Many thanks for the question. No DCT1 post in the UK has specialty elements, as these are incorporated into DCT2. There are some DCT3 posts which has pure specialty training, while DCT2 has it shared with either OMFS or Community/Special Care.
DCT1 is a generic training programme, designed to give you some basic competencies around managing medically compromised patients, multiple co-morbidity, history taking, an exposure to some oral surgery (variable) and an appreciation of contemporary maxillofacial surgery. Some applicants become confused and think it's an oral surgery post, which in itself is a specialty and therefore won't be available at DCT1 level (although it is at DCT2/3 in some posts).
My advice when preferencing posts is:
a. Look careful at the individual post descriptions and determine if the training mix suits your expectations
b. Try to consider posts for its training capacity as well as it suiting geographic / social needs
c. Try to consider living close to the training unit, as that will open up many more training opportunities, which can be lost if commuting long distances to work
d. Speak to the DCTs in the posts you would like to preference. Ask them direct questions as they will answer truthfully!
e. If you really want some specific hands-on training by the end of that year then look carefully at the smaller hospitals, especially those away from major cities. The training opportunities tend to be far greater in smaller units. However they tend to be overlooked in preference to the larger cities, which is unfair as they are good training environments if given a chance.
Good luck with the application.