{my}dentist launches Clinical Advisory Board

We have recently launched a new, independent Clinical Advisory Board made up of practising clinicians from practices across the UK who will guide {my}dentist on decisions that impact our dentists.

Chaired by {my}dentist Chief Executive Tom Riall and Chief Clinical Officer Nyree Whitley, the board will meet twice a year to discuss how the company can support clinicians in their development and ensure the best possible dental care for patients.

Nearly 60 clinicians applied to take part with seven of those appointed to the board. They represent a range of backgrounds, career stages and locations across the UK and will provide advice and guidance on the key issues that affect the organisation’s clinical teams.

The Clinical Advisory Board’s first meeting was in December. Key items on the agenda were the further integration of dental therapists into the business and the response to {my}dentist’s annual Great Place to Practise survey. The survey asks all clinicians to rate how they feel about topics such as the support they receive from their team, opportunities for career progression and support for their wellbeing. In 2022, {my}dentist improved scores across all areas in the survey.

Dr Alexanne Hood who practises at {my}dentist in Haslingden, Lancashire was one of those who applied to join the board earlier this year. She said: “A real strength of {my}dentist is being able to access the nationwide clinical support network and wealth of knowledge, guidance and experience of the team. I attribute a lot of my growth and success to the opportunities I have been provided with, and now my aim is to support the development of other young dentists as part of the company’s Clinical Advisory Board.

“It’s really exciting for me as someone at an early stage in their career to have input into decisions that will make {my}dentist a great place to practise for thousands of dentists.”

Nyree Whitley, {my}dentist Chief Clinical Officer, said: “The Clinical Advisory Board has been a longstanding ambition of mine to ensure that we are listening to our clinicians and incorporating their views into our long-term strategy for the organisation.

“We believe that the Clinical Advisory Board members will make a real difference to our ability to continue listening to clinicians and act on their feedback. The first meeting was incredibly successful and we are already acting on some of the suggestions.”

The full list of Clinical Advisory Board members is as follows:

  • Megan Fairhall, dental therapist, {my}dentist Poole – Megan has had a diverse career within dentistry, including representing Philips Teeth Whitening. She is also carrying out further training with a post graduate diploma in aesthetic dental therapy. 
  • Dr Salman Khan, dentist, {my}dentist Newcastle-under-Lyme – Salman qualified from Guys Hospital in 1994 before working in London and later at Saad Specialist Hospital in Saudi Arabia as Chief of General Dentistry.
  • Dr Akshay S Jamadagni, dentist, {my}dentist Poole - Akshay is a dentist with a special interest in Orthodontics. He teaches undergraduate dental students at King’s College in London and has been an associate dentist with {my}dentist for the last 17 years.
  • Dr Alexanne Hood, dentist, {my}dentist Haslingden – Alexanne originally joined {my}dentist in South Wales following her foundation training before taking a year out to travel. She now works at {my}dentist in Haslingden and has been twice shortlisted as Young Dentist of the Year.
  • Dr Phil Dawson, dentist, {my}dentist Red Rose, Wigan – Phil has been qualified for over 30 years. His current roles include educational supervisor for two foundation dentists, Associate Dental Dean for Conduct & Performance at HEE North West, ORE examiner, Course Director for CGDent Diploma in Restorative Dentistry and dental mentor.
  • Dr Amit Patel, dentist, {my}dentist Bognor Regis – Amit qualified in 2010 with an award in oral surgery and went on to work in general practice and hospitals in England and Australia. He became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2012.
  • Dr Gaurav Jamnadass, dentist, {my}dentist Killingworth – Gaurav qualified in 2005 and since has attained diplomas in Restorative Dentistry and Implant Dentistry, which led him to a Master of Science in Cosmetic Dentistry. He is a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons and an Associate Fellow of the College of General Dentistry.

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