Dental Foundation Training

Information about Dental Foundation Training in general dental practice in the West Midlands may be obtained from the Health Education England - West Midlands Dental Team, St Chad's Court, 213 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 9RG.

Dental Foundation Training  Practices 2019-20 - Please click HERE for a lists and maps of DFT Training Practices in HEE Midlands and East  - 

Dental Foundation Training Schemes

Seven schemes are at present in operation. Six schemes commence in September of each year. The Russells Hall scheme commences in March of each year. The trainees attend a series of study days at one of the following centres:

Courses commencing in August of each year:

City Hospital. The Course Organiser is Dr Steven Clements. Postgraduate Centre, City Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham B18 7QH. 

University Hospital Coventry. The Course Organiser is Dr Peter Thornley Postgraduate Centre, Clinical Sciences Building, Walsgrave Hospital, Clifford Bridge Road, Coventry CV2 2DX 

Stafford District General Hospital. The Course Organiser is Dr Shaam Shamsi. Mid-Staffordshire Postgraduate Medical Centre, Staffordshire General Hospital, Weston Road, Stafford ST16 3SA.

Worcestershire Royal Hospital. The Course Organiser is Dr Rob Richardson The Charles Hastings Education Centre, Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Charles Hastings Way, Worcester WR5 1DD.

Princess Royal Hospital Telford. The Course Organiser is Dr Colin Sinha Telford Postgraduate Medical Centre, Princess Royal Hospital, Apley Castle, Telford. TF1

Solihull Hospital. The Course Organiser is Dr Kully Shoker, Solihull Education Centre, Solihull Hospital, Lode Lane, Solihull, B91 2JL.  

Course commencing in March of each year:

Russells Hall Hospital. The Course Organiser is Mr A Corke The Education Centre, Russells Hall Hospital, High Street, Pensnett, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 2HQ.

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Dental Foundation Training in the Salaried Primary Dental Care Service

The Salaried Primary Dental Care Services (SPDCS) within the West Midlands advertise for Dental Foundation Trainees (DFT) when posts are approved and vacancies occur. DFT's are attached to a senior clinician in the SPDCS and will undertake clinical work in one or more community clinics as well as other settings in the community, such as schools or residential homes. The DFT will also attend the General Dental Practice study day scheme alongside their colleagues in general practice. In addition they will participate in training and clinical attachments within their Trust and possibly within other SPDCSs in the region.