Special Care Dentistry Recruitment

Welcome to ST1 Special Care Dentistry National Recruitment



From 2018, Special Care Dentistry moved to a National Recruitment model, managed by Health Education England's North West Local Office. The current round of ST1 Special Care Dentistry National Recruitment is for posts commencing from September 2019. This recruitment round has now closed for applications.

The next recruitment round will be for posts commencing from September 2020. You must apply via Oriel. You can register now, but the application window for you to start or submit an application will not open until January 2020 (exact dates to be confirmed shortly).


Please read the applicants' guide in full before applying (available soon).


Please read on and use the links below to find out more about recruitment to ST1 Special Care Dentistry Training.

NB. The 2020 timeline and related guidance will be published later in 2019.


Application Portal 





ST1 Recruitment Timetable & Vacancies


      September 2019 Intake     



Guidance Documents

September 2019

  Applicants' Guide for September 2019 Intake 

  ST1 September 2019 Vacancy Numbers (Indicative as at 25th April 2019)

Guidance re Stages 2 & 3 2019

General Guidance Documents

  ST1 Special Care Dentistry Training Person Specification 2019 

link  The Dental Recruitment Applicant Handbook 2019 

link  Fitness to Practise Information

  Support for Reapplication to a Specialty Training Programme

Oriel Applicant User Guide


Interview Expenses Claim Forms

HEE are introducing a new online expenses system, Selenity, for interview expenses with effect 1st January 2019. 

You can find the candidate policy on what you can claim, how to set up your online account and submit claims via the Specialty Training website. Please follow the link below and see the section called: Expenseshttps://specialtytraining.hee.nhs.uk/Resources-Bank


Contact Details

Recruitment Helpline: 0161 268 9685 / 0161 268 9598


If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact us via the following channels

Email: rdrecruitment.nw@hee.nhs.uk



 Last reviewed: 6th June 2019