Newsletter

Anniversary Edition

This month we have decided to do something a little different with a homage to Chris…

Earlier this year Chris celebrated owning Middleton St George Dental Care for 10 years. Chris started working at the practice in September 2005, he then took over the practice in 2008 and finally became sole owner in January 2015. Since then we have taken over from Simon Allum’s (Hurworth) implant clinic after his retirement, and the practice continues to go from strength to strength.

Whilst all this has been underway Chris has still been travelling to the Kois Center in Seattle updating his further training, he has also completed a year long implant course at the Campbell Clinic so he is now placing dental implants along with our oral surgeon Andy Burns.

We then began September with celebrating our receptionist Kerry’s 10 year work anniversary. Kerry is our 2nd longest standing team member (Chris being the 1st), after putting up with Chris for 10 years she now has a well deserved spa break at Rockliffe Hall to look forward to.

So to carry on the celebrations we have decided to base this months newsletter on the team, and our stories of where we began and also how the practice has progressed over the years.
This is a surprise to Chris also, so surprise Chris!

Old vs New

Our Stories

So I asked the team for a paragraph each about why they like working here…

I am extremely proud to be the manager of MSG and work with such a dedicated team of individuals. Chris is an inspiration with his drive and vision for the practice, he is never able to switch off, as I’ve recently received ideas for the practice whilst he was on holiday in Japan, I never know what he will spring onto me next. The opportunities that Chris has given me over the last 4 and a half years are the best of my career so far, undoubtedly the best bit is my amazing new smile which has made me feel 100x times more confident. Of course none of this would be possible without all our loyal patients who make each day a happy day.

MSG has been part of my life for the past 10 years, the fact that I have been here so long speaks volumes! The whole team loves their job and I feel this is evident in the way we communicate with each other and the patients alike. I have watched a small village dental practice transform into a thriving dental surgery offering a range of complex private treatment whilst also continuing to provide routine care. Chris  is a fantastic boss (occasionally lol) and he keeps us all motivated and driven. I feel extremely supported in my role, this is mainly due to a long suffering Janine who always seems to have the answers. I love working at MSG and long may it continue!

MSG was my first job as a qualified hygiene/therapist nearly 8 years ago. The support from my peers and the team has been fantastic throughout. I feel I have got to know a lot about the patients I see regularly and we have shared some good stories. It has been lovely to see familiar faces over the years, especially the younger ones who are now teenagers or young adults. I feel as though we have grown together.

My fellow staff members at MSG dental care are a major part of why I enjoy working here. We have a fantastic team, lovely atmosphere, and it’s an absolute pleasure to work alongside them all. Chris is a fantastic boss, he is always keen to develop the practice and his team, I have watched the practice grow throughout the 6 years I have worked here because of Chris’ dedication and drive. I am very proud to work here and I look forward to many more years at the practice.

Chris genuinely cares about the people who use our services and the staff who work hard. There is always something to laugh about every single day. I love the people I work with they are talented and funny people who are like my second family.  Every day is different, challenging and exciting. My job gives me the opportunity to have a positive impact on people’s lives and make a difference every day. I see people who use our services go from being embarrassed of their smile to having one they are proud to show off. It is so rewarding to see this knowing that even if only indirectly, I have had a small part to play in that.

I started working at MSG 4 years ago, I had just left college and as everyone here puts it, I was a ‘shy, squeaky 18-year-old’. Once I got to know everyone it did not take me long to come out of my shell and I knew this was the right place for me. My confidence has increased so much, going from someone who didn’t even like answering the phone to now being in charge of all the marketing at MSG, is something I never would have expected. Without Chris and Janine pushing me to do better, and the rest of the team encouraging me every step of the way, I wouldn’t be as happy as I am now. I love my MSG family and couldn’t imagine being without them!

Since starting at MSG last year I can honestly say I never dread coming to work, and the whole team have made me feel so welcome since day one. Everyday is different and Chris is always coming up with ideas to make the practice a better version of itself. I’m excited to see what my future holds here at MSG.

Even though I’ve only been working at the practice for a short space of time, the staff have welcomed me and taken me under their wing, which has already made me feel a part of the team. As a trainee dental nurse, I am enjoying learning all the aspects of the role and I look forward to developing my skills; as a person and within the role of being a dental nurse.

 have been working here at Middleton St George Dental Care for 4 years now and there are a multitude of reasons I love working at the Practice. I have a loyal list of fantastic patients to whom I am able to provide high quality dental treatments using excellent materials and up-to-date technology. And of course a good workplace has to have a fantastic team; the support from everyone is second to none and despite having the ‘Michael’ taken out of me frequently, they are a pleasure to work with.

 have been working here at Middleton St George Dental Care for 4 years now and there are a multitude of reasons I love working at the Practice. I have a loyal list of fantastic patients to whom I am able to provide high quality dental treatments using excellent materials and up-to-date technology. And of course a good workplace has to have a fantastic team; the support from everyone is second to none and despite having the ‘Michael’ taken out of me frequently, they are a pleasure to work with.

In conclusion it’s safe to say each and everyone of us love our jobs, and this has a lot to do with Chris being our boss. We are all excited to see what the future holds as the practice moves forward, and we move forward with it.
A special thank you to each and everyone of our loyal patients because without you then none of this would be possible.
Now let’s see what the future holds!