National Oral Surgery STR Recruitment.


The national Recruitment Office for Oral Surgery Specialty Training is Health Education England - Yorkshire and the Humber. We are recruiting to posts across the United Kingdom. All posts have the required educational and Dean’s approval.

Applications open at 10:00 on 19th January 2021 and close at 16:00 on 9th February 2021.  Applicants submit one application electronically for all vacancies via the Oriel recruitment portal. A brief summary of the recruitment process is provided below, but please refer to the Applicant Handbook for a full guide.

The recruitment processes for 2021 is yet to be fully confirmed, but will not include face to face interviews. Full details of the recruitment process will be published in the Applicant Handbook once recruitment plans have been approved.

In order to assess your suitability for Oral Surgery Specialty Training please refer to the national Person Specifications on the COPDEND website.


Important Information

For information and FAQ’s about how COVID-19 is affecting Medical and Dental recruitment, please see the information available on the specialty training website.



The indicative number of vacancies for each region are listed below. For information about the posts in each region please follow the links below to view the Local HEE Office / Deanery websites:

A breakdown of vacancies will be displayed below when available.

PLEASE NOTE:- The number of preferences a candidate receives in Oriel may be different to the number of vacancies. This is because some Preferences will have more than 1 vacancy. 



All preferences are to be confirmed and will be published when available. 

Local Office / Deanery

Indicative Vacancies

Programme Information (if provided by Local Office/Deanery)
London & KSS 1  
Midlands and East

1 based in Birmingham Dental Hospital

1 based in Luton and Dunstable Hospital

1 based in Southend (Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust)

North East 0  
North West 1 based at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Click to open
Northern Ireland 1 based in Belfast Health and Social Care Trust Click to open
Scotland 2  
South West 1  
Thames Valley & Wessex 0  
Wales 0  
Yorkshire and the Humber 1 (Sept 2021) Click to open
  1 (Feb 2022) Click to open

 All vacancy information is indicative and subject to change 

Recruitment Timeline

The recruitment process for Oral Surgery will follow the timeline below:


Time and Date

Applications Open 10:00 on 19th January 2021
Application Deadline 16:00 on 9th February 2021
Interviews 12th - 13th May 2021
Initial Offers Released           by 17:00 on 27th May 2021
Hold Deadline 13:00 on 3rd June 2021
Upgrade Deadline 16:00 on 10th June 2021
Additional Information