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Dental Specialty Training

Specialty training in Scotland is recruited both Nationally, by NHS HEE, and locally, by NHS Education for Scotland.

National recruitment to specialty training

For information including timetables, recruitment documents and how to apply, please go to the COPDEND website.

More information on national recruitment.

Recruitment to Speciality Training in Orthodontics, Paediatrics and Oral Surgery in 2022 will be carried out on a UK-wide basis.

Specialty training 2022 national recruitment timetable

Specialty training 2022 national person specifications

Vacancies

Please see a list of posts that are going live in 2022:

ST1 in Orthodontics - Glasgow Dental Hospital and School/Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Greenock

*For applicants to ST1 Orthodontic specialty training: COPDEND wishes to advise 2022 appointed specialty trainees that they do not need to enrol on a formalised ‘taught clinical’ university programmes in order to evidence the curriculum; accepting that until the new curricula have been finalised, there will be a requirement for specialty trainees in Orthodontics to satisfy the curriculum by “submission of a research dissertation (for example as part of an MSc, MClinDent, DDS or equivalent), and/or two papers in appropriately peer reviewed journals submitted on work undertaken during the training period”. Trainees will not be discouraged if they wish to enrol on a formalised Masters course with agreement of their relevant postgraduate dental dean.

*University of Glasgow - MRes (Masters by research) degree on a 2-year part-time basis.

ST1 in Orthodontics - Dundee Dental Hospital and School / Perth Royal Infirmary

*For applicants to ST1 Orthodontic specialty training: COPDEND wishes to advise 2022 appointed specialty trainees that they do not need to enrol on a formalised ‘taught clinical’ university programmes in order to evidence the curriculum; accepting that until the new curricula have been finalised, there will be a requirement for specialty trainees in Orthodontics to satisfy the curriculum by “submission of a research dissertation (for example as part of an MSc, MClinDent, DDS or equivalent), and/or two papers in appropriately peer reviewed journals submitted on work undertaken during the training period”. Trainees will not be discouraged if they wish to enrol on a formalised Masters course with agreement of their relevant postgraduate dental dean.

*University of Dundee - Research Masters (MDSc) running in parallel with their Clinical StR programme. We are a research-intensive School and Orthodontic department and any trainee would be given a broad range of choices, and by mutual agreement, university would find a research subject and project that is tailored to the needs and desires of the student. 

ST4 in Orthodontics - Glasgow Dental Hospital and School / Forth Valley Royal Hospital

ST1 in Paediatrics - Edinburgh Dental Institute

ST1 in Paediatrics - Glasgow Dental Hospital and School

ST1 in Oral Surgery - Dundee Dental Hospital and School

Please note that the above is subject to change.

Local recruitment to 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 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 2022

Applications for the following vacancies are now closed.

If it is a requirement to submit a self-assessment form with your application, please submit this along with relevant evidence to dental_recruitment@nhs.scot.nes.uk by the closing date.  Applications are not complete until self assessment is submitted.

Please note that the salary range for local StR posts is £34,901 to £54,879. Your starting salary with be determined upon appointment.

ST1 Restorative Dentistry 

ST1 Restorative - Person Specification

ST1 Restorative Post Descriptor - Dundee Dental Hospital

ST1 Restorative - Self Assessment Form 2022

ST1 Dental Public Health

ST1 Dental Public Health - Person Specification

ST1 Dental Public Health Post Descriptor - 1 x NHS Grampian 1 x NHS Fife

Please note that self assessment is not required for Dental Public Health.

ST1 Special Care Dentistry

ST1 Special Care Dentistry - Person Specification

ST1 Special Care Dentistry Post Descriptor - NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

ST1 Special Care Dentisty Post Descriptor - NHS Tayside

ST1 Special Care Dentistry - Self Assessment Form 2022

Please note that the above is subject to change.

 

Contact us

Should you have any queries about specialty training in Scotland, please contact dental_recruitment@nes.scot.nhs.uk

Study leave

Go to the Scotland Deanery website for study leave policy and advice on how to apply.

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Last updated: 30/09/2020

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