Workforce, training and education
Yorkshire and Humber

Dental Core Training in OMFS at Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

About the Hospital

  • Well supported environment by OMFS seniors,Nurses and HCA’s, Admin Team
  • Very detailed “Beginners Guide to Rotherham OMFS” given on commencement
  • Head and Neck Oncology experience 1 day every 8 weeks, other opportunities if interested
  • Wider hospital team provide teaching opportunities
  • Regular hands on experience with extractions and other hard and soft tissue surgery

About the Location

  • Easily accessible by car from Sheffield and other locations in South and West Yorkshire
  • City life and countryside on your doorstep
  • Affordable cost of living
  • Plenty onsite parking
  • Within 20 minutes of Mexborough Montagu Hospital (1 week in 8) and Royal Hallamshire Hospital (H&N Cases)
  • Good base for study days
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Educational Programme Summary 

  • DCTs will be involved in the Yorkshire and Humber study day programme.
  • There is a weekly teaching programme which is provided by the OMFS team and wider specialties within the trust. This time is protected, peer teaching is also encouraged during these sessions.
  • DCTs are welcomed by a comprehensive induction programme including a “DCT handbook” which is updated regularly by current DCTs to support transition to the post.
  • We encourage trainees to present their audit projects, quality improvement projects, case reports and presentations at scheduled departmental Clinical Governance meetings.
  • Weekly “lunchtime lectures” are provided by the Postgraduate Medical Education Department which has an excellent reputation for teaching and close links to Sheffield Medical School.
  • Excellent medical and dental library facilities are based at Rotherham Hospital.

Description of Post

DCTs joining the team at Rotherham can expect to gain experience and appropriate exposure to all aspects of OMFS including oral surgery, facial trauma, skin cancer, orthognathic surgery and head and neck oncology.

As a department we take pride in our supportive and friendly learning environment. DCTs will be involved in all aspects of care including out-patient clinics, operating sessions under local and general anaesthetic and care of in-patients.

This post offers an abundance of hands-on experience with regular oral surgery lists under local and general anaesthetic at Rotherham Hospital and Mexborough Montagu Hospital. Trainees will be exposed to managing dental and maxillofacial trauma and emergencies at Rotherham Hospital, with the Urgent and Emergency Care Centre (UECC) based on site. As well as surgical skills, trainees develop invaluable understanding of the management of medically compromised patients requiring dental and OMFS treatment.

DCTs gain practical experience of patient care in a hospital setting while being supported by a cohesive team including experienced OMFS Consultants, a Specialty Registrar and Specialty Dentists. We also have close working links to our Orthodontic team, who are based in the department.

There is training and participation in audit and clinical governance to ensure safe and effective practice. Trainees will attend audit and clinical governance meetings and are encouraged to use this setting to present projects other achievements to the team.

The department has a maxillofacial/orthodontic laboratory on site and dental radiology facilities including a CBCT machine.


“The DCT post in maxillofacial surgery at Rotherham General Hospital is a fantastic opportunity for all clinicians regardless of their experience. It is a well-rounded mix of oral surgery and maxillofacial surgery that will leave you with increased confidence in the management of complex patients. Due to the nature of the post, you will find that your time management skills greatly improve. The on-call component of the job ensures that you learn to cope with pressure, and will enhance your skills in managing both dental and medical emergencies.

The rota is divided so that you will get time in clinic, in theatre as well as on call. The consultants and staff are kind and supportive. They wish nothing more than for you to succeed as a DCT. If you have any concerns they are listened to, and resolved promptly. I could not recommend this post more.”

Testimonial- Oliver Ryder DCT1 2022/23

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DCT1s appointed to this role will have an Introduction to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Course (ITOMS) on 29th and 30th August 2024.