Excellent dentistry requires excellent people

Every person in Rodericks is essential to your care, so we endeavour to recruit, train and retain the best people. Everyone who joins us understands our expectations and receives a full induction – to ensure we all share the same ethos of putting our patients at the heart of everything we do.

Through teaching, mentoring and regular reviews, we encourage our staff to aim high. And we guide and support those who wish to study further to allow everyone to reach their full potential. This method has proven highly successful leading to many internal promotions; we are always on the lookout for tomorrow’s leaders.

By providing a caring environment where professional needs are nurtured in a supportive way, we engender loyalty. As the saying goes – we don’t expect loyalty, we earn it.

All teams rely on good communication and our company is structured to ensure communication flows easily. From our central support teams through to our practice teams, we value good communication.

Meet Our Senior Team

Shalin MehraBDS DGDP (UK) FIoD.
Managing Director
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Dawn Farrell
Operations Director

Dawn has over 30 years of experience both from a clinical and management/ strategy prospective. She began her career as a dental nurse progressing to Operations Director/Integration Director within IDH (mydentist)

Dawn was instrumental in the IDH growth from a small group of practices to the corporate it is today. Dawn brings with her an insight and experience that it takes to build a dental organisation today. Dawn combines inspirational leadership with strategic commercial awareness and her strengths include transforming struggling businesses, identifying commercial opportunities and building strong relationships with stakeholders.

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Steve BrookesBDS LDS RCS MFGDP (UK) DPDS Cert. Med. Ed.
Clinical Director

During his many years as a practicing dentist, Steve has amassed a wealth of clinical experience and, like Shalin, he is a committed teacher. He was a trainer for newly qualified dentists, joining the Northampton Vocational Training Scheme (VTS) from 1990 -2009, and he has been the Training Programme Director for the Oxford Foundation Training Scheme for a number of years. Steve’s success as a trainer was born out by his achievement in becoming National Vocational Trainer of the Year in 2008.

Steve also works as a professional advisor to the GDC Dental Complaints Service. Here he provides reports in the capacity of an expert witness for dental conduct committees. In addition he has been a member of the Northampton Local Dental Committee since 1990.

His differing roles, both inside and outside clinical practice, have provided Steve with a balanced perspective of the challenges, difficulties and opportunities faced by all members of the dental profession.

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Alpesh KhetiaBDS Cert. Med. Ed.
Workforce Director
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Carlos ClarkBDS Cert. Med. Ed.
Clinical & Business Development Director
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Lewis Ross
Finance Director
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Richard Smith
Non-Executive Director

Richard has a huge wealth of experience and expertise in running and developing companies and groups within the dental and pharmacy sectors.

He began his career at Unilever before spending 30 years working in a series of roles across customer service, multi-site operational management, marketing, finance and operations including at Somerfields Stores plc.

Richard later became Managing Director of Lloyds Pharmacy in 2005 and then CEO of {my} Dentist in 2010. Richard is also the Chairman of Europe’s largest diagnostic and cancer care company, Affidea, and is heavily involved in healthcare across Europe.

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Sue Gregory
Non-Executive Director

Sue brings a wealth of experience to the company, and has a wide range of skills to offer.

She has worked as the Deputy Chief Dental Officer with the Department of Health, and taken on various roles within Dental Public Health.

Sue is currently involved with Rodericks chosen charity “Centrepoint” who help homeless people find accommodation and support and integrate into a normal living and working life.

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