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 next round of ST1 Special Care Dentistry National Recruitment will be for posts commencing from September 2019. 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 10 am (UK time) on Tuesday 22nd January 2019 and will close on Tuesday 12th February 2019 at 4pm (UK time). Late applications will not be accepted.

The full timeline for 2019 recruitment will be published in the coming months but for planning purposes, interviews will take place during w/c 20th May 2019 (Stage 2 is expected to take place on Tuesday 21st or Wednesday 22nd May, with Stage 3 taking place on Thursday 23rd May 2019). Stage 2 will be held at MANDEC in Manchester, with Stage 3 being held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.


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.


Application Portal 





ST1 Recruitment Timetable & Vacancies


      September 2019 Intake     



Guidance Documents

September 2019

Please check back in the coming months for updated guidance to be added.

  Applicants' Guide for September 2019 Intake (Available soon)

  ST1 September 2019 Vacancy Numbers (Indicative as at 17th December 2018)

General Guidance Documents

  ST1 Special Care Dentistry Training Person Specification 2019 (Available soon)

link  The Dental Recruitment Applicant Handbook 2019 (Available soon)

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 625 7669 / 0161 625 7632


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

Email: rdrecruitment.nw@hee.nhs.uk



 Last reviewed: 24th December 2018