Dental Foundation Therapist Training Scheme

The Dental Foundation Therapist Scheme (DFTh) has been developed to help ease the journey of the newly qualified dental therapist from undergraduate to working successfully in a general dental practice environment.


The scheme places particular emphasis on providing continued support and education for newly qualified dental therapists in a clinical environment, as well as assisting the development of personal skills and knowledge through the educational programme. Therapists will be encouraged to further develop critical thinking and evidence based practice during the year.


The scheme covers the whole of the North West footprint (Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside).


The programme, which lasts for 12 months, has two intakes per year; April and September and is aimed at recently qualified therapists. Therapists will be employed within training practices, be allocated an approved Educational Supervisor and attend the educational programme which is 12 days throughout the scheme.


For more information, please download the DFTh Information booklet or the DFTh Educational Supervisor booklet. The application form can be found here:


DFTh Information Booklet


DFTh Educational Supervisor Booklet


Application Form


Closing date for applications for September intake is 30th June.

Closing date for applications for April intake is 31st January. 

Any enquiries should be directed to Cathy Fogg, Dental Programme Officer, at / 0151 479 2611.