Dental Foundation Training [DFT] is normally undertaken during the first two or three years following graduation.
Graduates join as salaried performers in approved practices with General Dental Practitioners who have been appointed as Educational Supervisors. During the three academic terms, the Foundation Dentists attend an educational day release programme designed to educate them in both the clinical and the administrative aspects of NHS dentistry. Educational Supervisors are required to attend specific educational activities to equip them for their supervisory and training responsibilities.
Wales has the following Dental Foundation Schemes which all commence in September of each year: