Computer-assisted learning and e-learning programmes (CAL)


DNSTART flyer.pdf

The Department of Health supported the development of an on-going series of Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) programmes for dentists working in NHS primary care.

These developments were coordinated by The National Centre for Continuing Professional Education of Dentists (NCCPED).

Any general dental practitioner can obtain copies of these programmes for use with their own computer equipment by emailing a request to Please note this may be subject to a small administration fee of no more than £5.00.




Oro-Facial Signs of Child Abuse


Oral Ulcers


Fissure Sealants


Wears the Tooth/Tooth Wear


The Last Post - Restoration of the Endodontically Treated Tooth


Fear is not an Option - An interactive multimedia guide to behavioural management in dental practice


Assessing the Periodontium


The x-ray files (modules 2-5)


Cross infection control for the dental team


Pulp Afflications (CD)


Desperately seeking occlusion


Early Detection and Prevention of Oral Cancer

Please note due to the CAL programmes being produced a number of years ago it is possible that some information and web links will no longer be current. CAL programmes will cease to continue once stock levels have been depleted.


DNSTART is an e-learning course that aims to provide learners with a training pathway that will allow them to work prior being registered with the General Dental Council. It is ideal for new dental nurses, dental nurses who are returning to practice or any dental nurses who want to add to their CPD points.

DNSTART provides dental nurses with 10 hours of verifiable CPD points. It has been developed by KSS Deanery with the University of Kent on behalf of COPDEND, and produced by Smile-On. Please remember that, to work as a dental nurse you must be registered or on an accredited training course. If you are not, you cannot work as a dental nurse.

This DNSTART programme provides an appropriate 'induction' to dental nursing in the interim - as described by the General Dental Council. Normally, you should commence your full accredited training course within six months of starting work. The objectives are to ensure you have basic understanding of dentistry and the role of the Dental Nurse within the following areas:

  • Health and Safety
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Infection Control
  • Radiography
  • Working with the Dental Team
  • Record Keeping and
  • Surgery Routine

You can download a flyer with further information on DNSTART in the downloads area above. To order DNSTART from the KSS Deanery please send a cheque or postal order for £54.00 with your postal address attached to:

The Dental Team Administrator,

KSS Deanery, 7 Bermondsey Street,

London, SE1 2DD

For further details email with DNSTART in the subject.