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Core Training

Dental Core Training (DCT) is a period of postgraduate development which extends from the end of Dental Vocational (Foundation) Training to the start of Specialty Training, specialist or general practice or other possible career options.


Recruitment to DCT posts in Scotland normally takes place once a year in April/May.

The Recruitment timetable for posts being recruited to in 2020 can be found here

Education Programmes


The Curriculum can be found here

DCTs in Hospitals Guidelines can be found here

Study Leave

To apply for study leave, use Turas. Click here for Study Leave Policy and Turas User Guide for trainees and for TPDs. For further help contact


The NEW ePortfolio can be found at

Training videos for Trainees are available at: or

Training videos for Supervisors are available at: or


The previous version of ePortfolio is still available in read only format here.

For help with passwords contact