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Career Pathway for dentists to provide a flexible structure for 21st century practice

College of General DentistryJuly 29, 20214 min read

Phil Dawson, general dental practitioner with a special interest in restorative dentistry, explains how the College’s Career Pathway for dentists is being developed to provide a clearly defined structure whilst offering the flexibility needed by the contemporary practitioner. I graduated from the University of Liverpool in December 1991 before commencing my first role as an associate dentist in sunny Wigan the following month. If someone had asked me back then…

Robert Dyas, Oral Surgeon and Director of ProDentalCPD

Dr Robert Dyas, Oral Surgeon and Director of ProDentalCPD, explains how he developed his highly successful online dental CPD platform with his wife and business partner, and how CGDent members will benefit from free access to an extensive package of quality-assured CPD and ePDP. There have been several elements to my career so far. I am a specialist oral surgeon and have been a mentor in oral surgery, implantology and…

Special care community dentist, Heather Mitchell

Special care community dentist, Dr Heather Mitchell, is part of the Career Pathways Programme Board leading the development of the College’s Career Pathways, designed for each profession within the dental team. Here she describes the in-depth work that has been carried out to ensure the College’s professional framework and membership structure effectively support the career development of every member of the dental team. I started my role as an Education…

Andrea Johnson, explains how the College of General Dentistry will benefit and support every member of the dental team.

A member of the College’s Career Pathway Reference Group and Advisory Strategy Group, orthodontic & maxillofacial laboratory manager, Andrea Johnson, explains how the College of General Dentistry will benefit and support every member of the dental team. Who am I? That is a good question, I am currently a highly specialised orthodontic technician, orthodontic & OMFS laboratory manager, deputy clinical governance lead, quality improvement coach, chair/founder of registered charity Den-Tech,…

Professor Avijit Banerjee’s career path

Professor Avijit Banerjee sits on the College’s Career Pathway Reference Group. We asked him to share his own career path with us and set out how CGDent’s Career Pathways will benefit dentistry and the wider oral healthcare profession in the UK. My personal career pathway After qualifying as a dentist from Guy’s in 1993, I wanted to train as a specialist clinician, teach and carry out dental research. Thirty years…

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