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Pay for dentists

This page outlines the pay for dentists from 1st April 2014.

NHS dentists

NHS dentists are mostly self employed contractors.

Salaried dentists

Salaried dentists employed by the NHS, who work mainly with community dental services earn a basic salary of between £38,095 and £81,480.


Consultants in dental specialties are paid on the same scales as other hospital consultants and earn a basic salary of between £75,249 and £101,451 per year dependent on length of service. Local and national Clinical Excellence Awards may be awarded subject to meeting the necessary criteria.