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Specialist Orthodontist - Gavin Caves Orthodontics

Portman Dental Care
Haddington, East Lothian
Excellent opportunity
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

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Job Type
Specialist Appointments
Contract Type
Associate Permanent
Part time
Practice Type
Mixed (NHS/Private)

Job Details

Specialist Orthodontist opportunity available at Gavin Caves Orthodontics, Haddington, EH41 3DU.

Gavin Caves Orthodontics is a Specialist Orthodontic practice based in the historic, market town centre of Haddington. A mixed practice with both NHS and private patients, the practice offers a valued service to the local community serving patients from across East Lothian and both sides of the Borders. Established in 2010 the interior design was carefully thought out and has been created to be a welcoming space for patients, whilst also being an enjoyable space to work within.

The practice is based East Lothian where you will find fantastic golf courses and beaches, North Berwick and Gullane beaches are just a 15 minute drive away and you’re still only 30 minutes away from Edinburgh and all it has to offer.  A fantastic place to be for a work life balance, where there is so much available on your door step.

We can offer

  • 1 - 2 days per week, flexible depending on your availability.
  • Youd be joining a team of 2 other Specialist Orthodontists, Gavin Caves – specialist and practice founder included
  • A stable team which also includes an Orthodontic Therapist and fully qualified dental nurses with radiography qualification.
  • The Practice Manager is an experienced specialist orthodontic practice manager and has been with the practice for over 10 years
  • A modern, state of the art practice with 3 surgeries, all with air conditioning and natural light
  • Digital radiography equipment and digital scanner 
  • The practice receives fantastic patient feedback which can be seen on our 5* Google reviews. We also run patient surveys and are proud to report in our most recent survey 100% of our patients would recommend us to their friends and family
  • Patients are happy to travel to visit the practice, with some travelling in from England
  • The practice is based in the centre of Haddington close to the Knox Academy and Aubigny Leisure Centre with free parking
  • Just a 30 minute drive from Edinburgh the practice can also easily be accessed from the North of England.        

What do you get in return?

Gavin Caves Orthodontics is one of circa 70 specialist orthodontic practices within the Portman|Dentex Group, making us the leading orthodontic provider in the UK.  This means you get access to our large network of like-minded specialists, many of whom are leaders within the field of Orthodontics.  In addition, you’ll be surrounded by skilled practice teams who’ll partner with you to deliver exceptional patient care.  The support doesn’t end there though, we also offer:

  • Full clinical freedom – meaning you can use your preferred equipment, materials, labs, and referral pathways to deliver the best level of care to your patients. We’ll champion you as a self-employed clinician, and ensure you always retain your unique identity
  • Access to first class marketing, branding, and business support – enabling you to maximise your diary utilisation, both for NHS and high quality private work
  • Mentoring and CPD – we can connect you with clinical mentors to guide and advise you, as well as running regular CPD events with some of our best-in-class dentists and specialists
  • Support from Clinical Leads – we have a team of practising clinicians who split their week between delivering outstanding care to their patients, and acting as a key link between our clinicians and the wider business.

To find out more apply today or contact





Portman Team Photo

We are a leading provider of private-focused dental care across the UK and Ireland. Recently, we have merged with Dentex bringing together two of the UK’s leading providers of private-focused dental care with shared values based on community, integrity and dedication to clinical freedom. 

Both companies celebrate the individuality of our practices and their teams and our shared focus remains on putting people first; this means exceptional care for our patients, industry-leading support for our practices and access to the best professional opportunities. 

Together we are one of the largest dental group’s in the UK, operating over 350 UK practices, with more than 4,000 members in our community, providing for more than 1.5 million patients annually across the UK, Ireland and Benelux.

Whether you work in our Cheltenham or London support centre or one of our many beautiful practices nationwide our working environment is innovative, fast paced, and constantly evolving. It’s a challenging yet rewarding workplace underpinned by a people focused culture which would offer you the autonomy and headroom to grow and develop your skills.

Why Clinicians choose Portman Dental Care:

We are always looking for talented people at Portman Dental Care and Dentex, the largest and fastest growing privately focused dental group in the UK and Ireland. Here are some reasons why we think we are 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 network and 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.


Company info
01242 587788
The Port
New Barn Lane
South West - Gloucestershire
GL52 3LZ
United Kingdom

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