Dental Foundation Training and Vocational Training

We’re chairside with three dentists who have completed foundation training and have had vastly different experiences.

Learn about the course options available, and how they differ. Does a year-long course or a longitudinal option have an impact on the amount of support received? Does location really matter?   

Join us for an honest and open discussion on Dental Foundation Training and Vocational Training in urban cities and rural highlands. 



Afreen Rahman BDS 2019, Associate

Lucy Alderson BDS 2019, Longitudinal Foundation Scheme trainee

Meaghan Shankland BDS 2018, Dental Core trainee



Andrea Ogden, Undergraduate and Career Development Lead


Helpful resources

After graduation (

Getting your first job guide (

Dental Foundation Training (

Dental Vocational Training (  

Dental Core Training (  

Postgraduate qualifications – MJDF/MFDS (  

Transition from student to foundation dentist (  

BDJ Student (

Postgraduate Training - COPDEND  


About the BDA  

We are the voice of dentists and dental students in the UK. We have been protecting dentists since 1880. We bring dentists together, support our members through advice and education, and represent their interests.  


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