Dental Specialties 


Dental Foundation Training (DFT)

The Dental Foundation Training National Recruitment Office (DFTNRO), based at Health Education England London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex (HEE LaKSS), co-ordinate the nationally agreed process for recruitment to Dental Foundation Training (DFT).

Recruitment Timeline 

Timelines for Dental Foundation Training recruitment 2021 may be accessed via the COPDEND website

Post Information  

Please refer to the infomation provide in the comunications sent to you via your oriel account.  If you do have any queries, you may contact the recruitment team via the Applicant Support Portal.

Please note, any emails regarding your current application will be sent from ''. Please ensure your email settings regarding SPAM allow emails to be received from ''. All emails sent to applicants from this mailbox are authentic.

Dental Foundation Training (DFT) National Recruitment – Scheme Information

Expressing preferences will be completed via the Oriel online recruitment system. On 3rd May 2022, eligible applicants will be able to log into the system and submit their preferences and will have until 31st May 2022 to complete. Applicants are advised to look at this Scheme information carefully in order to make informed decisions on preferencing. Once the preferencing window closes no changes can be made.


Please note, the email regarding preferencing will come from Please ensure your email settings regarding SPAM allow emails to be received from

Any emails from this address are authentic.


Please note, the information supplied in these documents has been provided to London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Recruitment by the relevant HEE Local Office/Deanery for these schemes. For further information regarding each scheme, please contact the Local Office/Deanery directly using the local HEE/Deanery website. If you still have further questions, please contact us through the London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Recruitment Applicant Support Portal


 Applicants should only rank schemes in which they are prepared to train and should ensure that they understand the full nature of the schemes on offer including their geographical location.



Scheme name

Health Education East Midlands

Derbyshire Scheme

Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Scheme

Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Scheme

Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire Scheme

Health Education East of England

Hertfordshire and West Essex Scheme

Mid and South Essex Scheme

Norfolk, Waveney and Suffolk Scheme

Suffolk and North East Essex Scheme

Bedfordshire and Luton Scheme

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Scheme

Health Education London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex

Sussex Scheme

Surrey Scheme

Surrey Longitudinal Dental Foundation 2 year Rotational Programme Scheme

East Kent Scheme

North Kent Scheme

South East London Scheme

South Central London Scheme

South Central London Longitudinal 2 year Dental Foundation Rotational Programme Scheme

South West London Scheme

West London Scheme

North London Scheme

North East London Scheme

Central London Scheme

North West London Scheme

Combined Primary and Secondary Care Pilot scheme 

London 24 month Community and Practice Split post Longitudinal Dental Foundation Programme

Health Education North East

Central Scheme

GPT Scheme (24 months)

North Scheme

South Scheme

West Scheme

Health Education North West

Cheshire and Merseyside Scheme

Greater Manchester North Scheme

Greater Manchester South Scheme

South Cumbria & Lancashire Scheme

North West 2-Year Joint DFT/DCT Scheme Scheme

Northern Ireland Deanery

Northern Ireland Scheme

Health Education South West

Bath and West Scheme

Somerset 2 year longitudinal Scheme 
Bath 2 year longitudinal Scheme 
Torbay 2 year JDFCT Scheme 

Bristol and South Cotswolds Scheme

Devon and Coastal Scheme

Dorset and Wiltshire Scheme

Somerset Scheme

West Devon and Cornwall Scheme

Health Education Thames Valley, Health Education Wessex

Berkshire Scheme

Buckinghamshire Scheme

Oxford Scheme

Portsmouth Scheme

Winchester Scheme

Wales Deanery

North Wales Scheme

Swansea and West Wales Scheme

Swansea Vale Scheme

Cardiff and Barry Scheme

Glamorgan Vale and Beacons Scheme

Newport and East Wales Scheme

Health Education West Midlands

Birmingham and the Black Country Scheme

Birmingham and Solihull Scheme Scheme

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Scheme

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Scheme

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Scheme

Health Education Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire Area 1 – Humber Coast and Vale Scheme

Yorkshire Area 2 – West Yorkshire Scheme

Yorkshire Area 3 – South Yorkshire Scheme

JDFCT - Yorkshire and Humberside (24 months) Scheme

Dental Foundation Trainer Recruitment

We are not currently recruiting for new dental foundation educational supervisors. 

Should you have any queries, please contact

Dental Core Training (DCT)

The Dental Core Training National Recruitment Office (DCTNRO), based at Health Education England (HEE) working across the East Midlands, co-ordinate the nationally agreed process for recruitment to Dental Core Training (DCT).

There are three levels of Dental Core Training Programmes:

  • Dental Core Training Level 1 (DCT1)

  • Dental Core Training Level 2 (DCT2)

  • Dental Core Training Level 3 (DCT3)

Recruitment Timeline 

The DCT Recruitiment Timeline: 

Post Information 

Post details and information this year will be available via Oriel compared to seperate job descriptions. The post information will also be published on the DCTNRO webpage for applicants to view before applications open in January 2021.

Dental Specialty

Post information 

There are a number of posts in London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex that we are recruiting for in 2021. More information about the recruitment process can be found on the relevant Health Education England (HEE) National Recruiting Office (NRO) websites:


Additional Dental Specialties

Dental Public Health 

Oral Surgery 

Health Education England East Midlands

Health Education North East 

Health Education Yorkshire and Humber





Paediatric Dentistry 

Restorative Dentistry 

Health Education North East 

Health Education East Midlands

Health Education North West




Special Care Dentistry 



Health Education North West 




Recruitment Timelines

Timelines for Dental Recruitment in 2021 can be found on the COPDEND website: