Core Dental Recruitment

Recruitment to Dental Core Training (DCT) posts in the United Kingdom is through national selection process led by Health Education England’s East Midlands Office (The DCT National Recruitment Office).

The level of DCT post applied for will depend on how many years of DCT Training (or equivalent) an applicant has previously undertaken.

Please visit The National Recruitment Office website for the recruitment updates, timeline, process and person specifications (DCT1, DCT2, DCT3).

All DCT recruitment queries should be directed to 

Please use the link below to view all Post Descriptors for 2021/2022 Dental Core Training posts.

DCT Training Posts 2021/2022

Please Note:

The following  2 post descriptors are incorrect on this link:

DCT2 Restorative post based at Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust. This post will be DCT2 from September 2021 NOT DCT1. The post is restorative ONLY. There is NO on-call. Please contact Mr R Anand ( to discuss the post.

DCT2 Portsmouth Academy. This post will be based at Portsmouth Academy from September 2021. The post will now be split over 2 sites 50:50 – Portsmouth Academy (Research and Teaching) and Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust (Oral Surgery).  There is NO on-call. Please contact Mr C Louca, Portsmouth Academy ( and Mr R Anand, Portsmouth Hospital ( to discuss the post.