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NHS Medical & Dental: Salaried Dentist - C
Part time - 7.5 hours per week
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Powys Teaching Health Board
Employer type
£89,174 - £102,479 pa pro rata
Salary period
19/08/2024 23:59

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Specialist in Special Care Dentistry

NHS Medical & Dental: Salaried Dentist - C

Be part of a 'Healthy Caring Powys' and help us transform the way we provide health and care, so our communities can Start Well, Live Well and Age Well.


Please be advised that there is a temporary top up for Bands 1,2 and 3 to reflect the incorporation of the top up to the  living wage of £12 per hour - £23,465 per annum. This temporary top up will be in place until  the annual pay uplift for 2024/25 is confirmed

Job overview

Powys Teaching Health Board is looking to recruit a specialist in special care dentistry to support experienced dental officers in the community dental service. The post is open to anyone living in the UK who is a registered specialist as the post is an innovation allowing the successful candidate to provide specialist advice and treatment planning using remote consultation software. This will enable the successful candidate to work from home for the vast majority of the time with no more than 8 physical clinics being needed in any one year. PTHB is a geographically large rural health board with no district general hospital and this innovation is designed to increase specialist access to special care dentistry. The successful candidate will need to be a team player and have the ability to confidently treatment plan patients using a combination of information from the treating dental officer/therapist and remote consultation information. Patients that are unsuitable to be treated in a primary and community care environment will need to have their care referred to a neighbouring trust or health board requiring the post holder to coordinate their care.

Main duties of the job

In conjunction with the associate dental director the post holder will be responsible for planning dental services for special care patients, including patients who suffer from anxiety and dental phobias. 

Working for our organisation

The Community Dental Service comprises of a wide range of locations, specialities and services which involve primary dental care, consultant led secondary care, special needs, and priority group patients in both the clinic and domiciliary setting.  This includes Schools, residential and nursing homes, epidemiological surveys, and oral health promotion/education.


Training, development, and skill mixing of the dental workforce is encouraged and supported

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Appropriate graduate qualification or equivalent in Dentistry
  • Registration with the GDC as a Dentist
  • Relevant postgrad qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Registered with GDC as specialist


Essential criteria
  • Experience of special care dentistry
  • MOS experience
  • Working on own initiative
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working in a multi disciplinary team
  • Competent in IHS and IV sedation
  • Experience of treating patients under GA


Essential criteria
  • Excellent communicator
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of CDS
  • ICT skills


Essential criteria
  • Full driving licence
  • Willingness to undertake further training and personal development as required

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are not necessary

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Further details / informal visits contact

Warren Tolley
Job title
Associate Dental Director
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