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GDC calls for dental experts

New clinical advisors and experts are needed to help the growing workload

The General Dental Council (GDC) is looking to expand its list of clinical advisors and experts who can bring their knowledge, skills and expertise to its fitness to practice (FTP) process.

The GDC investigates FTP concerns raised by patients, registrants, organisations or members of the public about the conduct, performance or health of registrants.

Clinical advisors and experts assist the GDC with these investigations by providing independent clinical advice and opinion. They provide their opinion in written reports and may also be asked to attend hearings when a registrant is referred to one of its practice committees.

The GDC's caseload has increased dramatically over the past four years and as a result, its need for clinical advisors and experts has also increased.

Applicants will need to have at least five years' experience in practice and applications from those with either specialist training or an interest in orthodontics and/or implants would be particularly welcome. There is no specified time commitment, but applicants should be prepared to commit at least 20 days per year.

Go to the GDC website to see the role profile and how to apply. The closing date for applications is Friday 27 June 2014.

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