This long-established independently owned practice, in one of the oldest market towns in Durham, is about to undergo some exciting changes. With a practice rebrand and modernisation plans in place the team are delighted to be able to introduce updated and new systems ready for their expansion. The new look will match the dentistry being provided by the practices inspiring team, which they wish to add to by welcoming an equally hard working and proactive associate dentist.

With a strong UDA rate and a plentiful supply of private dental work, you are keen to find a practice that will support you in providing patient centred dentistry. With owners who are passionate to invest in the practice and you, they will make sure you have access to digital systems, the latest technologies, assistance from the dental therapist and a great nursing team, all of which will contribute towards a smooth running and productive day.

You will also benefit from ongoing support with your Continuing Professional and Personal Professional Development, with agreed funding available to ensure you can strive to be the best dentist, delivering first class dentistry.

In return you will bring ambition, new ideas and a real passion for both NHS and private dentistry. You have a sound knowledge of compliance and regulations, meticulously applying this to your own work, whilst actively contributing to the widder requirements of the practice.  The team that you work with is important to you, you build good relationships and create a fun and friendly environment to work in.  You like to make people happy. This is reflected in your patient feedback and a team who leave work smiling.

The practice is near to transport links and the motorway, providing easy access for the daily commute. With a UDA rate exceeding the national average and high yielding private potential, plus a relocation fee available, this practice will provide a GDC registered dentist with an NHS performer number, an opportunity not to be missed.

This opportunity is also open to candidates looking for a mentorship/VUA agreement in September 2022 or PLVE opportunity.

What Ridgway Dental can offer you?

A friendly dental practice with a dedicated team of colleagues at hand to support you on a day-to-day basis, whilst having access to the latest technology to ensure you can deliver the dentistry you want for your patients.

  • A 6000+ UDA allocation per year.
  • UDA rate exceeds regional average £11-14 per UDA (depending on experience).
  • High yielding private potential.
  • Private income and lab fees split 50/50.
  • Up to £10,000.00 relocation fee subject to T&Cs
  • Supported CPD and PPD
  • Existing patient base.
  • Full time or part time permanent position available.
  • Access to Dental Therapist.
  • Friendly clinical support team.
  • Experienced Nurses.
  • Mentorship/VUA agreement Sept 2022. Subject to T&C’s
  • PLVE for the right candidate. Subject to T&C’s
  • Proposed start date: to be agreed with candidate.

The Applicant will hold:

  • BDS, BChD or LDS qualification.
  • Valid GDC registration. (preferred)
  • NHS Performer Number.
  • Valid malpractice liability insurance.
  • Up to date CPD.

The successful Applicant:

  • Will provide the best dentistry and patient care.
  • Will be enthusiastic, confident and a good team player.
  • Will be ambitious and driven.
  • Will have a patient centred approach.
  • Will want to establish themselves within a practice.
  • Will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Practice information

  • Long established, busy practice with over 25000 patients.
  • Fully digital practice with Systems for Dentists, digital x-rays, Wave one Rotary endo system, apex locator, itero scanner, intra oral scanners, clinipads for paperless system.
  • Full range of NHS and private dental treatments provided at the practice: teeth whitening, dental hygiene services, Invisalign, composite bonding, facial aesthetics and advanced aesthetic dentistry.


If this associate dentist role is of interest to you and matches what you are looking for, please apply online with your up-to-date CV.

Start date:

Contact name:
Jenny Goody

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