HEE Midlands and East

Foundation Dental Therapist Application 2021-2022

Here is a link to the Foundation Dental Therapist Handbook 2021-22 which you should read before you start completing your application. You can download and save this by using the link button.




All applicants for the Dental Therapist Foundation Training Scheme are asked to complete an application form (downloaded from below).The Application Form is an interactive .pdf file and will respond to your individual circumstances. . As you work through the form, boxes for comments and additional sections will open. Full and descriptive answers will help the selection panel greatly in their assessment of your application.

In order for the Application Form to function correctly it is essential that it is opened in Adobe Reader. This is a free download and if you do not have it installed on your computer you can obtain it from here:




Some computers are set up to open .pdf files in alternative programmes or web browsers. In particular Windows 10 tries to open the form in 'Edge' web browser, whilst Macs try to open the form in their own 'Preview' reader. The forms will then not open and differing error messages will appear.  To avoid these difficulties and to ensure that the forms are opened in Adobe reader, follow these steps. 

  • Download and save the form .(pdf files) in a folder on your computer or desktop - do this by using a 'right click' on your mouse for the link to each form and then (depending on the web browser you use)  select 'Save Link as......'  or 'Save Target as.....' which will allow you to choose the folder into which you wish to save the individual forms.
  • Open Adobe Reader on its own, and then use the ‘File’ command (top left corner) and then ‘Open’ command to browse to the place where you have stored the contract .pdf file
  • Adobe Reader should then open the form and you should have no further problems. You will be asked to save the form with a new name. You can also save the form at any time whilst completing it and then return to it later.

All applications need to be received at HEE-M&E before 10.00am on Friday 30th April 2021.

The application form for the Midlands and East Dental Therapist Foundation Training Scheme can be downloaded here.




Guidance about the Digital Signing process can be downloaded here.




Provisional Timeline - Subject to change

31st March 2021 

Dental Foundation Therapist applications open.

30th April 2021 (noon)

Closing date for all Foundation Dental Therapist applications - deadline 12.00 (noon).

Applicants are advised to submit their applications well in advance of the deadline, as late or incomplete applications cannot be accepted. 

11th May 2021

DTFT Educational Supervisor approval interviews and scoring begins
 new ES applicants

31st May 2021

Foundation Dental Therapist outcomes emailed to FT applicants

May 2021 (Date TBC)

Educational Supervisor outcomes emailed to ES applicants

15th June 2021

Available DTFT practice locations circulated to successful Foundation Therapist applicants


3rd August 2021

Pairing confirmation forms DEADLINE

31st August 2021

Educational Agreements DEADLINE

1 September 2021

;Dental Therapist Foundation Training programme commences, Midlands and East Dental Foundation Trainees start in post

Early November 2021

Educational Supervisor Application opens ; for DTFT starting in September 2022

Early December 2021 

Educational Supervisor Applications DUE for posts starting in September 2022

Spring 2022 

Educational Supervisor approval interviews and scoring

May 2022 

Educational Supervisor outcomes emailed to ES applicants




Friday, 9 November, 2018
Make this a News Item?: 
Show Between Dates: 
Thursday, 17 October, 2019