Dental Gold Guide 2018

A guide to postgraduate specialty training in the UK

The Dental Gold Guide has been produced by the UK Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors (COPDEND) following consultation with stakeholders and has the approval of the four UK Departments of Health.

The first edition of the Dental Gold Guide was issued on 1 October 2009 and replaced the “Guide to Specialist Registrar Training” (the “Orange Book”) for those trainees recruited to specialty training programmes after that date.

The Gold Guide is a guide to specialty training in dentistry and therefore does not address issues relating to terms and conditions of service. For details on pay, trainees should refer to the Pay Circulars (Medical & Dental) published by NHS Employers www.nhsemployers.org

Fifth Edition
A review has recently been completed (June 2018) and the final version can be downloaded below.

Dental Gold Guide – Fifth Edition


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Appendix 1 

Appendix 2

Appendix 3

Appendix 4

Appendix 5

Appendix 6

Appendix 7

Appendix 8