Early dental experiences will determine a child’s outlook on dentistry for life. Treatment goes far beyond just diagnosing a problem and treating a tooth: the child’s age, personality and attitude all influence the way she approaches treatment.
A first visit will involve interactive communication as well as a careful and gentle assessment of treatment needs. Enough time is always allowed for a relaxed and happy visit.
Mina Vaidyanathan – Specialist Registrar in Paediatric Dentistry BDS,BSc(Hons), MFDS(RCS Ed), MSc,MPaedent (RCS Eng)
Mina qualified from the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry In June 2000 attaining a distinction in Adult Dental Health and also an academic prize.
During her time at University Mina took a year out of her training and undertook an intercalated degree in Experimental Pathology gaining 1st Class honours. Since qualification Mina undertook her Vocational training in general dental practice and Community Dental practice. It was here that she developed her interest in children’s dentistry. After undertaking a Senior House officer post in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at Southend General Hospital and successfully completing the MFDS examination she worked as an SHO in Paediatric dentistry at Barts and The London NHS trust, she entered into Specialist training in Paediatric Dentistry at Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation trust. In that time she successfully undertook a Masters in Paediatric Dentistry gaining a merit. She passed the Membership in Paediatric dentistry in May 2008 and is now on the Specialist list for Paediatric Dentistry. Mina is now in the final 2 years of her training to become a Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry.
Mina’s work involves treating children up to the age of 16 years who present with a variety of routine and complex dental problems. Her experience ranges from treatment under local anaesthesia, to inhalation sedation. She also works extensively with medically compromised patients at the Evelina Children’s hospital. Mina is very passionate about children’s dentistry and the importance of maintaining good oral health for our children.
Outside of work, Mina regularly lectures at the Royal College of Surgeons to postgraduates undertaking their postgraduate exams and has been awarded with an honorary lectureship post for her services to the college.
Dentists – Learn how to refer patients needing treatment from a specialist and about our study club for CPD in our dentists area.