Dental Core Training


Welcome to Dental Core Training


Health Education England working across the North East and Cumbria currently offers Dental Core Training (DCT) in levels 1, 2 and 3.  Our DCT posts currently offer trainees experience of working across a range of settings including hospitals and community practices where there are opportunities to work in the following specialties (these may be subject to change for 2024 recruitment).

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Paediatric Dentistry
  • Oral Medicine/Sedation
  • Primary Care including Community Dental Services
  • Dental Public Health
  • Orthodontics
  • Oral Surgery/Paediatric Dentistry Surgery

We currently have 40 DCT posts, in addition to the 2-year GPT Scheme which incorporates Dental Foundation Training and DCT1.  


Local information on DCT National Recruitment 2024-25.