Orthodontic Therapist

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Health, Medicine
South East
Salary Description:
Salary would be between £25-28 per hour, but this is negotiable and dependant on experience
Job Ref:

A new opportunity has become available for an Orthodontic Therapist to join an independent practice located in Reading, Berkshire.
This reputable mixed dental practice, located in the heart of Bracknell are looking to recruit for an experienced Orthodontic Therapist to deliver high level of Patient care.
Position is to work either full time or part time.
The practices is open 5 days per week with 2 late nights and they will be open 1 Saturday per month.
This Orthodontic practice strives to deliver  high level of patient care. The practice are eager to improve year to year on,
All candidates MUST be fully qualified, GDC registered. Orthodontic therapists are registered Dental professionals, who carry out certain parts of Orthodontic treatment under prescription from a dentist.
As an Orthodontic Therapist, you can undertake the following if you are trained, competent and indemnified, Some duties vary from
Clean and prepare tooth surfaces ready for orthodontic treatment
Identify, select, use and maintain appropriate instruments
Insert passive removable orthodontic appliances
Insert removable appliances activated or adjusted by a dentist
Remove fixed appliances, orthodontic adhesives and cement
Identify, select, prepare and place auxiliaries
Take impressions
Pour, cast and trim study models
Make a patient’s orthodontic appliance safe in the absence of a dentist
Fit orthodontic headgear
Fit orthodontic facebows which have been adjusted by a dentist
Take occlusal records including orthognathic facebow readings
Take intra and extra-oral photographs
Place brackets and bands
Prepare, insert, adjust and remove archwires previously prescribed or, where necessary,   activated by a dentist
Give advice on appliance care and oral health instruction
Fit tooth separators
Fit bonded retainers
Carry out Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN) screening either under the direction of a dentist or direct to patients
Make appropriate referrals to other healthcare professionals
Keep full, accurate and contemporaneous patient records
Give appropriate patient advice
Ideal candidates Must:
-Fully qualified and GDC registered As an Orthodontic Therapist
-Always ensure the care and welfare of patients in a friendly, helpful and courteous manner
-Work as team member supporting other members of the team
-Above all, a positive and pro-active attitude
Salary would be between £25-28 per hour, but this is negotiable and dependant on experience
This is a 3 surgery practice,Fully equipped, computerised using AssistOrth (Doit)
Parking around area.
Please note - This practice will also consider an Associate working as a Therapist, however must have an active performer number and have Orthodontic Experience.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01332 609318
Fax: 01332 605955
Contact: Sophie Radford

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