National Paediatric Dentistry Training Recruitment 2020

Recruitment to Paediatric Dentistry training posts in the UK is through a national selection process led by Health Education England’s East Midlands local office (Paediatric Dentistry posts in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be included where available). The revised recruitment and selection processes will ensure standardisation in selection and values based recruitment in line with other national training programmes.

Applicants can apply to two vacancy types ST1 and ST4. The level of post will depend on how many years of previous training an applicant has previously undertaken. Please click on the following link to view the person specifications for each level.

Applications and offers will be made through the national recruitment system Oriel. This system enables the national coordination of the application and offer processes and will allow applicants to accept only one post. Please see the national recruitment timeline below applications will need to be made via

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend the national selection centre held on Wednesday 13th May 2020. Applicants will be asked to preference all the posts in which they are interested. Offers will be made in rank order by performance at the selection centre. Once offers have been made the system will also allow upgrades so that you can accept a higher preference post if that becomes available.

Further information will be contained in the applicant guide. This information is available below.

Key dates for Round 1

Applications open (10am) Tuesday 21 January 2020
Applications close (4pm) Tuesday 11 February 2020
Selection centre Wednesday 13 May 2020
Offers released no later than Thursday 28 May 2020
Hold Deadline (1pm) Thursday 4 June 2020
Upgrade Deadline (4pm) Thursday 11 June 2020
Posts commence From September 2020



Region ST1 ST4 Job Descriptions
East Midlands 0 0 n/a
East of England 0 0 n/a
London 1-2 0-1  
North East 2 0

North West 0 0 n/a
Scotland 1 1  
South West 0 0 n/a
Thames Valley 0 0 n/a
Wessex 0 0 n/a
West Midlands 0 1  
Yorkshire & Humber 2 1