Here’s a little about the One44 Dental Ltd practice journey. Five years ago today Andy and Tracey Cope became the new owners of One44 Dental ltd. bringing trusted longtime colleague and friend, Angela Wraith along with them. They joined Dental nurse Anna and Receptionist Alison, who were already employed by the practice under the previous owners, and who are still here today, to form a new team ready to take One44 Dental into the future. Anna and Alison’s continued help and support have been invaluable. Andy, Tracey & Angela, who is a highly respected practice manager of over 20 years experience, holds an ILM level 7 in leadership & management and is a regional mentor for the association of Dental administrators and managers, set forward with a vision to provide highly professional clinical excellence in a friendly, welcoming, relaxed atmosphere. They wanted to become a practice that patients actually really enjoyed to visit and where they were welcomed as an extension of the team. Over the last 5 years the practice has undergone a makeover, replaced all of the existing equipment, seen them pass their CQC inspection with flying colours! developed a practice wildlife garden and wildlife rescue initiative, worked to take steps to provide sustainable dentistry as much as possible, seen the introduction of a radiography suite, gone digital with the introduction of an intraoral scanner and expanded its clinical team. Over the last five years the little practice have expanded to become a team of ten, with the early addition of Consultant Oral Surgeon Mr. El-Awa who is a part time Consultant and senior clinical lecturer at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, head of Oral Surgery for Yorkshire and the Humber and also works selected days each month at One44 Dental. Next to join the team was Dr. Rodrigo Gutierrez who is a highly experienced Orthodontist on the Specialist register and more recently Dental Surgeon, Dr. William Dyson-Sutton. Will is the latest clinician to join the practice and does so after a patient search by the owners to find the perfect associate to complement the team. They knew early on that they wanted to add an associate dentist to the team but were prepared to wait for the perfect person, both in clinical skills and personality, to come along. Angela first recommended Will having worked with him at another practice and our Consultant highly agreed after having actually taught him as an undergraduate, describing Will as a “Rare find”! It was due to this that the practice owners approached Will to join the team and waited almost a year for him to fulfill a previous contract before he was able to join One44 Dental in September 2019. Will has previously been awarded the BDA prize in Oral Pathology, the James E Swindells Prize in General Dental Practice and was awarded the best Foundation Dentist in Yorkshire and The Humber. The team is completed by the addition of two more highly caring and experienced dental nurses, Chloe and Kelly. Kelly has previously worked with both Tracey and Angela for over ten years and is also a Dental Radiographer. Today we celebrate our anniversary, sharing this beautiful cake alongside our patients! Our lovely patients photographed who were happy for us to share these photos with you all actually travel a 120 mile round trip from Grantham (over an hour each way!) just to see us, having been patients of Andy’s previously for many years at a practice in Derby!