Associate Dentist – Full or Part Time – Nottingham Full or Part Time NEW
Rivergreen Dental Practice, an independent three surgery practice based in Clifton, Nottingham, are looking to welcome a new Associate Dentist to the team. We are an easy commute from Nottingham city…
Associate Dentist – Grantham Full or Part Time NEW
Associate Dentist – Grantham GDC and NHS registered performer Full or part-time This is a great opportunity to expand your private work as you’ll have an existing list of Private…
Associate Dentist – South Normanton Full or Part Time NEW
Associate Dentist – South Normanton GDC and NHS registered performer Full or part-time Well-established practice with 7 surgeries; we offer high-quality private and NHS dentistry for the whole family, from…
Private/Associate Dentist – Sheldon, Birmingham Full or Part Time NEW
Private / Associate Dentist – Sheldon, Birmingham GDC and NHS registered performer Part-time – 4 days per week (2 NHS and 2 Private) Existing Private and Plan lists Small NHS…
Out of Hours Emergency Dentist – Southampton Part Time Part Time|Permanent NEW
The247dentist are looking for dentists to provide out-of-hour private emergency dental care in the Southampton area. This is a fantastic opportunity to earn additional income or earn very well through…
Associate Dentist – Full Time – Derby Full Time
Due to excellent growth and continued investment we are looking for an Associate Dentist to join our Derby clinic, which is located within an easy commute of Derby city centre with…
Associate Dentist – Part Time – South Manchester Part Time
Sale Dental Spa, in Cheshire/South Manchester have a fantastic career opportunity for an experienced Cosmetic Dentist to join their team. We are a “one stop dental shop” for all oral…
Associate Dentist – Part Time – Battersea Part Time
Glow Dental are a leading dental care clinic, we offer high quality private dental treatments to Battersea, SW11, Wandsworth, near Clapham Junction and beyond. Our dentists are committed to offer…
Associate Dentist – Part Time – Manchester Part Time
An incredibly exciting opportunity for an Associate Dentist to join our brand new, state-of-the-art, forward thinking private dental practice in the heart of Manchester city centre! We are Manchester’s leading…
Associate Dentist – Full Time – Southampton Full Time
A unique and career-changing opportunity has arisen for a friendly, enthusiastic associate dentist to join the growing team at Smilemakers, a leading, long established independent south-coast Dental Practice. The Practice…
Associate Dentist Job Role
Almost all dentists will have their specific goals and clinical interest, but there are several ways to ensure you are utilizing the best available opportunities. By working As an associate dentist, you are exploring one of the best career goals and clinical interest of a dentist.
Below, you will understand the role of a dentist, what it entails and the benefits associated with working in an associate dentist position.
Major Role considerations:
Patients: Some patients are challenging, but the patients are the ones who make your day to day activities lively and exciting. The patients give a professional life of joy to you. Being able to make a significant difference in the quality of life of your patients is often the greatest achievement of any dentist in the UK. Offering the best to your patients brings fulfilment, inner joy and admiration.
Less Pressure: Practicing private or ownership is a dream most dentist harbour but working as an associate also has its benefits. As an associate, you don’t have to encounter too much pressure associated with running a business. Also, you are free from stresses related to marketing, finances, compliance and staffing. Associate dentist position puts less pressure on a dentist.
CPD: Most times, principals or managers of the organization facilitate skill development. Many groups also offer training on core topics at a good discount or even for free. You can always explore this benefit to further your clinical interest.
Postgraduate Qualification: As an associate dentist, there is always an opportunity to further your education. While pursuing your postgraduate degree, there is the freedom to re-negotiate contracts, and with excellent negotiation, you can have more time for your academic studies.
Every dental environment is different:
The above example is the standard in most settings, but this may also depend on where you work, what areas interest you most and your expectations as a person.
For a dentist, working environment varies according to the size of practice; it can be a single practitioner or several associates. Dentists can also work in private and NHS within corporate groups or independent practice.
To become an associate dentist; some processes are required. Below are some examples of how the dental environment may differ:
NHS: Here, you will likely see more patients, especially if you provide general NHS dentistry. There would also be more check-ups, more essential dentistry like dentures, fillings and crowns.
In the NHS environment, you will be required to meet certain UDAs within the year. In certain parts of the UK, the UDA is even higher, and if you enjoy seeing a lot of people, this is a dream come true for you.
In an environment like the NHS, the major challenge is time. You will be seeing patients in a short appointment time. Although you can adjust, the time constraint of the NHS target UDA won’t always make it very possible at all times. Working in this environment offer a broad array of experience, interest and knowledge.
Special Interests: As a dental associate, you may want to focus on specific treatments over others.
For instance, you can choose to primarily provide GDP orthodontics, dental implants, restorative dentistry, or restrict your practice to one area entirely.
Depending on your area of interest, the influx of patients may reduce or increase. Offering GDP orthodontics might mean you see all adult patients while dental implantology means seeing a reduced number of patients each day.
PLVE: The Performer’s List Validation by Experience is a process in which a performer’s number is awarded to non-UK/EEA dental graduates. These graduates gained their experience and training in their home country, and they are qualified to work in the NHS in the United Kingdom.
The professionals in this category must hold a full GDC registration and apply directly to practices that hold NHS contract. When they get a job offer, they can apply to the relevant bodies in that area they got the job, and the authority offers them Performer number via the established PLVE process.
This route is for oversees graduates who wish to practice in the UK.
The EEA Dentists: Good number of dentist in the UK is from EEA. In the UK, many EEA dentist work in the NHS and their numbers are increasing by the day. Any dentist who is from the EEA and with the required primary qualification specified in the relevant EC directive can register with the GDC and work in the UK. For most people from the EEA, the NHS offers some of the best career goals and path.