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​COPDEND consults on DFT assessment date

9 October 2017


The UK Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors (COPDEND) has published its consultation on proposals to move the assessment date for dental foundation training to after BDS results have been received. Currently, the assessment is held in November each year for placements the following year. The consultation will close at the end of this month.


The BDA has contacted students and members across its committee structure and encouraged them to respond directly if they are affected by the potential change. We will also provide an organisational response. Any dentists who have not received the consultation document are welcome to contact us for a copy and to share their views with us.


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.