Northwick Park Dental Education Centre

Northwick Park Dental Education Centre offers world class Dental Courses for every member of the dental team in the North West of London and beyond.

NPDEC is a state-of-the-art education and training centre designed to enhance and further the skills and knowledge of the entire dental team. We are located within the education block at Northwick Park hospital which is a perfect combination to develop and support all of your leaning needs.

Opening in November 2012, the new high-specification dental education centre is dedicated to the task of training healthcare professionals, driving clinical standards and improving clinical leadership with the help of our dedicated dental team.

As a joint enterprise between North West London Hospital NHS Trust and the NHS London Deanery, NPDEC will be providing a wide range of Dental Courses for all postgraduate dental professionals, covering mandatory regulatory continuing professional development (CPD) courses alongside more innovating CPD courses which we hope will capture your imagination and of course improve the care you provide to your patients.


NPDEC was funded and built in a joint collaboration with North West London Hospitals NHS Trust and the NHS London Deanery. With this in mind the majority of courses run at NPDEC will be booked via the London Deanery’s CPD management and course booking portal, eWisdom www.ewisdom-london.nhs.uk

All courses available on eWisdom are free to view, but should you wish to make a booking you will be required to complete the quick and easy registration. Once your account has been activated, you will be able to book any course of your choice, as long as the course is relevant to your registered role i.e. dental nurse, general dental practitioner, hygienist etc.
All courses on eWisdom are fully verifiable and meet the requirements set by the GDC for your five year lifelong learning cycle. Each eWisdom account keeps a history of courses booked and attended, your course feedback and most importantly, your CPD certificates. Overtime if you have not already set a personal development plan (PDP) within your eWisdom account, eWisdom will start to prepopulate your PDP and this can be used to provide your cycle details to the GDC.

As well as the CPD courses funded by the London Deanery, we will be looking to host a number of open evenings to welcome local and not so local dental professionals to NPDEC, please let me know if you would like to be informed of these evening meetings.

It also goes without saying that we will aim to provide you with the highest standard of courses and with this in mind we will be looking to extend the CPD programme by running specialist training programmes, such as specialist in Periodontics. Again should you wish to be added to the mail list for such courses, do not hesitate to get in touch.


Description of service

Our facilities

Lecture Theatre:

Our lecture theatre can comfortably sit 24 delegates, with state of the art duel HD projection combined with SMOTS ™, you are able to record your training session for future viewing or you can convert your training session into a Pod Cast utilising our webinar room.
The lecture theatre can also be set up as a board room for larger group meeting.

Simulation Suite:

NPDEC’s Simulation Suite recreates a dental practice environment with the aim of replicating an assortment of medical emergency situations within your practice. The simulation suite is designed specifically for the dental team to participate in Dental Crisis Resource Management (DCRM), aided with SMOTS ™ technology you will be able to review your training session which will help enhance how your team react to a medical emergency within your dental practice, which in turn will improve patient care should an emergency arise.
The simulation suite comprises of three areas:

  • Simulation Surgery
  • Control Room
  • Seminar/Breakout Room

Please be aware all training sessions and outcomes are strictly kept confidential.

Decontamination Suite:

NPDEC’s decontamination suite replicates the conditions for the one room decontamination area within your practice. Divided into two sides, Clean and Dirty, each side is clearly defined by the colour difference on the corrian worktop.
Working alongside our HTM01-01 tutor, delegates will be put through the ideal scenario of how to manage your dental practice infection control requirements. Again aided by SMOTS ™, all delegates will have the opportunity to review and analyse each training session.

  • The decontamination suite contains:
  • Twin instrument cleaning sinks
  • Ultrasonic cleaner
  • Handpiece cleaner
  • Thermal Pouch Sealer
  • Hand washing sink with automatic tap

The adjacent seminar room, with one-way viewing into the decontamination suite can comfortably sit 6 delegates per session.

Skills Laboratory:

14 KaVo DSE units equipped with slow & fast handpieces, optional ultrasonic scaler, and including Leica microscopes covering 10 work stations. Each individual work station has a web enabled PC and monitor which are linked to the microscopes, 3D preparation assist as well as the digital x-ray system.
In addition to the microscopes being able to project to individual work stations, they are also enabled to project to all of the work stations and the main plasma screen situated within the skill lab. SMOTS ™ allows each session to be recorded for future viewing and again the video can be converted into a Pod Cast utilising our webinar room.
The skills laboratory is fully air conditioned and with the enhanced natural day-light lighting system, you will be able to work away in comfort.

Webinar Room:

The first dedicated webinar room across the 17 London Postgraduate Centres allows users to produce Live webcasts. With the green screen in the background, you will be able to project a number of different images to enhance your webcast. As well as being able to show Live webcasts, you can take your time perfecting your presentation and using the editing software you can trim, add images and various other components which can be uploaded for a Pod Cast or developed into an e-learning package.
Help will always be on hand to assist you with your presentations, but unfortunately we will not be able to offer you a personal makeup artist.


Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospitals

Northwick Park DEC, Level 3, U Block, Northwick Park Hospital, Watford Road, Harrow, HA1 3UJ
We are a short five minute walk from Northwick Park station which is serviced by the Metropolitan line. As you head through the station barriers, turn left and follow the right-hand path towards to hospital grounds. Turn right once in the hospital grounds and you will find the education centre on your left-hand side. As you enter the Education Centre Northwick Park DEC is situated on Level 3, down the stairs or via the lift. [Hospital Map] [Parking Charges]




  • Simon Best
    Phone - 020 8869 5151

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