Dental Practitioner Band A Children’s and Special Care Dentistry

Posted 16 September by NHS Business Services Authority

Shropshire Community Dental Service is seeking to recruit a Dental Practitioner to join our children’s and special care service working primarily at our sites in Dawley and Shrewsbury.

The Community Dental Service provides a comprehensive special care dentistry and paediatric dentistry service across three sites in Telford, Shrewsbury and Oswestry as well as GA services across 3 different hospital sites, sedation and domiciliary services. Additionally the service provides unscheduled in-hours dental care from two sites, Castle Foregate in Shrewsbury and Oswestry Health Centre and runs salaried general dental practices at Market Drayton and Craven Arms, as well as an oral health improvement team and dental epidemiology services. We provide out of hours care at weekends from Dawley in Telford and Shrewsbury, and an evening on call service which is accessed via NHS 111. Out of hours and on call services are remunerated at a rate additional to salary.

The team is looking to provide development opportunities for Band A dentists working within the service through internal talent management systems

  • Continued professional development including mentoring and supervision from senior dentists

  • Some opportunities to develop skills in special care and children’s dentistry through mentoring, coaching and shadowing

  • Positive relationships with the dedicated administration team, our highly qualified nursing staff, dental therapists

  • Excellently equipped surgeries

  • The values, relationships and networks of the wider Community Trust

The positive relationships we have with patients, carers and commissioners

AS A MANDATORY PART OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS YOU SHOULD ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTION IN YOUR SUPPORTING STATEMENT

“Applicants should have some experience within special care and paediatric dentistry roles. Using recent log book entries tell us about your provision of special care or paediatric dentistry under general anaesthetic, conscious sedation or through domiciliary care for 3 patients.”

Applicants must have full General Dental Council registration, and must meet the requirements for the employment of a Dental Performer under the NHS Contract and for inclusion on the National Performers list as determined by NHS England.

For further information about the post and or to arrange a clinic visit please contact: Tom Seager, Clinical Director, Dental Service or email or Alison Parkinson, Clinical Services Manager or email

Reference: 40884195

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