Dental Therapist

Job Reference
Date Posted
Wednesday 7 February 2024
Application Closing Date
Tuesday 5 March 2024
£33,966 to £39,347 per annum pro rata
Part Time
Contract Type
Fixed Term until 31 August 2025 due to limited funding
Job Category / Type
Professional Services
School / Service
School of Medicine and Dentistry
21.75 hours per week
Interview Date
To be confirmed

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The post holder will predominantly be delivering examinations and administration related to OHID dental epidemiology studies, as well oral health education within the community under the guidance of the epidemiology supervisor.

The post holder will be qualified to provide a clinical treatment service, appropriate to the role of a dental therapist as defined by the GDC Scope of Practice. Previous experience of examining in epidemiology desirable, particularly if candidates have previously trained and calibrated against the north west regional standard.

The role may require supporting teaching activities on the Postgraduate and Undergraduate clinical placements through the UCLan School of Dentistry.

This role is part time contributing three days per week, candidates will need to evidence previous experience, possess a strong knowledge of dental software; preferably SOE, as well as other IT packages. 

Applicants will need to have a Diploma in Dental therapy and evidence of registration with the GDC. A BSc in Dental therapy is desirable.

Applicants will need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview and if not already calibrated must be able to calibrate against the north west regional standard following training.

This position is based in Preston, but frequent travel throughout Lancashire is required. The post holder must hold a full UK driving licence and access to a car and be willing to add business use onto their insurance policy. 

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Applicants applying for roles in regulated activity and that are listed as an exception under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 will be required to disclose any spent and unspent convictions and undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check at the appropriate level, UCLan will only ask an applicant to make an application for a DBS check if they are legally entitled to.