Great opportunity in Cheltenham

We are looking for a full-time associate dentist

We have an exciting opportunity to work in a long standing, purpose built, private practice in Cheltenham.

We are offering:

  • A great clinical and non-clinical environment.
  • An excellent client journey delivered by a supportive, long standing team.
  • A committed client list who belong to Illume’s Membership.
  • Full time hygiene support.
  • Fully computerised system, digital x-rays, intra oral camera, AIRFLOW®, Florida Probe®.

Can you say yes to these?

  • You have a varied skill set to match the changing dental market, with excellent diagnostic ability.
  • You are a great communicator, excellent at building rapport, who understands perfectly first class customer care.
  • You take pride in providing painless, quality dentistry that will last.
  • You understand the benefits of being part of a coordinated and collaborative team.
  • You are living or looking to live in a beautiful part of the country.
  • You are able to restore implants, this is desirable but not essential.

If you like what you have read about us and this might be for you, please send your CV and an email describing what you can bring to our practice to:

Alison Rumney, alison@illumedentistry.co.uk by 31st October 2018

 

The Monday Morning Quote #505

“The first step toward personal autonomy is to stop seeking others’ approval and simply do what you think is right.”

Alan Weiss

Sometimes you just have to stop and take your brain out.

Recently I had a Tuesday 4am wakeup to get the 7am flight to Edinburgh. All the way there I was thinking about a series of articles for which I had missed a deadline the day before. When in Edinburgh I stay with Jon and Lisa, my brother and sister-in-law, dermatologists both, Tuesday is a home day for them, Jon for reading and writing (he’s an academic), Lisa has a 4 day a week NHS contract and chooses not to get involved in private practice.

They go to the gym on Tuesday so I joined in and used the swimming pool for an hour.

I sat on my own tried to write again, no joy.

Watched a couple of movies in the evening and relaxed. Funny how much easier it can be in other people’s homes.

Had an early night, got up at 5.30am. Opened laptop, the words flowed, job done.

Sometimes you just have to stop and take your brain out  – but it’s knowing when to do it that matters.

The Monday Morning Quote #504

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

—Albert Einstein

The Monday Morning Quote #503

 

“We see the world, not as it is, but as we are – or, as we are conditioned to see it.”

Stephen R. Covey

 

Quote of the day

“George Harrison once said to me, ‘If we’d known we were going to be the Beatles, we would have tried harder,’ ” (Eric) Idle writes. “I think the same could be said of Monty Python.”

Mixed surgical teams lead to less medical error..

From The Economist

Diverse surgical leadership promotes co-operation and decreases conflict

SURGEONS are people, and people are animals, and animals often fight. Which is why Frans de Waal, an expert on animal behaviour, has turned his attention to the operating theatre to see if the methods he honed studying chimpanzees might be used to improve surgical practice.

Dr de Waal—and, more particularly Laura Jones, his colleague at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, who did the actual field work—used those methods to construct ethograms of surgical teams. An ethogram is a list of all the types of behaviour that occur within a group of animals. To draw up these lists Dr Jones observed interactions between 400 doctors, nurses and technicians during 200 operations. She logged all the non-technical communications she spotted, and classified them as “co-operative” (likely to lead to better surgical outcomes), “conflictive” (potentially jeopardising patient safety) or neutral.

Full article HERE you’ll probably need to log in.

I continue to be surprised by the relative inefficiency of dental practices – whilst a surgery isn’t a full theatre, the need for teamwork, support and cooperation are the same. Often it’s a result of poor training (of dentists as much as nurses) or an acceptance of lower standards.

It’s all examined in the Practice Business Health Check

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