Half way there – Fiona and FD training
It’s been nearly six months since we first spoke to Fiona Mackay at the beginning of her Foundation Dentist (FD) training at Wallingford House Dental Practice. We caught up with her to find out how she settled in and what she’s learned so far… Specialist courses “Since the start of my FD training, Rodericks has … Continue reading Half way there – Fiona and FD training
Volunteering in remote areas of Nicaragua
Will Hanks, a dentist at our Kyrle Street Dental Practice, has been volunteering with the Peace and Hope Trust for more than six years. Right now, he is in Nicaragua with his wife, who is also a dentist, two nurses, a consultant orthodontist and several other non-medical volunteers. They are supporting local communities who have … Continue reading Volunteering in remote areas of Nicaragua
Introducing Jonathan Gardner
As you will likely know, Jonathan Gardner recently joined the senior management team at Rodericks as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He takes on this role as Shalin Mehra moves into the position of Chairman to guide the strategic direction of the business. A healthcare background Jonathan brings a wealth of experience in leading and supporting … Continue reading Introducing Jonathan Gardner
Season’s greetings to all!
As we see out the final weeks of 2019, we would like to wish all our friends and colleagues the very best for the New Year! Here are a few words from members of our Board… Shalin Mehra, Chairman “Rodericks has seen substantial growth this year. We have completed 25 acquisitions, as well as welcoming … Continue reading Season’s greetings to all!
Supporting the next generation – getting into FD training
For dentists interested in mentoring the next generation of professionals, FD training can offer a challenging yet rewarding career move. Felicity Harland, Dentist and Educational Supervisor at Aldershot Dental Practice, shares her journey into FD training. “During my own FD year, I realised that being an Educational Supervisor was something I would like to do … Continue reading Supporting the next generation – getting into FD training
The gloves are on
Stephen Lee, Practice Manager at Stony Dental Practice, is taking on a new challenge this November to raise awareness and donations for Cancer Research UK. He is participating in an Ultra White Collar Boxing (UWCB) event. It’s an amateur boxing challenge designed to help individuals get fit and healthy while trying something new. “I chose … Continue reading The gloves are on
Getting started as an FD
We will be speaking to Fiona Mackay throughout her journey as an FD at Wallingford House Dental Practice. We caught up with her just one month into her training. A new life When asked about the biggest difference between life as a dental student and life in practice, Fiona said: “Every decision is suddenly on … Continue reading Getting started as an FD
Rodericks joins the Super Bash for Bridge2Aid!
Rodericks Dental has long supported Bridge2Aid and the amazing work that it does for vulnerable communities around the world. We participate through the Lloyds bank cardnet handsets, donating a small percentage of every patient transaction to the charity. Since 2016, we have donated more than £16,500 and we are keen to continue. As another way … Continue reading Rodericks joins the Super Bash for Bridge2Aid!
Coralie: My message of thanks
We are proud that so many of our professionals see Rodericks as more than just a business or an employer. The individuals in our management, practice and operations teams are truly a credit to the group and they have shown time and again that they think of their colleagues like family. As such, we would … Continue reading Coralie: My message of thanks
FD training – the journey begins
The transition from university student to the practice environment can be exciting but challenging for newly qualified dentists. We catch up with Dr Megha Upadhyaya two weeks into her FD training at Aldershot Dental Practice. What have been the main challenges of moving from university to practice? I learnt quickly that time management is hugely … Continue reading FD training – the journey begins
Maximising on the benefits of milk for children
Cow’s milk affords many benefits for children. We speak to Phillip End, dentist at Davyhulme Revive, about how dental professionals can encourage healthier habits among young people. “Milk has two mechanisms of protection. Firstly, it neutralises plaque acids. Secondly, milk contains a protein that interacts with the oral environment. This creates a protective layer over … Continue reading Maximising on the benefits of milk for children
Welcome to our FDs!
Carlos Clark, Associate Director for Professional Development at Rodericks, would like to welcome all new dental graduates who have joined Rodericks for their Foundation Dentist training year. This is an exciting time of year in dentistry. For those fresh out of university, September marks the beginning of FD training. I would like to extend a … Continue reading Welcome to our FDs!
Career development for the newly qualified dentist
Charlie Steere, dentist at Marylebone House, discusses his career development and offers some advice for newly qualified dentists starting their own journeys. I qualified from Leeds University in 2015 before completing my FD training year in Winchester. At this point, I had no idea what I wanted to do next, except I wasn’t keen on … Continue reading Career development for the newly qualified dentist
Thank you and farewell to a valued member of the team
Rodericks is proud to work with an array of skilled and enthusiastic individuals throughout the group. We strive to create the best possible working environments with the support and facilities professionals need to truly strive. As such, we are delighted that so many people stay with us for many years, developing their careers as they … Continue reading Thank you and farewell to a valued member of the team
Career mapping – get it right from the beginning
Shalin Mehra – Chief Executive Officer of Rodericks Dental – is passionate about effective career mapping for dentists. Here, he answers some common questions to help newly qualified dentists follow the right path for them… I recently completed Foundation Dentist (FD) training and will be working as an associate in practice. What could my career … Continue reading Career mapping – get it right from the beginning
Optimising patient communication
Julie Gillard, dental hygienist from Bryant Dental Practice, shares her experience and offers some advice for improved communication with patients… Good patient communication is crucial in dentistry. It ensures informed consent, which in turn avoids litigation issues and helps patients improve their oral health. It’s important to explain suggested treatment clearly and then acknowledge that … Continue reading Optimising patient communication
Rodericks is shortlisted for Engagement Award
We are delighted to announce that Rodericks has become a finalist in the ‘Rising Star of the Year’ category for the Engagement Excellence Awards 2019, organised by Reward Gateway. The first year of this category, it is designed to recognise and celebrate employee engagement within companies across different sectors. Jenna Hartley, Head of HR here … Continue reading Rodericks is shortlisted for Engagement Award
Taking a stand for children’s oral health
Children’s oral health is a hot topic in the UK right now. While statistics show improvements over time, there is much more still to do. In particular, this applies to the inequalities being seen between different areas of the UK. Concerning statistics Josh Kelly – dental therapist at Rodericks Dental’s Cefn Coed Dental Practice in … Continue reading Taking a stand for children’s oral health
Social media – the do’s and don’ts
You don’t have to be a social media expert to benefit from using these platforms. You just need to know the basic do’s and don’ts, and then dedicate enough time to your page. Here are some top tips from Nicola Ripton, Marketing Business Partner at Rodericks, on how you can do just that. What common … Continue reading Social media – the do’s and don’ts
Making social media work for you
Social media may be outside the dental team’s expertise, but there are many benefits when you get it right. We spoke to Nicola Ripton, Marketing Business Partner at Rodericks, about how professionals and practices could make the most of the opportunities available. What are the benefits of social media for dental professions? On an individual … Continue reading Making social media work for you
The latest advice on breastfeeding
The UK has one of the lowest rates of breastfeeding in Europe.[i] While 73% of UK mothers breastfed their new-born babies in 2015/16, this reduced to 43% when their child was 6-8 weeks. Why is this relevant to you? Just under a quarter of children aged 5 years have dental decay in England. In addition, almost … Continue reading The latest advice on breastfeeding
Building the dental profession of tomorrow
Carlos Clark, Head of Professional Development at Rodericks Dental, contemplates the importance of laying down solid foundations for a successful dental career and the role FD training has to play in this. Innovation and education are often the cornerstones of progression and success. This is no truer than when it comes to dentistry, where new … Continue reading Building the dental profession of tomorrow
Proud to make a difference
Committed to giving something back and supporting both the profession and the community in any way it can, Rodericks Dental is proud to have worked with Bridge2Aid for several years now. It was the first dental group to adopt the scheme set-up between Bridge2Aid and Lloyds Bank, whereby a particular handset is used in each … Continue reading Proud to make a difference
Challenge of a lifetime
Our Dentist at Aldershot Dental Practice is undertaking a Challenge of a lifetime… Read more here
The Company’s finest asset is you
The Sunday Times’ Best 100 Companies Awards recently showed companies that recognise their staff as unique individuals are far more appealing. Read more… here
Prototypes – What do you need to know?
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 … Continue reading Prototypes – What do you need to know?
A Great team to be a part of – Rodericks Dental
“I have found Rodericks Dental to be very supportive, from the directors to the dental nurses. The group is very focused on training and regularly holds courses to help improve the team’s skills”… find out more…
Ethical Dentistry at its heart
Dr Alaa Guni completed his foundation training year with Rodericks Dental in September 2014 and has remained with the group as an associate at Wallingford House Dental Practice in Oxfordshire. “The main benefits of working within the group include close staff with excellent team skills providing ethical dentistry under the NHS… read more here