19 Dec 2017  •  Podcasts  •  2min read By  • Practice Plan

The role of the entrepreneur in dentistry

Les Jones caught up with award winning young dentist, Dev Patel at this year’s BDIA Dental Showcase to discuss the role of the entrepreneur in the future of dentistry.

At only 28 Dev is co-founder of two businesses, a practice owner and FD trainer. With such an impressive CV, we were keen to hear what drives him and if he thinks an entrepreneurial spirit is on the rise in the profession as a whole.

What you’ll hear today:

  • The key principals that Dev deems vital to success
  • The opportunities available to dentists to bring new innovation to dentistry
  • The impact of the lack of business training dental students receive at University
  • Advice on how to begin turning great business ideas into reality
About Dev Patel:

Dev PatelDev is a highly motivated entrepreneur and multi-award winning dentist. He graduated from the University of Manchester in 2012 and completed a diploma course in Implantology at the University of Sheffield in 2017. He is currently Principal and Clinical Director of ‘Dental Beauty Swanley’, a busy four surgery mixed practice and proud winners of ‘Best Practice London’ at the 2016 Dentistry Awards.

Dev is Founder and CEO of Brushlink, an award winning device and app that transforms any toothbrush into a ‘smart toothbrush’, he is also co-founder of the UK’s largest dental professional network, dentalcircle.com.

Dev lectures nationally, is a Foundation Dentist Trainer and serves on the editorial board of Dentistry.co.uk and the Young Dentist magazine.

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