Dental Foundation Training

Welcome to the Postgraduate Dental Education team in Health Education East Midlands. I am delighted that you have chosen the East Midlands for your training and I look forward to working with you over the next year.

Dentistry is currently undergoing significant and exciting changes. These changes will impact on the way we provide dental care for our population, with increasing emphasis on quality and safety. Our aim is to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge through structured educational programmes, aligned to national curricula. However we will be ensuring that you are given the opportunity to develop professionally by close working with your Educational Supervisors (your trainers), supported by your Training Programme Directors.

I wish you all a successful year and know that this will be a formative time for your career. However the Postgraduate Dental Education team are available to offer any support required and I would be delighted to hear from you if there are any concerns with your programme.

We have developed a virtual working environment (VLE) for our Dental Foundation trainees, which contains a wealth of useful information of all the topics that you will be covering during your Foundation year. If you haven't already done so, log in to access everything that you need.

If you need an account or any assistance to access your VLE account, please email

Details of your programme can be downloaded from the documents section below.


Alexander Hannah

Interim Associate Postgraduate Dean Dental Foundation Training