Sean G. Wade BChD (56006)  Cert.Clin.ED – Owner & Principal. Vocational Trainer since 2010.


The practice is situated on the main thoroughfare in Thorne. An historical market town, with a mining background, Thorne is a busy and well-populated little town, situated about 11 miles from the famous racing town of Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Doncaster itself sits in the tip of Yorkshire and Thorne borders on the county of North Lincolnshire. There is a rural network of farms and villages surrounding the town and sprawling out into the countryside.


With the close-by M18, it is easily accessible and likewise offers links to the A1(M), M62 and M180. Cities, such as Sheffield, Leeds and Hull easy to get to. There are two railway stations boosting access to and from other parts of Yorks, Lincs and Humberside, and link to the main station in Doncaster with direct rail lines to London (only 1 and a half hrs) the Midlands, North East and Scotland (Edinburgh).Thorne is well served too, by regional bus services.


From the MI8 take the A614 (signposted Thorne) exit. Continue to traffic lights and go straight over. The Practice is on the right @ 200m from lights.

Distance to Post Grad Centre (Don Valley House Sheffield) = 31 miles @ 40-50 mins

Distance to Lincoln County Hospital = 46 miles @ 1hr 15 mins

Practice History

The Practice, housed in a three-storey building, was started as a squat, by the owner Sean, and was opened to patients in February 1986. The ensuing years have seen many changes to the place, bringing the practice up-to-date with ambitious modernisation programs. An extended surgery incorporating a separate decontamination room was built only 6 years ago and fulfilled both DDA and the then forthcoming HTM 01-05 compliance.Works were recently completed on a two storey extension to add a third surgery ( used for) the FD, a stockroom and brand new decontamination rooms (one dirty and one clean). The outside of the building is currently undergoing a complete facelift  with new windows in situ and the  transformation is expected to be completed by early 2014.

Practice Facilities

The practice ground floor comprises of an open-plan reception area and waiting room, with two surgeries, a sterilizing room, a small x-ray room (OPT), and a downstairs toilet (disabled), which is DDA compliant. The first floor is home to staff facilities, with a kitchen/dining area, a separate lounge, bathroom and stockroom The second floor houses our admin centre, with two offices (recently refurbished) offering admin /storage facilities aand two decontamination rooms complete the layout.nd provides a quiet zone for computing/printing etc. A parking area is situated to the rear of the building with side access.

The Patients

Sean has developed a committed patient base over the years, and we frequently see two or more generations of the same family attending together. Due to the close-knit community locally, requests to join the practice are nearly always by patient recommendation. The current patient list is @5,000 plus strong. We offer a contracted service to the NHS, seeing 99.9% of our patients on an NHS basis. We do offer and provide private treatments on request. Patients can expect to receive a choice of treatments at this practice where applicable. We provide oral health care and advice; periodontal treatments; a wide range of conservation treatments; endodontics; crown and bridge work; dentures, and minor oral surgery. We and our patients are supported by a good referral network, for orthodontics; sedation, and oral medicine, including fast track referral for oral cancers.

The Team

Sean is the Principal, employing a dedicated and friendly team of support staff, comprising : Practice Manager, Receptionist/Administrator, four qualified RDN’s. There is a part-time Associate, Raja P. Oliver (who was our first FD) and of course the currently placed FD. Most of the team has worked at the practice for several years. On Monday’s the 2nd Surgery is used by an Hygienist (Claire Berry) who offers direct access.                                                                                       Work: The whole team rapport is good and makes for a pleasant working environment. Despite how busy we are  all staff show professionalism and are adept at their individual posts. All team members are committed to their CPD, and participate in practice and individual training sessions, and contribute to annual appraisals to identify areas of training to add to their Personal Development Plans.                                                                                                                                                    Play: Despite several miles between staff members, they often get together for pursuits and pleasures outside of work! These include gym/personal training sessions, dance (exercise) classes, meals out and an annual London outing. A staff fund exists where everyone makes a small contribution to cover birthday and Christmas gifts for each other. A Christmas get together occurs (usually held at a 5 star DE-Vere!!) with overnight option to stay.


We are proud to be Gold members of the BDA Good Practice Scheme, who put us forward for ‘Practice of the Year’ 2010. We are a training practice with the S. Yorkshire and E. Midlands Deanery  for almost 4 years now and have enjoyed our position so far. We are CQC registered and have successfully had our compliance visit in August 2012.. We are well supported by our local Area Team /CCG, which is South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw on behalf of NHS England. Extra training support comes from the LDC (of which Sean is a committee member).

FD expectations

As an FD, you will be working in a newly equipped surgery, fitted with modern cabinetry, and user-friendly equipment. You will be supported by a full-time qualified RDN with 9 plus years of experience. It is anticipated, that, during your Foundation year you will witness and perform a vast range of treatments including Endo and minor oral surgeryand it is highly likely you will leave with a wide and varied experience of general dental practice. Full support and mentoring can be expected from the entire dental team covering all areas of practice management systems which comply with current legislation and guidance. A warm welcome will be extended to the new FD! Member recommendations for the gym etc. can be made.












Places of Interest/Amenities

The national parks of the Peak District, The Yorkshire Dales and the Yorkshire Moors are not too distant away taking only 1-2 hrs to get to, and the beautiful East Coast (much of it in Yorks. Is National Trust) is accessible from only an hour. All of which make great days out, or enjoyable weekends. Closer to home are: Doncaster Racecourse at Leger Way, Doncaster; The Dome Leisure Centre, Vue Multi -screen cinema, and Lake at Doncaster Lakeside, and Doncaster Wildlife Park. Named as Danum by the Romans, an important trading post on the great north road, Doncaster is still quite a trading centre today and boasts an extensive market (tues/fri/Sat) with indoor food halls and a variety of outdoor stalls. {Voted Market of the Year 2011}.The Frenchgate Shopping centre offers excellent retail therapy!

Social life/Nightlife

Doncaster has a lively nightlife with a high range of pubs/venues, themed bars, late night bars, restaurants cinemas and theatres. Thorne has a selection of pubs and there are several good restaurants in the local area.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            ~ November 2013