Our people

Our expert teams are the heart of everything we do. Get to know some of the key people from each team who lead their departments whilst growing our diverse and successful organisation.

Meet our teams

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Chief Clinical Officer

Cathie Brady

Within dentistry, I'm particularly interested in postgraduate dental education and have developed an extensive postgraduate offering for Rodericks Dental Partners’ dentists which is aimed at supporting their skills development. I also enjoy regulatory compliance, having worked within the General Dental Council for many years assisting dentists who qualified overseas to enable them to work within the UK.

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Founder/ Chairman

Shalin Mehra

I am passionate about the training, development and mentoring of newly qualified dentists having had many roles within Health Education England and now NHS England Workforce Training and Education. I have previously been a trainer/educational supervisor, training programme director, regional advisor, CBD tutor, and dental faculty development advisor for a number of  years. I am currently the associate postgraduate dental Dean for foundation training for Thames Valley and Wessex and Chairman of Rodericks Dental Partners.

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Head of Clinical Services

Muhammad Jasat

I joined the clinical team in 2020 as a clinical advisor, and progressed to Head of Clinical Services. I lead a team of field based Clinical Advisors who support our Dentists, Hygienists and Therapists in delivering good quality effective care to their patients, and assist them in their professional development. I continue to work in practice as a GDP, and support our Foundation Dentists in their first year.

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Dentist

Dhaval Shah

I started in 2017 and although beginning a new career in a new country was daunting, I was warmly welcomed and helped at every step of the way. And even after five years, I’m really happy with my career path. I feel empowered to learn and pursue the areas of dentistry that I want to specialise in, such as surgical treatments and dental implants. And support is always on hand if you need it from management, who are committed to making things as easy as possible for you.

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Hygienist

Aisha Aziz

My career so far has been quite a journey. I started here in 2014, as a trainee dental nurse and this led very quickly to head nurse and line manager. I’m passionate about self-development and creating meaningful experiences, and my career is an extension of that passion. I’m always looking at ways I can improve and working every day to make progress and move forward. Rodericks Dental Partners are great because if you’re that type of person too, you’ll be welcomed with open arms.

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Business Development Manager

Leanne Harvey

I have a level 5 diploma in Practice Management, and NEBDN certificates in Dental Nursing and Radiography. I have been in dentistry since the age of 17, starting as a Trainee Nurse,
developing my career to Lead Nurse, Practice Manager and now Business Development
Manager. I enjoy working with my team and everyone at the Support Centre. My
goal is to make sure that all of the practices in my area feel supported and
work in a safe family environment.

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Chief Operating Officer

Dawn Farrell

I have over 30 years of experience both from a clinical and management/ strategy prospective. I began my career as a dental nurse progressing to Operations Director/Integration Director within IDH (mydentist).

Dawn was instrumental in the IDH growth from a small group of practices to the corporate it is today. Dawn brings with her an insight and experience that it takes to build a dental organisation today. Dawn combines inspirational leadership with strategic commercial awareness and her strengths include transforming struggling businesses, identifying commercial opportunities and building strong relationships with stakeholders.

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Business Development Manager

Roxy Reddington

I have a level 5 Team leader and management. NEBDN certificate in Dental nursing. I have been in dentistry for 17years - starting as a trainee nurse, leading to lead nurse, practice manager and now business development manager. My role is very much practice based and I pride myself on my great relationships with my team and the support centre.

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Practice Support Recruitment Manager

Lynsey Eccles

I started my career in Recruitment in 2011 and have gained my experience working in agency, NHS and internal recruitment teams. I have been recruiting in the dental industry since 2016 specialising in Practice Support roles (Dental Nurses, Receptionists, Practice Managers and Support Centre). I joined Rodericks Dental Partners in 2022 and have since grown my team to include a Recruitment Lead, Recruitment Advisor and Resourcer. Our goal is to support Practice Managers with all the tools and advice they need to recruit the best people into their teams! My passion is providing an excellent candidate and Hiring Manager journey, and passing on my experience through training, insights and being solution-focused.

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Overseas Recruiter

Gemma Woodhead

I completed my Degree in Events Management in Birmingham in 2019, after which I began my career with Rodericks Dental Partners and have been here for just over 4 years now. Starting out as a Recruitment Resourcer, learning the ropes of recruitment and dentistry. My expertise is within overseas process, mentorship programme and sponsorship and I’ve been in my role as Overseas Recruiter for the last year and a half, and have really enjoyed supporting overseas qualified dentists make the move to the UK as well as those already located here, and seeing them begin their career within NHS Dentistry.

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Head of Recruitment

Ashley Lillyman

I have 10 years’ recruitment experience, with 6 of those spent in Dental Recruitment. I currently manage a team of 16, covering initial engagement and attraction of candidates, through to compliance and on-boarding. My role at Rodericks Dental Partners is to oversee the whole recruitment lifecycle for clinical roles.

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Recruitment and Compliance Co-ordinator

Marie Coombs

I started in 2008 at Rodericks Dental Partners, working alongside the Workforce Director drafting contracts and onboarding. I've had various roles alongside this role with the Directors of the Company in a PA role; organising meetings, taking minutes etc but throughout all my roles, I've always been involved with onboarding in some regard.

Our Values

Companywide our colleagues embody a shared set of values. These values underpin everything we do as we strive towards our vision of connecting our communities with outstanding dental care, to provide patients with the quality dentistry they deserve.

Openness

We embrace a culture of open communication and collaboration. We listen to our patients and colleagues, valuing their feedback, ideas, and concerns.

Empowerment

We trust our team to provide expert dental care, giving them autonomy to excel in their roles, however they see fit.

Integrity

We uphold integrity in our patient care, as well as our communications with colleagues, and our role in the wider community. We are always honest and transparent.

Support

Our team provides guidance, education, and emotional support to help patients and colleagues achieve their goals. Nurture and care are at the core of all that we do.