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Dental Practice Managers

NES provides a training programme to allow Dental Practice Managers gain a recognised qualification.


The Professional Development Award (PDA) in Oral Health Care: Dental Managers

NES deliver a one year course which involves 7 (one day) workshops with supporting materials and assessment workbooks. 

The course is delivered at SCQF Level 8 and the qualification is awarded by SQA. 

The workshops will engage an array of real life everyday practice responsibilities such as patient care, communications, and practice inspection, performance management.

Programmes commence annually in Autumn, with recruitment starting in the Spring. 

For further information on Practice Management Training please contact:

For further information on Becoming a Dental Practice Manager click on the links below.