I am very much a ‘people person’ and enjoy spending time motivating like-minded dental colleagues. My passion is supporting dental professionals in their work.
After working for 19 years as a dental practice manager, I met my mentor Glenys and studied for level 4 and 5 management qualifications.
My 21 years in dentistry work has included running a two-site dental business in the Southampton area as their Business Manager. My responsibilities were to grow the practices and increase their profitability by supporting and guiding their practice managers.
I have also worked for DPAS Ltd, where I supported 140 dental practices in the South and South East, by sharing my dental practice management knowledge to help them to build and market their businesses.
At a time before dental nurses were registered with the GDC, I was part of the team that created the Dental Nursing Magazine, this publication has allowed the dental nurses to have their say and is widely known and respected throughout the dental profession. I have also developed and run local training and support groups for dental nurses.
I enjoy working with the general public and working closely with dental teams. I strive to build good working relationships and would like to pass on my know-how to help new managers gain important skills and recognition.
Now; me outside of my dental commitments:
I have my 14-year-old puppy ‘Lucy’ who goes everywhere with me. I love the outdoor life and you will usually find me in my camper, enjoying a small festival with friends and family ‘or’ digging away in my garden. I love anything vintage and I ‘love’ a project; whether is helping to convert a track car, renovate a house or my current passion is renovating a vintage caravan. Over the last 5 years I find pushing myself into situations I would not usually find myself, I had a fantastic opportunity of spending 6 weeks in USA and travelled over 7000 miles ‘on my own’ (with new travel buddies).
I have always supported the people around me, family, friends, colleagues, the lady sat opposite me on the train, and I enjoy supporting them through their journey and enjoy watching them develop their strengths. I want to pass on my know-how to help you, the dental care professional, gain important skills and gain the recognition that you deserve.
At a time of increasing opportunities for dental professionals it makes sense to invest in training and development to extend your skills sets.
We recognise how demanding it can be to study for a professional qualification whilst balancing workplace and home responsibilities; so we have designed a range of flexible training programmes to enable students to maintain a work-life balance, whilst developing academic, professional and personal management skills.
All of our programmes are tutor led. Each student is guided by a personal tutor; distance learning students benefit from the ability to choose when and where they study with the support of a mentor/tutor. In addition we have growing number of training partners, some of whom offer our courses in workshop formats. Details are available on request.
Each programme teaches a range of recognised legal and ethical codes which dental professionals must observe. This enables students to embed GDC and Quality of Care regulations into their professional development.
Learning materials and a range of reference materials are provided online. Students work is uploaded directly onto our online Student Pathway where tutors access your work to provide feedback and guidance.
Our learning materials are set entirely within the dental practice workplace, so that students can contextualise the learning for their own practice.
Courses consist of subject units each of which has Learning Activities to develop knowledge and understanding of the subject matter, Course Notes and Assignment Briefs to guide the content of assignments for assessment.
Course fees can be staged (and paid by installment on request). On booking you will need to pay a £50.00 deposit when you book your course. The remainder of your course fee will be paid on invoice. Examination fees are included in the course fee, so there will not be any additional fees to pay.
We offer courses in dental practice management, care coordination, lead skills for dental nurses, and reception skills…
Our programmes are quality endorsed with the Quality Endorsement Scheme (QES) approval by Innovate Awarding – an Ofqual regulated awarding organisation.
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