The terms and conditions of service for Salaried Primary Care Dental Services are negotiated between NHS employers and the BDA. The current terms and conditions have applied since 1 April 08 to dentists in the NHS in England.
The contract includes a structure for pay and career development which includes the following key elements:
- A single pay spine with three competency pay bands covering the following groups: dentists, senior dentists, specialist dentists and managerial dentists.
- Each pay band is split into six pay points and the dentist will need to demonstrate the competencies for the post to move through the band.
- The pay structure is supported by mandatory annual appraisals and job planning to support salaried dentists' career development.