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Welcome to the East Kent Hospitals Dental webpages. Please see below for information on Dental Foundation Training Year One (East Scheme) and Section 63 courses for Dentists and Dental Care Professionals in Kent, Surrey & Sussex.

HEKSS runs its East Kent Foundation training scheme from the Education Centre at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital. Each scheme runs a local appointment event in March or April so that Foundation Dentists (FDs) can be appointed to their chosen practices. At this event, FDs and Trainers meet and discuss geography and travel, workload, details of the practices, including patient base etc., and FDs are then given the choice of which practice they wish to go to, with priority being based on scoring position in the National Recruitment Process.

Dentists or dental undergraduates who are about to qualify can apply via the national recruitment process to undertake Dental Foundation Training. Via this process, successful applicants are appointed to a Dental Foundation Training scheme. General information on the national recruitment process can be found at 

View The Foundation Training Calendar for East Kent.

For more information on Dental Foundation Training in Kent, Surrey and Sussex please visit:

We are pleased to provide all members of the Dental Team with a wide range of courses, seminars and lectures. We are always looking for new ideas for future programmes and would be delighted to receive your suggestions. 

The Education Centre houses training rooms, a clinical skills laboratory and audio visual equipment in all meeting rooms as well as an on site café. 

Places on all courses must be booked online via e-wisdom

All courses are held at the Kent & Canterbury Education Centre, unless specified otherwise. The address of the hospital is:

The Kent & Canterbury Hospital, Ethelbert Road, Canterbury, Kent CT1 3NG. There is a pay and display car park directly outside of the Education Centre, as well as other pay and display car parks on the hospital site.

For more information on CPD requirements please visit: 

Please see for the latest courses to be held at Canterbury.

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