No daily grind for Clare
Name: Clare Perrell - Jones
Company: Queen’s Road Dental Practice (QRDP)
As a working mum with two daughters, who are seven and nine years old, mornings are very hectic.
I get myself up at 6.30am then get the kids up, fed and dressed. It’s always a bowl of porridge for me to set me up for the day ahead, and a cup of strong coffee.
I then drive to work whilst finishing off last-minute homework in the car. I drop the kids off at school and head to work ready to see my first patient at 8.30am.
Being new to Queen’s Road Dental Practice, I am wanting to spend time with patients getting to know them and them to know me. A lot of the patients have been coming to the practice for over 20 years. Karen, my nurse, who has been at the practice over this time, is a constant for the patients.
I catch up on paperwork, patient notes, referrals and e-mails whilst also grabbing a healthy lunch, either a salad or soup. I am keen on exercise so a healthy lunch is important.
It is always a full appointment book, but I can be doing anything from fillings, extractions to root canal treatment. I have a wealth of additional knowledge including post graduate MSc in Restorative Dentistry. I have also done implant and various orthodontic courses so I am always keen to use this knowledge and discuss with patients their choices and options fully.
I finish at 5pm and pick the kids up from school. Then it’s home, tea, homework and collapse.
On my days off, which are Thursday and Friday, I catch up on household chores and me time – going to the gym or out on my bike for a long cycle.