About Dental Mentors UK
Dental Mentors UK provides a community for all dental professionals who support fellow dental professionalsin the UK and maintains an online directory for dental team members looking to find their perfect mentor or Development Adviser.
There are two categories of DMUK member
- Mentors for general mentoring and support
- Development Advisers for registrants in difficulty needing additional support
Our DMUK members
DMUK members pay an annual membership fee to become part of a supported community of Mentors and Development Advisers. Their profiles can be found in the directories on the DMUK website for Dental Mentors and Development Advisers.
DMUK members have access to a package of benefits which includes free CPD sessions, free peer supervision sessions, development days, useful factsheets on mentoring tools, GDC systems for supporting registrants in difficulty and business development, plus access to discounted training. Most importantly we provide the opportunity for members from all dental registrant categories to join discussions and share their expertise.
To join DMUK as a member Apply here
How Dental Team Members can access support?
Dental Mentors UK provides profile directories of dental professionals who offer support for other dental professionals. The directory allows organisations and individuals who are seeking mentors to view profiles to quickly find a mentor that’s right for them. Prospective mentees can then contact a mentor and arrange mentoring. The directory does not place mentees with mentors. Use of the directory is free to those looking to find a mentor. Mentees will need to agree terms of engagement with their chosen mentor which will include how and where the mentoring will take place and charges for the service.
Mentors pay an annual membership fee. Dental Mentors UK does not charge a fee for mentees seeking a mentor.
To help you decide what support is suitable for you
Statement of Intent
Dental Mentors UK was set up and is run by two experienced dentists (Janine Brooks & Jane Davies-Slowik) who are also mentors and coaches. We believe in high quality, ethical mentoring and value honestly, integrity and professionalism. All the mentors who are members of Dental Mentors UK will have access to supervision and have the back up of tools to ensure their mentoring techniques are maintained. All mentors will have access to relevant continuing professional development and further training.
Benefits of Mentoring
Mentoring can support dental professionals (mentees) in a number of ways:/em>
- Making a career choice or change of direction
- At times of challenge to help you think about the current situation and make future plans
- Personal development, for example leadership, taking on new challenges
- Performance and remediation<
The benefits of mentoring go beyond the mentee, everyone can benefit including and most importantly the patient, but also the practice and everyone who works with the mentee. Being a mentor or being mentored is personally satisfying and both benefit from the relationship.