Watch this on-demand webinar with dentists, Anthony Davies, Helen Louden and Simon Gallier in conversation with Zoe Close, Head of Sales at Practice Plan, as they share their personal experiences of making the move from NHS to private dentistry.

About the webinar:

With many dentists and the wider dental team feeling disillusioned with NHS dentistry, an increasing number of dental professionals are considering making the move from NHS to private dentistry. It’s a big decision, and one that needs careful consideration so you can decide whether the move is right for you and your practice.

Anthony, Helen and Simon discussed what it was like going through the process, sharing the highs and lows of their individual experiences. They shared what their key motivators were for moving away from the NHS, what their most pressing questions were ahead of embarking on the journey, and what advice they would give to others, having experienced it first-hand.

Please note, this webinar was recorded live on Thursday 4th May 2023.

About the speakers:

Zoe Close: Head of Sales, Practice Plan

Zoe is the Head of Sales at Practice Plan and has over 30 years’ experience in the dental sector including working as a group business manager for a corporate group, a dental nurse, a head receptionist, and a practice manager.

Zoe is passionate about supporting practices and can offer invaluable advice on how to strategically and successfully run your business.


Anthony Davies: Principal Dentist, Belvedere and Nook Street Dental Practices

Anthony is the Principal Dentist of Belvedere Dental Practice and Nook Street Dental Practice in Workington, Cumbria and was previously awarded FMC’s Young Dentist of the Year, North West.

When Anthony took over the surgeries, his expectation was he would continue to fulfil his large NHS contract while supporting a small list of private patients. However, events overtook him, and when Anthony found himself unable to recruit dentists, he faced the prospect of having to close one of his sites, which ultimately led to his decision to move to private practice.


Helen Louden: Principal Dentist, Corbridge Dental Practice

Helen is the Principal Dentist of Corbridge Dental Practice, a practice which offers high quality private dentistry in Northumberland.

Having worked in the practice for eight years, it was Helen’s desire to maintain high standards of patient care without having to sacrifice her or her team’s wellbeing that led to her decision to make the move from NHS to private dentistry.


Dr Simon Gallier: Managing Partner, Future Health Partnership

Simon Gallier qualified as a dentist 40 years ago and is the Managing Partner of Future Health Partnership, a unique partnership based micro-corporate.

Having spent time in the military, Simon moved onto owning a mixed NHS and private practice and went on to own two dental practices and an aesthetic clinic in Harley Street. He divides his time between management and delivering clinical dentistry and has become a well-known voice within the profession.

Watch the recording

Location Date & Time
On-demand webinar Recorded 04/05/2023