Dental therapist turned dentist, Bronagh Wishart, is currently working at M&S Dental Care in Fort William, which is part of leading Scottish dental group, Clyde Munro. Bronagh is full of praise for the group’s Best Foot Forward programme following her change in role a year ago.
“I had to get used to a much wider scope of treatments after retraining as a dentist. I had also previously worked mostly in private dentistry, so I needed to learn how the NHS system operates as well” she says. “It was pretty challenging!”
The Best Foot Forward programme consists of three educational sessions to support Clyde Munro Vocational Training Dentists (VTDs).
Bronagh has enjoyed the network opportunities it has presented so far, saying:
“It was good to have a day in Stirling and connect with people in the exact same position as myself. To hear more about the company and the investments it makes in new graduates was great!”
The lecture day proved extremely useful too, as Bronagh continues:
“It offered a refresh on a lot of topics and it was great to hear from John Cameron who taught me at Aberdeen University. He was very informative and it was good to get his advice on what I have to do moving forward as an associate.”
For the future, Bronagh is looking forward to developing her skills and confidence in aesthetic dentistry, while also elevating her treatment planning capabilities.
For now, Bronagh cannot speak too highly of the programme and Clyde Munro:
“It’s really supportive and the staff here are great. I knew going in that I would be supported, but it’s been better than I expected. I really feel like a valued member of the team. Clyde Munro’s investment in technology and equipment is just as evident in the practice. I’m glad to be part of such a progressive company.
“I think working for an organisation like Clyde Munro is a huge advantage when starting out as a dentist. Having spoken to colleagues who work in smaller independent practices, I seem to have more of a cushion and a larger support structure available to me. There’s also less pressure on me from the business side to see a high number of patients every day or meet certain targets. I’m not thrown in at the deep-end from the get-go and I appreciate the introduction that this affords to dentistry.”
To find out more about the Best Foot Forward and other programmes available at Clyde Munro for dentists in their early career years, contact the team today!
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