Senior Dental Officer


Senior Dental Officer

Senior Dental Officer PDS (£76,360 - £89,314)

NHS HIGHLAND, Lower Soroba, Argyll and Bute

  • Full time
  • Permanent

Posted 3 weeks ago, 23 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

Two Years Fixed Term, Full Time - 37.5 hours weekly

Salary Scale: Band B - £76,360 - £89,314

Recruitment, Relocation and OOHs Allowances are available in certain circumstances.

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and dedicated Senior Dental Officer to join our Public Dental Service (PDS) based in the Dental Clinic, Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban

This is a senior clinical position which concentrates on delivery of patient-centred clinical dental care for the various priority groups which fall within the remit of the PDS, including domiciliary dental care and sedation.

We would hope to support the successful individual in developing experience in areas of clinical interest within the Service. In addition, you will have the support of dedicated and highly qualified dental nurses and will work in modern dental surgeries with networked clinical software facilities

Experience of providing treatment to patients in described priority groups is desirable. Considerable experience of providing routine general dental services is essential, and it is anticipated that the successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be resilient in challenging situations.

GDC registration as a dentist, evidence of participation in postgraduate dental education and successful listing with the Health Board is also required. 

As all Dentists are required to join the NHS Highland Dental List, all non UK, EEA nationals will now be required to provide evidence of their knowledge of the English language.  NHS Highland has determined this as overall band score of 7 with no section lower than 6.5. from the International English Language Test System.

A driving licence is essential for this role.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the dental department and meet key staff. Informal enquiries should be directed by telephone to Mrs Gill Rees, Assistant Clinical Director, on , or email:

Job reference: 187078

Closing date: Midnight Sunday 23rd June 2024

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.


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NHS Highland is geographically the largest of the 14 regional boards of NHS Scotland, covering an area of 12,500 square miles, across Highland and Argyll & Bute.

As a board we strive to ensure the environment is conducive to nurturing a positive culture, supported and delivered through our NHS and Social Care values.

Care and compassion

Dignity and respect

Openness, honesty and responsibility

Quality and teamwork

NHS Scotland is reducing their full time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay.  This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff.  This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours.  However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Recruiting Board.