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Dental Specialist (Special Care Dentistry) - Band C

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
North Wales
£84,927 to £97,599 a year NA
Closing date
5 Oct 2023

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Contract Type
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Job Details

We are looking to appoint a Full Time Specialist in Special Care Dentistry (Band C)

Salary Band C - £80,067 - £92,015

Based at: Royal Alexandra Hospital, Rhyl

Part time/job share would be considered.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and motivated team player with excellent communication skills.

North Wales Community Dental Services is a large service employing over 200 staff and is committed to continuing education. Ten of our dentists are on one or more of the GDC Specialist lists and several dentists have gained Masters Degrees or DwSI Status. Many of our DCPs have also attained post registration qualifications.

About us

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 three 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 (to recommence September 2021).

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: Designed to Smile (an all-Wales Programme targeting children in the most deprived areas of Wales) Gwn am Byth (Care Home Programme) Mouth Care in Hospitals (1000 Lives) and Child and Adult Learning Disability Programmes.


  • 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 + public holidays

Job description
Job responsibilities

Full Job Description and Person Specification is included with all further documents. Please refer to these documents.

Person Specification

  • Full registration with the General Dental Council
  • Bachelor in Dental Surgery or equivalent
  • Registration on GDC Specialist List relevant to post
  • Proven maintenance of post-graduate continuing professional development
  • Documented recent training in Child Protection and POVA*
  • Documented training in ILS and PLS within the last 12 months*
  • Radiation Protection/IRMER certification


  • Post-graduate qualification relating to a specific clinical skill
  • Membership of a professional organisation/learned society relating to the clinical skill
  • Clinical education/teaching qualification
  • Management qualification
  • ECDL or equivalent


  • Experience in CDS and/or HDS
  • Experience in pain and anxiety control as appropriate to specialty area including provision of conscious sedation
  • Provision of comprehensive dental care under GA
  • Experience with all groups of patients with special clinical needs
  • Proven track record in specialty area
  • Experience in Risk Management
  • Committee experience
  • Experience of teaching, training, supervising and mentoring junior staff, trainees and/or undergraduate dental students
  • Producing reports and/or papers
  • Clinical audit/Peer review


  • Experience in other dental discipline(s)
  • NHS GDS or relevant UK primary dental care experience
  • Management experience
  • Domiciliary and/or dental mobile experience relevant to Special Care Dentistry
  • Research experience
  • Experience of working with dental therapists/hygienists
  • Membership of relevant professional body

Personal Skills

  • Organisational and leadership skills: ability to communicate with, support and motivate team
  • Computer literacy
  • Able to organise a clinical service across an area and produce reports
  • Ability to plan strategically
  • Self-motivated and can meet deadlines
  • Ability to prioritise patients, sessions and organise work
  • Good interpersonal skills with patients, carers and colleagues from other disciplines
  • Able to take the lead clinically, facilitate new innovations and assist with management of change


  • Ability to impart theory and skills in the specialty
  • Knowledge of relevant software packages
  • Experience of research and/or an interest in service-based research
  • Knowledge and experience of the financial framework relating to the speciality
  • Use of patient management techniques such as Hypnosis NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Cognitive behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Personal Aptitude

  • Flexible and willing to commit to achieve results and meet deadlines
  • Sets high standards and motivated to achieve them
  • Aware of own limitations
  • Able to work autonomously
  • Flexible approach to changing priorities and work systems


  • High degree of professionalism demonstrable by support from peers and managers
  • Ability/confidence to appraise others


  • Ability to visit various locations across the Health Board area or have access to a suitable vehicle (insured, taxed and in-date MOT) and driven by a licensed driver
  • Appreciation of cultural diversity and equality issues*


  • Fluency or knowledge of Welsh*
  • Fluency in a modern foreign language (other than Welsh or English)





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