Dental Core Training

Dental Core Training.

Welcome to Dental Core Training (DCT) under the new national curriculum 2016.

All DCT posts are now recruited through national recruitment 2017.

Following a year of Dental Foundation Training, Dental Core Training offers participants the experience of working in a range of settings and posts including hospitals, community practices and in the community as a whole, promoting wellbeing in a public health role.

This grade runs a maximum of three years (DCT1, DCT2 and DCT3). 

DCT trainees also have to attend study days throughout the year. DCT is designed to help you become a well-rounded clinician by improving your clinical skills and by developing other skills such as communication, patient care, time management, research and decision making. 

Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber has a number of hospital posts across the region where there is the opportunity to work in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Restorative Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Paediatric Surgery and Oral Medicine/Oral Pathology. We also have posts available in Salaried Dental Services, inlduing primary care. 

If you have any queries regarding your dental training, please email


If you have any queries regarding recruitment to DCT, please email


If you would like to speak to someone within Dental Core Training, there are two Trainee Representatives