What are the mentoring options?

Private Mentoring
NHS Mentoring

Private Mentoring

We introduced our private mentoring schemes to give overseas qualified dentists the opportunity to work in our practices providing affordable private dentistry with a mentor. This brings clinicians into our practices to gain the clinical experience necessary to embark upon an NHS pathway, or to simply work whilst they are waiting for their NHS mentorships to start. Other clinicians may use this experience to continue to provide affordable private dentistry only.

NHS Mentoring

Dentists who qualify from overseas dental schools who wish to provide NHS dentistry are required to complete a mentorship in order to receive an NHS performer number. The NHS mentorship depends on the country from which they qualify. If they graduated from an EEA country they are classified as an EEA dentist, whereas if they graduate from a country outside of the EEA they are classed as a PLVE dentist.

What are the mentoring options?

Private Mentoring

We introduced our private mentoring schemes to give overseas qualified dentists the opportunity to work in our practices providing affordable private dentistry with a mentor. This brings clinicians into our practices to gain the clinical experience necessary to embark upon an NHS pathway, or to simply work whilst they are waiting for their NHS mentorships to start. Other clinicians may use this experience to continue to provide affordable private dentistry only.

NHS Mentoring

Dentists who qualify from overseas dental schools who wish to provide NHS dentistry are required to complete a mentorship in order to receive an NHS performer number. The NHS mentorship depends on the country from which they qualify. If they graduated from an EEA country they are classified as an EEA dentist, whereas if they graduate from a country outside of the EEA they are classed as a PLVE dentist.

What will I do as a Mentor?

Being a Mentor can be both a rewarding and fulfilling activity as you see your mentee grow in confidence and experience. You will support them with a mix of tutorial and work-based assessments, as well as observing and discussing treatments during the mentorship. The mentorship will typically last 12 months, depending on their experience, with the mentee in practice for at least three days per week. In turn, we support our mentors at every step – from initial training to providing a template portfolio for you to work through with your mentee.

Training

{my}dentist offers a mentor training course at various UK locations. The course will better equip you to be able to use your new skills within your role, to enhance your potential, and allow you to be in the best position for providing support for your mentee and the team in order to improve the quality of patient care. It will also give you 10 hours of CPD credit. Even if you have completed previous training programmes, it is advised that you refresh your knowledge every two years for NHS mentoring and every three years for Private mentoring. Some of the resources that are easily and instantly available on the course page of the LMS are:

  • Mentor guidance documents
  • Mentoring folders and portfolios
  • A handbook for practices

Benefits of becoming a mentor

Being a mentor has many rewards, meaning you can:

Develop your education and supervision skills

Contribute to your PDP

Receive verifiable CPD, undertake advanced CPD courses and attend Mentor CPD events

Progress your career at {my}dentist

Receive a set fee of £6,000 paid by the mentee.

Receive £4,000 from {my}dentist as a thank-you for helping another Clinician grow their career.

Sign up to become a mentor today

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