2024-25 Dental Foundation & Dental Therapy Trainer Recruitment

We are looking for qualified and experienced dental practitioners and dental practices to become Trainers/Training Practices starting 02 September 2024 on our Dental Foundation and Dental Therapy Foundation Training schemes across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Isle of Wight.

Dental Foundation Training is a programme designed to support newly qualified Dentists entering NHS Primary Dental Care for the first time and completion of the programme will result in the dentist being awarded a nationally (UK) recognised Certificate of Completion of Dental Foundation Training. Foundation Dentists are appointed to approved training practices for a period of 12 months and are required to attend all the Thames Valley & Wessex Dental office weekly day-release educational programme, usually held on Thursdays.

Dental Foundation Training is entirely funded by the NHS. Trainees follow the UK Dental Foundation Training curriculum and are expected to complete regular assessments and a number of written and practical assignments. Trainers carry out direct observation (DOPS) of trainees and complete assessments and other exercises with the trainee and jointly record these in the e-Portfolio.

01 December 2023Applications open 09:00 hrs
27 March 20241:15 pm: On-line webinar – Q&A session for Dental Foundation Therapy Scheme
Register Here to attend the Webinar
31 January 2024Applications close midnight for Dental Foundation Training Scheme
18 April 2024Trainer Interviews – Kassam Stadium, Oxford

Trainer Application forms and all supporting documents for the 2024-2025 Foundation Training year are available to download here.
Please read all supporting documents prior to completing and submitting your application

Completed Application forms and supporting documents should be emailed to England.Dental.SouthEast@nhs.net