Foundation to Dental Core Training - An Update

It's been almost 2 years since I posted my original blogs about Dental Core Training... it's about time for an update! And what more excuse could there be than by contributing to a textbook about the process!

8 Interview Tips to Prepare You for Your DF1 Interview

Here's the second instalment of my guide to securing a DF1 place. In this post, I shall focus on the interview stage and the preparation you should do. 

Dental Core Training applications are coming up. I've already had a few queries about it from those interested in applying...so why should you choose this over an associate job?

Top Tips to Prepare you for your DCT1 Interview

So those of you who have my previous post about why I chose DCT may have submitted your own application - but what are the interviews like and how should you prepare? Here are my tops tips!

How to Build your CV

This can be something people overlook the importance of in Dentistry since some posts like DF1 and DCT are application form based and do no require a CV. So here are a few tips to get you going for when you may need one!


So I've just coughed up the money for my MJDF exam. Thought you'd be finished with exams now you've finished your BDS? Think again!

10 Things I've Learnt from Dental Foundation Training

It's an honour to be featured on DENTAL SPOTLIGHT this week!

A Week in the Life of a Dental Core Trainee

95% of dentistry is carried out in primary care but after my Dental Foundation Training (DFT), I decided to go back into hospital training for Dental Core Training (DCT). What is it like? Here is how a typical week pans out for me...

Here is the final instalment of my guide to the DF1 application process.

Top 5 Skills to Develop during Dental Foundation Training

When I started my foundation year (seems like forever ago!), I was overwhelmed by how there was to learn out in practice and it's amazing how clueless I was back then! Looking back there were definitely some areas where I needed to make use of the support that is out there for DFTs. It's best to identify these areas sooner rather than later to give you a head start in improving your skills so here are my top five areas you should aim to develop in your DFT year! 

10 ways to make the most out of DCT

So this time last year I had just begun my Dental Core Training (DCT). The year flies by so quickly, so for those of you doing DCT, how can you make the most of it?

My Dental Portfolio: What should I include?

It's getting to that time of year where it's job switching time. Some of you may be looking to compile your portfolio, but what should you include?

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