I’m a partner in an NHS dental practice and I’m also secretary of my
Local Dental Committee (LDC). My day job is heading up a team, running a
busy NHS dental practice with three dentists and two therapists.
In addition to working at the practice, I engage with NHS England to
help improve services across the area. As an LDC secretary, my role is
to support local practitioners by organising events, offering advice and
be an important ‘listening ear’.
Dentistry can be an isolating and stressful profession, and coming
along to LDC meetings, or other professional events, is a great way of
keeping perspective and meeting people who share your concerns.
It helps to know that you aren’t alone, and that other dentists are
facing the same issues and frustrations as you are, and that we are
responding constructively to improve lives of colleagues and patients
I’m a technology enthusiast and am always looking at new ways technology can benefit patient experience.
Dentistry is full of caring, kind, altruistic people.
I am proud to
be part of this profession, delivering top-quality care to some of the
most vulnerable in society, making a real difference to their lives.Mark Woodger
We are dentistry
We know dentists do exceptional things, every day.But we want to show the world what dentistry looks like in 2017 in
the UK, and we are celebrating the clinicians, the teachers and the
innovators that make up the profession. Tell us what you do that makes a difference.