In your final year of uni? One of the many hoops you’ll have to jump through this year is applying for a DFT/VT Post.

Jimmy Boyle is the Assistant Director of Postgraduate Dental Education in Scotland as well as a General Dental Practitioner. His experience in these roles as well as his time spent as both a VT Trainer and VT Advisor make him perfectly suited to giving you an insight into what to expect from DF1/VT as well as the application process.

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“Dental Foundation Training”, or “Dental Vocational Training” as it is known in Scotland, is a post-qualification training period that introduces new graduates to general practice in a protected environment. It usually lasts 1 year and is mandatory for UK graduates to undertake in order to be able to work in the NHS.

In the following article Hamzah Ahmed, gives an insight into what to expect as a Foundation Dentist (FD) / Vocational Dental Practioner (VDP).

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