Approved posts for temporary registration
Below are posts acceptable for temporary registration and the documentation required to support your application:
Senior house officer (SHO)/Dental Core Trainee (DCT)
A letter from the relevant postgraduate deanery confirming the post is suitable for training. A list of postgraduate deaneries can be found on the Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors (COPDEND) website.
Tier 5 training post
These posts are organised by the National Advice Centre for Postgraduate Education (NACPDE) so you must firstly confirm that they have approved your post, before submitting your application to us.
A letter from the relevant postgraduate deanery which should confirm your training number, along with the start and end dates of the specialist training completed.
Specialist registrar locum appointment for training (LAT)
A letter from the relevant postgraduate deanery confirming that the post is recognised for the purposes of training, along with the start and end dates of the post.
Army/Royal Navy personnel exchange programme
A letter from your supervising consultant confirming that you are part of an exchange programme, along with the start and end dates of the post.
You can work in a teaching appointment for a university, dental school or hospital. Applications for teaching posts are considered on an individual basis. For a teaching post assessment, you'll need to submit a detailed job description, which must include any clinical duties you are required to undertake and the level of supervision you will receive.
You can work in a research position for a dental school or hospital. Applications for research posts are considered on an individual basis. For a research post to be considered, you must submit a detailed job description, which details of the nature of the clinical duties you would be required to undertake and the level of supervision you will receive.
We do not hold any information about available posts and we cannot arrange for your employment. Availability of the types of positions listed above can be very limited in the UK and there are normally a high volume of applications for any vacancy. Your eligibility for temporary registration does not guarantee employment.
Advice on employment matters in the UK can be obtained from the National Advice Centre for Postgraduate Education (NACPDE). You will find a small number of vacancies for the type of posts listed on this page advertised in the British Dental Journal (BDJ) or from the British Dental Association (BDA).
If you have secured a suitable post please apply for temporary registration.