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We provide courses and events to the whole dental team. Every year we deliver over 200 events, through which we award 13,000 verifiable Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.

This helps dental professionals like you show a commitment to maintaining your knowledge and skills during your career.

The General Dental Council’s scope of practice gives guidance on what skills professionals can undertake if they are trained and competent. You must judge your limitations against this, and seek advice where needed.


CPD events

CPD events can be found on our learning management system, Y Ty Dysgu.

They are open to all staff who work in the NHS in Wales.

General Dental Practitioners (GDPs) and Dental Care Professionals (DCPs) who work in exclusively private practices may attend but will be charged a fee for our hands-on training.


DCP programmes
Dental nurse training

Our Dental Nursing Diploma is just one of the ways to start your dental nursing career.

Extended duties for DCP's

A variety of extended duties courses are available for qualified, registered Dental Care Professionals (DCP).

Dental nurse post-cert registration qualifications

National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN) and HEIW Oral Health Education qualification courses.

Other resources in this section
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Additional resources
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In Practice Basic Life Support Training

The dental postgraduate section commissions medical emergencies and resuscitation training in your own practice.

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Developing Dental Leadership: Making Prevention Work in Practice (MPWiP)  

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NHS e-learning

The dental section of Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) is delighted to share with you a dedicated portal for Dental Primary Care Teams in Wales to access key areas of online learning to complement their Continuing Professional Development (CPD).