Dr. Gina Vega

Ashley and I were delighted to catch up recently with Gina Vega, Principal of Bishopsgate Dental Care.

Here’s how Gina introduced herself in my Kindle e-book The Female Principal back in 2016:

“When I was eight years old, back in Mexico, I decided that I wanted to be a dentist. Don’t ask me why I just knew it! So 14 years later I qualified as a Dental Surgeon in Mexico.

Armed with a great profession and after practicing in Mexico City for three years I moved to London in 2001. Whilst I re-qualified through the IQE I worked as a dental nurse, where I learned about dentistry in the UK, and how important was to work with a nice and fair dentist. I re-qualified in 2004 and started working in an NHS-Private practice.

My last job as an Associate was in a lovely private practice located 3 minutes away from home. It was the perfect job and I was happily enjoying my life as a part-time dentist and a mum.

So what on earth made me change that stress-free life for my hectic and complicated life of now? 

I wanted to do the dentistry I love and when I saw Bishopsgate Dental Care for the first time, I fell in love with it!”

Today, Gina shares with her the story of how she turned a near-bankrupt practice into a roaring success in possibly the most competitive square mile of the UK – The City of London.Share with her the mountains, valleys, and missiles of practice ownership and learn why she has triumphed over the obstacles and challenges that we all face.

Contact Chris and Ashley

You can listen to the podcast episodes using your favorite player or where we publish them on Libsyn. You can also catch the latest episode here on my blog and over on Ashley Latter’s website as well. To listen to each episode as we release them, be sure to subscribe via iTunes, Sticher or Google Play.

If you use an iPhone and you want to have an easier method to keep up with the podcast episodes, we recommend using an app on your phone called Downcast. The great thing about Downcast is the ability to listen to podcasts directly on your phone or computer as the episodes are released. If you use an Android phone, we recommend Pocket Player.

Episode Length: 35 minutes 47 seconds

Subscribe to the Podcast

If you enjoyed the podcast, please visit the podcast website and subscribe. Please consider rating the podcast on iTunes and write a short review for us. Writing a review helps us get the word out about our podcast.


Published by

Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.