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​Dental foundation training applications now open

5 September 2017

The application process for dental foundation training places in 2018 opened on 21 August 2017. The timescales for the process are published on the COPDEND website.

Those who wish to undertake DFT in 2018 must ensure that they submit their application through the online portal by the deadline of 18 September 2017 at noon. Make sure you read the application guidance fully and submit the application in good time as late applications will not be accepted.

2017 graduates who did not obtain a place in the previous round can reapply for schemes starting in March and September 2018; final year dental students must only apply for September places.

The BDA will be delivering preparation courses for the assessment day to final year dental students during the autumn.


Support during your final year at dental school

Keep an eye out for the BDA's final year lecture at your dental school, and also the Getting your first job guide, plus a one-day DFT intensive workshop in London.

We have a range of resources and advice for students and young dentists starting out in their careers.

BDA members can download our Into Practice app, which has information and tips for newly-qualified dentists on getting ahead in your career.