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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 2019 Recruitment

We are currenlty recruiting for the following 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



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