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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 2019

Applications for the 2019-2020 are currently open.  Please visit the 'Trainer Selection 2019' page.


Trainee Recruitment

The Dental Therapists Foundation Training Scheme (DTFT) is an exciting opportunity designed to ease the journey of newly qualified dental therapists from undergraduate studies to working successfully in a general dental practice environment.

Applications for the 2019-2020 Scheme are now closed.

Therapist Information & Application Process 2019-2020

The Interview date will be 4th April 2019 in Oxford and the "Meet and Greet" will take place in Slough on Thursday 27th June 2019.

The 2019-2020 Therapist Foundation Scheme will begin on Monday 2nd September 2019.

Any enquiries should be directed to:

Gill Mather, Therapist Foundation Training Programme Director,, or 07917 580683

Sue O'Sullivan, Education Programme Officer, Dental, sue.o' or 01865 785566

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