Dr Janine Brooks


After qualifying from Birmingham Dental School in 1983, I spent my whole clinical career in Community Dentistry, the last 17 years as a Clinical Director.

I currently enjoy a ‘portfolio career’ blending employment and self-employment within an envelope of education. I am Associate Postgraduate Dental Dean, HEE Thames Valley and Wessex. I’m also an educational inspector for the GDC, and a non-executive director of CDS CIC, social enterprise.  I am lead clinical tutor for the Law and Ethics module for Bristol University BUOLD programme and lecturer for the ethics programme at Birmingham Dental School.  I work with a group of six Associates, the Health Associates, on interesting projects.

In addition I run my own coaching and training consultancy, Dentalia, providing coaching for leadership to dental professionals and a broad range of education and training topics to include reflective practice, ethical practice, leadership skills, professionalism, under performance and communication skills.  I am also a partner in the Dental Coaching Academy which provides leadership coaching to dental professionals and a career support programme.

I have written several professional articles, research papers and had my first book published: The National Care Record Service: an ethical system? in 2012.

I received an MBE for services to dentistry in the New Years Honours List 2007, and was awarded a Fellowship of the Faculty of General Dental Practice by election in March 2010.   I was awarded an Educator and Trainer Award from HEE Thames Valley in 2014 for Contribution to Learning Environment.