ARCHIVED - Dental Core Training in London & KSS

Overview of Training in LKSS 

Across London and Kent, Surrey & Sussex (KSS), there are a number of DCT posts: 

  • DCT1, DCT2, DCT3 recruited to annually by National DCT recruitment. 

  • Academic DCT posts recruited to by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR).  Further information on academic trainings is available on the NIHR website

  • Joint Dental Foundation Core Training (JDFCT) 

The vast majority of the posts are sited in hospital trusts, although a few are aligned to the salaried dental services or dental public health. In the hospital trusts, a large number of the year one posts are in one of London’s three dental teaching institutions, whilst the remainder are in District General Hospitals with Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery or Dental departments. 

The Dental Core Training year maps to the approved curriculum 

The Dental Gold Guide, 4th edition (DGG4) 2023 provides you with key information about your training.  

Dental Core Training Programme Directors

The DCT programme is led by the Postgraduate Dental Dean with support from the Associate Deans, Training Programme Directors and local Educational and Clinical Supervisors.

They are supported by the administration Teams at NHSE WT&E and within the various Trusts. 

Contact Details of TPD’s:


North London:                                  Zoe Killick                        Email: 

South London:                                 Dapo Akintola:                  Email: 

Kent, Surrey and Sussex:                Shrina Nathwani              Email:

Regional Academic Advisor:            Rui Albuquerque              Email:

Contact details for HEE team:

All Trainees should contact the HEE team via PGMDE Support Portal (PSP)



DCT  Information/Resources

Please see headings below for further information and resources to support you through the year.




For any other queries not answered above please follow the link below


Please visit the links and websites below for further information, regular training updates and support in light of our ever-changing landscape:

London HEE website               

KSS HEE Website                    

The National HEE website       

PGMDE Support Panel            


PSQs on Axia information sheet

 Instructions on completing PSQs on paper and Axia upload