Special Care Dentistry Recruitment


Welcome to ST1 Special Care Dentistry National Recruitment


Please see the following links for the latest on the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic and its impact on specialty recruitment:



From 2018, Special Care Dentistry moved to a National Recruitment model, managed by Health Education England's North West Local Office. 

The next round of ST1 Special Care Dentistry National Recruitment is for the September 2022 Intake. Details of this application round will be  published shortly. Applications will open, via Oriel, at 10am UK time on Tuesday 18th January 2022 and will close at 4pm UK time of Tuesday 8th February 2022. NB. Late applications will not be accepted.

Please read the applicants' guide in full before applying.

Please read on and use the links below to find out more about recruitment to ST1 Special Care Dentistry Training.

Application Portal  




ST1 Recruitment Timetable & Vacancies  

        September 2022 Intake  (To follow

Guidance Documents

September 2022

  Applicants' Guide for September 2022 Intake (To follow)

  ST1 September 2022 Vacancy Numbers (To follow)

  Applicants Self-Assessment Evidence Portal Guidance (To follow)

  Scoring Overview - Restorative and Special Care Dentistry September 2022 (To follow)

Please refer to the Dental FAQ section in Oriel for further guidance regarding self-assessment.

General Guidance Documents

  ST1 Special Care Dentistry Training Person Specification 2022 (To follow) 

link  The Dental Recruitment Applicant Handbook 2022 (To follow) 

link  Fitness to Practise Information

  Support for Reapplication to a Specialty Training Programme

link  Oriel Applicant User Guide

Interview Expenses Claim Forms

HEE introduced a new online expenses system, Selenity, for interview expenses with effect from 1st January 2019. 

You can find the candidate policy on what you can claim, how to set up your online account and submit claims via the Specialty Training website. Please follow the link below and see the section called: Expenseshttps://specialtytraining.hee.nhs.uk/Resources-Bank

Contact Details

Recruitment Helpline: 0161 268 9762 / 0161 268 9598

If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact us via the following channels

Email: rdrecruitment.nw@hee.nhs.uk



 Last reviewed: 28th September 2021