Dental Therapist Recruitment

Applications are open for The Dental Therapist Foundation Training Scheme (DTFT). 

The Application window opens on the 12th March 2021 and will close on the 31st March 2021 23:00 GMT. 

This is an exciting opportunity designed to ease the journey of newly qualified dental therapists from undergraduate studies to working successfully in a general dental practice environment. Dental Therapist Foundation Trainees will be employed by an approved NHS training practice within LKSS region for 5 days a week. The scheme features at least 20 day-release study days, most of which will be hands-on.

This is an employed position and as such the salary is based on NHS Agenda for Change salary scale of band 6, spinal point 21. Currently this is £31,365per annum.

The Scheme start date is 1st September 2021.

All Applicants must be graduated and must be GDC Registered. Due to the current pandemic the start date for the Therapist Scheme for 2021-2022 will be continually reviewed and consideration will be given to two intakes if this is felt necessary. We would therefore recommend that you continue to apply for the scheme even if you do not have an exact finish date yet

Support & Guidance

Applications should be submitted via: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=K5Gn_5ewMUGcD9DoB1Wy...

Person specification can be dowloaded from the link at the bottom of this page 

For any general queries or issues with the form please contact Fatheha.kadir@hee.nhs.uk

CPD for DCPs

London and KSS Dental team provide a comprehensive range of continuing professional development (CPD) for DCPs (Dental Care Professionals) to help maintain registration with the General dental Council. CPD makes a contribution to supporting registrants to maintain Standards and to protect patients. London and KSS Dental team aim to provide a variety of courses for DCPs that they will require to keep skills and knowledge up to date.

CPD is a simple method to ensure that you achieve the right abilities to do you job and enhance your expertise.  You can also improve your career prospects by taking further qualifications in subjects such as oral health education and prevention in practice.

DCPs will need to have 150 hours of CPD in any 5 year period.  There are certain courses that are highly recommended to do as part of the minimum verifiable CPD requirement set by the General Dental Council; Medical Emergencies, Disinfection and Decontamination and Radiography.  50 of your CPD hours need to be ‘verified’. This means that when you have attended a course/study day, there are clear aims and learning outcomes for the purpose of the day. You will be able to leave feedback and you will leave with a Certificate of Attendance. The remaining 100 hours can be ‘general’ or ‘non- verifiable’. These are the hours you may spend reading journals, researching on-line, or doing in-house training. This must be recorded as well as the verifiable hours.

Our previous site for courses Ewisdom is no longer in operation. All of our London and KSS CPD courses are advertised via Accent at: https://accent.hicom.co.uk/CourseManager/Live/London/Web/