CPD Courses for
Dental Practices

Meet your GDC CPD obligations and refresh your skills with our specialist courses for Dental Practices.

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CPR & Medical Emergencies

CPR & AED Only

Medical Emergencies Only

Meeting your CPD Requirements

  • Choice of three courses to match your needs
  • Specifically designed for Dental Professionals
  • Each course meets GDC objectives A, B, C & D
  • Face-to-face, blended and online-only options
  • Individual e-certificates show your CPD hours
  • E-Certificates can be emailed as part of CPD evidence

The General Dental Council emphasises that “all dental professionals are responsible for putting patients interests first, and acting to protect them”.  As part of that commitment all dental professionals must undertake continuous professional development (CPD).

Medical emergencies are one of the three core subjects which must be covered in any 5 year CPD cycle. The GDC recommend a minimum of 10 hours is spent on medical emergencies in that time period, with a recommendation of at least 2 hours CPD conducted in this subject every year.

Details of our Dental-focused Courses:

CPR & Medical Emergencies for Dental Practices

Duration: 4 hours
Formats: Face-to-face or blended

Who is it for?

Our CPR & Medical Emergencies for Dentists course is for Dental Practices who are due both CPR and Medical Emergencies updates. It covers both elements in one sitting in a comprehensive 4-hour course.

What does it include?

Module 1 - CPR & AED:

  • The ABCDE approach for assessing acutely sick patients
  • Care of the unconscious casualty (recovery position)
  • Basic CPR hands-on practise
  • Using an AED device
  • Choking
  • Scenario-based exercises
  • Working as a team

Module 2 - Medical Emergencies & Emergency Drugs:

  • Recognition of cardiac emergencies including angina and heart attack
  • Recognition and treatment of a range of conditions including:
    • acute asthma
    • anaphylaxis
    • epilepsy
    • hypoglycaemia
    • fainting (syncope)
  • Review of your emergency drugs & equipment

How long is it?

Our combined CPR & Medical Emergencies course runs for 4 hours, and can be scheduled to suit your working day, either morning, at afternoon or across the middle of the day.

How is it delivered?

Full Face-to-face - in your Practice:

In this mode, it's delivered in a single 4-hour block, at a time to suit you. The first 2 hours will cover your CPR training while, after a short comfort break, the second two hours will go through your medical emergencies and medical drugs. It is primarily available on your premises in the East Anglia, Greater London and Midlands areas. However if you have a specific requirement, do get in touch, and we'll let you know if we can travel out to you, and will provide you with a quote including all training, course materials, certificates and expenses.


Blended (Part online, part in your Practice):

In this mode, all staff do the online training first (you can start, pause and restart as often as you like during your 90-day licence). This takes between 1 and 2 hours. Then our trainer comes to your Practice for the practical elements of the training.

To request a call-back or ask for a quote for our Dental CPR & Medical Emergencies course, click to enquire now:

CPR and AED for Dental Practices

Duration: 2 hours
Format: Face-to-face

Who is it for?

This Dental CPR & AED update is for Dentists, Dental Nurses, other Dental Practitioners, Managers and Administrators and other Practice staff who need to update their basic CPR and AED skills as part of their annual CPD. It can either be taken as a standalone course, or in combination with the Medical Emergencies and Emergency Drugs module.

What does it include?

  • The ABCDE approach for assessing acutely sick patients
  • Care of the unconscious casualty (recovery position)
  • Basic CPR hands-on practise
  • Using an AED device
  • Choking
  • Scenario-based exercises
  • Working as a team

How long is it?

This basic Dental CPR & AED course runs for 2 hours, and can be scheduled to suit your working day, whether that is in the morning, afternoon or over a lunchtime.

How is it delivered?

Full Face-to-face - in your Practice:

This course is delivered in a single 2-hour block, at a time to suit you. It is primarily available on your premises in the East Anglia, Greater London, South and Midlands areas. However if you have a specific requirement, do get in touch, and we'll let you know if we can travel out to you, and will provide you with a quote including all training, course materials, certificates and expenses.

To request a call-back or ask for a quote for our Dental CPR & AED course, click to enquire now:

Dental Medical Emergencies Only

Duration: 2 hours
Formats: Face-to-face or Online

Who is it for?

This Medical Emergencies for Dentists course is for all Dental Practice staff who need an update on Medical Emergencies and the contents of their drugs kit that is used to treat them. You can have this training as a standalone course, either online or face-to-face if you've already had your CPR update, or if you'd like to split your training across two dates, to minimise the impact on your patients. Alternatively you can combine it with your CPR & AED training, as part of our 4-hour CPR & Medical Emergencies course.

What does it include?

This Medical Emergencies course includes:

  • Recognition of cardiac emergencies including angina and heart attack
  • Recognition and treatment of a range of conditions including:
    • acute asthma
    • anaphylaxis
    • epilepsy
    • hypoglycaemia
    • fainting (syncope)
  • Review of your emergency drugs & equipment

How long is it?

Our Dental Medical Emergencies course runs for 2 hours, and can be scheduled to suit your working day: in the morning, afternoon or or over a lunchtime. If you do the online version of the course, you can start, pause and resume it as often as you like while your licence is valid. Typically, the online version takes around 1 to 2 hours of independent study time to complete.

How is it delivered?

In-House:

When run in-house, this course is available on your premises in the East Anglia, Greater London and Midlands areas. However if you have a specific requirement, do get in touch, and we'll let you know if we can travel out to you, and will provide you with a quote including all training, course materials, certificates and expenses.


Online Only:

This is a pre-recorded course, including text, audio, video, quizzes and assessments. It can be taken on desktop, tablet and mobile devices, and can be paused and resumed when required. Once you've started the course, you have 90 days to complete it, and can retake quizzes and assessments as many times as you wish during that time.

To request a call-back or ask for a quote for our Dental Medical Emergencies course, click to enquire now:

Created by our Expert Speaker

Director of Training, Heather Sawyer

Our specialist face-to-face Dental courses have been designed by our Director of Training: Heather Sawyer.  Not only is Heather a registered nurse and long-time first aid trainer, she is also a regular speaker on the Postgraduate Dental Education training circuit on subjects such as first aid and Medical Emergencies in Dental Practices.

She speaks regularly on First Aid and Medical Emergencies in Dental Practices for the East of England Postgraduate Dental Medical Centre at venues such as Addenbrooke's, The L&D, Bedford Hospital and The Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Cost Effective Training Designed for your Practice

Individual Certificates show hours, aims, objectives, outcomes & reflections

Free Practice Certificate to display on your waiting room wall

Our expert trainers are friendly and always happy to answer your questions

Your Certificates

We know how important your certificates are as a part of your CPD, so we make sure that they hit the mark for what you need.

They include:

  • Course name, date and number of CPD hours
  • Your Name and GDC No. 
  • Aims & Objectives
  • Outcomes (matched to GDC's Anticipated Development Outcomes)
  • Questions to prompt your Reflection

Some Comments from our Customers

Robust COVID Protocols

Excellent as always and with robust COVID protocols. Very Reassuring.

Sarah T., Practice Manager

Very chilled

Very enjoyable course done in a very chilled way. Didn't feel under any pressure.

Sue P., Dental Reception

Another Brilliant Course

Again - another brilliant, informative & up-to-date course

Fiona C., Dental Nurse

Full of Wisdom

Excellent - full of wisdom and wonderful, interesting anecdotes. Leant loads.

N. S., Dental Surgeon

Brilliant Nuggets!

Excellent examples given. Brilliant small nuggets of information and experience

Robin R., Dental Surgeon and Senior Dental Lecturer