Dental Officer Inverness Dental Centre, Inverness and Ian Charles Dental Clinic, Grantown on Spey

NHS Highland Public Dental Service currently has an exciting opportunity for a full time Dental Officer to provide services from two locations – Inverness Dental Centre, Inverness, and Ian Charles Dental Clinic, Grantown on Spey.

NHS Highland Public Dental Service currently has an exciting opportunity for a full time Dental Officer to provide services from two locations – Inverness Dental Centre, Inverness, and Ian Charles Dental Clinic, Grantown on Spey.  The Public Dental Service provides care to patient groups who cannot access NHS dentistry via General Dental Practitioners and the post holder will be expected to provide the full range of General Dental Services to these groups including anxious patients, so experience in delivering inhalation sedation is desirable. This post will also include the provision of domiciliary care in a variety of settings throughout the local area.  The working week will entail 3 days in Grantown and 2 days in Inverness Dental Centre.  The post may be eligible for Recruitment Retention allowance dependent on circumstances.


Clinical experience of providing treatment to priority group patients is desirable and experience of providing routine general dental services is essential.  GDC registration as a dentist, evidence of participation in postgraduate dental education and successful listing with the Health Board is essential.  The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, while having the ability to deal with difficult situations and challenging patient behaviours in a positive manner will be essential.  The post is eligible for remote and rural allowance.


A driving licence is desirable.


Informal enquiries may be made to: Rhona Brown, Assistant Clinical Dental Director

  rhona.brown3@nhs.scot  


Closing date: Midnight Wednesday 24th July 2024

Job Reference: 190303


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. 

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