CPD dental nurses

Online CPD – The Mental Capacity Act for the Dental Team

For all dental professionals

By completing this course, you will be equipped with a greater understanding of the importance of the Mental Capacity Act (2005), the key elements of the Act and its application in the dental setting.

What you will learn from this CPD course

  • You will learn exactly what mental capacity is and its importance in the dental setting.
  • The five principles of the MCA
  • How the MCA empowers people to make decisions for themselves and protects people who lack capacity.
  • Why effective communication is important when working with a person who may lack capacity.

Our Mental Capacity Act CPD course is quality assured and specifically tailored to help you fulfil your enhanced CPD requirements set our by the GDC. It also meets the CQC regulations to ensure you and your practice are delivering the highest standard of dental care.


4 hours

£84 inc VAT

GDC Outcomes: A & B

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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

Why take the Mental Capacity CPD course?

  • Boost your employability – Being up to date in the mental capacity act is very appealing to potential employers.
  • Become an asset to your team by knowing your mental capacity act role and responsibilities and performing them well.
  • Increase the quality of your care by being able to communicate more effectively with patients and their carers.
  • Perform well in a CQC inspection when asked about the MCA.

Course modules

Module 1: The importance of the Mental Capacity Act (2005)

This first section covers how the Mental Capacity Act (2005) empowers people to make decisions for themselves and protects people who lack capacity, as well as why effective communication is important when working with a person who may lack capacity, amongst other topics.

Module 2: Key elements of the Mental Capacity Act (2005)

This section explores the five statutory principles included in the Mental Capacity Act (2005), as well as how the Act gives legal protection to workers providing care and treatment for individuals who lack capacity, amongst other topics.

Module 3: The Mental Capacity Act in the Dental Setting

The final section covers the mental capacity act and its application to dental treatment and the dental setting.

Relevant Legislation

The Mental Capacity Act 2005

GDC Principle 3- Obtaining valid consent.

GDC Principle 2 – Communicate effectively with patients

GDC Principle One -Put patients’ interests first

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Help and Guidance Feedback

Our interactive CPD learning courses have been created by Emma Male to the highest quality of learning standards.
If you have any enquiries about these courses feel free to contact Emma
Emma has many years of experience teaching dentists and dental nurses and has delivered courses in practice and online making her uniquely positioned to offer our online CPD training in a fun engaging and interactive manner.
Emma holds the Kings College Hospital Dental Implant Nursing Certificate and has been the seconded BADN council member for Dental Implants.
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