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 2023 recruitment):

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Paediatric Dentistry
  • Oral Medicine/Sedation
  • Community Dental Practices
  • 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.  

Applications for these posts are via DCT national recruitment.

Information on the Targeted Enhanced Recruitment Scheme (TERS) can be found here.