Lifelong Learning


NHS England’s Dental Lifelong Learning programme offers verifiable continued professional development (CPD) events for the whole dental team.

We offer regular clinical and non-clinical essential training, with a reputation for providing high quality, good value, relevant CPD for all dental professionals.

We are currently offering our lecture-based courses as webinars.  Our Clinical Skills Unit has been adapted with screens in place between each phantom head, and processes have been put in place at Bourne House to support social distancing.  Many of our full day hands-on courses have been adapted and will be delivered as a half day lecture via webinar, followed by a half day hands-on session in our Clinical Skills Unit.  This month we have a number of hands-on courses scheduled in our Clinical Skills Unit, including rubber dam and hands-on endo, and we look forward to welcoming delegates to Bourne House.

We operate the majority of our training from a purpose built training and education facility located just off the A1 at Durham. Here you can find a state of the art Clinical Skills Unit with 14 Phantom head units, 2 surgeries, radiography training suite, decontamination training suite and simulation equipment.  We also have a clinical skills unit at Carlisle Infirmary.

Our flexible training includes lectures, hands-on courses at our dental education centres and evening study sessions for all members of the Dental Team; we work closely with NHS England and the General Dental Council (GDC) to ensure our courses reflect the needs of the profession.

For more information on our upcoming events, please click on the link below:

 If you book onto one of courses, contact is via email, therefore please ensure your registered details are up to date.

Printable calendar of all courses to book are available on request or if you have any queries and would like to speak to a member of our team, please contact us on telephone number 0191 275 4790 or email

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Dental course commissioning
As part of our ongoing quality development programme, we are always looking to identify potential new speakers.

If you feel you have the experience and knowledge required and would like to be considered for future course delivery, please email to request an 'expression of interest' form.

Learn more about the opportunity for practice involvement in our Oral Health Improvement Initiative