Award winning young dentist Dev Patel shares his views on the results of the 5th NHS Confidence Monitor results with Les Jones. As a dentist at the beginning of his career, having only graduated 5 years ago, Dev brings a different perspective to the results. He talks about what they mean for his generation and how the expectation of dentistry while in education differs from the reality.
See the results of the 5th NHS Confidence Monitor survey here
What you’ll hear today:
- Dev’s thoughts on the large number of NHS dentists wishing to leave the profession
- The possibility of NHS dentistry moving to a core service in the future
- What Dev believes the UK can learn from other countries when it comes to dentistry
- The opportunities available to young dentists
About Dev Patel:
Dev is a highly motivated entrepreneur and multi-award winning dentist. He graduated from the University of Manchester in 2012 and completed a diploma course in Implantology at the University of Sheffield in 2017. He is currently principal and Clinical Director of ‘Dental Beauty Swanley’, a busy four surgery mixed practice and proud winners of ‘Best Practice London’ at the 2016 Dentistry Awards.
Dev is Founder and CEO of Brushlink, an award winning device and app that transforms any toothbrush into a ‘smart toothbrush’, he is also co-founder of the UK’s largest dental professional network, dentalcircle.com.
Dev lectures nationally, is a Foundation Dentist Trainer and serves on the editorial board of Dentistry.co.uk and the Young Dentist magazine.
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