Dental Therapist Foundation Training Recruitment 2024/2025

The Dental Therapist Foundation Training Scheme (DTFT) is an exciting opportunity designed to ease the journey of newly qualified dental therapists from undergraduate studies to working successfully in a general dental practice environment.

Dental Therapist Foundation Trainees will be employed by an approved NHS training practice within Thames Valley & Wessex region for 3 days a week (22.5 hrs per week). The scheme features a minimum of 15 day-release education days, which include a comprehensive induction programme, two-day education and team building event, several hands-on days and a number of joint study events with the Dental Foundation Schemes.

Training practices for 2024/25 Foundation Year are currently being recruited, however we aim to have practices geographically spread across the Thames Valley & Wessex Region.

Are you interested in applying to be a Dental Foundation Therapist?

The Training Programme Leads for Dental Foundation Training Schemes across the country are hosting a webinar for therapists interested in applying for the September 2024 training cohort.

There is an information webinar on Tuesday 30th January 2024 18:30-20:00 hrs which will be represented by the following regions:

  • Thames Valley & Wessex
  • North East & North Cumbria
  • Yorkshire and the Humber
  • North West
  • Midlands
  • East of England
  • South West

Aim:
To have an overall understanding of the NHS England Dental Therapy Training schemes

Learning Outcomes:

  • To understand the different regional schemes and how to contact each of them
  • To get a perspective from a Dental Educational Supervisor
  • To gain insight from previous Foundation Dental Therapists
  • To know the application and recruitment process and dates

This is a free event and no CPD will be awarded.

There is no obligation for you to attend but we would be delighted to see you there.

The Scheme start date is Monday 2nd September 2024. All Applicants must be graduated and must be GDC Registered and indemnified.

Applications for the 2024/2025 scheme open 0900 hrs Monday 22nd January 2024

Please take time to read the Therapist Information & Application Guide 2024/25 before submitting your application.

If you require further information please email sue.osullivan5@nhs.net or Tel 01865 932065