Pioneering care from compassionate people

Change the face of dental care in Devon and join a team that's dedicated to the communities we serve. The Royal Devon Salaried Dental Service operates within seven locations based across Exeter, East, Mid and North Devon, providing excellent oral health services and placing patients at the heart of what we do.

We develop and deliver community-based approaches to keep people healthy, commissioned by NHS England to act proactively and prevent common problems such as tooth decay, gum problems and related conditions through healthcare and education.

Our service is split into five workstreams:

  • special care dental service
  • specialist dental services including general anaesthesia, sedation and primary care oral surgery
  • urgent care dental service
  • oral health promotion
  • oral screening and epidemiology

We're based in dental access centres, community hospitals and health clinics across Devon and have a team of extraordinary Dentists, Dental Therapists and Oral Health Promotion Practitioners. Your day-to-day work is exciting and varied, whether you are alleviating a patient's pain or taking a referral for the special care patient base to see a recalled patient or answering a referral from a variety of dental, health and social care professionals.

As a dentist working for the Royal Devon, you will join a motivated, multi-professional team, dedicated to providing high-quality dental care and improving the patient experience.

Career Development

We're proud to be people-focused, and you'll have a whole host of opportunities to further your training and development, expanding above and beyond your original goals.

We can offer:

  • an annual education bursary to support personal and professional development
  • career development support
  • re-validation CPD
  • access to a managed clinical network
  • a clinical supervision programme including case reviews
  • involvement in clinical audit


In addition to working with a fantastic patient-focused team of professionals and having the opportunity to contribute to the direction and development of the service, you’ll be working in an environment where you’ll be free to do your best work, alongside supportive and like-minded clinicians.

As if this wasn’t enough, our package also includes:

  • competitive salary
  • NHS contributory pension scheme
  • a generous education allowance
  • reduced indemnity costs
  • relocation expenses
  • childcare vouchers
  • lease car scheme
  • cycle to work scheme
  • NHS discounts across a wide range of retailers

Are you ready to see where your next step will take you?

As a newly integrated organisation, it's never been a more exciting time to join us. We'll soon have one main career hub where you can discover our full range of jobs, but in the interim, we can direct you to our two careers websites.  

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Last updated: March 25, 2022