What makes me tick?
Firstly, let me introduce myself and say how excited I am to be working in Lichfield and especially with Stuart and the amazing team at Spires Dental Clinic.
I’m Dr Simon Rana and I have been a full time practising dentist since I graduated from the University of Manchester in 2015.
Since graduating I have been fortunate enough to work in two busy, well-established NHS practices. It is from these positions where I developed almost an obsession with dentistry! This led to pushing my skills as a dentist and up-skilling myself through courses within the Royal College of Surgeons. Currently I am one of the youngest members associated with the Diploma in Restorative Dentistry within the Royal College of Surgeons. Here I am being guided by some of the UKs leading dentists. I am also lucky enough to be part of the Post Graduate Certificate programme in Aesthetic Dentistry through the Tipton Training academy.
So why Spires Dental Clinic?
Surrounding myself with like-minded individuals was key to choosing the dental practice where I work. When I first met Stuart and the team I was so impressed with their enthusiasm and passion for dentistry. Stuart has 15 years of fantastic experience and I feel that I can develop and use the skills which I have been taught within Spires Dental Clinic.
From our initial meeting our passion for high quality, ethical dentistry was evident. We both share the same ethos: “help patients not need us!”
The competency and caring nature of the whole team was clear to see. One of the main things I wanted from a dental practice was to ensure that the patients are looked after from the moment they contact the practice all the way through to their end goal and beyond. Spires Dental Clinic clearly shows this.
We both pride ourselves on patient care and one of the strongest qualities is building a good rapport with patients. It is a very exciting time ahead!
What is my passion?
My passion within dentistry is to provide the most effective, minimal invasive dentistry to improve patients’ well-being. Dentistry for myself is not only about fixing teeth, I love nothing more than to see the happy expressions on my patient’s faces when I show them their new smile, or I have made that pain disappear for them.
Improving a person’s self-confidence, giving them the feel-good factor and helping people when they are in need is a job satisfaction that I am lucky enough to experience.
I pride myself on good dentistry and love what it can do for people and how it can be life changing for so many people.
What are my goals?
As I am new to the Lichfield area, I am looking forward to building a patient base from scratch. Just like Stuart, I want to build up a name for myself here in Lichfield as a dentist you can trust and enjoy coming to visit.
So, what do I do in my spare time?
As well as being a dental geek I am also a football geek and an avid Aston Villa supporter, for my sins!
I have always been motivated to push myself to maintain a healthy lifestyle, recently I completed “Total Warrior assault course” which was not only physically challenging but pushed me mentally as well. Maybe I will get Stuart and the team to complete the next one with me!
At heart though, I am a family man. My friends and family would describe me as an avid foodie as I believe nothing brings people together more than great food and great conversation.
If you’re over-due a check-up and want to come and visit me for a dental health check-up for a half price consultation, then simply give the practice a call so Jess or Beth will book you in.
Looking forward to meeting you!