East Kent hosts both dental foundation training (Canterbury) as well a core/higher dental training (Ashford).
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.
At the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford core and higher dental training takes place in maxilla facial surgery, restorative dentistry and orthodontics. One dental core training post includes 6mths in community dentistry.
Dental CPD for qualified dentists also takes place at Kent & Canterbury Hospital – see https://london.hee.nhs.uk/dental/continuing-professional-development for further information of training programmes