National Paediatric Dentistry Training Recruitment 2021

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 will be available shortly

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

Applications open (10am) 19 January 2021
Applications close (4pm) 9 February 2021
Self-assessment evidence upload 22 February - 5 March 2021
Virtual interviews 11 May 2021
Offers released no later than 27 May 2021
Hold Deadline  3 June 2021
Upgrade Deadline 10 June 2021
Posts commence From September 2021



All information is indicative and subject to change


Scotland (Glasgow)  1 post

Scotland (Dundee)  1 post

East Midlands  1 post

London   4 posts

North East  2 posts

North West 1 post


West Midlands 1 post

Yorkshire and Humber 1 post



London  4 posts

North East  2 posts

North West 1 post
West Midlands  1 post

Yorkshire and Humber   1 post