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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 2018-2018 are now open. Please visit the 'Trainer Selection 2018' 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 2018-2019 Scheme are now closed.


The Interview date will be 12th April 2018 and the "Meet and Greet" will take place in Oxford on the 5th July 2018

The 2018-2019 Therapist Foundation Scheme will begin on the 1st September 2018

Any enquiries should be directed to:

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

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