HEE Midlands and East

Dental Therapist Educational Supervisor Application Forms 2022-2023

Updated Programme December 2021

The Dental Therapist Educational Supervisor application process is aligned across the whole of the Midlands and East Region; the same forms and information on this page apply to everyone in each of the three Areas: West Midlands, East Midlands and East of England. .

All applicants are asked to complete an application form (downloaded from below) and this form will be marked and scored by an independent panel. Current Educational Supervisors who are re-applying will have to provide information and reflective comments on their current experiences and performance. The only applicants who will receive an interview are those who are new to the process, or those who are returning after a break of a year or more.

Current Educational Supervisors who are in the middle of a multi-year appointment do not need to re-apply, but will instead have a separate Performance Review form sent to them.

The Application Form is an interactive .pdf file and will respond to your individual circumstances. The form and its content will adapt to the area in which your practice is based and also to whether you are a New Applicant or a Current ES. As you work through the form, boxes for comments and additional pages 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 forms .(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 beforethe updated date of noon on Tuesday 21st December 2021.

Here are some supporting documents which you should read before you start completing your application. You can download and save each of these by using the link buttons. These two documents give you information (updated versions) about the Application Process and about Dental Therapist Foundation Training




The buttons below will download the updated version of the 2022-23 HEE-M&E DTFT person and practice specifications.




Guidance about the Digital Signing process can be downloaded here.




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