The application process for Special Care Dentistry specialty training posts begins in January 2024. We’ll make offers by the end of May.

Important: Accuracy

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Key dates

Round 1 Oriel adverts for new posts commencing from September 2024 appear on Tuesday 9 January 2024, with applications opening at 10am on Thursday 11 January 2024.

This round of recruitment is for posts that start in September 2023. All times are in UK local time (GMT or BST).

All applicants who have applied will be notified through Oriel of the posts available in this round. This will happen after the application closing date.

Recruitment timelines for Special Care Dentistry


Oriel adverts appear

Date: Tuesday 9 January 2024
Link: Oriel

Applications open

Date: Thursday 11 January 2024
Time: 10am


Applications close

Late applications will not be accepted.

Date: Thursday 1 February 2024
Time: 4pm

Self assessment evidence portal opens

Date: Monday 19 March 2024
Time: 10am


Self assessment evidence portal closes

Date: Wednesday 6 March 2024
Time: 4pm

Self assessment verification

Dates: Wednesday 13 March to Thursday 28 March 2024


Self assessment appeals window

Dates: Wednesday 3 April to Friday 5 April 2024

Shortlisting (if applicable)

Dates: Early April

Preferences open

Date: To be confirmed - expected week commencing Monday 15 April 2024

Invitation to interview issued

Date: To be confirmed - expected week commencing Monday 15 April 2024


Virtual interviews

Dates: Tuesday 14 May and Wednesday 15 May 2024

Preferences close

Date: Friday 17 May 2024
Time: 10am

Offers released

Date: Week commencing Monday 20 May 2024

Hold deadline

Date: Thursday 30 May 2024
Time: 1pm


Upgrade deadline 

Date: Thursday 6 June 2024
Time: 4pm


Posts commence

Date: From September 2024

Page last reviewed: 11 January 2024
Next review due: 11 January 2025

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