The Singing Dentist – Aka Dr Milad Shadrooh
Matt E. In a Cilla Black off of Blind Date back in the 90s style, What’s your name and where do you come from!?
Milad My name is Milad Shadrooh and I’m from Ascot via South London via Tehran, Iran! lol
So, Milad aka The Singing Dentist from Basingstoke, where did you qualify and why did you choose to study dentistry?
Milad Qualified from Barts and The London in 2004 and I chose dentistry as I wanted a healthcare job where I could use my people skills and my scientific intellect, but also my manual dexterity and dentistry seemed perfect.. I also knew I wanted a 9-5 type of job so I could go home at the end of the day and have a family life!
OK, great! You clearly have a passion for your profession. Over the past few years we have seen a lot of unhappiness within our profession what do you think are the main pain points for dentists these days?
Milad The constant threat of litigation from patients and the potential problems from our regulator, the parameters of the NHS and having to work in a system which is incredibly difficult to work in, the constant feeling of pressure from all the red tape that working in dentistry consists of…. And as a practice owner, finding the balance of running a business and making a profit whilst carrying out health care work is not an easy task!
So, I’m guessing this was your reason for the alter ego ‘The Singing Dentist’?
Milad Actually not at all!! The Singing Dentist was a complete accident! I did a freestyle one day in my surgery when a patient didn’t show up for root canal and I filmed myself as I thought it was funny, I sent it to a mate and he posted it online! It grew from there, it was never meant to be a thing at all!