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Senior Dental Officer

Job Reference: 449-DEA160

Solent NHS Trust
Special Care Dentistry
£66,919 - £78,271 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Dental Officer Post to join our Special Care Dental Service within the Solent NHS Trust.


Let us help your career grow, working for one of the UK’s largest salaried services in Hampshire. You will be work out of our Royal South Hants and Hythe dental clinics.

Are you an enthusiastic, flexible and reliable team player with excellent communication skills?

We are looking for an experienced and motivated dentist to join our dynamic Special Care Dental Service to deliver routine and urgent dental care to adults and children who are unable to access care in the General Dental Services due to their additional needs. This includes adults and children with a physical, sensory, intellectual, mental, medical, social impairment or disability and individuals with behavioural difficulties or dental anxiety.

These might include complex medical conditions, physical disabilities, learning disability, special dental conditions, social and behavioral limitations, domiciliary dental needs, anxiety management and bariatric care.

Care will be provided to patients referred to or under the long-term care of the service, under local anesthesia, conscious sedation or general anesthesia. Care is provided in clinic and domiciliary settings or in secondary care in partnership with other Trusts.

A favorable salary to General Dental Practice with the added bonus of paid leave and no laboratory bills.

We are offering the chance to work in our dental surgeries with support of experienced dental nurses and Therapists to assist you in achieving your UDA target and working within NHS Regulations.

You will also receive support with mandatory training and CPD.

There will be opportunities for the post holder to develop special interests and they will be supported by an enthusiastic and dedicated team, including Specialists in Special Care Dentistry and Paediatric Dentistry and clinicians with experience in providing care under GA or Sedation.

You are required to be GDC registered and have an active performer number.

For more information please contact Holly Bretel (Clinical Lead) on 07795151288.


We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

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