SPOTLIGHT ON....HIGHWORTH DENTAL

04/11/2016

Highworth Dental offer an excellent selection of general dentistry including tooth coloured fillings, crowns, porcelain veneers, extractions, general gum, oral health and hygiene, and Denplan. They also provide which can improve the appearance of teeth to help you show off a bright and confident smile.

Corin design spoke to the owner of Highworth Dental, Siobhan Owen, and asked her a few questions on the business and this is what she had to say.

I graduated from Dundee University in 1990. Since gaining my BDS I have worked in private general practice and been at Highworth Dental Care since 1994, becoming practice principal in 2004.

I am also managing director of First Lab Direct Ltd outsourcing to a manufacturer in Hong Kong which gave me a great chance to travel around the Far East and Europe. I have a particular interest in modern crown and bridge design, especially in relation to the new generation of aesthetic all porcelain restorative systems. This is a subject on which I have co-written a series of papers, published on Aesthetic Dentistry Today, Private Dentistry and Dentistry journals.

I am on the judging panel for the national Dentistry awards and in 2010 was awarded a fellowship of the International Academy of Dental Facial Aesthetics and plan to develop this side of the business further.

  • What did you want to be when you were young?
    • From the begining I wanted to do the business side not the clinical side of dentistry. I also found the clinical side physically demanding which resulted in back neck and hand pain.
  • What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
    • You don’t always have to be right, or have the last word.
  • What is the biggest mistake you’ve made in business?
    • To recruit in haste
  • What do you like most about your job?
    • The business side, measuring and analysing data and KPI’s to measure the performance of the business
  • What do you like least?
    • Not meeting people’s expectations.
  • Who is your business hero?:
    • I have 2: Karen Brady and Deborah Meaden
  • What piece of advice would you give to someone new to business?
    • Don’t try and do everything yourself, delegate and get a good manager.
  • What is your personal ambition for life?
    • Striking a work/life balance where the work allows me to spend quality time with my family.

Highworth Dental Practice offer a fantastic personal service for all their patients, so why not give them a call or visit their website to see how they could help you and your family with any of your dental requirements.

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