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Specialty Training

Specialty Training leads to inclusion on one of the GDC’s specialist lists. The training period depends on the specialty and varies from three to five years. 

Scotland offers programmes in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology, Dental Public Health, Endodontics, Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Orthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry and Special Care Dentistry.



We are currently recruiting for the following post:

- Post CCST in Paediatric Dentistry (1post) Glasgow

Post CCST in Paediatric Dentistry Person Specification

Post CCST in Paediatric Dentistry Job Description

 To apply for this post please click here



We will shortly be recruiting for the following posts:

- Specialty Registrar in Special Care Dentistry (1 post) Lothian & Fife

Job information, including person specification and interview dates will be made available shortly. If you are interested in these positions please contact dental recruitment for further information.

Should you have any queries, please contact



Applications are closed for the below posts:

  • ST1 in Orthodontics

- Dundee Dental Hospital & School and Perth Royal Infirmary

- Edinburgh Dental Institute and Borders General Hospital, Melrose

  • Post CCST/ST4 in Orthodontics

- Glasgow Dental Hospital & School and Monklands Hospital, Airdrie

  • Orthodontics

Recruitment to Specialty Training in Orthodontics is carried out on a UK-wide basis.  Other specialties and academic posts are recruited within Scotland by NES or by the Universities.

St1 information can be found here

ST4 informaiton can be found here

Recruitment timetable for 2019 posts is available here


For a copy of the NES Specialty Registrar Trainee Induction information, click here

Study Leave 

To apply for study leave, use Turas. Click here for Study Leave Policy and Turas User Guide for trainees and for TPDs. For further help contact