Safeguarding Level 1 and 2

This course will help you understand the importance of safeguarding, enable you to identify the signs of abuse and neglect and provide you with the tools to appropriately respond to concerns.



  • Availability: All users
  • Content: Interactive e-learning , quizzes and downloadable resources
  • 4hrs verifiable CPD
  • Cost: £70
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Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental health problems among staff are common. Yet the stigma attached to mental health still persists in many of today’s workplaces, and many employers are unaware of the extent of the problem and how to tackle it.

This course sets out practical ways to support people with mental health issues, creating a supportive and compassionate environment that benefits the entire dental team.


  • Availability: BDA members only
  • Content: Interactive e-learning , quiz and downloadable resources
  • 3hrs verifiable CPD

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Inclusion is fundamentally about making sure that everyone has the same opportunities to achieve in life. It means no one is negatively affected by uncontrollable factors such as ethnicity, age or gender, sexual orientation, class or whether they have a disability.

The perspectives and insight provided by this course may support you and your practice to be more consciously inclusive, considerate and respectful of diversity.


  • Availability: BDA members only
  • Content: modules, quizzes and short videos
  • 5hrs verifiable CPD available

Data Protection Officer (DPO) Training

GDPR places greater obligations on how organisations handle personal data, including the need for many organisations to appoint a Data Protection Officer.

This course will outline the impact of GDPR, provide you with all the tools you need to become an effective DPO and help you ensure that your practice is compliant.



  • Availability: all users (NB not suitable for practice owners)
  • Content: module, assessment and resources
  • 5hrs verifiable CPD
  • Cost: £95
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Essential Decontamination

As a dental professional you have a clear responsibility to understand and implement effective decontamination procedures within your practice to ensure a safe environment for all patients and staff.

This short course will cover all the essential information you need to know to enable you to do this.


  • Availability: all users
  • Content: modules, quizzes and resources
  • 5hrs verifiable CPD
  • Cost: £70
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British Dental Journal CPD 2022

The British Dental Journal informs readers of issues, opinions, discussions, ideas and developments in dentistry.

Each issue contains two papers that cover a broad range of topics, and upon completion of 4 multiple choice questions linked to each paper, members can earn 2 hours CPD per issue (48 hours CPD per annum).


  • Availability: BDA members only
  • Content: quizzes
  • 48hrs verifiable CPD available

BDJ In Practice CPD 2022

BDJ in Practice helps dentists keep up-to-date with practice management and business developments in the profession.

Each CPD article is linked to a set of 4 multiple choice questions worth 1 hour CPD, enabling members to earn 12 hours CPD per annum.


  • Availability: BDA members only
  • Content: quizzes
  • 12hrs verifiable CPD available

BDJ Team CPD 2022

BDJ Team is our dedicated magazine for DCPs, published 10 times per year.

Each CPD article is linked to a set of 4 multiple choice questions worth 1 hour CPD, enabling participants to earn 10 hours CPD per annum.


  • Availability: all users
  • Content: quizzes
  • 10hrs verifiable CPD available
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BDJ Team CPD 2021

BDJ Team is our dedicated magazine for DCPs, published 10 times per year.

Each CPD article is linked to a set of 4 multiple choice questions worth 1 hour CPD, enabling participants to earn 10 hours CPD per annum.


  • Availability: all users
  • Content: quizzes
  • 10hrs verifiable CPD available
Self enrolment

British Dental Journal CPD 2021

The British Dental Journal informs readers of issues, opinions, discussions, ideas and developments in dentistry.

Each issue contains two papers that cover a broad range of topics, and upon completion of 4 multiple choice questions linked to each paper, members can earn 2 hours CPD per issue (48 hours CPD per annum).


  • Availability: BDA members only
  • Content: quizzes
  • 48hrs verifiable CPD available

BDJ In Practice CPD 2021

BDJ in Practice helps dentists keep up-to-date with practice management and business developments in the profession.

Each CPD article is linked to a set of 4 multiple choice questions worth 1 hour CPD, enabling members to earn 12 hours CPD per annum.


  • Availability: BDA members only
  • Content: quizzes
  • 12hrs verifiable CPD available

Child Protection and the Dental Team CPD

Developed in partnership with Dr Jenny Harris and COPDEND to complement Child Protection and the Dental Team.

This educational resource will help you recognise and respond to abuse and neglect.


  • Availability: all users
  • Content: quiz
  • 3hrs verifiable CPD

BDA-CRUK Oral Cancer Recognition Toolkit CPD

Developed in partnership with Cancer Research UK to complement the Oral Cancer Recognition Toolkit.

This comprehensive toolkit will improve your knowledge of the prevention and detection of oral cancer.


  • Availability: all users
  • Content: quiz
  • 3hrs verifiable CPD

Dental Radiography for DCPs - September 2022

September 2022 course

Learn how to take dental x-rays with our highly-successful and user-friendly course, which will qualify you to take radiographs unsupervised. The 8-week theory course and final exam are held entirely online, meaning you will not need to take any time out of work to study.


  • Availability: DCPs only
  • Content: modules, quizzes, practical portfolio consisting of 40 radiographs (OPGs, bitewings and PAs), mock exam, formal exam
  • 40hrs verifiable CPD
  • Cost: £595 (+ £124 exam fee)
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OHE - Ann Felton Scholarship 2022

For more information about the Ann Felton Scholarship and how to apply, 'Go to Course'.

Deadline for applications: 17 June 2022

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Oral Health Education for DCPs - August 2022

August 2022 course

Achieving the BDA Education Certificate in Oral Health Education will qualify you to work as an Oral Health Educator within your practice. The 8-week theory course and final exam are held entirely online, meaning you will not need to take any time out of work to study.


  • Availability: DCPs only
  • Content: modules, quizzes, practical portfolio, mock exam, formal exam
  • 40hrs verifiable CPD
  • Cost: £595 (+ £124 exam fee)
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Tackling Stress

Dental professionals are more likely than the general population to exhibit harmful symptoms of stress.

This course will help you identify the triggers of work-related stress, how it can manifest physically and psychologically, and effective ways you can overcome it.


  • Availability: all users
  • Content: modules and assessments
  • 3hrs verifiable CPD
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eBooks CPD

The BDA's collection of eBooks cover a broad range of dental subjects, encouraging wider thinking and keeping knowledge current.

Each title is provided with 20 multiple choice questions worth 2 hours CPD, allowing BDA members to earn up to 50 hours CPD.


  • Availability: BDA members only
  • Content: quizzes
  • 50hrs verifiable CPD available

Situational Judgement Tests

This course is designed to help final year undergraduates across the UK who are looking to apply to National Recruitment Dental Foundation Training.

It will help you practice different scenarios and build confidence in answering SJTs.


  • Availability: final year student members only
  • Content: short video, mock exam and resources

Case Mix

This interactive module complements Case Mix, a tool developed by the BDA to help dentists gauge the complexity of vulnerable children and adults according to six criteria.

Upon completion you will be able to identify issues relating to impairment and disability and ensure the adequate provision of services to vulnerable patients.


  • Availability: BDA members only (primarily aimed at salaried dentists, but may also be useful for those in general practice)
  • Content: module, scenarios and resources
  • 3hrs verifiable CPD

Enhanced CPD

This course will help you navigate the GDC’s CPD regulations and what you need to do to meet your CPD requirements.

It also includes a module on personal development planning.


  • Availability: BDA members only
  • Content: module and resources
  • 1hr verifiable CPD

GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sets new standards for the processing, handling and protecting of personal data.

This course explains what GDPR is, the implications it has on organisations and how you can ensure that you are compliant.


  • Availability: BDA members only
  • Content: modules
  • 3hrs verifiable CPD

Principles of Risk Assessment

Knowing what to do for the best when faced with so much guidance is causing a great deal of stress and anxiety.

This short course aims to give you the confidence, and the tools, to make decisions on appropriate safety measures for your practice.


  • Availability: BDA members only
  • Content: modules and resources
  • 1hr verifiable CPD

Using PPE safely

Dental practices already work to high infection control standards, but to minimise risk of transmission of Sars-Cov-2, enhanced PPE will be needed for some dental procedures.

This short course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to use PPE correctly for these procedures.


  • Availability: all users
  • Content: module, short videos and resources
  • 1hr verifiable CPD
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Contextual safeguarding

Contextual safeguarding shifts the way that child protection is considered and addressed. This course will outline how to make your practice a safe space for children and young people.


  • Availability: All staff working in Good Practice Scheme practices 
  • Content: Interactive e-learning , quizzes and downloadable resources
  • 0.5hr verifiable CPD

Self enrolment