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Associate Dentist

Job Reference: 00014970
Date Posted: 24 May 2018
Employer: JDRM Dental Care
Location: Coalville, Leicestershire
Salary: Market Rate
Sector: General Dental Practice > Dentist
Job Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 31 December 2018

Job Description

Associate Dentist

Purpose of the job
Carry out dental treatment in line with the current theory and practice and in accordance with the GDC’s ethical guidance under reasonable directions from the Principal and perform such other tasks as the Principal shall reasonably request

Responsible to

The principal of the practice

Responsible for
The assisting dental nurse 

Employment duties
• Carry out dental treatment in line with current theory and practice

• Follow all practice policies and procedures

• Maintain standards of sterilisation and cross infection control in line with current theory and practice

• Ensure that the required professional indemnity and insurance are in place and that all necessary CPD is undertaken

• Treat patients with empathy and understanding

• Promote, establish and maintain productive working relationships with all members of the dental team in order to provide high standards of care and service to the patients in line with the practice policies and procedures

• Liaise with the principal on all matters concerning administration, pay and service conditions

• Supervise the assisting dental nurse in regard to clinical matters 

• Be prepared to work shifts and additional hours (including lunch break) during the working week, weekends and evenings where required in the best interests of the practice and patients

• Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work

• Perform such other tasks as the principal shall reasonably request

Key tasks

• Offer dental treatment to the patients in line with the dentist’s skill, experience and the GDC’s ‘Scope of Practice’ including:
– Carry out diagnosis and treatment planning in line with current thinking and practice
– Prepare comprehensive treatment plans
– Prescribe and provide endodontic treatment
– Prescribe and provide orthodontic treatment
– Prescribe and provide fixed and removable prostheses
– Carry out oral surgery
– Carry out periodontal surgery
– Extract teeth
– Prescribe and provide crowns, bridges, veneers and cosmetic dentistry
– Carry out treatment on patients who are under general anaesthesia
– Provide inhalational and intravenous conscious sedation
– Prescribe drugs as part of dental treatment
– Prescribe, take and interpret radiographs
– Provide implants (after appropriate training)

• Refer to a suitable practitioner if the treatment is outside of your sphere of knowledge and/or experience

• Recognise where supervision is necessary and ensure that appropriate difficult professional or clinical issues are referred directly to the principal

• Ensure that high standards of dentistry, cross infection prevention and control and patient safety are demonstrated in all work

• Take part in the emergency rota as directed

• Promote and maintain good lines of communication with the rest of the team in the best interests of and to ensure the best treatment for patients

• Obtain consent from patients before starting treatment, in line with the current guidelines

• Work actively with the principal to develop the practice and implement the business plan

• Ensure that all clinical dental notes are comprehensive and complete and are available for inspection at the premises at any time

• Keep up to date with and practise in line with current NHS (where appropriate) and GDC regulations as well as with the guidance from the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners

• Keep up to date with health and safety requirements

• Take part in Continuing Professional Development according to GDC guidelines

• Attend practice meetings and training sessions when requested 

• Observe correct professional behaviour and promote a positive image of the profession and the practice at all times

• Keep confidential all patient, business and practice information