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Final year lectures

To help you prepare for your upcoming dental foundation training, we visit all UK dental schools to give an overview of the national recruitment process. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the lectures will be delivered online.

Who is speaking?


The following speakers will be sharing their experience and wisdom to help you prepare:


  • Dr Andrea Ogden, Undergraduate and Career Development Lead / Lead speaker
  • Dr Alasdair Miller, BDA Past President and former Postgraduate Dental Dean for the South-West
  • Jonathan Lewney, Consultant in Public Health and Associate Editor for BDJ Portfolio

National Recruitment overview

The online lecture is an introduction and overview of the national recruitment process across the UK. It contains latest updates on the national recruitment due to the COVID-19, key dates as well as application tips and recommendations.

For the final year students applying to the NHS schemes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the BDA is offering a comprehensive series of modules dedicated to the national recruitment application process.


Do I need to book?

No, there's no need to book, just arrive on time. The lecture is open to final year dental students - members and non-members. See the timetable below.



Dental school Date Start time End time
Barts15 Sep 202009:3010:30
Cardiff10 Sep 202014:0015:00
Dundee5 Oct 2020
Glasgow14 Aug 202012:0013:00
Leeds08 Oct 2020
Manchester29 Sep 2020​11:0012:00​
Newcastle22 Sep 2020​17:0018:00​
Sheffield29 Sep 202018:0019:00
UCLan15 Oct 2020​09:3010:30​