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The Oxford and Wessex Dental Deanery

The Oxford and Wessex Dental Deanery is part of Health Education Thames Valley and Wessex and coordinates the delivery and funding of postgraduate dental education and training programmes for the dental team in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

The Deanery offers Foundation Training Programmes, Core Training Programmes; Specialty Training Programmes (Orthodontics, Oral Surgery, Special Care Dentistry, and Dental Public Health) and a wide range of continuing professional development courses for the dental team. It also runs training programmes for Dental Care Professionals, including a Dental Therapist Foundation Training Scheme.

The Deanery’s priority is to ensure that our trainees and trainers are competent and confident in their roles, and can provide high quality, safe patient care through high quality training programmes and learning environments, to develop our future dental workforce. The Deanery is committed to delivering high quality evidence informed dental education and training. It aims to help GDC registrants to meet their individual educational needs, develop their skills and maintain high standards in order to provide the best possible care for patients.