Dental Officer – St Helena, South Atlantic

2 Years FTC commencing ASAP

Competitive package circa £70k pa, includes salary, pension, cost of living, relocation, rent and utilities (see Overseas Vacancy Information)


Showing a comprehensive but a simple approach to the management of all dental pathology in this multi-disciplinary environment you will be supported by skilled medical, nursing and dental ancillary staff.


A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK, poised for transformation with the construction of an airport due to be operational in early 2016.


Supervising your staff to correctly chart and record patient information on the EMIS electronic database you will contribute to development of protocols and guidelines in clinical care and help with staff training. You will ensure all equipment is well maintained, serviced and in good repair and that staff is trained in its use and maintenance.


Restorative procedures will include root canal treatments and you will make full and partial acrylic and chrome/cobalt dentures. You will triage denture patients and complete all outstanding dental treatment and request pathology laboratory tests before treating medically compromised patients. You will deal with extractions and minor oral surgical procedures under local or general anaesthetic, intra-oral and OPG radiographs, dental trauma, special needs patients and scaling and periodontal treatment. Out–of hours emergency care service is shared with the Senior Dental Officer and you will help with the daily emergency dental clinic.


Supporting the school dental health programmes, you will organise screening at least once per year ensuring that all those requiring treatment are seen within 4 months. Dental indices scoring should be recorded as a minimum for all children.


Holding a full General Dental Council registration or equivalent and in good standing with your registering body, you must have substantial Primary Dental Care Experience and be up to date with all CPD requirements and have proof of Hep B immunity.


We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight and storage allowances. An application form can be found at where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: [email protected]. Applications must be received by 13th September 2015. Interviews will be held in London.

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