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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. The format of lectures (online or face-to-face) is a subject to dental schools’ policy.

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 national recruitment and 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, we are offering an online Situational Judgement Test course designed to practise different scenarios and build confidence in answering SJTs.


Do I need to book?

The lectures will be delivered online.  Please contact final year administrator or BDA reps at your dental school for more information.


If you would like to become a BDA student member then you can join online or give our membership team a call on 020 7563 4550.