I am the master of my fate…
Mohammed Hafize, Dentist at Flitwick High Street Dental Practice recently spoke about choosing a career in dentistry and working for Rodericks. I chose a career in dentistry as it is all about providing solutions to problems. I have always enjoyed working with people and I wanted to ensure that the context of my profession involved … Continue reading I am the master of my fate…
My Apprenticeship Placement at Rodericks Dental
For National Apprenticeship Week we have undertook a Q&A with Paul Millar, our Junior Digital Marketing Co-ordinator about his apprenticeship here at Rodericks Dental and staying on full time after qualifying. When did you start your apprenticeship and why an apprenticeship? In November 2015 I started my apprenticeship with Rodericks Dental. After a year working … Continue reading My Apprenticeship Placement at Rodericks Dental
Happy National Apprenticeship Week!
Tracey Rodgers,Learning and Development Manager at Rodericks Dental speaks about her role and the support Rodericks provides for it’s Apprentices. National Apprenticeship Week takes place between the 4th and 8th of March this year, celebrating and promoting the benefits of these learning programmes. At Rodericks, we are completely dedicated to the training and education of … Continue reading Happy National Apprenticeship Week!
Healthy Kids are Happy Kids
For most parents or guardians, keeping children happy, healthy and safe is an absolute priority. We will do everything within our power to keep our kids out of harm’s way from the moment they are born and throughout their lives. Unfortunately, nearly a quarter of all 5-year-olds in England have tooth decay, with 12% of … Continue reading Healthy Kids are Happy Kids
A Smooth Sea Never Made a Skilled Sailor
My Background When I was younger I wanted to be a doctor. My brother is a GP and my sister works as a dental implant sales representative, so I was able to get some work experience with both. I ended up falling in love with dentistry. My sister introduced me to some very talented dentists, … Continue reading A Smooth Sea Never Made a Skilled Sailor
Bringing Rock ’n’ Roll to Dentistry
I chose a career in dentistry as it’s a great marriage of all the things I loved at school and growing up. It’s a scientific job, but it requires manual dexterity and really good communication skills. The Advantages of Working for Rodericks I joined Rodericks in late 2011, initially doing four days at Quedgeley House … Continue reading Bringing Rock ’n’ Roll to Dentistry
For Love of Food and Dentistry
I was actually due to go to a solicitors practice for work experience while I was at school, but it was changed last minute to a dental practice. Following on from this, it was a one-way path for me and I didn’t look back! If I hadn’t ended up in dentistry, I think my love of sandwiches may … Continue reading For Love of Food and Dentistry
Building Stable Foundations
Why I Love Dentistry It all started when I was a child, I always wanted to do something related with healthcare. Both my parents are doctors and they used to tell me how their jobs helped others in an incredibly significant way. I think the major person who influenced my decision between being a doctor … Continue reading Building Stable Foundations
Roger Green – Swapping Travel for Dentistry
I have been with Rodericks since June, although it feels like years – it’s certainly fast paced! This is the first time I have worked in the dental industry – I hadn’t even realised dental corporates existed before I saw this job vacancy. My Previous Role I previously worked in Commercial Finance for EasyJet and … Continue reading Roger Green – Swapping Travel for Dentistry
Following in a Father’s Footsteps
Farah describes how she followed in her father’s footsteps into the world of dentistry. My dad was a dentist and this was a large influence on my decision to work in dentistry myself. Like many others in the profession, I have also always been science-minded and wanted to use these skills in a practical way. … Continue reading Following in a Father’s Footsteps
Introducing our Business Support Team
Day 9 of our 12 days before Christmas and we would like to introduce our Business Support Team. Georgina Phillips, Head of Business Support Claire McAllister, Clinical and Contracts Manager Keeley Sansom, Business Support Manager Kayleigh Poulsum, Area Hub Assistant Georgina Phillips has been with Rodericks for over 18 years starting her journey off as … Continue reading Introducing our Business Support Team
Training & Development 2018 and the Year Ahead
Successes for 2018 A busy year in the Training Department with Carlos Clark taking on Continued Professional Development for our Dentists & Hygienists and the Advisor role for FD training in April 2018. Carlos has continued to build on the fantastic foundations laid by Kaushik Paul and Phil Loughnane in their times as CPD Tutor … Continue reading Training & Development 2018 and the Year Ahead
Our Marketing Team
Introducing the Marketing Team: Aman Gakhal – Marketing & Communications Manager Paul Millar – Junior Digital Marketing Co-ordinator As a department we like to do things a bit differently, we are always up for taking risks and being creative and that in itself is one of the reasons we love our job! For our post … Continue reading Our Marketing Team
Supporting Dentist Personal Development
Rodericks recently provided our Dentists with the opportunity to attend the GC G-aenial Composite Hands-on Course in Leuven, Belgium – discounted for Rodericks Dentists, just one of the great benefits of working with the group. The course was a great success and enjoyed by our Dentists who took a lot from the day. Here is … Continue reading Supporting Dentist Personal Development
Is Brushing My Teeth Enough?
We all know that it’s important to brush our teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time. It’s a habit (hopefully) that has been ingrained into us from a young age. But is brushing alone enough to keep our mouths healthy? The short answer is no, it’s not. Only around 25% of our … Continue reading Is Brushing My Teeth Enough?
Doing Things Differently
Rodericks Dental is proud to do things a little differently – we are run by dental professionals, for dental professionals. We understand the pressures in practice and we strive to make it easier for our teams to deliver excellent patient care. In fact, three members of our Executive Board come from clinical backgrounds, meaning we … Continue reading Doing Things Differently
Different Dimensions Within Dentistry
I’ve always wanted to work within the medical field, following in the footsteps of many of my relatives. I guess I chose dentistry as it enables you to not only diagnose problems, but also treat them. The other reason was the lifestyle associated with being a dentist, such as the work-life balance and the renumeration. … Continue reading Different Dimensions Within Dentistry
A Long-term Relationship
Dinesh Gunatunga talks about his long tenure with Rodericks Dental I’ve always been interested in working within the healthcare sector as my dad is a doctor. However, I wanted to do something that was more hands-on, plus I was rebellious enough to not want the same career as my dad! I found the surgical aspect … Continue reading A Long-term Relationship
Always Opportunity for Development
Rebecca Bird from our Acquisitions Team highlights the great Opportunities for growth with Rodericks. My Career Development Since completing my Business Management degree at university, I have worked in a number of industries, but working at Rodericks saw me take my first role in dentistry. When I learnt that I was accepted for the position … Continue reading Always Opportunity for Development
A Family-run Feel
Stephanie Kirby talks about her experience with Rodericks Dental My Background Strangely enough for a child, I always wanted to become an orthodontist when I was younger. I’d had braces fitted as a child and I remember being very self-conscious of my teeth before treatment. Once the braces were removed 2 years later, I remember feeling … Continue reading A Family-run Feel
In Memory of the Three Degrees
Michelle Regis, a dental nurse from our Aldridge practice, will soon be taking on an amazing challenge in memory of a loved one… “My dad used to play for West Brom football club. As it’s been 40 years since the West Brom team went to China, so the club organised a walk to mark the … Continue reading In Memory of the Three Degrees
Sorin Campeanu describes his career so far with Rodericks Dental. My Passion for Dentistry I’ve always wanted to work in the healthcare industry, to help relieve people’s suffering and ease their pain. When I discovered that I also had great dexterity and a passion for physics, dentistry seemed the perfect job for me. I have … Continue reading En Garde!
Louise Seaton Discusses the Benefits of a Career with Rodericks Dental
I think of myself as a fairly chilled and laid back person who enjoys spending time with family and friends and getting pampered when I get the time! I have been working in dentistry for nearly 16 years, during which time I have taken various management roles. I’ve been with Rodericks for about two and … Continue reading Louise Seaton Discusses the Benefits of a Career with Rodericks Dental
The Possibilities are Endless
Louise Paterson joined Rodericks Dental in September 2015 as a Cover Apprentice Dental Nurse at all practices within Northampton. In April 2016 she started at The Elms Dental Practice where she worked full time in one Surgery while completing her apprenticeship. A year later, Louise joined the HR team. About her experience so far she … Continue reading The Possibilities are Endless
Prototypes – What do you need to know?
Rehan Ghaffar – Grange Park Practice, Rodericks Dental – provides an update on the Prototypes so far… How would you summarise the prototypes? Our practice (Grange Park Dental Practice) is currently trialling the prototype system, which follows the pilot contracts initiated in 2011 that were geared towards a greater focus on prevention. They incorporated a … Continue reading Prototypes – What do you need to know?