Qualified dental therapists - to join our programme starting in September 2021, contact Kath Liddington for an application form and further information on how this programme will run during the current Covid-19 crisis.
This programme provides a structured introduction to working in dental general practice for dental therapists. The two main strands of the programme are (a) working in a protected environment within an approved practice, which has been selected to provide training and mentoring and (b) backed by a programme of study days, lectures and conferences organised by the Dental Postgraduate Department HEIW and tutorial/feedback sessions once a month with the practice educational supervisor. The positions in practice are for two days a week, so they can be combined with split jobs in other practices or full-time if the training practice has the capacity. Please be aware, however, that therapists must commit to the 12 mandatory study days if working in a split-job capacity.
The scheme runs within a rolling programme, with an intake in September, January and April each year, for a period of 52 weeks. Applications are invited from general dental practitioners based in Wales, with at least four year's experience, to become an educational supervisor on the Welsh dental therapist foundation training programme (formerly known as the ITP Programme).
Do you want to join our "pool" of dental practices? For further information on this and any other aspect of the programme, contact the WDTFT Officer for Wales, Kath Liddington, telephone 01443 824274.