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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.



Applications are now closed for Specialty Training in Scotland for 2019/20 - information and key dates on recruitment for 2020/21 will be updated shortly.

- Post CCST in Paediatric Dentistry (1post) Glasgow

Post CCST in Paediatric Dentistry Person Specification

Post CCST in Paediatric Dentistry Job Description

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

StR in Special Care Dentistry Person Specification

StR in Special Care Dentistry Job Description

 - Specialty Registrar in Orthodontics (2 posts)

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

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

Should you have any queries about Specialty Training in Scotland, please contact

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