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 2021 Intake. Details of this application round can be found below, with further updates to published shortly. Applications will open, via Oriel, at 10am UK time on Tuesday 19th January 2021 and will close at 4pm UK time of Tuesday 9th February 2021. 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 2021 Intake    

Guidance Documents

September 2021

  Applicants' Guide for September 2021 Intake 

  ST1 September 2021 Vacancy Numbers 

  Applicants Self-Assessment Evidence Portal Guidance 

  Scoring Overview - Restorative and Special Care Dentistry September 2021

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 2021 

link  The Dental Recruitment Applicant Handbook 2021 

link  Fitness to Practise Information

  Support for Reapplication to a Specialty Training Programme

link  Oriel Applicant User Guide

Interview Expenses Claim Forms

HEE are introducing a new online expenses system, Selenity, for interview expenses with effect 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: 11th June 2021