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

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Communication is key for fulfilling your career potential

Job satisfaction in dentistry is as much about fulfilling career potential as it is delivering quality patient care. Having access to different opportunities to progress your skills and feed your passion is crucial. This is true for all members of the dental team. Know your options Christina Regan, HR People Partner, shares insight into what … Continue reading Communication is key for fulfilling your career potential

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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

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How and when you should find a clinical mentor

Finding a clinical mentor is an important part of skill development in dentistry. A clinical mentor provides the support and guidance you need to progress safely and effectively. This is true whether you’re a newly qualified or highly experienced dentist moving into different fields. Guidance at every stage Manoj Bhatia, a dentist at Rugby Dental … Continue reading How and when you should find a clinical mentor

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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…

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Realise your strengths

“With such great support available from the practice managers, the area and regional teams, all the way up to the clinical advisers and directors, you definitely feel that you’re cared about as an individual when working for Rodericks Dental.” Read More… Zaki Khatana is an employee of Thame House Dental Practice in Oxfordshire.

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Second-to-none for course materials & clinical support

Dr Ashley Tilston has worked at Rodericks Dental since September 2015 following a two-year stint as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon SHO. “I have found many benefits to working with Rodericks Dental. Firstly the materials they provide for NHS care are excellent with rotary endodontics available to all patients and four varieties of Fuji capsules. … Continue reading Second-to-none for course materials & clinical support

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Second-to-none for course materials & clinical support

Dr Ashley Tilston has worked at Rodericks Dental since September 2015 following a two-year stint as an oral and maxillofacial surgery SHO. “I have found many benefits to working with Rodericks Dental. Firstly the materials they provide for NHS care are excellent with rotary endodontics available to all patients and four varieties of Fuji capsules. … Continue reading Second-to-none for course materials & clinical support

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