- educating patients on oral healthcare;
- examining teeth and diagnosing patients' dental conditions by using tools such as x-rays;
- assessing treatment options and agreeing treatment plans with patients;
- carrying out agreed clinical treatments such as restoring teeth affected by decay and treating gum disease;
- maintaining patients' dental records;
- recruiting, training and managing staff;
- overseeing budgets and maintaining stocks of equipment;
- marketing services to potential clients.
- On time
Bachelors degree prior to admission to dental school;doctoral degree in dental medicine dental surgery;some dental specialization require completion of a residency.
If you work as a GDP you will be self-employed and can arrange your own working hours, which may include weekend or evening sessions to suit patients. Career breaks and part-time work opportunities are available.
Work within hospitals tends to be on short-term contracts and involves more irregular hours, with on-call responsibilities. Self-employment and freelance work in hospital dentistry are only possible for consultants.
Wages and Benifits
- Newly qualified dentists wanting to work in the NHS need to undertake dental foundation training for one year, during which a salary of £30,132 will be received.
- Most dentists are self-employed contractors in general practice, mixing NHS with private work, and earn £50,000 to £110,000. Wholly private dentists can earn £140,000+.
- Dentists employed by the NHS, working mainly in community dental services, earn a salary of £38,095 to £81,480.
- In NHS trust hospitals, consultants in dental specialties earn £75,249 to £101,451 depending on how many years they've spent in the consultant grade.
- Dental Assistant.
- Dental Hygienist.
- Dental Laboratory Technology.
- Proposed Dental Team Careers
- Good money
- Something you like to do
- The patients