My history (part one)
I qualified as a dentist more than 50 years ago from Manchester University in 1961. After just over 50 years in clinical practice I arranged (December 2012) for my name to be removed from the General Dental Council’s register so I am no longer, legally, a dentist. I have had a varied career, including owning my own practice just South of Manchester for 25 years and also a part interest in a dental laboratory. I was also very involved in the training of dental nurses, being a member of the panel of examiners for their national examination for 20 years.
As well as writing articles for dental journals and giving lectures, I was also co-
My history (part two)
After leaving my own practice I worked at what was the Dental Practice Board here in Eastbourne. This acted for the Department of Health to administer the NHS dental services in England and Wales. While there I was Manager of Monitoring and Compliance developing and running computer systems to detect fraud in the NHS dental service. After just over six years there I took the early retirement available and returned to part time clinical work in other dentists’ practices. I also qualified as a Lead Auditor for ISO 9000 Quality Management Systems and did audits of several dental laboratories and also a dental practice.
My history (part three)
In addition to my other activities I still am a member of the General Dental Council’s private patients complaints system. But having retired I am a lay member not, as previously, a dental panel member. I left the dental practice where I had been working for the previous seven years at the end of March 2012, after it had been sold and taken over by another dentist. So now after some 50+ years ‘in the business’ I am completely retired from working as a dentist.
In recent years I have developed an interest in painting -
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