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The Dental Postgraduate Section supports postgraduate education and training for the whole dental workforce (Dentists and Dental Care Professionals) in Wales.  This includes dental foundation and dental specialty training for dentists and continuing professional development (CPD) for dentists and DCPs.  These activities are underpinned by appropriate educational research and quality assurance to ensure that they are of a high standard to meet the needs of dental professionals in support of their care for their patients.

Update on PGMDE's actions contained within the National Oral Health Plan (NOHP) for Wales

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Dental Care Professionals

As the new academic year is fast approaching, have you considered your professional development requirements?  The Wales Deanery provides a variety of courses for the Dental Team in venues across Wales.

Study days can vary from 1 day on specific topics to longer courses to gain additional qualifications. 

All courses have verifiable CPD hours.


Welsh Dental Therapist Foundation Training Programme

** Applications are invited from General Dental Practitioners based in Wales, with at least four year's experience, to become a Trainer on the Dental Therapist Foundation Training Programme (formally known as the ITP Programme)  **

  • Trainers are required to employ a Therapist in general practice for 2 days per week, during a 12 month programme.
  • Trainers will receive a trainer grant currently £2,000 per annum
  • Trainers will receive reimbursement of 50% of the Therapist salary currently £5,208.20
  • Trainers are required to give 1 tutorial per month and supervise daily practice
  • All fees NHS/Private accrue to the practice
  • Existing DFT or ITP Trainers approved within the last 3 years have automatic approval for this programme

Closing date for applications: 5th June 2015

Start Date of Programme: 7th September 2015

For further information regarding the programme, or an application form, please contact Kath Liddington, DTFT Officer at E-Mail Image or Tel: 02920 687498.


Conscious Sedation Course - July 2015

** An update on Conscious Sedation for Dentists and Nurses**

In accordance with the UK's latest guidance on conscious sedation, all those involved in sedation practice are encouraged to update their knowledge and skills annually.  In order to support those deliverying conscious sedation, the Dental Postgraduate Department will be offering a theoretical update session in North and South Wales. 

Educational Aims
To provide an update for the dental team on recent advances in conscious sedation techniques.
To inform of any changes in legislation relating to the practice of sedation.
To ensure that practitioners of sedation techniques are conversant with accepted current practice.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, participants should be able to adopt any changes that have occurred since undertaking their sedation training and use the information and provide evidence based practice.

Designed for: Dentists and Nurses who have completed the Standard Conscious Sedation Course and/or who are undertaking sedation in their practice

Speaker: Dr Michael Allen

CPD: 3 hours

Dates: 1st July 2015 at Llandough Postgraduate Centre from 9.30am - 1pm 
22nd July 2015 at Wrexham Medical Institute from 9.30am - 1pm

For further information or to To secure a place, please contact Jacqueline Glassar - Tel: 02920 687294



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