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DR. ALIF MOOSAJEE'S TOP 5
3. Intraoral camera
4. 5x loupes
5. Speed-increasing (red ring)
What did you do for your most
recent staff Christmas night out?
set up with crazy rules, which means paying
out against claims is cheaper and easier than
What would you like to see change
in dentistry in the next 10 years?
The NHS has got big funding problems
and although this may make me unpopular,
I genuinely don't believe that dentistry is as
important as some of the life-saving work
that our medical colleagues do. Given that
there's a limited pot of money, I'd like NHS
dentistry to be confined to those who really
need it-perhaps those who are exempt now.
If everybody else is then private, it will make
the game a lot better; patients will rightly
expect more, because they'll be able to shop
around, and that will improve our standards
as a profession.
Dentists will also benefit because we'll
no longer be constrained by the bizarre fee
structure and inordinate amount of red tape
that comes with NHS contracts. All we need
is a government that is brave enough to do it.
Describe the most successful
or rewarding experience in your
Having The Smiling Dentist published and
being able to present a check to Bridge2Aid.
Any interests outside of dentistry?
I love spending time with my family and
we often go to the gym together. It's our way
of spending time together and unwinding.
What's your favourite film?
I love all things Star Wars and I really like
the Marvel films as well.
ABOUT THE TEAM:
Do you work with other dentists?
What interests/skills do they have?
Dr. Bayan Al Sarraj, a specialist oral
surgeon, has an interest in implant dentistry.
He accepts referrals for implant treatment
from all over Leicester. Dr. Josh Virdee
has an interest in minimally invasive smile
makeovers. Dr. Neena Amin takes a holistic
approach to patient care. Dr. Mo Issa is a
specialist periodontist, and Mark Foxall is
a clinical dental technician.
How many other members
do you have in your dental team,
and what are their roles?
We have a team of 20 fantastic people,
including Neil Buklavs (our dental therapist),
our team of dental nurses, front-of-house
staff, and a management team led by my
We went to an award-winning restaurant
that's only a walk away from the practice.
We had a really nice meal and then, as has
become a tradition, I dressed up as Santa
and presented the team with their presents.
ABOUT THE PRACTICE
How is your practice laid out-
what's the workflow like?
Oakdale is a f ive-surgery practice.
Treatment rooms are on the ground and
first floors, with the educational area on
the top floor.
Do you play music in the practice?
If so, what do you play?
We've just installed Spotify in the waiting areas and we have a Bang & Olufsen
Beosound 2 speaker, which has become a
bit of a talking point for our patients. It
looks more like a sculpture than a speaker.
How do you market your practice?
What are the most important
things about your team?
They share our values and they really
strive for excellence.
Do you have team meetings?
What format do they take?
Word-of-mouth is our biggest source for
What are you most proud of
about your practice?
My team. There is no way that we would
be able to do this without their input. ■
We try to have regular 'buzz'-type meetings
that allow us to keep close contact with
everyone. We also have a couple of WhatsApp
groups-one for serious, and one for banter.
These have been great because they allow us
to keep constant communication if things
are wrong and rectify them, so that we're
not wasting time in meetings talking about
these kinds of things.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of DentaltownUK February 2018
Mike Gow: Contracts & the Hit Man
Message Board: Predictable Marginal Ridge
Dr. Harry Singh’s Financial Freedom Formula
Private Removable Prosthetics
Message Board: Large Composite Restorations
Quiz: Name that Oral Lesion!
The Boxing Dentist
Don't Make Assumptions
A Combined Digital Orthodontic and Restorative Approach
To Fill or Restore?
Back to Birmingham: BDC & Dentistry Show 2018
Spin Me Right Round: Crown Preparations
Through the Keyhole-Dr. Alif Moosajee
Wish List-Dr. Yogi B. Savania
DentaltownUK February 2018 - Cover
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DentaltownUK February 2018 - Mike Gow: Contracts & the Hit Man
DentaltownUK February 2018 - Howard Speaks
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DentaltownUK February 2018 - Message Board: Predictable Marginal Ridge
DentaltownUK February 2018 - Dr. Harry Singh’s Financial Freedom Formula
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DentaltownUK February 2018 - Private Removable Prosthetics
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DentaltownUK February 2018 - Message Board: Large Composite Restorations
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DentaltownUK February 2018 - Quiz: Name that Oral Lesion!
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DentaltownUK February 2018 - The Boxing Dentist
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DentaltownUK February 2018 - Don't Make Assumptions
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DentaltownUK February 2018 - A Combined Digital Orthodontic and Restorative Approach
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DentaltownUK February 2018 - To Fill or Restore?
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DentaltownUK February 2018 - Back to Birmingham: BDC & Dentistry Show 2018
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DentaltownUK February 2018 - Temporomandibular Joint
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DentaltownUK February 2018 - Spin Me Right Round: Crown Preparations
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DentaltownUK February 2018 - Through the Keyhole-Dr. Alif Moosajee
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DentaltownUK February 2018 - Wish List-Dr. Yogi B. Savania
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