Associate Position in long established Port Talbot Practice

An excellent opportunity to join a dental practice at the centre of the community.

 Our practice is independently owned and long established in Port Talbot, for more than 50 years. We enjoy a loyal patient following.

  Port Talbot is a town in an enviable position, with good road and rail links east and west, and a beautiful beach on the doorstep.

We are a friendly family Practice offering quality treatment in a relaxed atmosphere. We provide a wide variety of dental services to NHS and Private (Denplan) patients from our 3 modern surgeries.

We are looking for a motivated and positive Associate Dentist to work Full/Part Time in our mixed NHS & Private (Denplan) practice, which includes a team of supportive and 3 fully qualified dentists, hygienist and experienced dental nurses. The associate would take on an existing list of patients, with the opportunity to expand this list. Practice hours are 9 until 5, Monday to Friday.


Please send CV and Cover Letter to:

Janette at

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OnJanuary 8, 2020, posted in: Associate Positions by

Welsh Dental Digest 17 – Summer 2019

The Welsh Dental Digest number 17 of the summer of 2019 contains:

3 Celebrating 10 years of Designed to Smile
4 The Skills Optimiser Self-Evaluation Tool (SOSET)
4 New HIW online payment scheme
5 An Overview of the latest Health and Social Care (Quality and Engagement) (Wales) Bill
6 Cardiff University Dental Hospital, School of Dentistry – Smile Week
7 Benefits of Becoming a Reflective Practitioner
7 GDC visit to Wales
8 National Plans to phase down use of Mercury
7 Information for practices using in house system to manufacture inlays (eg CEREC)
9 News from the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry
10 Other News

It can be found here.

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OnJanuary 6, 2020, posted in: Latest News by

GDPC Meeting Report October 2019

The GDPC report on the October 2019 meeting can be found here.

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OnJanuary 6, 2020, posted in: Latest News by

BOS Course for General Dental Practitioners – A Rough Guide to Orthodontics

The Education Committee of the British Orthodontic Society will  once again be running the successful course ‘A Rough Guide to Orthodontics’ for General Dental Practitioners on Monday 3 February 2020 at the BOS offices in London at 12, Bridewell Place, London, EC4V 6AP

The course is open to all but is especially suitable for recently qualified dentists and those new to working in the NHS. The aim of the course is to boost diagnostic and referral skills for the General Dental Practitioner. 

 The Education Committee of the BOS requests that we share these details with any referrers in our local area who may be interested in attending.  Booking is open on the BOS website:


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OnDecember 11, 2019, posted in: Latest News by

Associate Position at Dental Practice at Swansea University Singleton Campus

An opportunity has arisen for a permanent associate dentist to join our family run, friendly mixed NHS/Private dental practice located on the grounds of Swansea University Singleton Campus.

The practice has 3 modern dental surgeries and we offer the services of a Hygienist. Our normal surgery hours are:

Monday to Thursday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm.

Friday 8.30 am to 3.30 pm.

What we are looking for:

  • High standards of patient care.
  • Enthusiastic in work ethic and great in communication skills.
  • Clinicians who are able to work both on UDA’s as well as private.
  • Up to 3 days available to begin with possibility of full time in 2020.
  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience.
  • Knowledge of NHS dentistry and the UDA system.
  • GDC registered and NHS performer number.
  • Immediate start accepted.

What we can offer:

  • Excellent working facilities and support including a great team of colleagues.
  • Clinician support.
  • Well controlled diary.
  • Opportunity to do private work.
  • Fully computerised using EXACT SOE and Digital X-Rays including DPT machine on site.
  • Negotiable UDA target with good rates.
  • Part of the contract reform.
  • Staff locker room, kitchen and separate decontamination area.
  • 50% private fees and lab fees.
  • UDA value £11.50-12 depending on UDA commitment, days worked and experience.Please contact Gayathri Kini through the contact form below or on 07868758219

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OnNovember 29, 2019, posted in: Associate Positions by

Report on General Dental Practice Committee Meeting, May 2019

Tom Bysouth, the South West Wales representative on the BDA’s General Dental Practice Committee has reported on the May 2019 meeting.  Tom’s report can be found here.

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OnJune 9, 2019, posted in: Latest News by

Wales Dental Digest Issue 16

The office of the Chief Dental Officer has published the latest Wales Dental Digest which can be accessed using this link.

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OnMay 26, 2019, posted in: Latest News by

Restorative Dentistry Referral Guidelines

The Department of Restorative Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation has published its latest referral guidelines for colleagues and they can be found through the link Restorative Dentistry Referral Acceptance Criteria 2019.

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OnJanuary 30, 2019, posted in: Latest News by

General Dental Practice Committee Meeting January 2019

Morgannwg LDC representative on the BDA’s General Dental Practice Committee, Tom Bysouth, has submitted a report of the January 2019 GDPC meeting which can be found through this link.

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OnJanuary 30, 2019, posted in: Latest News by

Morgannwg LDC Newsletter December 2018

Much has happened since the LDC Meeting of 20th November, 2018 and it was thought best to summarise in a newsletter.


  1. GDC Stakeholders Meeting, Principality Stadium, Cardiff, 22nd November 2018.

The attached file contains the official minutes, produced by GDC, of the meeting. The secretary attended the meeting and the following comments are his views of the meeting.  You will note that the minutes are carefully written to give an impression of agreement with stakeholders with everything the GDC said throughout the day.  A number of attendees had the feeling that GDC tried to give the impression that they were listening to the profession but we had the impression that there was a great empire building exercise going on, and the minutes excluded ‘inconvenient’ questions and comments.  One example was from an adviser of the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland who raised the issue that in his opinion there was a disconnect between GDC officials and caseworkers when bringing registrants to FtP panels.  He was quite adamant about this and quoted some examples, but there was denial from the panel.  Similarly, there was denial when questioned about the purpose of the ARF, giving the impression it was theirs to decide how the ARF should be used.  Are they really listening?  The minutes can be accessed here.


  1. Reforming Dental Services.

On December 11th Vaughan Gething, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services produced a written statement on Reforming Dental Services.  The statement in full can be accessed here, and gives reassurance of his continued support for the reform programme.


  1. New First Minister and New Cabinet Statement.

Mark Drakeford won the race to become the new Labour Leader in the assembly and subsequently was elected First Minister.  On December 13th he announced his new cabinet, also announcing that previously called Cabinet Secretaries would once again be called Ministers.  Details of the new cabinet in full as announced by the First Minister can be found here.


  1. Dental Public Health Update to Local Dental Committees – December 2018.

The latest Dental Public Health Update for LDCs contains sections on Health Promotion – Smoking and Alcohol, Designed to Smile in Practice, General Dental Services Reform Programme, Health Protection and Dental Health and details of the 2nd Annual Dental Symposium: Transforming Dentistry in Wales with details of how to register for the event.  The update can be accessed using this link.


  1. BDA December 2018 LDC Newsletter

The December BDA Newsletter to LDCs, whose significance is mainly England related, can be accessed here.  There is a section on the LDC Officials’ Day which took place on 30th November.  We did not send delegates to the event since we felt the agenda was of little relevance to Wales although the summary is worth reading.  It is also worth reading ‘Henrik’s Hometruths’ where Henrik Overgaard-Neilson, chair of GDPC gives an update on DDRB (including confirmation of the 2.77% uplift in Wales, backdated to April 2018) and an update on contract reform in England which is an excellent summary of what’s happening in England.  All the other topics in the newsletter are certainly worth a read.


6 ADVOCATE Project – Questionnaires for Dentists

The relevant document can be accessed here.  It is self-explanatory and requests dentists to take part in two surveys on prevention, the links to which are contained in the document.  There is also a link to the ADVOCATE (Added Value in Oral Health) website which explains the project.


  1. All-Wales Dental E-Referral Management System

You will be aware that ABMU is an early adopter area for this system and the latest communication the LDC is aware of says that it will start in February 2019 in ABMU.  Apparently, all the referral forms have been digitised and will initially be used on a trial basis and will be able to be changed if difficulties arise for users.  Hopefully there will be more information available at the time of the next LDC meeting on 15th January and there is a formal meeting, which the LDC will attend on 29th January.  The latest official update can be found here.

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OnDecember 30, 2018, posted in: Latest News by