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Scottish Dental Assessment Programme

Dental Vocational Training is evaluated by a comprehensive, valid and reliable programme of assessment that embraces the continuum of undergraduate and early postgraduate dental education and training

Research and refinement of the programme has been carried out since its inception and the product is a triangulated system of assessment that effectively evaluates the overall competence of the trainee.

The aim of the programme is to assess a range of generic skills and attributes which are important in the delivery of care whilst monitoring the clinical skills and knowledge that are required of practitioners treating patients in the NHS.  Feedback generated from continuous assessment helps drive training as well as providing evidence of progress and achievement. Assessment evidence on performance is collected in an electronic portfolio throughout the training and considered for satisfactory completion at the end of VT / DFT.

VT Curriculum

VT Curriculum and Competencies

Therapist Curriculum and Competencies


Ms Lesley Ross
Senior Administrative Officer
Tel: 0131 656 3300


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