Dental Therapists


Building the workforce for the future

The Dental Therapists Foundation Training programme (DTFT) has been developed to support new or recently qualified Dental Therapists during their transition into the Primary Dental Care workforce.

The Scheme places particular emphasis on providing continued support and education in a clinical environment, as well as assisting the development of personal skills and knowledge through the educational study day programme and supported by Educational Supervisors and the Training Programme Director.

Covering the North East and North Cumbria, the scheme runs from 1st September until 31 August each year. Therapists are employed within training practices and allocated an approved Educational Supervisor to provide practice supervision.  

Applications for the 2020-2021 training year will open:

29 November 2019 for Educational Supervisors

January 2021 for Therapists

Should you have any queries please contact Barbara Briggs on 0191 2754792    

Foundation Dental Therapist Training handbook

Study day programmes

Autumn 2019
Spring 2020 
Summer 2020 - coming soon







Information for Current Trainees

Access essential information on regulations, study leave, certification, assessment and the curriculum.

Information for trainers and educators

Development and guidance on becoming a trainer, standards for trainers, essential documentation for clinical and educational supervision including guidance for GP trainers,  Trust and out-of-hours supervisors, plus news about the latest courses and conferences.


Potential Applicant

Visit our Recruitment website to find out what it's like to be a GP trainee in the north east and north Cumbria.