Excellent dentistry requires excellent people

Every person in Rodericks is essential to your care, so we endeavour to recruit, train and retain the best people. Everyone who joins us understands our expectations and receives a full induction – to ensure we all share the same ethos of putting our patients at the heart of everything we do.

Through teaching, mentoring and regular reviews, we encourage our staff to aim high. And we guide and support those who wish to study further to allow everyone to reach their full potential. This method has proven highly successful leading to many internal promotions; we are always on the lookout for tomorrow’s leaders.

By providing a caring environment where professional needs are nurtured in a supportive way, we engender loyalty. As the saying goes – we don’t expect loyalty, we earn it.

All teams rely on good communication and our company is structured to ensure communication flows easily. From our central support teams through to our practice teams, we value good communication.

Case Studies

Click the link below to meet just a few of the dedicated and passionate individuals who are already working with us to provide high quality patient care.

View our case studies

Meet Our Senior Team

Shalin MehraBDS DGDP (UK) FIoD.
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Jonathan Gardner
Jonathan Gardner
Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan qualified as a pharmacist from the University of Nottingham in 1995 and completed his MBA in 2003 from Kingston Business School, London.

Over the last 30 years he has held a number of roles within Boots the Chemist including in-store and multi-site retail leadership positions, Property, Operations and HR. Jonathan has held a number of Director positions since 2009 and was Managing Director for Boots Hearingcare from 2014 to 2017.

Jonathan held the position of Managing Director at Boots Opticians from April 2017 were he was responsible for over 6000 colleagues and clinicians within 650 practices across the UK, looking after the eye health of over 2.5 million customers per year.

He is a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, The General Pharmaceutical Health Council, a founding Director of the National Community Hearingcare Association (NCHA) and a Commissioner with the International Longevity Committee (ILC).

Jonathan lives in Amersham, Buckinghamshire with his wife Rachel and four children.

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Gareth York
Chief Financial Officer

Gareth is a highly experienced commercial finance professional having held a number of senior roles in Industry and led national and multinational business transformation programmes in a wide range of industries whilst in management consulting.

Gareth has nearly 30 years post qualification experience in a wide range of industries. He joined Rodericks in November 2018 having been Director of Finance for another major corporate for the previous 7+ years. He therefore brings extensive experience of the sector and indeed background in growing a corporate dental chain including all the business challenges this brings.

In his career Gareth has held four different CFO / FD roles previously and in addition to leading finance departments Gareth has been responsible for many other functions . Gareth is very familiar with working cross-functionally in developing businesses for long-term success and has extensive experience of large-scale systems / process improvements to drive business growth whilst maintaining control in multi-site organisations. His line management experience is supplemented by over 10 years in national and international management consultancy assignments working for PwC and Deloitte.

Gareth qualified with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and holds an MBA from Aston University.

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Dawn Farrell
Chief Operating Officer

Dawn has over 30 years of experience both from a clinical and management/ strategy prospective. She began her 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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Catherine BradyBDS FDS RCS Eng. Cert Med Ed LLM
Chief Clinical Officer

Cathie has worked with Rodericks for 10 years initially as a Clinical Advisor and then as Associate Clinical Director for Support and Development. Cathie wants to continue the ethos that Rodericks are working hard to achieve which is to be a listening organisation both to our patients and to our teams with the aim to improve quality by support and development. ‘We want to help our teams improve their performance by providing good quality CPD courses and ensuring that career development plays a key part in ensuring job satisfaction’.

Cathie qualified at Liverpool Dental Hospital in 1989 and went on to work in secondary care, completing a general duties post in Manchester Dental Hospital prior to working in maxillofacial surgery and orthodontics. Cathie then entered general practice and founded Bloxham Dental Practice in 1996 where continues to treat patients.

In 2002 she became an approved trainer for newly qualified dental graduates and has worked with the Oxford and Wessex Deanery since 2005, initially as a Primary Care Induction Advisor, guiding overseas dentists and now as a Training Program Director for foundation dentists.

As well as maintaining her clinical practice, Cathie has undertaken a varied postgraduate portfolio: in 2003 she gained her Fellowship in Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England; in 2010 she gained her Certificate in Medical Education; and in 2014 her Masters in Law, both awarded by Cardiff University.

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Richard Smith
Richard Smith

Richard has a huge wealth of experience and expertise in running and developing companies and groups within the dental and pharmacy sectors.

He began his career at Unilever before spending 30 years working in a series of roles across customer service, multi-site operational management, marketing, finance and operations including at Somerfields Stores plc.

Richard later became Managing Director of Lloyds Pharmacy in 2005 and then CEO of {my} Dentist in 2010. Richard is also the Chairman of Europe’s largest diagnostic and cancer care company, Affidea, and is heavily involved in healthcare across Europe.

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Alpesh KhetiaBDS Cert. Med. Ed.
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Carlos ClarkBDS Cert. Med. Ed.
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