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Therapist Foundation Training

The Dental Therapists Foundation Training Scheme (DTFT) 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 Thames Valley and Wessex area (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Milton Keynes, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight).

The programme, which will last for an academic year will commence 1st September and is aimed at recently qualified therapists. Therapists will be employed within training practices, be allocated an approved trainer and attend the day-release educational programme organised by Health Education England Thames Valley & Wessex Dental School, which is a minimum of 13 days throughout the year.

Trainer Selection 2018

Applications for the 2017-2018 are now open. Please visit the 'Trainer Selection 2018' page.


Trainee Recruitment

Applications for the 2017-2018 Scheme are now closed.

We will shortly be making contact by email to everyone that has applied.


Any enquiries should be directed to:

Kira Stearns, Therapist Foundation Training Programme Director,, 07917 580683


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