Dental Therapists


Building the workforce for the future

Foundation Training for Dental Therapists is aimed to support recently qualified Dental Therapists (DT) during their transition into the Primary Dental Care workforce.


Dental Therapist Foundation Training (Pilot 2018)

Here in the North East and North Cumbria we have appointed a number of Dental Therapist training posts for one year commencing 1 September 2018. The pilot requires the appointed Dental Therapist to work three days per week in the same NHS Primary Care Dental Practice or Salaried Services allocated by Health Education England.  Foundation Dental Therapists (FDT) are required to attend 12 study days during the year which will be held predominately at our dedicated training facility Bourne House, Durham and these will take place on Wednesdays whenever possible. Study days will be linked to the Foundation Training for Dental Therapists curriculum and will be a mix of theory and clinical teaching. In addition to attending the study days, Trainees will be required to compile a portfolio of evidence and, upon successful completion of the programme will receive a certificate of completion.

Foundation Dental Therapist Training handbook

Study day programmes



Placements beginning 1st September 2019

Applications for the Dental Therapist Foundation Training places in the North East & Cumbria will open Monday 4th February 2019. Interviews will take place in Durham on Friday 29th March 2019. Details of the full recruitment timeline can be found here.

Application forms will be available via this page from the 4th February 2019.

Click for information on the 2019 Dental Foundation Training Educational Supervisor appointment process










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.