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

Autumn 2018
Spring 2019
Summer 2019

 

Recruitment 2019

Following the success of the Dental Therapist Foundation Training 2018 pilot, we have a minimum of eight Dental Therapist training posts for one year commencing 1 September 2019. The post requires the appointed Dental Therapist to work three days per week (one of which must be a Monday), in the same NHS Primary Care Dental Practice or Salaried Services allocated by Health Education England.  Foundation Dental Therapists (FDT) are required to attend 15 study days during the year which will be held predominately at our dedicated training facility Bourne House, Durham and these will take place on Mondays 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. For further information about the posts and to apply click here.

Benefits to the role

  • Employed on a Band 6 salary £29177 Full Time Equivalent (£17506 3 day pro rata)
  • Educational support throughout the training period
  • Bespoke study days
  • Certificate of completion issued at the end of the programme
Details of the full recruitment timeline can be found here.

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.