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Community Dental Officer

NHS Medical & Dental: Salaried Dentist -

Main area
Community Dental Service
NHS Medical & Dental: Salaried Dentist -
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
001 DSG913
Various site within Cardiff locality
Llanishen Health Centre
£44,957 - £67,436 per annum
Salary period
09/10/2022 23:59



Job overview

Are you what we are looking for? Cardiff and Vale Community Dental Service are looking for a dynamic, inspiring and dedicated clinician to bring enthusiasm and innovation to our Community Dental Service team. The successful applicant will be a team player who is interested in their own and the teams professional development

The Community Dental Service is a dynamic team providing the full range of community dentistry and you would be working alongside other dentists, including specialists in Special Care and Paediatric dentistry, dental therapists and hygienist. Development of personal professional interests which match those of the Community Dental Service will be encouraged.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to treat a wide range of patients described in the Welsh Health Circular ‘The Role of the Community Dental Service’ In addition, we provide emergency care via our occasional treatment sessions.

The CDS also runs the Welsh Government oral health improvement initiatives, ‘Designed to Smile’, Gwen am Byth and epidemiology surveys in these areas.

The role may require working in various locations to meet the demand of the service and may include domiciliary, HMP and working on a brand new mobile dental unit.

Excellent communication and organisational skills are required,  along with a flexible approach towards work.

A driving licence is essential as there may be occasions when the post holder will be required to work across sites.

Working for our organisation

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal.   As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population’s health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing.    We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research.   Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.    

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions.    Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline.  Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification within the supporting documentation.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Successful completion of Vocational Training / Foundation Training
  • Full GDC Registration
  • Performer Number
Desirable criteria
  • Postgraduate Qualifications


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working within a Primary Care Setting
  • Experience of care of patients with additional needs
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of training/teaching undergraduates/foundation trainees
  • Experience of working within Community Dental Services


Essential criteria
  • Team working
  • Organisational Ability
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
Desirable criteria
  • Leadership skills
  • Forward thinking

Special Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of Community Dental Service in Wales
  • Up to date knowledge on Oral Health Education Issues
  • Completion of Clinical Audit
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Effective Communication Skills


Essential criteria
  • Driving Licence
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to speak welsh

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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 desirable

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Emma Prosser
Job title
Community Dental Services Manager
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

Michael Allen,