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Core CPD Course

Dental professionals practicing in the UK have a duty to keep their skills and knowledge up to date. The Core CPD Course aims to provide those working in primary and secondary care, in the NHS and in private and independent practice with up to date information across all core subjects as set out by the General Dental Council (GDC).

This course will cover medical emergencies, disinfection and decontamination including HTM 01-05, radiography and radiation protection, the latest in legal and ethical issues, complaints handling, early detection of oral cancer and safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Keeping up with your professional development requirements is key to delivering good quality care to patients and the public. Completion of this course can be used as evidence towards meeting your CPD requirements with the GDC. 

  • £132.00
  • 1 day
  • 6.00 CPD Points
1 day
6.00 CPD Points


This course is suitable for the whole dental team including: 

  • General Dental Practitioners (GDPs);
  • Dental Specialists;
  • Dental Care Professionals (DCPs) including dental nurses, clinical dental technicians, dental hygienists, dental technicians, dental therapists and orthodontic therapists.

Learning Outcomes

Educational Aims & Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will have a clear understanding of:

  • Their role in the management of medical emergencies
  • Best practice in establishing acceptable disinfection and decontamination protocols
  • Establishing safe radiography and radiation protection protocols
  • The legal and ethical issues including handling of complaints
  • The importance of oral cancer screening
  • Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults


The course will be delivered via a series of lectures given by highly experienced academics in their specialist fields. There will be opportunities for participants to ask questions and have discussions throughout the day.

The course will be held face to face at the Royal College of Surgeons.

Additional Information

Continuing Professional Development (CPD).   

CPD for dental professionals is defined by the GDC as lectures, seminars, courses, individual study and other activities that advance your professional development as a dentist or dental care professional and is relevant to your practice or intended practice.

Dentists are required to carry out at least 250 hours of CPD every five years and Dental Care Professionals (DCPs) are required to carry out at least 150 hours of CPD every five years. More information about CPD requirements can be found here


“Full day of relevant topics and all speakers high standard and kept our interest throughout”

“Entertaining lecture very informative, very good finish to the day. Learnt a lot; Professor Crean is an exceptional speaker.”

“Excellent as ever!”

Booking Options

Royal College Of Surgeons Courses

from £150.00
LONDON, United Kingdom

06 Sep 2024

from £150.00

Pricing notes:

Full price: £150.00
RCS England Members/Fellows: £132.00
RCS England Trainees: £

Course Fees:

Please note, we require full payment upon booking. Take a look at the cancellation policy first.

LONDON, United Kingdom


Lumley Library
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
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