Dental Gold Guide 2016

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

Fourth Edition
A review has recently been completed (June 2016) and the final version can be downloaded below.

Dental Gold Guide - Fourth Edition


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 Appendix 1 - Registering for Postgraduate Specialty Training (Form R)

Appendix 2: - Conditions of taking up a specialty training post or post CCST training post

Appendix 3: - Specialty Registrar / Post-CCST – New starter information form

Appendix 4: - Out of Programme Request and Annual Review Document OOPT / OOPE / OOPR / OOPC

Appendix 5: - Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) Outcomes form

Appendix 6: - Trainee ARCP Outcomes SAC

Appendix 7: - Dental Specialty ARCP’s SAC External Feedback Form

Appendix 8: - Recommendation for the Award of a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training

Appendix 9: - Application for an Inter-Deanery Transfer

Appendix 10: - Gold Guide Privacy Notice