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Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year Pro Rata - Job is for 0.6 WTE
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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The Department of Paediatric Dentistry at St George's Hospital is seeking a part time 6 PAs Consultant Paediatric Dentist to join our progressive, collaborative dental team.

This is a new 0.6 WTE post and is subject to the Terms and Conditions of service governing the appointment of Hospital Medical and Dental Staff in England and Wales, or as subsequently varied by agreement. The priority of the role is to develop and expand the paediatric dental services for St George's Hospital.

Applicants must be fully registered with the GDC, on the GDC Specialist Register in Paediatric Dentistry, possess FDS/ MFDS or equivalent. They must be accredited or be within 6 months of such accreditation at interview stage and have completed a SAC approved training programme.

Main duties of the job

The outpatient service runs in tandem with a well established and highly regarded orthodontic department, facilitating multidisciplinary working. The department comprises 2 dedicated surgeries (with piped nitrous oxide sedation) with access to a large 4-chair polyclinic. Assessment and treatment under local anaesthetic and inhalation sedation is provided with access to a dedicated, experienced sedation trained paediatric dental therapist. The service has been involved in the trial of a nitrous oxide destruction unit to reduce nitrous oxide waste emissions as part of the hospital's zero net strategy. The department has its own portable xray machine and dental microscope. There is a dedicated Xray department on the floor with CBCT scanner which allows for same day CBCT scans to be performed. There is an on site laboratory which can produce removable appliances for patients and well established link with an external laboratory for provision of indirect restorations and bridgework.

Regular oral rehabilitation general anaesthetic (including minor oral surgery) operating lists run in both day surgery and main theatres - the latter for the more medically complex patients. The team has an excellent working relationship with paediatric anaesthetic, surgical and medical colleagues across the trust and beyond, collaborating for joint cases where possible.

About us

The Department of Paediatric Dentistry is located on the second floor of the Day Surgery and Maxillofacial Unit on the Perimeter Road at St. George's Hospital. It provides an excellent specialist service and supports dental core trainees and registrars both within the speciality and from affiliated specialities.

The team works closely with the orthodontic team, restorative dentistry team and the oral & maxillofacial team to provide a high quality efficient service for its patients.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The main duties of the role can be found attached in the job description and person specification. If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to reach out to the suggested contacts below.

Person Specification

  • High level skills and experience in specialist care for patients including under GA, conscious sedation and paediatric dental trauma.
  • Experience in the multidisciplinary management of Paediatric patients.
  • Experience in Community Dental Service settings.
  • Clinical leadership experience in Paediatric Dentistry.
  • Ability to critically appraise scientific literature.


  • Publications in peer reviewed journals.
  • Audit and service evaluation relevant to Paediatric Dentistry. Research relevant to Paediatric Dentistry.
  • Experience of management in a Paediatric Dentistry service.


  • Full registration with the UK General Dental Council and on the GDC Specialist List in Paediatric Dentistry.
  • Possession of a CCST in Paediatric Dentistry (or within 6 months of completion) or equivalent.
  • Membership in Paediatric Dentistry or equivalent Possession of the Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Examination in Paediatric Dentistry or equivalent.


  • Other Postgraduate qualification in Paediatric dentistry, teaching or conscious sedation(e.g. MSc, Diploma, Doctorate}


  • Demonstrates clarity in all communication with capacity to adapt language as appropriate to the situation.
  • Able to build rapport, listen, persuade & negotiate
  • Capacity to use logical/lateral thinking to solve problems/make decisions
  • Capacity to work effectively with others
  • Able to work in multi-professional teams
  • Can effectively supervise colleagues and team members
  • Capacity to take in wider and individual perspectives
  • Adopt and represent Trust values
  • Manages and prioritises time, workload and information effectively.
  • Capacity to operate under pressure with initiative & resilience accommodating rapidly changing circumstances.


  • IT skills including Microsoft Office and Dental Patient Admin Systems.
  • Capacity to operate under pressure with initiative & resilience accommodating rapidly changing circumstances.


  • Satisfactory preemployment health screening





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