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Dental Officer - Salaried Dental Service

Job Reference: 415-MP517-21

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust - Medical & Dental
415_626 Dentistry : 38495
£41,766 to £62,649 pa

Dentist - Devon 

Salary & Allowances: £41,766 - £62,649 pro rata (dependant on experience) 

Join our friendly and well established team and gain new skills. 

Are you looking for a new, exciting or development opportunity, providing excellent clinical care in a thriving South West town? If so, we would love to hear from you. 

You will have the opportunity to take part in the full range of activities undertaken by the Salaried Dental Service in Barnstaple and Devon wide community dental clinics. 

The service provides care for patients with a wide variety of special needs, as well as providing a dental access service for those members of the community who have been unable to access treatment with an NHS General Dental Practitioner. 

Although you will need to have primary dental care experience, support and development opportunities may be provided to you in the following clinical areas as necessary: 

  • Full range of treatments for adults and children whose special needs have prevented them from accessing dental care through the General Dental Service.
  • Urgent dental care for patients who have been unable to access treatment with a general dental practitioner.
  • Dental screening of school children and other groups
  • Epidemiological surveys
  • Treatments carried out under General Anaesthetic in a hospital day unit, or conscious sedation within the dental clinic
  • Involvement in Oral Health Promotion activities
  • Domiciliary care 


  • Take part in personal development and performance reviews
  • Take part in clinical audit, peer review and any other clinical governance activities
  • Undertake appropriate Continuing Professional Development
  • Work with children and vulnerable adults
  • Mental capacity assessments and best interest scenarios 

Full GDC registration is essential. It would be desirable to hold a dental performer number but the organisation can help facilitate this if necessary. 

For more information please contact Matthew Heming, Clinical Lead, Exeter NHS Dental Access Centre, RD&E Heavitree, Gladstone Road, Exeter. EX1 2ED. 01392 405706 or email on

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

According to many clinical targets, we rate as one of the best performing non-foundation trusts in England, because we treat patients in line with national waiting time standards, have very few hospital-acquired infections and meet our four-hour waiting times for urgent care. We have a huge range of clinical expertise that we share across professional spheres to ensure people get world-class care when they need it.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information and to self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship, please visit the UK Border Agency website. Note: we will be unable to obtain Tier 2 sponsorship for Bank positions.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

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