National Paediatric Dentistry Training Recruitment 2020

Due to the current unprecedented circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), face to face recruitment has been cancelled.  We have submitted proposals for a modified selection process to the Medical & Dental Recruitment & Selection (MDRS) team and it has now been agreed that a self-assessment process will be the sole ranking method for appointment

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 submit a self-assessment form together with supporting evidence. A copy of this form can be downloaded below

Applicants will be asked to preference all the posts in which they are interested. Offers will be made in rank order on basis of self-assessment score. 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 - Revised

Applications open (10am) Tuesday 21 January 2020
Applications close (4pm) Tuesday 11 February 2020
Submission of Self-Assessment form and Evidence Thursday 23 April - Wednesday 6 May 2020
Offers released no later than 4 June 2020
Hold Deadline (1pm) 11 June 2020
Upgrade Deadline (4pm) 18 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 1

North East 2 0

North West 0 0 n/a
Scotland 1 1

ST1 Paediatrics pre CCST - Glasgow Dental Hospital -  click here

ST4 Paediatrics post CCST - Glasgow Dental Hospital  - click here 

South West 0 0 n/a
Thames Valley 0 0 n/a
Wessex 0 0 n/a
West Midlands 0 1

Yorkshire & Humber 3 0