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Specialist in Special Care Dentistry

NHS Medical & Dental: Salaried Dentist - C

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Special Care Dentistry
NHS Medical & Dental: Salaried Dentist - C
Part time - 30 hours per week
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Ystrad Mynach
£73,770 - £84,780
Salary period
15/04/2021 23:59

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.

Please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any time should it be filled via the internal redeployment process



Specialist in Special Care Dentistry

HOURS:           30hrs

BASE:                  Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr


The Aneurin Bevan University Heath Board (ABUHB) is looking to recruit a specialist in Special Care dentistry (SCD) or within 6 months of obtaining CSST to join a progressive team of three consultants in Special Care Dentistry, two specialists in paediatric dentistry and excellent, experienced community dental teams. The post holder will provide prevention, diagnosis and treatment to vulnerable adults requiring SCD that includes anxious and phobic; complex medical history, people with learning/physical disabilities, those have a severe mental illness, those with cognitive impairment, frail older people and those who are homeless or misuse substances.

The job is based at the relatively new Ystbyty Ystrad Fawr hospital that has special care dental facilities that includes wheelchair tipper and dental sedation. The role is varied and specialist dental care is provided in the clinic, on mobile dental units as well as domiciliary care. ABUHB CDS is committed to prudent healthcare with the provision of dental skill mix where the specialist will be supported by senior community dentists, dentists, dental therapists and sedation and special care dentistry trained dental nurses.

There is ample opportunity to provide training in sedation for other members of the dental team as ABUHB CDS has accreditation for sedation training. The health board also has 3 SCD specialty trainees. There is also access to multidisciplinary SCD GA assessment and GA lists in the local district general hospital in Newport.

ABUHB offers an environment geared towards very supportive professional and personal development, and are committed to providing development and training opportunities to succeed in the role. We would therefore welcome applications from enthusiastic and self-motivated and committed to quality improvement of dental care for vulnerable adults.

The post based is in South East Wales that is commuting distance from Cardiff, Newport, Chepstow and Bristol.

Those wishing to discuss the position informally or visit the department should contact Vicki Jones, Clinical Director of Community Dental Service, Consultant in Special Care Dentistry who would welcome informal enquiries (01633 623728/656424) or .

Free parking is available across all Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Sites.

This position involves Regulated Activity with children and/or adults as defined by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) and the following checks will be undertaken following any conditional offer:

  • Enhanced check with barred list information, including an adults and children’s barred list check

Applicants must hold or be eligible to hold full registration and a licence to practice with the GDC 

Vacancy Ref: 040-CDEN2021                       

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on 15th April 2021

Published on NHS Jobs and Trac: 25th March 2021           

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are not necessary

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Vicki Jones
Job title
Clinical Director of Community Dental Service, Consultant in Special Care Dentistry
Email address
Telephone number
01633 623728/656424