for over ten years. He owns and manages 4 dental practices across Cambridgeshire and is really passionate about the business of dentistry, having bought his first dental practice 2 years after graduating. He has a lot to offer a newly qualified dentist both in terms of clinical support as well as entrepreneurial guidance. He has a day when he is on site not seeing patients and on that day he tends to devote a lot of chairtime to the FD, scheduling in joint procedures like difficult extractions or preps. He is forward-thinking and has trained his previous FDs such that they go on to become super-associates - high-grossing clinicians that do amazing and innovative clinical dentistry. Outside of work he is into keeping fit, playing football and cycling whenever he is not spending his time with his 3 daughters.
The Practice: Midsummer Dental is a busy practice providing both NHS and private dentistry. We attract a wide, and diverse demographic of patients and can thus offer a well-rounded experience in all types of dentistry. The multidisciplinary team consists of hygienists and dentists with special interests in short-term orthodontics, implants and various types of cosmetic dentistry. It is lead by a practice manager who is their day-to-day overseeing the care of patients and staff. We have 7 surgeries, which means that aside from the FD and the hygienists, there are at least 3-4 other dentists on site, all previous FDs, willing to provide help, support and friendship. Our nurses are all experienced, and friendly, looking forward to welcoming a new dentists onto the team. We are completely digital, both in terms of records and equipment with rotary endo kits, OPG machine, intra-oral scanners and cameras.
The Area: Cambridge, as a city, needs no introduction. We are situated a walking distance from all the main sights of Cambridge, including the train station so it is commute-friendly. The beautiful architecture of the city is a nod to its long-standing history and our patients, as a result, will range form professors and alumni of the University, to families and other folk associated with Addenbrookes, the science parks and technology hubs. With plenty to offer in terms of restaurants, shopping and leisure, it is a fantastic place to work, make friends and build a life.
Other Points of Interest: We are a young and outgoing team, all socialize outside of work regularly, which is nice for a young dentist coming into the city for the first time. We have regular team-building outings and trips to the pub after the work. As all the associates have been previous FDs, they are all willing to help. Amiras himself, and his wife Dipali, who are a part of the team, have over 12 years of ES experience each and have successfully mentored over 20 FDs between them. We have always ensured the FD hits all their clinical targets with ease, reach a stage where they can work independently as an associate, and help them with career development whether it is post-graduate training, practice ownership or developing their profile on social media as an aspiring dentist. My aim is to make them competent and confident so they can walk into any job they like, maybe even one within one of our group of practices.