Band A Dental Officer

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£44,957 to £69,932 a year Per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Doctor - other
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

Due to the retirement of a very experienced dentist who has been performing this role in the Flintshire/ Denbighshire/ Conwy areas we are seeking an experienced dentist interested in working with us. You will need to be resourceful, good at prosthetics and provision of dental care to older patients. Good communication skills are essential. You will be supported by a dental nurse/dental health educator. The current post holder and the Specialist in SCD who leads on domiciliary care will provide induction training and support.

Main duties of the job

To provide a range of dental treatment for priority groups and patients referred to the CDS according to Health Board/Directorate policy.

A Full Job Description and Person Specification can be found within the additional documents section.

About us

North Wales Community Dental Services is a large service employing over 200 staff and is committed to continuing education.

Most clinical staff are trained in Inhalation Sedation, a service offered by dentists and therapists at most of our sites. IV sedation services are also available and the Community Dental Service operates general anaesthetic services at the three District General Hospitals. We are also supported by a visiting Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry from Alder Hey Hospital.

We currently host two DCT(1)s per annum and have a Speciality Trainee post in Special Care Dentistry. All final year dental students from Cardiff Dental School attend the Outreach Student Training Scheme operating at Wrexham Dental Centre (recommence September 2022).

Enhanced services include an Intermediate Tier Dentoalveolar Surgery Service and the provision of Special Care Dentistry support to the Head and Neck Cancer MDT. Direct Access and Inhalation Sedation training for Therapists is provided and we are committed to expanding our skill mix models. A number of preventative oral health promotion programmes operate.

  • Relocation allowance available
  • Paid study leave - 21 days in any 3 year period (pro rata)
  • Annual accruable training allowance of �809 per annum
  • Lease car scheme operational
  • Paid annual leave - 34 days + 8 days public holiday (pro rata)

Job description

Job responsibilities

A Full Job Description and Person Specification can be found within the additional documents section.

Person Specification



  • Full Registration with the GDC
  • Bachelor in Dental Surgery or equivalent
  • Proven maintenance of postgraduate continuing professional development
  • Certificate for Safeguarding (Child and Adult)
  • ILS and PLS Certification


  • Post-graduate qualification, demonstrating an appropriate clinical skill
  • Membership of a professional organisation/learned society relating to the clinical skill
  • UK-accredited Vocational Training or equivalency



  • Recent NHS experience in CDS/Salaried Service and/or GDS experience
  • All aspects of general dentistry
  • Provision of care to patients of all ages


  • Other dental disciplines
  • Domiciliary and/or dental mobile environments
  • Assessing and treating vulnerable patients with special clinical needs and/or challenging behaviour
  • Development of Dental Care Professionals
  • EDS or Safety Net provision
  • Experience in Inhalation Sedation
  • Experience providing care under General Anaesthetic
  • Experience of other forms of sedation or anxiety control
  • Assessment of patients for treatment under GA

Personal Skill


  • Team skills: ability to communicate with, lead, support and motivate team
  • Self-motivated and can meet deadlines
  • Ability to prioritise and organise work
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to use initiative
  • Delegation skills-working with dental therapists/hygienists
  • Computer literate


  • Ability to use software packages e.g. Soel Health

Personal Aptitude


  • Willing to commit to achieve results and meet deadlines
  • Set high standards and motivated to achieve them
  • Respond positively to a team ethos
  • Aware of own limitations
  • Able to work autonomously
  • Flexible approach to changing priorities and work systems


  • Innovative e.g. suggesting new ideas to improve service delivery



  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner
  • Appreciation of cultural diversity and equality issues


  • Fluency or knowledge of Welsh
  • Fluency or knowledge of other relevant language(s) other than English or Welsh

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