East of England
The Educational Supervisor: Mohnisha was a previous FD of the practice and is now a general practitioner with advanced restorative skills. She has the happiest and most positive outlook on life and is much-loved by the whole team. She is kind, empathetic and huge source of pastoral support for all previous FDs. She enjoys baking and reading outside of work, and has so much love to give her dog Archie
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 alot 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: Littleport Dental Surgery is a busy mixed NHS and Private practice with 5 dental surgeries. The practice has recently enjoyed a refurb and its new spa-like image is a source of much joy to both the team and patients. Aside from Amiras and Mohnisha, there are 5 other dentists, a hygienist, a practice manager, two receptionists and 7 dental nurses. A large team means plenty of support, even if the ESs are not on site, varied clinical interests and skillsets within the team and a great opportunity to make some friendships. We offer all types of treatment within the practice and have a long-established respected reputation within the local community that we strive to uphold. There is plenty of free off-street parking and we are walking distance from the quaint town centre. We have recently invested in the iTero intra-oral scanner which allows us to digitally take impressions and offer Invisalign treatment and teeth whitening. The FD working hours are between 8am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday, with Tuesday off for scheme study days. All the associates have been previous FDs at the practice so they are familiar with the training year and provide alot of support. All our nurses are qualified or mid-training and the FD will always have an experienced dental nurse assisting them chairside. All our previous FDs have successfully hit their clinical targets over the training year and have completed the year with experience in every clinical discipline so they leave competent and confident.
The Area: Littleport is a picturesque village close to Ely, Cambridgeshire. The local train station is walking distance from the practice and there are excellent train links to London, Cambridge and King's Lynn and Peterborough. Amiras himself lives in Cambridge, as have many of our previous FDs, and the daily commute is 40 minutes by car.
We are the only Dental Surgery in Littleport, which places us in a unique position and have become a respected pillar of the community. This also means that we have an abundance of patients coming through our door, and it has never been a problem for all of our previous FDs to be exposed to all kinds of dental work including crowns, bridges, dentures and surgical extractions. We have always met, often exceeded, all the quotas placed upon the FD during the year.
Other Points of Interest: We have all the latest equipment and materials on site including a computerised record keeping system, in-surgery digital xrays, an OPG, 2 rotary endo systems, surgical equipment and a digital intra-oral scanner, and the FD is allowed to use it all from very early on. I want for the FD to be not just be clinically competent in the basics of clinical dentistry but more than that, be at the forefront of the techniques and developments that are happening in dentistry and be exposed to new ideas, equipment and materials. By the end of the year our aim is for you to be able to be so competent and functional that you could walk into any associate job you want, maybe even one within our own practices.
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The team has a varied skill mix, in terms of their strengths, and we have team members that do implants, short-term orthodontics, extremely impressive cosmetic work and surgical extractions. All of our dental associates are our previous FDs, please follow us on social media to get a feel for our team. Shivam Patel @drshivampatel (instagram) FD at Littleport Dental Surgery 2015-16, nominated for Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2019 for the best composite smile makeover.
We regularly socialise out of the practice as a team, enjoying dinners out, laser tag and dragon boat racing!