As well as operating as a thriving dental surgery, Kimbolton Dental Practice has been approved as a Foundation Training Practice by Health Education East of England, working with newly qualified dentists.
Antonio Peluso and Maria Vasilliou have been joint trainers since 2010. Antonio has more than 10 years of experience in training and he holds the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching from the prestigious Oxford-Brookes University. His special interests include orthodontics and implants. Maria specialises in treating patients that would benefit from implants and cosmetic rehabilitation.
Our aim is to 'fine tune' all the clinical disciplines of newly qualified dentists and guide them through the first year of work. It is a very rewarding experience to help develop highly skilled and ethical practitioners, ready to take their next step into personal and professional development.
Continuous Professional Development is an integral part of our training and that is why all of our trainees have gained the MJDF qualification. We also organise training days and sessions for all the dental team.
We are very passionate about sharing and exchanging knowledge with our Foundation Dentists. We operate an open door policy and our objective is to make a “condensed” in knowledge and experience year a fun year too. All of our previous foundation dentists are, as we say, part of the 'Kimbolton Alumni' and have become as well as esteemed colleagues, lifetime friends too.
"As a new dental graduate, the team at Kimbolton Dental welcomed me with great enthusiasm and provided me with invaluable encouragement, guidance and confidence during my first year in general practice. Tony and Maria, as mentors, were receptive of my needs and always willing to share their wealth of experience. There is a great philosophy of high quality patient orientated care practised by all the Kimbolton staff, an ethos that I will no doubt take forward with me in the future"
"My training at Kimbolton was nothing short of excellent. Coming from the sheltered environment of dental school, Maria and Tony were outstanding they offered just the right amount of support whilst maintaining my independence. I performed a wide variety of treatment and had a varied patient base. The nurses and receptionists were brilliant, always on your side and ready to help out in whatever way possible.
The dentists at Kimbolton have exceptional skill and knowledge into which I was able to tap. This skill and knowledge is being used each day of my dental career. My experience at Kimbolton both clinical and otherwise has made me into the dentist I am today, completely comfortable in treating my patients to the highest quality. So good has been my experience I stayed on as an associate at a sister practice. Looking back, is there anything I would like to change? Not a thing."