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

Richard Smith

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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Shalin MehraBDS DGDP (UK) FIoD.
Chief Executive Officer
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Gareth York
Chief Financial Officer
Dawn Farrell
Chief Operating Officer

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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Catherine BradyBDS FDS RCS Eng. Cert Med Ed LLM
Chief Clinical Officer

Cathie has worked with Rodericks for 10 years initially as a Clinical Advisor and then as Associate Clinical Director for Support and Development. Cathie wants to continue the ethos that Rodericks are working hard to achieve which is to be a listening organisation both to our patients and to our teams with the aim to improve quality by support and development. ‘We want to help our teams improve their performance by providing good quality CPD courses and ensuring that career development plays a key part in ensuring job satisfaction’.

Cathie qualified at Liverpool Dental Hospital in 1989 and went on to work in secondary care, completing a general duties post in Manchester Dental Hospital prior to working in maxillofacial surgery and orthodontics. Cathie then entered general practice and founded Bloxham Dental Practice in 1996 where continues to treat patients.

In 2002 she became an approved trainer for newly qualified dental graduates and has worked with the Oxford and Wessex Deanery since 2005, initially as a Primary Care Induction Advisor, guiding overseas dentists and now as a Training Program Director for foundation dentists.

As well as maintaining her clinical practice, Cathie has undertaken a varied postgraduate portfolio: in 2003 she gained her Fellowship in Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England; in 2010 she gained her Certificate in Medical Education; and in 2014 her Masters in Law, both awarded by Cardiff University.

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Alpesh KhetiaBDS Cert. Med. Ed.
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Carlos ClarkBDS Cert. Med. Ed.
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