Dental Recruitment


No Practices Profiles are available at this present time. Please email should you have any queries.

Dental Foundation Training 2021-22
Please note that DFT recruitment is a National Recruitment process.  All applications should be made via the national recruitment portal: For further information in relation to 2021-2022 DFT recruitment please visit the COPDEND website,

If you have any queries relating to Dental Foundation Training recruitment or applications please contact Applicant Support via the Applicant Support Portal:

Dental Core Training Recruitment 2021-22

National DCT Recruitment opens on Tuesday 19 January 2021, 10:00.  Further information is available on

Applications should be made via the national recruitment portal Oriel,  

The Person Specification for 2021 DCT recruitment can be found at the following link National Person Specification – COPDEND.

Post Descriptors for 2021-2022

Please visit the COPDEND website, for further information.

Salary information is available at the following link doh-tc8-2-2020.pdf (

Dental Specialty Recruitment 2021-22

Applications to the posts of Oral Medicine and Oral Surgery are now closed.  Please find below the Job Descriptions for these posts:

StR Oral Medicine Job Description

Job Description Oral Surgery.

Person specifications can be found at

Salary information is available at the following link doh-tc8-2-2020.pdf (

Applications for the post of Educational Supervisor in the Northern Ireland Dental Foundation Training (DFT) Scheme are now open.  Applications can be made via

This is a three stage process:

  • Stage One is the completion and return of the online Application form along with the associated Practice Profile & Practice Assessment Information forms, available at
  • Stage Two involves the assessment of your practice as a suitable physical environment for a Foundation Dentist.  Assessments are carried out by a member of the NIMDTA dental team and an independent Dental Assessor. 
  • Stage Three of the process is a formal interview. 

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 13 April 2021, 12:00.  The Practice Profile and Practice Assessment Information forms should also be completed and returned to by the closing date.  

Please also find the Applicant’s Guide below, which contains further information in relation to the application process. 

Please find below the recruitment timeline for your information:

·      Introduction to Dental Foundation Training

Tuesday 30th March 2021

·      Closing date for applications

Tuesday 13th April 2021 at 12pm

·      Practice Assessments

During May 2021

·       Interview Preparation Course

Tuesday 11th May 2021

·      Trainer Interviews

Wednesday 19th May 2021

·      Trainer Appointment

September 2021

If you have any further enquiries in relation to this recruitment please contact Katie Symington, or telephone 02895 360070.


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Information for applicants from the EU

You will be aware that the UK is in the process of leaving the European Union.  This means freedom of movement will be affected after 31 December 2020.  However, the HSC will continue to welcome and value staff and trainees from Europe as it does the whole world.

The UK will have left the European Union on January 31 2021 and we are currently in the transition period until 31 December 2020 during which all EU law will still apply to the UK. EU citizens and their family members will be able to move to the UK until 2021, with the same rights to work and study freely. For EU citizens who live in the UK by 31 December 2020, you are eligible to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.  All EU citizens who have lived in the UK for more than five years continuously will be eligible for ‘settled status’ (equivalent to indefinite leave to remain).  If you have lived in the UK for less than five years you will be eligible for ‘pre-settled status’ and can upgrade this to ‘settled status’ when you have been here for five years.  More information on the settlement scheme can be found here:

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