Dentists

Induction programme

South West Essex dentists

Our dentistry services in south west Essex provides a general anaesthetic service for the extraction of teeth for children under the age of 12 years at Basildon Hospital, intravenous sedation for selected special needs patients, inhalation sedation, and domiciliary service. We also undertake surveys of children in schools for British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry. Newly appointed dentists are taken tour of our dentist clinics. They are introduced to our admission and discharge criteria, service specification and clinical audit programme. All new members of the team undergo a local induction programme.

The induction programme is tailored specifically to support the needs of the individual in their new role. The programme will involve shadowing various clinicians within the team, reviewing local procedures and referral arrangements, and an introduction to facilities and equipment at the individual's working base.

North East London dentists

The Community Dental Service provides comprehensive dental care for children and adults unable to access General Dental Services. This includes people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, mental health problems, sensory impairments, and people with a complex medical history. We provide treatment under local anaesthesia, general anaesthesia intravenous sedation, inhalation sedation and hypnosis. We also offer domiciliary dental services.

All new members of the team undergo a local induction programme. The induction programme is tailored specifically to support the needs of the individual in their new role. The programme will involve shadowing various clinicians within the team, reviewing local procedures and referral arrangements, and an introduction to facilities and equipment at the individual's working base.

Study Leave

NELFT dentists have access to a wide range of external courses in line with the Salaried Primary Dental Care Services Terms and Conditions 2008 for study leave, and as agreed in personal development plans.

Clinical supervision

South West Essex dentists

There is clinical supervision with an experienced colleague during sessions at Basildon Hospital for the extraction of children’s’ teeth under general anaesthesia. There are one-to-one monthly meetings with the dentists where a case study is discussed.

North east London dentists

In addition to a structured group clinical supervision programme, a range of clinical supervision activities are provided. Such activities are agreed as part of appraisal procedures and personal development planning, which are subject to ongoing review at 1 to 1 management supervision meetings.

Educational supervision/core trainee posts

South West Essex dentists

The service has no training posts.

North East London dentists

Our dental services in North East London have two educational supervisors who are also specialist dentists.

We have a Dental Core Trainee 1(DCT1) post and a newly established Dental Core Trainee 2 (DCT2) post. The DCT posts have been set up in collaboration with the Deanery and The Dental Institute at The Royal London Hospital. An honorary contract and access to all training opportunities is provided for post holders by The Royal London Hospital.