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Chief Dental Officer job description and vacancy: FOI release

Published: 18 Jun 2020

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

18 Jun 2020
Chief Dental Officer job description and vacancy: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000035522
Date received: 4 May 2020
Date responded: 11 Jun 2020
Information requested

1) I would like to know the job description for the Chief Dental Officer.
2) What scientific/technical/dental committees or groups supply advice or guidance to the Chief Dental Officer?


I enclose a copy of documents which were available during the recruitment process of the current Chief Dental Officer.
The documents attached are:

  • Job Advertisement which was published on local dental websites.
  • Further information memo which gives a brief description of the role.
  • Terms & Conditions of the post.

In answering your second question, the Chief Dental Officer communicates with many different scientific/technical/dental committees and groups which I have listed below.

  • UK Chief Dental Officer Group
  • National Dental Advisory Committee
  • Scottish Dental Practice Board
  • NHS Board Directors of Dentistry
  • Board for Academic Dentistry
  • SG/PSD Liaison Group
  • Scottish Oral Health Research Group

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