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Dental radiography for dental care professionals

Our online Radiography programme teaches dental nurses how to use X-rays safely, and how to take common radiographs. The programme leads to the BDA Education Certificate in Dental Radiography - a nationally recognised qualification that entitles you to take radiographs unsupervised.

The initial part of the programme is a course consisting of 25 modules and 5 quizzes to be completed over a period of 8 weeks. You will then be expected to complete a Practical Portfolio, under supervision; consisting of 40 radiographs. You will be given approximately 5 months to complete the practical work.

Once the Portfolio has been completed to the required standard, you will then sit a 1 hour, online, multiple choice examination.

The programme is approved by the British Society of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology, and the Society and College of Radiographers.

Read the interview with the BDA Honours and Awards winning radiography student to find out what their experience learning with BDA Education was like.


Oral Health Education for dental care professionals

The Oral Health Education programme was developed in partnership with OHE Southwest, this flexible, online programme will help dental nurses or DCPs to learn the communication skills needed to educate your patients about their oral health.

Designed for busy DCPs in a clear, concise and interactive format. You will be required to complete 27 modules, 7 quizzes and a practise test over a period of 8 weeks. Students will then be expected to complete a Practical Portfolio. You will be given approximately 4 months to complete the practical work.

Once the Portfolio has been completed to the required standard, students will then sit an online examination.

The course leads to the nationally-recognised BDA Education Certificate in Oral Health Education, which qualifies you to work as an Oral Health Educator within your practice.

Watch our interview with Ana Tout, a previous BDA Oral Health Education student, about how gaining the OHE qualification has benefited her and the team she works with.

BDA's Oral Health Education Qualification



OHE Ann Felton Schol​arship

The Ann Felton Scholarship for 2024 is now open for applications. Visit the CPD hub for more information

Continuing professional development (CPD)


The CPD Hub provides online training courses and free CPD courses for all dental nurses and other dental professionals. Designed to help you to gain training and meet your CPD requirements. Topics covered include Child Protection, Decontamination and Data Protection Officer training.

Face-to-face training

We have a portfolio of face to face courses to help meet the training needs of the whole dental team. These cost effective courses cover a range of topics, including all recommended CPD areas, regulatory updates, business management and personal development.

On-demand webinars

Earn CPD at a time and place that suits you with our on-demand webinars.

Experience the session as it happened; hear the lecture, see the presenter and their slides, and relive the audience question and answer sessions too. Our catalogue includes GDC recommended CPD, scientific lectures and practice and personal development.

A bespoke magazine

Earn 10 hours verifiable CPD over a year from our online magazine BDJ Team - aimed at all members of the dental team. BDJ Team features people stories, advice, research, news, views and dental products.