To ask the Secretary of State for Health what are the qualifications required for a National Health Service dental technician.
Dental technicians are graded as medical technical officers (MTOs). The Whitley council agreement requires that MTOs should hold a Business and Technical Education Council/Scottish Vocational Educational Council qualification, City and Guilds or other suitable technical qualification in an appropriate discipline.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what are the scales of pay for National Health Service (a) dental surgeon assistants and (b) dental technicians.
The pay and conditions of service of these groups are matters for negotiation by the Professional and Technical Staffs B Whitley council.Current rates for dental surgery assistants (DSAs) effective from 1 July 1989, are set out in the table:
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I understand that negotiations on the staff side's pay claim for this group have not yet started.
Dental technicians are graded as medical technical officers (MTOs). Current rates of pay, effective from 1 September 1989 following a grade restructuring, are set out in the table:
1 Salary points are for use when salary scales have been advanced to recognise special skills or additional responsibilities.
I understand negotiations on the staff side's pay claim for this group are continuing.