2024 Dental Core Training Recruitment

Thames Valley & Wessex – NHS England South East Region

Recruitment to Dental Core Training (DCT) posts in the United Kingdom is through national selection process.

Dental Core Training (DCT) usually follows on from the first year of Dental Foundation Training (DFT). It can last for 3 years, but you can also train for just 1 or 2 years. After completion of DCT2, you are eligible to apply to enter Specialty Training.

All recruitment queries should be emailed to england.dctnro@nhs.net

For the recruitment updates, timeline, process and person specifications (DCT1, DCT2, DCT3) please visit national Dental Education Hub

Thames Valley & Wessex Dental Core Trainees will be required to attend NHSE DCT Study Day Programme. Please see 2023-2024 Study Day Programme: Current DCT Study Day Programme. Due to the geographical proximity, trainees appointed to the DCT posts in Salisbury and Poole (NHSE South West) attend Thames Valley & Wessex Study Day Programme.

Please use the below links to view 2024/2025 Job Descriptions for Dental Core Training posts in the Thames Valley & Wessex (South East) Region:

Thames Valley Area

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust – Buckinghamshire Priority Dental Services

Buckinghamshire Priority Dental Services DCT1/DCT2 Job Description

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Wexham Park Hospital DCT1/DCT2 Job Description

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Oxford Health DCT1 Job Description

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Oxford University Hospitals DCT1/DCT2 Job Descriptions

Wessex Area

Portsmouth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Portsmouth Hospital Run-through 24 months DCT1&2 Job Description

Portsmouth Hospital OMFS/Oral Surgery/Restorative DCT2 Job Description

Portsmouth Hospital Restorative/OMFS/Oral Surgery DCT2 Job Description

Portsmouth Hospital & Portsmouth Dental Academy Rotational & Run-through 24 months DCT Job Description

University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospital Southampton DCT1/DCT2 Job Description

Last updated 08/12/2023