Every UK dental graduate has secured a dental foundation training place for the second year in a row, according COPDEND.
Previously in 2012, 35 graduates went without finding a dental foundation training (DFT) place, and this rose to 38 in 2013, however the British Dental Association (BDA) has welcomed the news that every graduate in England, Wales and Northern Ireland has secured a DFT place for 2015.
‘For the second year running every UK dental graduate has secured a training place,’ Judith Husband, chair of the BDA’s Education, Ethics and the Dental Team Working Group, said.
‘This makes sense, for the next generation of dentists and for the public purse.
‘We shouldn’t expect taxpayers to pick up the tab giving graduates skills they might never get the chance to use as young dentists.
‘We were determined that last year would not be remembered as a “one-off”.
‘This year’s result is great news.
‘Now we have to make sure it becomes a tradition.’