I practiced in the NHS sector in Macclesfield for many years before finally converting to private practice in 1998. Alongside my clinical positions I was also Regional Advisor for Vocational Training and an Associate Post Graduate Dental Dean, both in the Mersey Deanery and this experience has given me an appreciation of the day-to-day demands on clinicians and managers alike. I now split my time between practice and my role as an advisor and coach in various aspects of Quality assurance and Clinical Governance. With increasing regulatory demands on the dental profession, the need to be vigilant in terms of compliance has never been greater. Through my experience in practice I am able to guide and support practitioners and practice managers through the often alien waters of today’s raft of legislation and guidance.