CPD dental nurses

Online CPD – GDC Essentials CPD Program 

For all dental professionals

Our GDC essentials package has been designed to save you time offering everything that your team needs to know in one easy convenient place.

All of our online courses are of the highest quality and meet the CQC regulations to ensure you and your practice are delivering the best standard of dental care.

What you will learn from this CPD course

Ensure you are fulfilling your GDC requirements by updating your knowledge of the key CPD topics required for all dental professionals.

Topics Covered:

  • Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults  4 Hours
  • Health and Safety in the Workplace  4 Hours
  • Managing Medical Emergencies in the Dental Practice  2 Hours
  • Radiography and Radiation Protection Update  2 Hours
  • Cross Infection Control Update  4 Hours


16 hours

£135.00 inc VAT

GDC Outcomes: A B C D

Verifiable CPD

Who is the course suitable for?

Dental Therapists
Dental Hygienists
Orthodontic Therapists
Clinical Dental Technicians
Dental nurses
Dental Technicians

And any other team members with a valid GDC number can benefit from this CPD course.

Great reasons to take this course

  • Be an asset to your team by knowing your role and responsibilities in Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Managing medical emergencies, radiography and radiation protection and cross infection control and performing them well.
  • Fulfil your GDC and CQC training requirements on these essential topics.
  • Boost your employability – Being up to date on these topics is very appealing to potential employers.

Course Contents

Medical Emergencies:

  • How to manage a range of medical emergencies
  • How to assess and treat both conscious and unconscious patients.
  • How to recognise signs and symptoms of a range of medical conditions
  • How to summon help from other team members and emergency services when a medical emergency occurs.
  • What your role is when managing a medical emergency in the dental practice
  • How to administer emergency drugs and use emergency equipment.
  • How to carry out effective defibrillator supported cardiopulmonary resuscitation in both adult and child patients.
  • Which medical emergency drugs and equipment we are required to have available in the dental practice
  • How to audit emergency drugs and equipment.How to plan your response to medical emergency situations

Infection Control:

  • The role and responsibilities of the decontamination lead and dental team towards cross infection control.
  • The relevant infection control legislation and guidance and be able t apply it to your daily practice.
  • The importance of cross infection control for patient, staff and public safety
  • Types of potential infections
  • How to prevent and management of blood-borne viruses including managing inoculation injuries and knowing which vaccinations you should have.
  • How decontamination procedures should be effectively and correctly performed
  • The importance of environmental design and cleaning How to carry out effective hand hygiene procedures
  • How to correctly use and maintain dental devices
  • How to correctly use personal protective equipment
  • How to carry out appropriate waste Disposal and Management
  • How to compile a local decontamination policy


  • The importance of safeguarding in the dental practice.
  • The role and responsibilities of dental professionals when it comes to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
  • How to identify the main types of abuse and harm
  • How to report harm and abuse
  • The importance of being treated with dignity and respect when coming forward about a case of abuse.
  • How to compile a safeguarding policy

Radiography and radiation protection.


Health and safety:

  • Employers’ and employees’ duties relating to health, safety and welfare.
  • The requirements for training and competence in the workplace and how to effectively communicate health and safety information.
  • How risk assessments contribute to health and safety
  • The meaning of the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’,
  • How risk assessments are carried out
  • How risk assessments contribute to a reduction in workplace accidents and ill health.
  • How to identify hazards in the workplace, understand how hazards can cause harm or damage and learn the risk controls for common hazards.
  • The common causes of workplace accidents and ill health, the actions to take following an incident at work and the importance of recording incidents, accidents and ill health accurately
Dental nurse health and safety
Verifiable CPD

Relevant Legislation

Quality Standards: Primary dental care

GDC guidance on medical managing medical emergencies

CQC Dental Myth buster – List of medical emergency drugs and equipment required in the dental practice

CQC Regulation 12 (Safety of care and treatment).

CQC Regulation 17 (Good governance)

Department of Health’s Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) 0105 – Decontamination in primary care dental practices

Department of Health’s Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) 07-01 – Safe Management of Healthcare Waste

GDC Principle Seven -Maintain, develop and work within your professional knowledge and skills

GDC Principle One -Put patients’ interests first

GDC Guidance on child protection and vulnerable adults

GDC Principle Eight -Raise concerns if patients are at risk

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006)

GDC Principle Six – Work with colleagues in a way that serves the interests of patients

HSE guidance: Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (IRMER) 2017 and IRR 2017.

Health and safety at work Act 1974

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