Sign-up for Success Simplified – a free webinar sponsored by 3M

On November 18 at 7pm, 3M Oral Care is sponsoring a special workshop focusing on “Success Simplified”.  Titled ‘Success Simplified – Triangle Theorem 180 to 360’ and hosted by world-renowned prosthodontists Dr Akit Patel and Dr Carlos Sabrosa, this is one webinar not to be missed!

The session will introduce the concept of “Success Simplified” – A comprehensive guide to streamline the indirect restorative workflow. The webinar will give an overview of the indirect workflow, delving into each stage of the process and looking closer at how to save time and retain excellent outcomes through correct selection of temporisation materials, dental cements, adhesive strategies and more.

Dr Akit Patel and Dr Carlos Sabrosa will share tips and tricks from their own experiences, sharing clinical cases and demonstrating how you can achieve outstanding outcomes in a straightforward, stress-free way.

To register your free place for this exciting session, follow the link below. You will also earn 90 minutes of CPD:

For more information, call 08705 360 036 or visit

3M and Success Simplified are trademarks of the 3M Company.

College of General Dentistry launches facial aesthetics qualification

The College of General Dentistry (CGDent), the UK’s only professional body dedicated to primary dental care, has formally launched its Postgraduate Certificate in Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics.

Serving those who are considering entering this growing area of practice but have little or no prior experience, the course is designed to be flexible to suit the needs of those working in general dental practice, while equipping them with the theoretical understanding and practical skills they need to offer cosmetic injectables to their patients.

The college is represented on the Education and Training Committee of the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP), the body which sets standards for cosmetic practice and maintains registers of appropriately trained cosmetic practitioners, and CGDent’s comprehensive programme has been carefully designed to align with the JCCP’s competency framework, with a syllabus covering:

  • Facial anatomy, morphology, physiology and the principles behind the use of botulinum toxin and dermal fillers
  • Assessment and treatment planning for non-surgical aesthetic interventions
  • Administration of botulinum toxin and dermal fillers and the management of complications

Participants can enrol at any time and may take between 6 months and 2 years to complete the programme, which combines online learning with face-to-face teaching and practice available in four locations. The modules include observation and performance of at least 40 cases, all of which are provided and 20 of which are mentored on a 1:1 basis, with participants given a choice of dates and clinical sites.

The programme is delivered by RASA Academy and led by Dr Jalpesh Patel, a dental practitioner, advanced facial aesthetic practitioner and member of the JCCP’s Practitioner Register Committee. Dr Patel holds a Master’s in Aesthetic Dentistry from King’s College London, in which he graduated with distinction, as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine from the University of Manchester.

Dr Patel recently delivered a series of online seminars for the College of General Dentistry, entitled Introduction to Non-Surgical Facial AestheticsFacial Aesthetics: Clinical Cases and Applied Anatomy, and Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics: Complications. All three are available to watch on ProDental CPD via the above links.

The new Level 7 qualification builds on the heritage of the Faculty of General Dental Practice, which ran a Masterclass in Facial Aesthetics programme from 2009-16.

Dental professionals interested in applying should visit

Last chance to book for Surgical Crown Lengthening Hands-on course in November

With limited availability remaining, this could be your last chance to book for the Surgical Crown Lengthening Hands-on course with BPI Dental Education & Training!

The one-day programme covers various surgical techniques, including soft tissue crown lengthening, apically repositioned flaps, minimally invasive crown lengthening surgery and suturing. With theoretical and practical elements, it also explores indications and contraindications for crown lengthening, the surgical/restorative interface, aesthetic considerations, treatment planning and temporisation.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from Specialist Periodontist, Dr Boota Singh Ubhi, who is keen to share his extensive expertise to help colleagues optimise their own clinical abilities.

Book today for the November 20th course to make sure you don’t miss out!

Find out more and book for the Surgical Crown Lengthening Hands-on course with BPI Dental Education & Training at

Build new confidence with hands-on rotary endo training from EndoPerfection

New course dates have just been announced for GDPs looking to increase their confidence in endodontics.

‘Hands-On Rotary Endo Training’, hosted by EndoPerfection founder and endodontic expert, Dr Charlie Nicholas, offers a full day of hands-on endo sessions using a combination of lecture slides and live instruction.

Your day will include an introduction to modern concepts of endo, including safe irrigation, easy rubber dam placement, rotary hands-on training, and the latest in obturation techniques.

Speaking about his own experiences on the course, GDP Dr Gordon R Boyle, who is also a practice adviser and expert witness, commented:

‘If you are looking for a comprehensive, one-day endo overview from a guy who knows his stuff on an academic and practical basis, and to come away feeling enthused and confident that your newly gained knowledge will make a difference to you and your patients, then this is the course to do. Quality, value and convenience – all expectations exceeded, with great products to match!’

Venues are lined up across the UK from September until the end of the year, so there is sure to be one that is right for you:

Date Venue
9th September Heathrow
15th September Worcestershire
 22nd September Edinburgh
30th September Dublin
7th October Bournemouth
14th October Bristol
4th November Aberdeen
11th November Manchester
18th November Belfast
25th November London
2nd December Exeter
9th December Brighton
16th December Leeds

To book visit:

Tracy Stuart of NBS Training offering dental teams ’12-month Profitable Dentist Plan’

Tracy Stuart of NBS Training is offering dental teams the incredible opportunity to take part in a bespoke ’12-month Profitable Dentist Plan’, creating a bespoke blueprint formula for success.

Coming out of a challenging year, it is more important than ever before that dentists understand that changes are needed to their team’s mindset. If things stay the same, practices will fail to thrive and might not even survive.

Speaking about this unique chance, Tracy said, ‘The reason training usually fails is because behaviour doesn’t change, and new habits aren’t developed. My unique approach to coaching focuses on the team learning to understand how their thoughts hold them back and where a new mindset is needed to make better choices.’

In a nutshell, the training brings about a ‘can do’ attitude, resulting in practice owners who are amazed at how simple it can be to lead a team when you have Tracy on board.

To book a 30-minute strategy call with Tracy to see how she can help your practice achieve the same incredible results as previous clients, simply email or call 01438 217944.

Communication course helps dental teams secure success in 2021

2020 robbed many of us of one of the most fundamental things we crave – human contact and connection – with lockdowns and restrictions to our daily lives having a huge impact on mental health1-2 and leaving many people feeling isolated, afraid and alone.

As we head into 2021 with yet more uncertainty ahead of us, Dr Barry Oulton, a highly experienced dentist, lecturer, trainer and business man, is encouraging dental teams to put building rapport with their patients at the forefront.

His two-day course, Influencing Smiles, is a powerful lesson in communication and sales which teaches principal dentists and their teams how to sell with integrity and communicate with confidence.

It helps dentists boost their confidence and reduce conflict and complaints in their practices at the same time as improving their interactions with patients and boosting treatment uptake by facilitating clearer discussions around options and costs.

Upcoming events for 2021 (depending on Covid-restrictions) include:

  • 12th & 13th March – Birmingham
  • 14th &15th May – London
  • 11th & 12th June – Birmingham
  • 24th & 25th Sept – London
  • 15th & 16th Oct – Birmingham

Courses run from 9am-6pm on Friday and 8am to 5pm on Saturday.

For further details, please visit or call 0333 220 2447 or email

Kick-start 2021 with the game-changing GBT course

EMS and the Swiss Dental Academy (SDA) are delighted to announce that their ever-popular Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) events are back for 2021, with new protocols to ensure everyone’s safety.

The courses are ideal for dental hygienists and therapists looking to offer their patients the very best in prophylaxis and to renew their vigour for dentistry in these challenging times, while achieving a financial benefit.

Currently, the SDA is offering the GBT Masterclass, a half-day of theoretical knowledge to develop strategies for periodontal and implant maintenance by looking at the components of the GBT model including AirFlow, PerioFlow and the advancements in ‘No Pain’ Piezon technology.

The GBT protocol is based on individual patient diagnosis and risk assessment in order to achieve optimal results. The treatment is given in the least invasive way, with the highest level of comfort, safety and efficiency. This means that even previously anxious patients are happy to return time and again, boosting practice income on a regular basis.

Course numbers are limited to 10, in a space suitable to hold at least 20 delegates, so that social distancing can be easily achieved. The organiser will also be printing QR codes for track and trace, keeping windows and doors open, plus providing hand sanitiser on arrival and masks for whomever wants them.

Upcoming events* include:

• 13 January, Newcastle

• 15 January, London

• 18 January, Exeter

• 22 January, Liverpool

• 5 February, Coventry (GBT and implants maintenance)

• 20 February, Oxford

• 26 February, Plymouth

• 13 March, Brighton

• 12 March, Edinburgh (GBT and implants maintenance).

For further information and to book, visit

* In the event of any local lockdowns, a full refund will be given.

Denplan Academy supports dental practices with online training and CPD

Denplan, part of Simplyhealth, has been adapting and changing to the needs of customers, colleagues, dentists and practices during this unprecedented time, through online training via the Denplan Academy. With dental practices around the country closing their doors overnight due to Covid-19, the Denplan Academy has adapted from face-to-face training to online sessions for dentists and practice staff.

From re-writing and re-formatting training materials, to re-branding PowerPoints for the most popular 15 courses, the Denplan Academy team is now confidently delivering sessions independently online, continuing to provide personalised learning for dental colleagues.

With online functionality checked and the team confident they could deliver this new way of learning, 20 online sessions have now been booked in and 180 practice team members have now attended one of the sessions. Popular courses include:

  • Caring for your patients with dementia: How can we assist patients, as well as people in your local community to live well with dementia.
  • Complaints handling: Explores methods and techniques to manage patient complaints and review procedures in line with GDC standards.
  • ECPD and reflective learning: Requirements of the GDC’s Enhanced Continuing Professional Development and how the team can approach the guidelines of Plan, Do, Reflect, Record.
  • Preparing for your CQC inspection: Examines the process of a CQC inspection and what elements are included in the five fundamental standards of care.

Jo Banks, Client Training Manager at Denplan added: “We have all had to adapt to these unfamiliar times and different ways of working. The Denplan Academy team has shown such amazing spirit whilst committing to delivering this new type of training. The team has adapted our course materials and approach, now offering live, personalised, online training – something no other provider in the marketplace is doing.

“It has been an excellent opportunity for us to retain and build relationships with dental practices at this time. This online training offers staff members a chance to re-engage with their teams and be productive at this difficult time. If dental staff have been furloughed, they are also encouraged to attend the training on a voluntary basis. Initial feedback from our member dentists has been excellent. We are excited to continue and develop our online training to meet the needs of our member dentists and practice staff.”

Denplan has also been working with Dental Update and Louis Mackenzie, Head Dental Officer at Denplan. With over 70,000 registrations to date, this series of clinical webinars provides practices and teams to continue to be supported and access CPD.

For more information about the Denplan Academy online training, please visit

University of Kent to host Postgraduate Virtual Open Event

Those looking for professional development are invited to book a place at the University of Kent’s Virtual Postgraduate Open Event on Thursday 21 May from 16:00 – 19:00.

The online event will provide attendees with the chance to hear from specialist academics and attend live Q&A sessions to discover the universities part-time, work-based programme for all dental care professionals, including dental nurses, hygienists, therapists and dentists: MSc Applied Dental Professional Practice. Teaching may be structured around a series of long weekends (on average four weekends a year at the University of Kent Medway campus), Friday – Sunday, 9.00 – 17.00.

Find out more and book your place here:

Course details can be found at:

DDU makes enhanced online learning resources free to all

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) has made its online learning modules free to all dental professionals to provide enhanced support during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The DDU’s suite of online learning resources covers areas such as dental complaints, ethics and law and professional use of social media. Each course allows clinicians to obtain between one and five hours of verifiable CPD. A dentist who previously completed a course commented that it was an: ‘Excellent summary stating all the facts and what to consider.’

In addition, members’ Covid-related queries such as what to do if a patient complains about a cancelled appointment and what to consider during remote consultations, are being addressed in videos and articles at

The DDU’s partner organisation, employment law specialist Peninsula, has also recorded a webinar with advice on furloughing staff during the pandemic.

John Makin, head of the DDU said: “The pandemic has turned dental practice on its head and dental professionals have responded to the new challenges with tremendous courage and adaptability. To ensure clinicians are kept up to date with the latest dento-legal information and can continue to obtain required levels of CPD, we’ve made our online learning modules free for everyone. Previously courses were only accessible to DDU members. For our part, our team of dento-legal experts are analysing the latest information to ensure colleagues can access expert advice at their fingertips. We hope the resources will help dental professionals navigate the dento-legal challenges that lie ahead.”

Register at to complete the free courses.