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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 2021 will be carried out on a UK-wide basis.

Specialty training 2021 national recruitment timetable

Specialty training 2021 national person specifications

Vacancies

Please see a list of posts that are going live in 2021:

ST1 in Orthodontics- Dundee Dental Hospital and School / Aberdeen Dental Hospital and School [PDF]

ST4 in Orthodontics- Glasgow Dental Hospital [PDF]

ST4 in Orthodontics - Edinburgh Dental Institute [PDF]

ST1 Oral Surgery (x1 in Glasgow)- Job description will be available in due course

ST1 Paediatrics (x1 in Dundee)- Job description will be available in due course

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 2020

Vacancies

Please note that the application window for the below posts is now closed.

3x STR posts in Restorative Dentistry in Scotland for 2021.

Please follow the links below for the Person Specification and individual Job Descriptors.

Recruitment 2021

Please see a list of posts that are going live in 2021:

ST1 Restorative Dentistry (x3)

ST1 Paediatrics (x1)

ST1 Oral Medicine (x2)

Further information and job descriptions will be available in due course.

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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