Dental Associate


Are you either a qualified Dentist looking for a change or about to complete VT and looking for your first role as a self employed Dentist?

If so, why not consider applying for this role at our award winning, family run, independent and modern dental practice in Alford.

Ideally we are looking for a Dentist to start with us at the beginning of August 2024, so this position would be ideal if you are finishing VT this year.

Our Associate Dentist, Ross Green joined us straight out of VT in 2018 and said the following about working here at YSDC:

I have found it a fantastic environment to develop my confidence and competence. I have been afforded the freedom to establish my own style of working with support and advice from all members of the team (particularly senior members) when I have needed it.”

Our full time dentists work 4 days per week – with each full day being 8.5 hours (8.30 am – 6.00pm). The days on offer are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Both full time and part time hours would be considered and we would be happy to have discussions regarding working hours and days.

Here are the key points about the Associate Dentist vacancy:

* Ideally looking for an August 2024 start date;

* Would be ideal for someone coming out of VT (see above);

* Established patient list with excellent private potential;

* Must be GDC Registered;

* Must have an English Language certificate (where applicable) and preferably at least one year of UK experience;

* The position is Self Employed – offering a 50% split for both NHS and Private fees;

* Full & Part time days/hours considered; and

* Our emergency cover is provided through DIAL – so no on call rota.

What can YSDC offer you?

* We boast a fantastic support team for our clinicians – including Justin Young – our Clinical Director, a high proportion of qualified dental nurses (one trainee at present), an excellent Practice Manager, TCO support for all our clinicians, two private experienced Dental Hygienists and a very capable Front of House team.

* Fully computerised, digital radiography, OPG, iTero scanner, intra oral cameras in each surgery and Exact.

* We operate automated recalls for patients, text/email reminders, patient portal to allow patients to complete forms in advance and we have online booking – all things which help keep your appointment book fully utilised which is obviously an important consideration when you are self employed.

* Our practice is currently expanding, so there is plenty of room for development and career progression with us here at YSDC with our patient lists having excellent private potential, with many of our current Dentists having their own area of particular interest such as orthodontics, sedation, dental implants and facial aesthetics.

Why Alford is a great place to work:

Alford is a growing village, with excellent amenities – a new school (Nursery/Primary/Academy), sports complex within our community campus, dry ski slope, museums, good independent shops on the Main Street, Haughton Country Park etc.

It also means that whether you choose to live nearby or you commute in (which a lot of our staff do – it is often against the traffic – as most people living in Alford are travelling into town), that it’s a great location, full of lovely patients who are keen to invest in their oral health.

Extensive free parking is readily available too for both our team and our patients – both on street and in the public car park which has 119 free spaces and two electric charging points.

If that sounds interesting and appealing – why not get in touch?

If you are interested in applying for the above position, then please send us your CV, together with a covering letter to We would love to hear from you.

We also have a dedicated page on our newly relaunched website called “Join our Team” which contains more information, together with a range of testimonials from our existing team.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Expected hours: 8.5 – 34 per week


  • Company events
  • Free parking


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

Expected start date: 05/08/2024

 The vacancy is also advertised on indeed via the button below.