CPD Courses for Dental Practices

Meet your GDC CPD obligations while having fun and refreshing your skills with our specialist courses for Dental Practices

Designed to meet your CPD Requirements

Medical emergencies in Dental Practices are rare, however they do happen and all members of the dental team need to know their role in the event of an emergency.

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.

Course Details

We offer two courses specifically for Dental Practices:

CPR for Dental Practices

(2 hours)

This 2-hour course provides you with an update of your basic skills, including CPR & AED

It covers:

  • 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

CPR & Medical Emergencies

(4 hours)

This 4-hour course blends Medical Emergencies and Drugs training with your CPR & AED update

It covers:

  • All the content from the CPR & AED Course, plus
  • Recognition of cardiac emergencies including angina and heart attack
  • Recognition and treatment of:
    • acute asthma
    • anaphylaxis
    • epilepsy
    • Hypoglycaemia
    • Fainting (syncope)
  • Review of your emergency drugs & equipment

Created by our Expert Speaker

Director of Training, Heather Sawyer

Our specialist 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 speaker on Medical Emergencies in Dental Practices.

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

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

Another Brilliant Course

Again - another brilliant, informative & up to date course

Fiona C ... Orthodontic Therapist

Makes the course Enjoyable

Heather is very knowledgeable and makes the course enjoyable

Ally K ... Practice Co-ordinator

Brilliant Nuggets!

Excellent examples given. Brilliant small nuggets of information and experience

Robin R ... Dental Surgeon & Senior Lecturer

Not Just a Recap

Very good course, not just a recap - learned many new things

Abbie H ... Dental Nurse

Clear and Precise

Brilliant delivery. Clear & Precise

Jan B ... Practice Manager

Very good teacher

Very good teacher. Very easy to listen to

Emma L ... Dental Staff

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