Special Care Dentistry Recruitment


Welcome to ST1 Special Care Dentistry National Recruitment


 ***18th March 2020***

Please see the following links for the latest on the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic and its impact on specialty recruitment:

We can confirm that the interviews for StR Restorative Dentistry and StR Special Care Dentistry taking place between 11th - 13th May 2020 at the Manchester Dental Education Centre and the Etihad Stadium have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Further information about next steps will hopefully be available by end of week commencing 23rd March 2020. We will contact all affected applicants via Oriel message and by email.





From 2018, Special Care Dentistry moved to a National Recruitment model, managed by Health Education England's North West Local Office. 

The next round of ST1 Special Care Dentistry National Recruitment is for the September 2020 Intake. This application round will open in Oriel on Tuesday 21st January 2020 at 10am UK time and will close on Tuesday 11th February 2020 at 4pm UK time. 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 21st January 2020.





Please read the applicants' guide in full before applying.




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





Application Portal 









ST1 Recruitment Timetable & Vacancies



        September 2020 Intake (COVID-19 Revised Version)    







Guidance Documents


September 2020


  Applicants' Guide for September 2020 Intake 

  Self Assessment Guide 

  ST1 September 2020 Vacancy Numbers (Indicative vacancies as at 27.04.20)

  Guidance re Stage 2 2020 (Stage 3 guidance to follow)

  Restorative and Special Care Dentistry Forms - Frequently Asked Questions

  Special Care Dentistry Self-Assessment Criteria & Scoring

  Guidance for applicants on self-assessment document files and naming





General Guidance Documents


  ST1 Special Care Dentistry Training Person Specification 2020 


link  The Dental Recruitment Applicant Handbook 2020 


link  Fitness to Practise Information


  Support for Reapplication to a Specialty Training Programme


link  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 9761 / 0161 268 9760




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


Email: rdrecruitment.nw@hee.nhs.uk









 Last reviewed: 27th April 2020