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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.

  • £110.00
  • 1 days
  • 6.00 CPD Points
1 days
6.00 CPD Points


This course is suitable for the whole dental team including:

  • Dental Specialists;
  • General Dental Practitioners (GDPs); and
  • 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 day will begin at 8.45am and will conclude at 5.15pm. Participants will be provided with lunch and light refreshments.

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.

Sample programme: Core CPD Course



8.45am – 9.15am


9.10am – 9.15am

Welcome and introduction

9.15am – 10.15am

Radiology and radiation protection including IR(ME)R

10.15am – 11am

Dental ethics and complaints handling

11am – 11.15am

Morning tea break

11.15am – 12.15pm

Disinfection and decontamination including HTM 01-05

12.15pm – 1.15pm

Oral cancer early detection

1.15pm – 2.15pm


2.15pm – 2.45pm

Safeguarding children and young people

2.45pm – 3.15pm

Safeguarding vulnerable adults

3.30pm – 3.45pm

Afternoon coffee break

3.45pm – 5pm

Medical emergencies

5pm – 5.15pm

Discussion and collection of CPD certificates

*Please note that this is a sample programme and may be subject to change by the Faculty of Dental Surgery.

10% discount for members

All Members and Fellows of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons benefit from 10% off the price of attending this course at our base in London.   

Find out more about becoming a member.


“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!”

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