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Health Education England Thames Valley & Wessex Dental
School work across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes,
Oxfordshire, and Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to deliver
high quality evidence-informed dental education and training. We
aim to help GDC registrants to meet their individual educational
needs, develop their skills and maintain high standards in order to
provide the best possible care for patients.
Please visit our Therapist Foundation Training page for further
Do you want to inspire, motivate and support recently qualified
dentists or therapists?
We are looking for
qualified and experienced dental practitioners to become Trainers
on our Dental Therapist Foundation, and Dental Core Training
schemes across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and
Please visit our Trainer
Selection 2017 page for further details on how to apply.
Please see visit our Dental Core
Training page for more information.
It is reported by the Alzheimer’s Research trust that there are
approximately 820,000 people with dementia in the UK today and this number is
predicted to double in the next 30 years. Figures for the Thames
Valley showed an estimated 24,515 people with dementia in 2014.
Click here to
find out more about the scheme to help members of the dental
team provide supportive care environments for dementia
Improving access to dental services for people with dementia is
of paramount importance. It can significantly improve their quality
of life and prevent further problems associated with poor oral
“The Appointment” is a short film inspired by an award winning
series of films called “Barbara’s Story” that was developed to
highlight issues around caring for people with dementia in an acute
hospital setting. It is intended to show insight into just how
confusing attending a dental appointment can be for someone with
dementia and highlights the crucial role played by the whole team,
especially receptionists and dental nurses, in supporting
here to view "The Appointment" on
Click here to download "The Appointment" in MP4 file
» Click here to
download the resource pack for The Appointment (pdf)
Tips for Trainers
The Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Training Programme (DNATP) is a
partnership between Eastleigh College and Health Education Thames
Valley and Wessex, will not have a new intake of Dental Nurse
Apprentices for this academic year commencing September 2015.
Dental Nurses Apprentices who are already enrolled on the
programme will continue to be supported by Eastleigh College
Assessors and will be able to attend monthly local teaching
sessions in Oxford and on the Isle of Wight Information about
alternative providers for those wishing to take a qualification in
Dental Nursing leading to registration with the General Dental
HMRC has launced an eLearning course for dental
practitioners. This course is aimed at helping dentists who are
looking to set up their own practice and covers taxation &
record keeping topics specific to the dental industry.
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