We are most fortunate to offer an abundance of high quality training practices with excellent facilities and talented trainers in our scheme. With one of the highest rates of NHS dental provision in the country only the best practices and trainers are selected to be part of our schemes.
The geographic area covered by this scheme includes four main cities, Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle and Sunderland plus some of the surrounding coastal and rural areas, all of which sit within easy commuting distance of Newcastle and our dedicated dental and education training facility Bourne House.
To apply to the central scheme, click here.
The study day curriculum has been adapted to blend a rich mixture of scheme based study days with multi-scheme days using the feedback from previous foundation dentists to guide our content. Online evaluations together with the inclusion of trainee involvement programme planning help ensure we deliver programmes to meet your needs within the dental foundation curriculum. Trainers recognise the importance of team spirit and work together to make this a reality to ensure no one is left out. Our Induction in September includes an “Apprentice” type challenge to initiate that team spirit which is so important in making new friends and colleagues.
What our previous foundation dentists say about the programme:
“I found it essential in the transition from university to general dental practice. The DF year has encouraged me to be reflective and grow in confidence, but also feel happy to ask for help when needed”.
“I gained a lot of clinical experience in all fields of dentistry including learning new skills in a supportive and helpful environment with a Trainer who was always available and willing to teach and help”.
Upon allocation to the central scheme we will publish details of our training practices on our medical and dental website and then to rank our trainers following a face to face meeting at a neutral venue. Your ranking at national recruitment will then prioritise your ranked preferences. Final allocation will be made after this stage.