Workforce, training and education
Yorkshire and Humber

We are delighted to offer extensive training across all dental specialties. Our team of trainers are dedicated to helping specialist trainees meet more than just the minimum standards required by the General Dental Council (GDC). Any registered dentist can choose to work in a dental specialty but only those on the GDC’s specialist lists can call themselves a ‘specialist’. Dental specialists must hold full GDC registration and a certificate of completion of specialist training.

We have both NHS and NIHR funded StR posts.



The Postgraduate Dental Dean for Yorkshire and the Humber is Mr James Spencer

The Associate Dental Dean for Specialty Training within Yorkshire and the Humber is Mr Richard Balmer

All Training Programme Director contacts can be found within the relevant specialty page

Any emails to NHS England YH regarding dental specialty training can be directed to  

The Trainee Representatives for Dental Specialty Training are Shrita Lakhani and Delia Smyth. 


New Starters

On appointment to a training programme, specialty dentists are required to complete and return the following documentation: