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  • Students and trainees

    Congratulations on choosing dentistry as your future career. This is our dedicated student and trainee information hub, which provides you with guidance to help you as you train to become a member of the dental team.

The impact of COVID-19 on education

The strict control measures regarding COVID-19 have affected many students and recent graduates in the dental and dental care professions across the UK. We have issued a statement to address concerns arising from this situation, but our primary concern at this time, is the safety of students, trainees, educators and the public.


Becoming a member of the dental team

Dentistry is a rewarding and interesting profession. As a member of the dental team, you will make a real difference to the lives of your patients.

Your professionalism and the way you meet the standards expected of you is a central part of providing excellent patient care and effective team working.

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Starting your career

Starting your career

The first step to starting your career in dentistry is to register with us.

More about starting your career
Raising concerns

Raising concerns

If you have concerns about an approved dental or DCP programme, let us know.

More about raising concerns
Guidance for those employing, supervising or training

Guidance for those employing, supervising or training

For registrants employing student/trainee dental nurses and dental technicians.

More guidance for employers or supervisors