Director of Dentistry - Orthodontics

Portman Dental Care
Closing date
8 Nov 2022

View more

Job Type
Specialist Appointments
Contract Type
Part time
Practice Type
Mixed (NHS/Private)
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Job Details

It’s an exciting time at Portman Dental Care. We are the largest privately-focused dental group in the UK, having grown to >210 practices in 14 years, an upcoming merger with Dentex and ambitious plans for continued growth. Despite this growth, our ethos remains simple and strong – we focus on treating others as we would want to be treated ourselves.

Portman differs from other dental groups in that our support is very much focused around our practices and clinicians and the consumers they serve. Local empowerment of our practices has been important in our success and will always continue to be at the heart of our business.

About the opportunity

We’re looking for a Director of Dentistry to join our clinical team on an employed basis for three days per week. We need leaders who oversee all aspects of clinical activity for Portman’s practices, ensuring patient care is at the heart of every decision and ensuring our clinician’s feel involved, fully supported and that they can maintain their clinical freedom. 

All of our clinical leadership team roles are purposeful and play a critical role in the success of our business. Working closely with the Managing Director, Clinical Director, Operations Director and Operational leads, you will line manage the Regional Clinical Leads, partner the Heads of Operations and support the Operations Managers who are working day to day with our practices. Influencing both directly and through others is a key part of the role.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying and promoting clinical opportunities at Group level and make recommendations about Portman’s future direction and long-term strategy.
  • Overseeing opportunities and inputting to practice strategy development with Heads of Ops and RCLs/OMs regionally.
  • Building relationships with external stakeholders for Portman. Owning relevant relationships and support others e.g. Universities, suppliers, regulatory & professional bodies, NHS etc.
  • Leveraging Portman’s clinical network to support Portman’s M&A activity.
  • Partner with the Operations Team, to drive and deliver practice performance at a Group and regional level.
  • Provide expert clinical input and mentorship across the Group where needed.
  • Support and partner Clinical and Operations teams with particularly complex, challenging or high potential practice relationships.
  • Support and partner Portman central and field Support teams to educate on and embed clinical thinking.
  • Proactively participate and passionately develop community engagement with Practice Managers, Nurses & Decon, Ortho Therapists, Hygienists/Therapists, TCOs and
  • Recruit and regionally line manage Regional Clinical Leads.
  • Perform pre-acquisition clinical visits, review diligence and input to acquisition decisions regionally.
  • Regionally manage Portman’s clinical capital investment.

About you

We’d love to hear from you if you’re a substantially experienced Registered GDC Dentist and have:

  • Orthodontic expertise and Private Dentistry experience alongside
  • Experience of leading business teams e.g. practice owner or equivalent
  • Experience in developing and executing strategy
  • Coaching and mentoring experience
  • Gravitas to lead, motivate and influence relevant stakeholders
  • Clinical knowledge of advanced dental procedures and technologies e.g. restorative and surgical dentistry, orthodontics, implantology etc.
  • Good IT skills and understanding of clinical software e.g. Exact, R4, Compass etc.
  • Commercial acumen including financial understanding of KPI’s and P&L
  • Ability to analyse trends and react effectively to market changes

What’s in it for you?

  • 25 days holiday in addition to bank holidays (pro-rated for part time hours)
  • Special days e.g. your Birthday, child’s first day at School, getting married, moving house or a charity day
  • 20% bonus earning potential
  • Life assurance 4 x salary
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to thousands of shopping discounts


Portman Team Photo

Portman Dental Care own and operate a group of outstanding private dental practices across the UK. As we are the Winner of the 2017 Outstanding Business of the Year at the Dental Industry Awards - we can offer you unrivalled opportunities to progress and develop your skills, and industry leading opportunities and support.

We have experienced consistent growth over the last few years significantly outperforming our industry peers based on our reputation for providing the best possible patient experience and excellent clinical care.

We are a young and ambitious company with a fresh approach to dentistry, committed to acquiring and growing quality private dental practices to complement the ethos and values of the group. 


Why Clinicians choose Portman Dental Care:

We are always looking for talented people at Portman Dentalcare, the largest and fastest growing privately focused dental group in the UK. Here are some reasons why we think Portman Dentalcare is the natural home of private dentistry:

  • We provide outstanding operational support, remove the regulatory burden and empower local practice teams to enable you to fulfil your personal ambitions. Our job is to make your job as easy as possible.
  • Our model is geared towards the delivery of private dentistry with a network of genuinely private practices that look and feel like private practices
  • We are focused on delivering private dentistry and offer the opportunity for clinicians to maximise their earning potential
  • We are Privately Owned, so we can afford to take the long term view
  • You join a network of distinguished and trusted clinicians that we empower to use the materials, laboratories and equipment they trust
  • Most of our practices undertake a range of specialist activity providing you with the clinical support networkand platform to develop and deliver specialist services through our sponsorship of your development
  • We invest in our practice environments and in team development to ensure we are providing Clinicians with the infrastructure to offer the very best quality of care.
  • Clinical Governance – Our in-house compliance team ensure all our practices operate within the rules and regulations of CQC, HTM-01-05, GDC, HSE, Radiation Protection, Trading Standards and so on.


Find Us
07468 412 487
The Port
New Barn Lane
South West - Gloucestershire
GL52 3LZ

Apply for Director of Dentistry - Orthodontics

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required

Your file must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, or .rtf. No larger than 1MB
Selected file:

Click here to find out more about TopCV

Your communication preferences

We ask for your consent for your data so that we can provide you tailored communications. Your data is protected in line with our privacy policy, and you can opt out at any time by using the unsubscribe link.

When you apply for a job we will send your application to the named employer, who may contact you. By applying for a job listed on BDJ Jobs you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy. You should never be required to provide bank account details. If you are, please contact us. All emails will contain a link in the footer to enable you to unsubscribe at any time.

You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert