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Outreach Dental Therapist

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 + 15% Outer London HCA, pro rata , per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are currently looking for an experienced Outreach Therapist to support the delivery of oral health promotion/outreach programmes including fluoride application and national oral health surveys, ensuring the focus remains firmly on quality and safety. You will act as an ambassador for the Service, promoting the highest standards of excellence in working practices.

You will employ a cohesive team approach, developing and strengthening partnership working both internally and externally. The position would be open to a dental Hygienist or Therapist with knowledge and experience in oral health promotion and prevention

Main duties of the job

The key aspects of this role is to support the Oral Health Practitioner in providing an Oral Health Promotion service to the boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Waltham Forest as well as delivering the fluoride varnish programme to targeted schools and supporting the targeted schools with a supervised brushing programme.

About us

Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we've got a passion for delivering high standards of patient care and excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our valuesCompassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We know a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. We pride ourselves in being diverse and welcome applications from people with varied backgrounds, perspectives and experiences

We ask for information about your protected characteristics on our application forms. This isn't visible to anyone involved with shortlisting or interviewing you, except when you choose to be considered under the guaranteed interview scheme due to disability. Short listers will see two ticks alongside your application to ensure they apply the principles of the scheme to your submission

The data we collect helps us to ensure we are attracting diversity in our applicants, that all our colleagues have equitable access to career opportunities and supports us on our journey to being a Great Place to Work

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Talk to us about a flexible working arrangement that won't involve sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this in your application. If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know. All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

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Person Specification



  • Diploma in Dental Therapy



  • GDC Registered Dental Therapist with post qualification in extended skills to allow the administration of inferior dental blocks



  • A minimum of 2 years post qualification experience


  • Experience working in a community dental service setting



  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - ability to use tact, diplomacy and empathy



  • Proven ability to work within a team and to work under own initiative.



  • Good organisational skills & ability to prioritise



  • Knowledge of Delivering Better Oral Health, The Toolkit, 3rd edition, to enable giving advice and application of evidence informed actions as part of consistent messages provided by the dental team



  • Ability to empathize and to be attuned to the needs and feelings of others, whether directly or indirectly expressed.


  • Additional skill (able to demonstrate post certification training) in varying the detail but not the direction of a prescription



  • IT skills to record the clinical procedures performed & Excellent time management

Personal Attributes


  • Professional, Adaptable ,Courteous, flexible and reliable

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Hainault Health Centre



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