Catherine Rutland

Catherine Rutland

Author at Dentistry Online

Catherine Rutland is clinical director at Denplan, part of Simplyhealth.
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Sponsorship and support for mouth cancer

Catherine Rutland explains what it means for Denplan, part of Simplyhealth, to be a returning sponsor of this year’s Mouth Cancer Action Month taking place throughout November. For more than 20 years, Denplan has been proud to sponsor Mouth Cancer Action Month, working in collaboration with the Oral Health Foundation.  For more than two decades, … Continued

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Core strengths – the importance of mentors in dentistry

Catherine Rutland highlights the importance of mentors and how they could help create understanding within dentistry. It is funny how something you always involve yourself in becomes more central for a period. That is the case for me recently with mentoring. It is something I am always passionate about. Yet a few things have happened … Continued

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Out of office – Catherine Rutland on outdoor swimming and her love for travelling

Catherine Rutland talks to us about her passion for outdoor swimming and how she has travelled to 57 countries, many before she was 14. Please introduce yourself My name is Catherine Rutland and I am clinical director for Simplyhealth and Denplan. I qualified in Leeds in 1992 and after a few years in hospital jobs … Continued

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Moving forward and building momentum as the UK reopens

Catherine Rutland explains why it’s so important for dentistry to keep the momentum up and move forward from the COVID pandemic. After such a long period of feeling that as a profession we could only deal with the immediate issues, and desperately keeping up with changing guidance and SOPs, the last few months it has … Continued

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The love of people watching

Make sure you pay closer attention when watching those around you, says Catherine Rutland. Have you ever sat at the end of a train carriage and looked back at the people down the carriage? It’s fun, I love people watching for so many reasons, the main reason being I love to see the variance in … Continued

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Spread the word about mouth cancer all year round

Catherine Rutland discusses the importance of dentists spreading the word about mouth cancer all year round. I love so many parts of my role and some parts I feel very privileged to do. One of those is radio interviews for Mouth Cancer Action Month. The ability to communicate with so many people across the country and … Continued

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Time to take stock and delegate

Catherine Rutland advocates communication and prioritisation and if things are getting on top of you – delegate. Sometimes I would like to be able to press pause on life. Not for long; just long enough to be able to think, breathe and refocus. We are currently in the middle of a series of events all … Continued

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Learning to say no

Saying no can be quite empowering and can stop you from crashing, says Catherine Rutland. I was advised recently by a good friend to buy a book on ‘essentialism’. After reading the first 15 pages, I sent my friend a message asking how they could feel I needed to read anything on the topic. If … Continued

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Think positive

Catherine Rutland talks about the importance of positivity in the dental profession. When I get to the end of a series of events, I always find myself reflecting on what I have learnt. Part of my role is to understand the needs, fears, hopes and direction of our member dentists. I always feel privileged to … Continued


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