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Career opportunities for dental nurses
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Career opportunities for dental nurses

What are the career opportunities for dental nurses? Traditionally, many dental nurses have been unsure about the career pathways available. It is not always...

Putting mental health in the spotlight
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Putting mental health in the spotlight

It is important for everyone to focus on their mental health, to make time for themselves and their mental wellbeing. This pandemic has stretched...

Supporting the next generation
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Supporting the next generation

Dentistry has come far in 2020. Even though we are still a long way from what might be considered ‘normal’, we are getting back...

Supporting Our Clinicians
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Supporting Our Clinicians

Supporting our clinicians in every way Dealing with the impact of COVID-19 has been a difficult time for many people across the dental profession....

Dentistry might not be back to normal – but it is back
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Dentistry might not be back to normal – but it is back

Dentistry is back, but not back to normal just yet! It is great to be back. There is a new normal and many things...

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Getting children to care about oral health

With the current state of oral health among children in the UK, it is has never been more important to help young people learn...

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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...

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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....

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Rodericks reaches 100 practices!

Rodericks has long been committed to improving access to high quality dental care for people across England and Wales. In our quest to achieve...

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Vegan diets – good or bad?

At the end of Veganuary 2020, we look at what a vegan diet means for individuals and for dental care. So, what do you...

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Alcohol – a love hate thing

For many people, the festive period is closely associated with over indulgence – often regarding both food and alcohol. We use the party season...

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Top 10 articles of 2019, as chosen by you

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year! We hope you had a well-earned break and enjoyed the festivities with your friends and loved...

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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...

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Building patient rapport – simple but vital

In today’s society, building patient rapport is essential for all dental professionals. If a patient likes their professional team, they are more likely to...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Adding value and choice for patients

Part of our ethos at Rodericks is to improve access to quality care for more patients. This is the main driving force behind the...

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Sugar – a long-term battle

In dentistry, we understand the dangers of high sugar consumption. The challenge is to spread the word among the general population, which involves members...

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Save energy, one switch at a time

In today’s world, we all understand the need to save energy. Whether you are motivated by climate change, animal welfare or the rising cost...

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Men’s health still needs a little TLC

As healthcare professionals, dentists work hard to improve both women’s and men’s health. However, men are trailing behind women when it comes to looking...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Dental marketing – the who, what and how

Dental marketing is important for the long-term success of a practice. Effective promotion of the services you offer supports business growth and sustainability. It...

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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...

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Mental health – look after yourself

It’s important for dental professionals to look after themselves both physically and mentally. Not only does this ensure your well-being, but it also enables...

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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...

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Smoking cessation – providing the right support

We know that smoking is bad for our health – both general and dental. It seems the message is getting out there, too. There...

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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...

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Job satisfaction and happiness at work

For dental professionals, happiness at work often relies on job satisfaction. There are many factors influencing how satisfied you are in the dental practice...

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Is it really in their genes?

Many health conditions are linked to our genes. In fact, genetic make-up is associated with risk of developing various diseases from breast cancer to...

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HPV – tackling a growing problem

HPV is rapidly becoming a problem across the globe. It is implicated in the development of various types of cancer, including mouth cancer. With...

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Tackling suicide head on

World Suicide Prevention Day (10th September), aims to raise awareness and help those who may be struggling to find a way out. As stress and...

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Caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease

With an ageing population, you can expect to see more patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Tailoring their dental care to their needs is crucial. ‘Dementia’...

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Raising awareness of childhood cancer

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. It aims to help more people understand the disease for earlier detection. It is important for dental professionals...

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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...

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Reducing the environmental impact of dentistry

The idea of reducing our environmental impact has gained momentum in recent years. As the consequences of climate change become more apparent, so too...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Humanitarian aid and supporting the less fortunate

As we celebrate World Humanitarian Day 2019, we consider the need for aid in less fortunate communities. We also look at the many ways...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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Systemic health and oral health

Dental professionals are aware of the links between systemic health and oral health. Many practitioners describe the mouth as ‘the gateway to the body’...

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The latest advice on breastfeeding

The UK has one of the lowest rates of breastfeeding in Europe. While 73% of UK mothers breastfed their new-born babies in 2015/16, this reduced...

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Hepatitis – a recap and a warning

Hepatitis affects around 0.3% of the UK population. However, prevalence is higher among dental professionals, because they are more likely to encounter the blood...

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Exercise your right to be healthy

As dental professionals, you will likely encourage your patients to establish as many healthy habits as possible. But what about you? Do you get...

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Stress – beat it with a little help from your friends

Stress affects everyone differently. For some, it makes them concentrate harder. For others, it can feel overwhelming and cause them to make mistakes. We...

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Diet is everything when it comes to oral health

It’s important for patients to understand how diet impacts general wellbeing. This includes being aware of how it affects oral health. Starting young Sugar...

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Tooth whitening – I do!

The demand for tooth whitening often spikes in summer. This is not surprising given that summer and early autumn are the most popular times...

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Here comes the sun – and the vitamin D!

Get yourself outside this summer to enjoy all the benefits of vitamin D. And we do mean outside – you need direct contact between...

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7 top tips to help your dental patients pucker up with confidence!

Did you know that 6th July 2019 is International Kissing Day? A great excuse to pucker up, the day celebrates the age-old expression for...

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Rodericks family expansion with Denticheck

Rodericks Dental aims to improve access to high quality dental care across the UK. As a result, it has grown by welcoming several new...

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Putting patient safety first

Safeguarding patients is an important responsibility for all dental professionals. It is much more than just a legal requirement or a part of our...

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On your marks, get set, engage!

For a dental practice to be successful, engagement with the local community is key. It could involve participating in local events, supporting town activities...

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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...

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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...

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Challenge of a lifetime

Our Dentist at Aldershot Dental Practice is undertaking a Challenge of a lifetime… Read more here

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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

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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...

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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...

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Goodman Grant helps secure acquisition for Rodericks Dental Limited

The team at Goodman Grant Solicitors have recently completed a high-profile acquisition of a three surgery dental practice in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire on...

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Why Rodericks Dental

When selling your dental practice, you want to be confident that the buyer shares your values and ethics and will look after your staff...

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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...

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Don’t Stress – Share the burden

Nearly a fifth of modern dentists feel stressed every day. Enhanced patient expectations, increasing complaints, various regulations and the complex maze that is running...

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Women change their toothbrush twice as often as men

  Dentists recommend that toothbrushes are replaced every 3 months. Women switch theirs every 92 days while men wait for around 185 days it...

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Is flossing your teeth a waste of time?

The US health department has stopped recommending it, but the NHS is still in favour. So, should you bother? read more here.

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NHS Ponders sugary drinks ban

The NHS in England is asking staff and the public about whether it should ban or impose a tax on any sugary drinks sold...

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7 things smoking is doing to your mouth

Most of us are probably aware they smoking is incredibly bad for our health, causing an untold amount of misery due to a vast...

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New self-help guide for kids could stop fear of the dentist

The number of children with phobias of the dentist could be reduced as experts create the first self-help guide designed to encourage young children...

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Offering High Quality Care for Your Patients

With a new website launched (www.sellyourdentalpractice.net) and 70 practices within its estate to date, Rodericks is going from strength to strength, continuing to expand its group...

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Breathe new life into your business

Dental principals considering selling their practices, will find no other buyer to rival Health Investor-accredited dental group, Rodericks Dental. If the demands of modern...

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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,...

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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...

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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...