21 July 2017
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Dental Foundation Training Survey

Dental Foundation Training Survey


Final year dental students and graduates who applied for DFT2013 – your feedback is crucial! If you are a BDA member the link to the survey has been emailed to you – if you are not a member and would like to take part, there is a link towards the end of this article which aims to raise awareness.

BDA survey – dental foundation training recruitment process 2013

The BDA is running a survey aimed at final year dental students to find out about your experiences of the recent dental foundation training (DFT) recruitment process. They want to hear your opinions, positive or negative, and if you have any suggestions for improvement.

Why are they running this survey?

In 2011, the Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors (COPDEND), through the London Deanery, implemented a new application process for dental foundation training. This process is now in its second year. The BDA conducted a survey of the process last year and as a result made some recommendations to COPDEND for improvements. They are repeating the survey this year to gauge your views and experiences of the recruitment process.

What will happen to the results?

The results will be used to evaluate the DFT application process. They will also be published on the BDA website and submitted to COPDEND.

How long will the survey take to complete?

The survey asks about your experiences of the application and interview process and should only take around 10-15 minutes to complete.

The survey opened on 11 March 2013 and will close on 5 April 2013.

Am I eligible to take part in the survey?

This survey is only open to final year dental students.

If you are a BDA member

The BDA are planning to analyse member and non-member survey responses separately. For this reason, if you are a final year student and BDA member, they have already sent you an email with a link to the survey. Please can you use the link in the email to access the survey. Do not use the link below.

If you have not received this email in the last few days, please email students@bda.org to with your correct email address. They will then send out a new email.

If you are not a BDA member

If you are a final year student, but are not a member of the BDA, you are welcome to take part in this survey. Please use this link:


About the BDA

The BDA is a member owned, not for profit, trade union and professional association. Founded in 1880, they are here to support you throughout your career. The BDA are the voice of dentistry and work to improve the lives of dentists. If you would like to join us, membership for final year students is now a one off payment of only £12.75.

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