National Paediatric Dentistry Training Recruitment 2022

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

Longlisted applicants will be invited to submit supporting evidence in relation to the self-assessment domains. A copy of the self-assessment form is included in the applicant guide for reference.  The applicant guide for 2022 will appear here 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 combined self-assessment score and interview 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 before the upgrade deadline.


Key dates for Round 1

Applications open (10am) 18 January 2022
Applications close (4pm) 8 February 2022
Self-assessment evidence upload tbc
Virtual interviews 18 May 2022
Offers released no later than 26 May 2022
Hold Deadline  2 June 2022
Upgrade Deadline 9 June 2022
Posts commence From September 2022



To be confirmed