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Dental Officer
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Eligibility check
In order to continue your application for this role, you must meet the requirements below.
  • 21 - 53 (Must attest before 54th birthday).

Be a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, holder of dual UK/other nationality or have been a Commonwealth citizen since birth (with ‘right to work’ immigration status).

Whether or not you were born in the United Kingdom, you should have resided there for the 5 years immediately preceding your application. However, candidates with a minimum of 3 years will be considered.

Following the MOD announcement that the UK Armed Forces will now be able to recruit commonwealth citizens without the 5 year residency requirement, please note that the RAF continues to apply standard residency requirements for security clearance,  ie, DV employment requires 7-years UK residency immediately prior to enlistment; SC requires 3-years. 


You must be qualified to practise dentistry and be fully registered with the General Dental Council of the United Kingdom.

You should also have GCSEs at a minimum of Grade C (Grade 4 to 5 with effect from Aug 17) or equivalent in English Language and Mathematics or Scottish Certificate of Education (SCE) at a minimum of Grade 2 in English Language and Mathematics or Scottish National Equivalent (SNE) at Grade 5 in English Language and Mathematics.