Associate Dentist

Employer
I Like My Smile Dental Group
Location
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Salary
circa £70,000 + 50% private fees. Free CPD programme + mentor
Closing date
21 Sep 2022

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I Like My Smile Dental Group

Information for prospective associates August 2022

Thank you for considering working as an associate dentist with us. We hope you find the information below answers some of your initial questions.

About us

We are a vibrant, independently owned dental practice group, currently with two well established practices in the North East of England. We are big enough to offer the flexibility and support of a group, but still small enough to avoid the restrictions of working for a corporate.

We see both NHS and private patients, but this role is most suited to associates looking to carry out mostly NHS care.

We are committed to ongoing clinical, ethical and financial progress. After twenty-five years in Wallsend and fourteen in Ashington our patients are grateful and staff loyal and supportive.

We are a nurturing and supportive practice where we all strive together for excellence, both inside and outside the mouth. We are on a lifelong reflective learning journey, and aim to teach and learn from one another’s ups and downs. If you are someone who cares about both your patients and your colleagues, and you want to walk that journey with us then we will provide the guidance and support you need to love life as a GDP.

 

The NHS contract

Our outgoing associate leaves a very well established loyal patient list.

You will full time days a week in either our Ashington practice.

You will provide a whole time equivalent of 5-7000 UDAs per year at a UDA rate that matches your experience and output.
 

Private treatment

The associate’s position is primarily to see NHS patients though there is always potential for private treatment. There is potential for high private fee income for the right person.

Your Fees

We will pay a competitive rate per UDA dependent on your experience and output + 50% of your private fees.
We will charge you 50% of your lab fees.

The Team

Our practice is led by Alistair & Teresa Bartlett. Alistair has thirty years of experience as a GDP and has taught undergrads and postgrads in the dental hospital, community service and with Straumann. He still gets as excited by teeth as he did on day one at dental school and loves nothing more than chatting about an awkward canal or complex patient. Teresa’s eye for detail in the seemingly endless onslaught of paperwork means that you can concentrate on your patients, knowing that you have an ethical and stable platform underpinning the life of the practice.

We have six associate dentists who have a range of experience and areas of interest. We follow a highly pro-active open door policy as well as formally meeting for monthly whole team and quarterly dentist only meetings.

We have a fantastic team of well established support staff. Alistair has been a nurse tutor and examiner and we believe that well trained, highly motivated nurses allow, patients to thrive, dentists to flourish and practices to blossom. You will be involved in the training of nurses at both pre and post qualification level.

 

 

Equipment

We are a fully air conditioned, computerised, paperless practice with new ventilation systems providing 15 ACH.. We have a long established relationship with our software provider, SFD, who provide excellent support for their beautifully intuitive surgery package. Schick digital x-rays, intra and extraoral photography, the Wand, endosonics, Straumann implants, Invisalign, electrosurgery and rotary endo all combine to produce a pleasant surgery environment that allows you to focus on treating your patients to the best of your ability. We have a surgical microscope in our Wallsend practice, which will be available for you to use for private or joint endodontic cases with Alistair.

Opening hours

The surgery is available for you to see NHS patients from 9.00 am – 5.00pm. You will not be required to work weekends, evenings or on call. The surgery could be made available outside of these times for either dental or non-dental treatments by separate arrangement.

Development

We will tailor our support to your individual needs, and much of your learning will be informal. We have found that the best thing you can do is pop into a colleague’s surgery whenever possible, but all our associates collaborate with both Alistair and Joanne Carr, our clinical lead, to complete their appraisal and from that develop their PDP. We will provide ongoing formal mentoring and support at a mutually agreed level.

 

If you would like to get involved in the treatment of patients having implants or Invisalign we would be delighted to walk you through how to do that.

 

 

What next

If you have not already done so please email your CV or any questions you may have to alistair.bartlett@ilikemysmile.co.uk. The surgery space is available from July 2022.

Company

About us

We are a vibrant, independently owned dental practice group, currently with 2 practices in the north east of England. We are big enough to offer the flexibility and support of a group, but still small enough to avoid the restrictions of working for a corporate. We see both NHS and private patients, associates seeing mostly NHS patients whilst Alistair Bartlett, the principal dentist, sees patients privately, mostly under Denplan. We are committed to ongoing clinical, ethical and financial progress. Both practices hold the BDA Good Practice Scheme.

 

The Team

We have six associate dentists who have a range of experience and areas of interest and encourage intra-practice referrals. We have an active open door policy and meet for monthly dentist’s meetings. We would encourage you to try to attend these even if they fall on a day you do not normally work for us.

We have a fantastic team of well-established support staff. Our nurses hold many post qualification certificates including cross infection, fluoride application, implantology, radiography, oral health education. We believe strongly in teaching so you will be involved in the training of nurses at both pre and post qualification level.

We have a great relationship with our labs. Mick and Paul are always willing to discuss that awkward case on the phone or even come out to meet up with you and your patient for a truly integrated approach.

 

Equipment

We are a fully air conditioned computerised, paperless practice. We have digital x-rays, intra and extra oral photography, the Wand, fibre optics, endosonics, implants, electrosurgery, rotary endo etc. We have a surgical microscope, housed in our Hadrian Park practice, which will be available for you to use for private endodontic cases.

 

Development

Alistair Bartlett currently sees patients on a private (mostly Denplan) basis. This list could be transferred to the right person. If you would like to get involved in the treatment of patients having implants or Invisalign just come & have a chat.

Alistair is always available for joint cases of a more complex nature. Whether you just want to chat over a treatment plan or share in your patient’s care please just ask.

We provide free access to 32 hours of verifiable CPD each year, but over and above that our clinical lead dentist is happy to help you with your appraisal and PDP development and provide mentoring and support at a mutually agreed level.

 

Find Us
Website
Telephone
0191 2344041
Location
Unit 6, Addington Drive
Wallsend
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne & Wear
NE28 9UY
GB

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