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Senior Dental Officer Band B

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust
£74,126 to £86,701 per annum
Closing date
18 Apr 2024

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Job Details

To carry out appropriate quality dental treatment and dental health promotion for all groups of patients cared for by the Community Dental Service. Patients will have a variety of special needs including learning disabilities and behavioural problems, physical disability, mental health conditions and complex medical conditions.

To assist the Clinical Lead for CCDS in ensuring that appropriate, accessible, and effective dental services are available to all patients referred to the CCDS.

To organise, monitor and evaluate the provision of dental care and provide information for the development of services and training of staff.

Main duties of the job

Coventry Community Dental Service is looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated senior dental officer with the skills and experience to provide dental care to patients with special needs, physical disability, mental health problems or other conditions / presentations that make it difficult to access a general dental practice. Our friendly team includes dentists, therapists, nurses and oral health promotion staff who all share a desire to provide the highest quality of service for all patients accessing the service.

This new post holder will have the opportunity to participate in the provision of special care and paediatric dentistry, incorporating Inhalation and IV Sedation, General Anaesthetic sessions, Domiciliary care and working on our mobile dental unit. In addition to the clinical caseload you will play an important part in the service's continuous development and our aspiration to further improve on our 2017 CQC 'good' rating in all five areas of assessment.

About us

The community dental service is based in a recently constructed purpose-built Health Centre close to the city centre with nine dental surgeries. The service currently operates Monday to Friday.

To be suitable for this post, you must be registered with the General Dental Council and be able to demonstrate an appreciation for, and compliance with, the Trust's visions and values. Your development is important to us and will be supported with in-house supervision & training, regular 1:1's and inclusion in the Trust's appraisal system.

Car driver and owner essential.

The Health Centre is located within easy access to all transport links. Alternatively, if you do choose to run or cycle to work, a secure bike lock up is available free of charge, and showering facilities are conveniently located on the same floor as the department.

Job description
Job responsibilities

For more information please see attached supporting information, this contains the person specification and job description. Feel free to also contact us for more information about this job role.

Person Specification

  • Registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) - ESSENTIAL
  • Post-graduate qualification in Dentistry - ESSENTIAL
  • On specialist list for either Special Care or Paediatric Dentistry - DESIRABLE
  • NHS Performer Number - ESSENTIAL

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of professional policies, procedures, protocols, guidelines and code(s) of practice
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including overcoming barriers to understanding
  • Ability to interpret and analyse complex information, making reasoned judgements from this data
  • IT skills, including using Microsoft Packages in day to day work (e.g. PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Organisation and planning to prioritise work and provide quality service


  • Experience of patient assessment, treatment planning, delivery of clinical dental care, and delivering oral health advice.
  • Substantial experience of working with patients with learning disabilities, physical disability, mental health problems, anxiety and phobia, and complex medical problems
  • Experience of delivering dental care outside the clinical environment - domiciliary care
  • Experience of dental treatment under general anaesthesia





About Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

Discover our career opportunities at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT).

Operating out of approximately 50 sites and providing inpatient, community and day clinics, as well as specialist services, to a population of about 1 million people living in Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull we on average see around 5,000 patients every day. Our services received an overall rating of 'Good' by the CQC .

We are proud that NHS England have named us a Global Digital Exemplar– one of only seven mental health trusts in the country to gain this status. This will allow us to transform patient care through new technologies.

Alongside other Trusts, local government and the third sector, we are part of the Coventry & Warwickshire Health and Care Partnership which is designed to integrate care and better meet local health and care needs now and in the future.

We have well established academic links and opportunities with Warwick and Coventry Universities and Buckingham Medical School. The Trust provides clinical teaching experiences to undergraduate students and participates in the local Deanery Postgraduate Training Scheme.

Coventry is surrounded on all sides by picturesque countryside and quaint villages in Warwickshire, and it is home to a number of great open green spaces. The rail ride to London takes roughly an hour, while Warwick and Stratford upon Avon are only a short distance apart when travelling by car. The new HS2 train line passes near Coventry and Warwickshire and stations are very close in neighbouring Birmingham.

Birmingham Airport is on the East side of Birmingham and is a 30 minute car journey from Coventry city centre.

We welcome and look forward to interest from individuals who want to join us and to make a difference.


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