School of Dentistry

CPD and Information Events

The School of Dentistry UCLan presents a range of practical and lecture-based CPD events at the Preston campus. We can offer the best of tuition, equipment and facilities at one of the most accessible Higher Education Centres for Dentistry in the region.

Our practical courses take place in the newly upgraded Phantom Head room, which can accommodate up to 40 students at a time. We have a specialist Dental Clinic on site, and all the facilities for lectures and catering that you would expect in UCLan’s large and modern campus.

General dental practitioners and other dental professionals are required to remain up-to-date with their skills and knowledge in order to give their patients the best possible care and treatment. The School of Dentistry prides itself in keeping in touch with issues pertinent to the educational needs of those working within primary dental care dentistry. The School is delighted to be able to offer a range of CPD events designed with the dental practitioner and the dental team in mind.

Upcoming Events

UCLan/BDA CPD Event Dental Radiography and CBCT Essentials for GDPs

Time and Date: 9.00-17.30 | 23 January 2019
Description: This CPD event presents a rare opportunity in the North West to combine some Core CPD (IRMER) with some expert grounding in the use of CBCT and referring for CBCT. A panel of speakers is headlined by Dr Shanon Patel of King's College London.

Fees to attend:
Students £50
BDA member/ UCLan Alumni £80
Others £120

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Please contact with any queries.

Postgraduate Advice Event

These events are designed specifically for prospective postgraduate students.

  • Wednesday 10th April 2019 2p.m.
  • Wednesday 8th May 2019 2p.m.
  • Sunday 23rd June 2019 10a.m. (part of Wider University Open Day)
  • Saturday 6th July 2019 10a.m.

If none of these dates suit you, please contact for further information.

To reserve a place on one of our upcoming events please use the 'Event Registration' form below.

Implant issues: peri-implantitis and problems in primary care

When: Tuesday 29th January 6.30pm - 8pm
Where: Allen Lecture Theatre, Allen Building, School of Dentistry UCLan, PR1 2HE
How: Please contact to register your interest.

A free CPD Lecture for the whole dental team! Co-hosted by UCLan School of Dentistry and BDA Ribble

Three expert speakers will present this event about common implant maintenance problems: Dr Fadi Barrak, Albert Muntane and Manoj Bhatia. It is estimated that 15-20% of patients have problems with their implants. What does a GDP, therapist or hygienist need to know? This lecture aims to update the dental team on best practice for implant management, and to help them steer out of trouble.

Dr Fadi Barrak is registered as a specialist in oral surgery and he is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI). He is the academic lead for the Masters course in Dental Implantology at the University of Central Lancashire and is responsible for the development and delivery of the curriculum. He graduated in Dentistry from Bristol University, followed by Medicine from Imperial College, London. Being dually qualified, he is also a Fellow of RCSEngland and an Affiliate of the RCS Edinburgh, having attained the Diploma in Implant Dentistry.

Clinical cross-infection

When: Wednesday 27th February 2019. 9-1pm
Where: HA113, UCLan school of Dentistry
How: Please contact for further information and to register your interest

Dr Wendy Thompson, a general dental practitioner currently undertaking a PhD at the School of Dentistry in Leeds will deliver a half day course covering all aspects of clinical cross infection. Dr Thompson, a graduate from UCLan, has a special interest in antimicrobial resistance, is a member of the NICE Guidelines Development Group and Quality Standard Committee and an advisor to Public Health England.

Medico-legal aspects of oral surgery

When: Wednesday 27th February 2019. 2-5pm
Where: HA113, UCLan school of Dentistry
How: Please contact for further information and to register your interest

Mr Stephen Layton, Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and qualified lawyer has many years’ experience in medico-legal matters. In this half day seminar he will cover all aspects of medico-legal matters which are relevant to general dental practitioners with a particular emphasis on oral surgery. The Montgomery ruling has changed the way in which we approach consent and Mr Layton will discuss how this will have an impact on your practice.

UCLan School of Dentistry will hold, use and process your personal information to assist it in carrying out organisation of the Postgraduate Advice Event at which you have requested a place, and to try to customise the event for you. We will hold this information in case you subsequently apply to become a student, until the end of the application period for our 2019-2020 Postgraduate Programmes in September 2020.

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Dentistry CPD Events Archive

12 December 2018 - 10am - 2pm - Radiology update.

22 September 2017 – 9am – 5pm – BDA (NW) & Uclan School of Dentistry Study Day and Core CPD Conference.

16 June 2017 - 9am - 5pm - Molar Endodontic Hands-on CPD course.

14 June 2017 - 3pm-7.30pm - Postgraduate advice event with free CPD.

1 June 2017 9am-17.00pm Hands-on CPD Course, ‘Contemporary Posterior Composites’ with Dr Matthew Holyoak

3 May 2017 15.00pm-19.30pm Postgraduate Advice Event and Free CPD Lecture: ‘Burn-out and Wellbeing in Dentists’ by Dr Alexander Montasem

19 April 2017 18.30pm-20.30pm A presentation on 'Cracked and Fractured Teeth: Treatment Considerations & Prognosis' on behalf of the BDA Ribble Branch.

1 March 2017 14.00pm-15.00pm ‘Evidence Based Practice’- an Open Lecture  
Included Guest Speaker Dr Ulugbek Nurmatov, a Research Fellow from Cardiff University with extensive experience in Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM).

27 February 2017 17.30pm-21.00pm ‘Research Symposium’ Presentations from staff and research students on ongoing research projects in the school.

27 January 2017 08.30am-17.00pm Molar Endodontic Hands-on CPD course

9 September 2016 9.00am-17.00pm UCLan and BDA (NW) Study Day and CPD Conference

Further Information

Our CPD events are on-going throughout the year and take place at UCLan’s School of Dentistry, Preston PR1 2HE.

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