Workforce, training and education
East Midlands

Dental Foundation Training (DFT) is the NHS training scheme for graduates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Foundation Dentists (FDs) spend a year in approved practices, working on standard contracts whilst undertaking training. Dental Foundation Training can provide new graduates with a broad overview of career choices and a good understanding of the NHS system.


Recruitment to Dental Foundation Training is managed through national recruitment, see the COPDEND website for the most recent information.


To see the current schemes in the Midlands see the scheme descriptor page.