Senior Dental Officer

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
South West London
£69,930 to £81,793 a year pa
Closing date
9 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Doctor - other
Contract Type
Part Time
To provide clinical special care dentistry to a wide range of individuals who meet the referral criteria for the Department of Community Special Care Dentistry Provide local leadership to the clinic team and perform to the expected competency level of a Band B dentist.

Main duties of the job

Responsible for the provision of high quality oral health care to patients, both adults and children, in need of special dental care including the provision of domiciliary dental services.

The location of the clinical duties may be varied according to the needs of the service.

To keep accurate and clear contemporaneous written records on each patient outlining the clinical treatment performed and any advice given.

To work in collaboration with the oral health promotion team when required and to advise educational, health and social care staff within the locality on Community Special Care Dentistry and oral health issues.

To supervise, instruct and support administrative team, junior dentists and dental care professionals in their clinical duties whilst providing clinical care.

To be responsible for supervising the dental nurse and to ensure that they perform the necessary duties in the dental surgery with regard to infection control and decontamination following the Infection Control Policy of the Department of Community Special Care Dentistry.

This job description is intended as a guide to the general scope of duties and is not intended to be definitive or restrictive. It is expected that some of the duties will change over time and this description will be subject to review in consultation with the post holder.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c�1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and around 14,000 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King's College Hospital (KCH) sites at Denmark Hill in Camberwell and at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

The trust-wide strategy Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we can take Team King's to another level

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description for full details regarding the main roles and responsibilities of this position.

Person Specification



  • Registerable dental qualification
  • Full registration with the General Dental Council
  • Registered postgraduate qualification, specialist registration on specialist list for special care dentistry or equivalent experience.



  • 5 years or more post qualified
  • Ability to demonstrate appropriate clinical experience in delivering special care dentistry at Band B complexity level.
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical experience in the provision of domiciliary care
  • Supporting or teaching colleagues
  • Participation in clinical audit
  • Experience of treating patients under inhalation sedation


  • Supervision of clinical staff
  • Experience of treating patients under general anaesthesia or intravenous sedation
  • Teaching experience

Key skills/abilities


  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Supportive and collaborative leadership style with ability to lead and motivate staff
  • Demonstrative evidence of effective communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise work for self and others
  • Commitment to CPD and engagement in personal development
  • Problem solving skills
  • Car owner and clean driving licence


  • Appraiser experience

Job related knowledge


  • Up to date knowledge in all areas of dentistry
  • Thorough knowledge of medical conditions relevant to the practice of special care dentistry
  • Understanding around the issues of consent and mental capacity act
  • Comprehensive understanding of clinical governance
  • Understanding of issues around confidentiality


  • Evidence of knowledge of key NHS issues/policies/priorities

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust



South West London

SW19 3DA

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