During your VT/DFT year, you will normally spend four days a week practising dentistry and one day at the study day course. You will also have tutorial sessions with your VT/DFT trainer each week.
The VT/DFT year builds on the undergraduate course to:
Enable you to practise and improve your skills
Introduce you to all aspects of dental practice in primary care
Identify your personal strengths and weaknesses and balance them through a planned programme of training
Promote oral health and quality dental care for patients
Develop further and implement peer- and self-review, and promote awareness of the need for professional education, training and audit as a continuing process
Enable you to:
Make competent and confident professional decisions including referrals to other services
Demonstrate that you are working within ethical guidelines and maintaining confidentiality
Implement regulations and guidelines for the delivery of safe practice
Know how to obtain appropriate advice on, and practical experience of, legal and financial aspects of practice
Demonstrate that you have acquired skill and knowledge in the psychology of care of patients and can work successfully as a member of a practice team.