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Catherine Rutland, Clinical Director

As Clinical Director at Simplyhealth and Denplan, Dr Catherine Rutland leads a team that provides clinical governance advice to all areas of the business, as well as advice on clinical matters to maintain our customers’ confidence in us. Her team also provides assistance to member dentists; helping to support them with all aspects of running their practices successfully, through regulatory and legislative advice, clinical mediation, clinical risk management and our quality program.


After qualifying as a dentist from Leeds University in 1992 and doing a year as a House Officer, Catherine worked as a Senior House Officer in Newcastle before settling into general dental practice.


Catherine joined Denplan part-time in 2010 and was promoted to her current position in 2019. She has 19 years' experience as a joint partner in a private dental practice in Berkshire, and completed a Masters in Medical Ethics and Law from King's College London in 2013. She is also a certified member of the Institute of Risk Management and completed a Level 7 Certificate in Leadership Mentoring and Coaching in 2016.

Some of Catherine's latest articles:

Our virtual forums: Why it was important to keep in touch

A group keeping in touch on a video call during lockdown


Using our 2020 Denplan Forums, Catherine reflects on how we can adapt virtually and the learnings going forward.

How we took our forums online

Q&A: What it's like transitioning from NHS to private dentistry

Catherine Rutland and Louis Mackenzie sitting down discussing moving from private to NHS dentistry


Catherine sit's down with Denplan’s Head Dental Officer Louis Mackenzie to discuss their personal experience of moving into private dentistry, with advice for NHS dentists considering the move.

Exclusive insight into going private

How you can destress with unstructured time

Man and his dog walking through the countryside in the sun


Is your time is so structured, it often feels like a relentless challenge? Our Clinical Director Catherine Rutland shares the benefits of having 'absolutely nothing planned.'

Unstructured time explained
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