The scores of all applicants will be collated to produce a single ranking based on the scores from all the virtual stations combined with the self-assessment score.

Offer process

Offers will be based upon applicant rank and preference. The allocation to a training unit will depend on the ranking your achieve as a result of your virtual interview performance combined with 40% your score assessment score.

Tied scores

If any scores are tied, individual station scores and the self-assessment score will be taken into account.

References and pre-employment checks

Your local employing Trust will contact your referees only if you are appointed.

You will be asked to provide the details of 3 referees on your online application. 

All other pre-employment checks will be carried out by the local region or employer before you commence employment. Any training post offers will be made subject to satisfactory references and completion of pre-employment checks. 

Failure to meet pre-employment checks carried out by the employing Trust may result in your offer been retracted.

Having been allocated to a training opportunity, any subsequent contract of employment will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks and subject to the information provided on my application form or any related documents being correct. Pre-employment checks will be carried out to review and confirm the details of my application.

Deferred entry

Deferment can only be considered on statutory grounds such as maternity leave or ill health, as stated in the Dental Gold Guide. Deferment for any other reason will not be permitted. 


We'll send individual feedback to all candidates through the digital scoring system after the Selection Centre.

This will include your virtual interview and self assessment score and any written assessor comments. 


Any further enquiries should be made to [email protected].


For more information visit the Dental specialty training offers and feedback page.

Page last reviewed: 2 August 2023

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