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Specialty Training

Specialty Training leads to inclusion on one of the GDC’s specialist lists. The training period depends on the specialty and varies from three to five years.  Scotland currently offers programmes in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology, Dental Public Health, Endodontics, Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Orthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry and Special Care Dentistry. 


Recruitment to Specialty Training in Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry is carried out on a UK-wide basis.  Other specialties and academic posts are recruited within Scotland by NES or by the Universities.

Recruitment timetable for 2018 posts is available here


For a copy of the NES Specialty Registrar Trainee Induction information, click 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