Paediatric Dentistry is a specialty described by the General Dental Council (GDC) as "comprehensive therapeutic oral health care for children from birth through adolescence, including care for those with physical, mental and psychological problems".

This guidance refers to the application process for an individual specialty. You should read this guidance alongside the dental specialty training recruitment applicant information.


View the dental specialty training recruitment applicant information.

Eligibility for specialty training

You'll need to show that you meet the eligibility criteria at the time of application, and further specified criteria at the time of post commencement.


For more information visit the dental specialty training eligibility page.

Paediatric dentistry curriculum

The content of the curriculum was developed by Specialty Advisory Committees who report to the relevant Dental Faculties of the Royal Colleges. 

View the Paediatric Dentistry curriculum on the GDC’s website.

Page last reviewed: 2 October 2023

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