Course & CPD

Accessing high quality training and CPD is key to professional development. We have worked with a number of third party providers to create an educational resource explicitly suited to dental nurses.


The FGDP(UK) is the academic home for general dental practitioners (GDPs) and dental care professionals (DCPs) in the UK. Part of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Faculty aims to promote excellence in standards of patient care in general dental practice by encouraging involvement in postgraduate training and assessment, education and research. Click the link below for details of courses offered by the FGDP(UK).

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Stephen Hancocks

SBDN has teamed up with Stephen Hancocks Ltd to provide online CPD. This system allows SBDN members to complete their CPD online, receive immediate feedback on the responses recorded and print out a certificate to confirm the activity undertaken (verifiable CPD) – no charge is levied to SBDN members for bronze membership. This service is for SBDN members only.

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Infection control experts Dentisan offer core CPD training across three different platforms. Online CPD is available on their website. A one-day course on Dental Decontamination is held at their Derby offices and blends both theoretical and practical knowledge in a City & Guilds accredited course. For those who prefer, In-practice training can also be arranged. Full details at

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Henry Schein Dental

Henry Schein Dental’s extensive education programme has a wealth of training courses suitable for dental nurses. As a trusted resource for continuing education and life-long learning, Henry Schein Dental provides cutting-edge education that has an immediate impact on your ability to care for patients and meet GDC’s underlying standards. Henry Schein’s Education and Development programme is accredited by the BDIA (British Dental Industry Association).

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Dental Nursing

Dental Nursing is the magazine at the forefront of dental nurse education. Subscribers can access verifiable CPD every month by reading the article and completing the online CPD questions. Dental Nursing provides convenient access to relevant CPD content specifically aimed at dental nurses.

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Horton Consulting

Horton Consulting provides training and consultancy for practices covering all manner of business needs. Their dental nurse training is specifically aimed at ensuring dental nurses are used to their full capacity in the practice by offering training in impression taking, taking bite records and dental photography. Externally validated training courses covering oral health and prevention, radiography and leadership and management are also available.

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Upcoming Events

ECPD Event 2nd May

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Joint DCP Conference

October 30 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm

Liverpool 30-31st Octo – Dental Nurse & Dental Team ECPD Event

October 30 @ 8:30 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm