Foundation Dentist Area

foundation dentist training

Broadway Dental Surgery has been a training practice since 2005.

My philosophy has always been to provide a supportive environment to allow the Foundation Dentists to grow and develop with support, guidance and freedom. I have a team of experienced staff who have been with me for many years and will also help you during your year.

Previous foundation dentists have enjoyed their time with us and have gone on to a variety of positions including general practice posts both here with us and around the country, working in the community dental service and maxillofacial jobs within the hospital service


I have had a fantastic year working as an FD in Woodhall Spa.  Mr Gemmell is an excellent, experienced trainer and has always been approachable and enthusiastic.  Every member of staff has been welcoming, friendly and supportive.  I would thoroughly recommend this practice to a prospective FD and am very sad to be moving on.

Katie Bishton FD 2013-2014
The practice provided high quality facilities with an emphasis on patient care.  All the staff were very helpful and the nurses were a highly skilled team, on hand to assist and provide advice.  Dr Gemmell was a brilliant vocational trainer, patient and knowledgeable.  His skills and the access to quality dental facilities made my experience at Broadway excellent.

Raj Dodd 2011-2012
The Broadway Dental Surgery is a great practice committed to providing high quality NHS dental care. I worked here as a trainee dentist in 2010-2011 and found the support given to me by the senior dentists and staff was second to none. I was made to feel welcomed from the outset and taught how to cope under the working constraints of the NHS. I can only speak highly of Dr. Gemmell as a person and a dentist. He is a brilliant trainer who is very committed to NHS dental care, and still maintains empathy for his patients after many years in general dentistry.

He fine-tuned my clinical skills and knowledge, but also taught at great length the importance of patient management and communication, which is a must for longevity in this profession. I am very happy to write this testimonial and I wish this practice all the success in the future. I feel privileged to have worked here.

J.S.Kandola 2010-2011
I first came to Broadway Dental Surgery feeling very apprehensive about becoming a general practitioner, however, I found the practice atmosphere was very friendly, with pleasant patients and a helpful dental team.

I treated an established list of patients, with a demand for a wide variety of treatments which provided excellent experience. I was given a surgery with good quality equipment and materials. I found Mr Gemmell was always happy to provide help with treatment and discussing patient cases.

Initially I intended to complete my VT year, then take on an SHO post at Lincoln County Hospital, however, I was thoroughly delighted to take a position as an associate dentist here instead!

Heather Coates 2008-2009
I had a fantastic experience working at Broadway Dental Surgery during my VT year. All the staff were welcoming and extremely generous with their time and expertise in aiding my adaptation into general dental practice. The patient base was varied and the range of available equipment and materials allowed me to develop my knowledge and skills in all aspects of general dentistry. My input into updating the systems and protocols in place was always welcomed and considered, making me feel like a valued member of the team.
Rachel Goodhand 2007-2008