Recruitment to Dental Foundation Training (DFT) takes place through a national selection process managed by London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Recruitment.

Important: Accuracy

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained on this page. The information presented is accurate at the time of publication.

Applications for the September 2023 intake of Dental Foundation Training (DFT) open in August 2022.

Key dates for recruitment

The times given below are in UK time.

Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstances.

August 2022

Applications open

Date: 12 August 2022

Time: 12pm

September 2022

Applications close

Date: 9 September 2022

Time: 9am

Final day for submission of evidence for reasonable adjustments

This needs to be submitted at time of application

Date: 9 September 2022

Time: 9am

Invitations to Situational Judgement Test

Date: 27 September 2022

November 2022

Situational Judgement Test

Date: 8 November 2022 - 16 November 2022

Scheme information published

Date: 24 April 2023

April 2023

Preferencing of schemes open

Date: 24 April 2023

Preferencing of schemes closes

Date: 19 May 2023

June 2023

Initial offers

Date: 1 June 2023

Upgrade deadline

Date: 19 June 2023

Time: 3pm

September 2023

Post commences

Date: 1 September 2023

Page last reviewed: 28 February 2023