Foundation Training Programme for Dental Therapists Commencing Sept 2017

 Dr Steve Clements : Programme Director for Foundation Training Dental Therapy

 Contact : HEE Dental Team , St Chad’s Court, Hagley Road, Edgbaston ,Birmingham, B16 9RG  
  0121 695 2588


The West Midlands Foundation Training scheme for Dental Therapists was established in 2009 and is based on the Foundation Training scheme for Dental graduates. It is a structured introduction to NHS General Dental Practice for recently qualified Dental Therapists. We are looking for suitable Dentists and practices to provide a supportive environment for Dental Therapists. We are looking for recently qualified (or soon to be qualified) Dental Therapists who wish to pursue a career in NHS Dentistry Applications will open on the 1st March for the 2017/2018 scheme. Therapists will be based in practices around the West Midlands and attend monthly study days. In addition to the study day programme, Therapists, will complete a portfolio. Dr Steve Clements : Programme Director for Foundation Training Dental Therapy

For further information please contact the Programme Director, Steve Clements via

Programme Organiser Dental Foundation Therapy


Jodie Dallywater: Programme Organiser for Foundation Training Dental Therapy

Contact : HEE Dental Team , St Chad’s Court, Hagley Road, Edgbaston ,Birmingham, B16 9RG  
  0121 695 2588

Jodie is a Sheffield Graduate of 2009, currently working as Lead Hygiene Therapist for a corporate organisation. She has 9 years’ experience in NHS dentistry and has been in General Practice since graduating. She obtained a special award for Communication and enjoys treating children as well as anxious patients.


Jodie is developing her career towards education and has been involved with the mentoring and monitoring of colleagues within her current role. She will be the Programme Organiser for the West Midlands Hygiene and Therapy Foundation Scheme, working alongside the Programme Director to continually improve the Programme, as well as working closely with the students and trainers.



For further information please contact the Programme Organiser, Jodie Dallywater via

Trainers & Training Practices required

We are looking for enthusiastic dentists to become trainers on the West Midland Foundation Training Scheme for Dental Therapists. Foundation Therapists will be employed at the Training Practice a minimum of 3 days per week and they will attend a monthly study day programme.

Trainers will receive a training grant and be expected to help the Therapists increase their clinical skills and confidence in a General Practice environment.

For contact information please click here. Previous experience in Dental Vocational Training is not an essential requirement.

Dental Therapy Foundation Training

Mr Steve Clements, Programme Director Dental Therapy,

Ms Jodie Dallywater, Programme Organiser,

Administrator - Kiran Kaur Nautay, 0121 695 2588,

Dental Therapy Key Dates 2018-2019 Programme

Dental Foundation Therapy Key dates


Trainer/Therapists Applications Open

1st March 2018

Trainer/Therapist Applications Close

30th April 2018

Practice Visits

March/April 2018

Trainer Interviews/Appointments

May 2018

List of Training Practices & Therapists released

1st June 2018

Trainer Induction Day

July/August 2018

Trainer/Therapists pairings take place

June/July 2018

List of Trainer/Therapists finalised

1st August 2018

Training programme commences

1st September 2018