Dental CPD Courses

Winter/Spring 2017 Dental CPD Course Programme

The Focus and Progress Company are now offering complete practice service:
Management consultancy – Making your practice work - Financially, Successfully & Harmoniously

  • General HR matters
  • Team building and staffing change
  • Employment contracts, consultancy agreements and directors service agreements
  • Employee handbooks and policies
  • Disciplinary and grievances
  • Sickness absence
  • Changing terms and conditions of employment
  • Change management
  • Supporting and managing employment tribunals
  • Recruitment, pay and benefits
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Accounts & Finance

We also offer

  • 'IN HOUSE/PRACTICE' Basic Life Support/CPR training.
    A Practical, 'Hands On' session
  • CQC management and practice appraisal
  • Verifiable 'In house' training packs

Please see website for further details or contact:

Reminder: We have on-line booking and payment facilities. (Cheques and booking forms are still absolutely fine and will continue).

Please keep your eye on the website, if a course has to be postponed, it will always be updated on the website. We will do everything we can to contact you/ rearrange the course/find another speaker.

Links to GDC standard numbers, Aims, objectives & expected outcomes of each course will be printed on the certificates.  This will allow you to link your CPD and prove its relevance to your personal development.

  • The GDC have recently published ‘Standards’ and ‘Quality Assurance’ guidelines for CPD providers. Focus and Progress meet Q.A. guidelines and standards.  The document has been produced to help dental professionals seek and attend quality CPD events, it can be found on the GDC website.
  • We have a ‘Facebook’ page and host FREE job adverts.  Join the Facebook page by going to the Focus and Progress Facebook page and clicking on ‘like’.
  • Please add your practice/personal email to our mailing list by visiting our website.  The course programmes are updated on the website around June/July and November/December.  Courses that are FULL will be indicated along with any course changes

Courses for the whole dental team:

Dentists, Dental Nurses, Therapists, Hygienists, Managers, Receptionists, Trainers and Technicians

All courses are held at Bournemouth Hospital - Education Centre.

Full address:
Bournemouth Post Graduate Education Centre
Royal Bournemouth Hospital
Castle Lane East
BH7 7DW (view on a Google Map)

Contact us for further information

Booking Information »


Reminder of points that are often raised:
Parking – I am afraid there is nothing we can do about the parking.  The free parking at the front of the education centre is limited.  There are always spaces in the main hospital car parks, but do remember, some are pay and display and the main front entrance car park is a pay at the machine as you leave, type system.
Air conditioning – The system is self controlling throughout the hospital including the lecture theatre.  
Speaker presentations /handouts – Many speakers are growing more reluctant to give out there presentations.  This is mainly due to copy right reasons. For this reason, please come prepared to take notes if required. 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and look forward to seeing you soon.  Should you have any further queries please don’t hesitate to contact me.



2. CANCELLED LEGIONELLA TRAINING – ALL staff that have a responsibility for the management & control of Legionella need to receive appropriate training in order to comply with CQC requirements.

This course will include: Competency training to carry out legionella assessment, management and control and creating a scheme of work for the practice.
This course is aimed at:   For Dentists, DCP’s, Dental Nurses & anyone that is involved with legionella control
Speaker: Jo Russell

3. MEDICAL EMERGENCIES IN DENTAL PRACTICE – UPDATE TRAINING Could you recognise different medical emergencies? Do you feel confident in your ability to treat each medical emergency effectively?

This course will cover the key aspects of different medical emergencies and how best practice procedures can save lives. It is essential to update regularly on this subject, you may only get one chance to save a life. Different signs and symptoms, early recognition and the relevant course of action will be defined. The course will include equipment & emergency drugs. This is NOT a ‘hands on’ course
This course is aimed at:   For the whole practice team
Speaker: Sonia Jones


This course will define who may be deemed an adult at risk and why, the signs and the hidden reasons adults may be at risk, what to look out for and what to do. It will also cover Dementia awareness, & The Mental Capacity Act.
This course is aimed at:   For the whole practice team
Speaker: Jo Russell

5. IONISING RADIATION & DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY – A 2D PICTURE OF A 3D OBJECT - PART 3 – Covering interpretation of radiographs

This course follows on from part 2. Dental radiography is a vast subject and impossible to cover properly in a 2 hour course. Therefore, the subject has been split into three parts. You can attend any of the 3 courses in any order and do not have to have attended parts 1 and 2 to attend this course.
This course is aimed at:   For Therapists, Hygienists, Dental Nurse’s & Students. A knowledge up date for DCP ‘S. This is not an IR(ME)R course for people who take radiographs
Speaker: Sonia Jones


This training is required for ALL team members by leading governing bodies (e.g. CQC). Safeguarding training should be updated annually
This course is aimed at:   For the whole team: Dentists & DCP’s, Receptionists, Students
Speaker: Jo Russell

7. DISINFECTION & DECONTAMINATION – How, what, where, when and why.

This course will cover the key aspects of disinfection and decontamination, including relevant updates. It is essential to update regularly on this subject. The course will cover the Code of Practice and HTM010-05 requirements. Including staff roles and responsibilities.
This course is aimed at:   For the whole practice team
Speaker: Jo Russell