90 seconds with… George Cheetham

We spoke to Dr George Cheetham about the highlight of his career so far and his ambitions for the future.

Please introduce yourself

I am Dr George Cheetham. I am a private dentist and I have a couple of clinics in south west London opened up – one 18 months ago and I’m opening up a new one at the moment.  

What do you get up to in your spare time?

Spare time… to be honest, at the moment I don’t really have much spare time. It’s kind of dentistry, dentistry, dentistry. I’m opening up the clinic, growing the clinics, I still do five clinical days myself and do some lecturing. So spare time doesn’t really exist.  

How did you get into dentistry?

Getting into dentistry, I think, is more of a kind of luck than judgement thing. To be honest, I don’t think at 16 anyone really knows what they want to do for their career pathway.

So because I’ve done science as a background – I did work experience in my medicine, dentistry, veterinary sciences – I picked dentistry and it’s working out alright

What has been the highlight of your career?

So a highlight of my career… You know, every year brings something else and I think that highlights at the time change.

But what I’m really enjoying the moment is the growth of my practises, getting a really fantastic team of specialists around me to provide dentistry to patients that I feel that that they deserve.  

What are your dreams and ambitions for the future?

My dreams and ambitions for the future… I would like to grow my clinics basically.

I always want to add on to the portfolio so I can end up with maybe 10 or 15 practices in the future. 

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