PgCert  Professional Development in Small Animal Dentistry (WBIS)

Become A Dynamic Small Animal Dentist... just 12 months

Develop your confidence and skills in small animal dentistry and gain a valuable qualification in just 12 months with this PgCert from CPD Solutions and validated by the University of Chester.

The 12 month duration of the programme gives you a valuable qualification quickly. This means minimal disruption for you, your family and your practice and you can put your new skills to use straight away.

Download a brochure now or reserve your place with a deposit of just £997 + VAT.

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“Brilliant practical sessions with lively in-depth discussions. Good time frame over which to learn and feel improvement!”

Mary Raho MRCVS 

The next intake starts in October 2024.
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“I finally feel confident to be extracting teeth safely and with the least trauma possible. Dentistry is less stressful."

Tim Pearson MRCVS

A modern work-based PgCert that could transform you and your practice


Practical Training

Nine full days of hands-on practical dentistry training delivered by expert and approachable tutors who all receive excellent feedback on our practical courses.


Attendance Sessions

Three, highly-practical attendance sessions each of three days to reinforce learning, teach you new skills and minimise disruption to your life.


New Skills

New and enhanced practical skills to enable you to carry out more effective procedures in your practice, increase practice revenue and provide a more convenient in house service for your patients and their owners.


Valuable Qualification

A valuable qualification awarded by the University of Chester that you can use to further your career and raise your personal and practice profile. The PgCert is 60 credits on the National Framework at Masters Level. Provision is situated within Chester’s renowned work based learning and accreditation framework. Assessment is via a reflective portfolio, including case studies and critically reflective essays.

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Learning Resources

Online resources to provide a framework for your self-directed study – webinars, online Mini Series, RCVS Knowledge Library membership, Journal of Veterinary Dentistry online membership, access to University of Chester eLibrary and resources, online text books, bespoke reflective writing resources.

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Support from expert and approachable tutors throughout the duration of the course. Face to face practical sessions will help you develop your skills in dentistry, and your personal tutor will be there to guide your self-directed studies with feedback on your work.

"Completing the PgCert has given me both practical skills and confidence to forward my interest in veterinary dentistry and allowed me to provide the best patient care possible. The tutors are excellent and very approachable, and the content is very clinically relevant. I am happy I made the decision to enrol."

Charlotte Nicholson MRCVS

Included with your PgCert…


One Year's Additional Access

An extra year’s access to all of the CPD Solutions online resources in your support materials. Includes webinars and Online Mini Series courses with unlimited access.


£400 CPD Voucher

To use on any practical course of your choice during or after your PgCert course.


Essential Equipment

A Mini Dental Kit to keep, containing the Tutors’ ‘Top Tips Selection’ of essential dentistry instruments to help you practise your new skills from Day One. These include a periosteal elevator, Olsen Hegar needleholders, Adson Brown dissecting forceps and Senn retractor, in a premium aluminium instrument box.


Essential Text Book

An essential small animal dentistry text: ‘BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Dentistry and Oral Surgery – 4th Edition’ – yours to keep.

My knowledge, confidence and ability have significantly improved. The tutors are friendly, approachable and very happy to share their knowledge and practical expertise. I would thoroughly recommend this course."

Jo Daniels MRCVS

"I thoroughly enjoyed the Small Animal Dentistry course and feel I’ve progressed in this discipline massively since the start."

Eleanor Cowton MRCVS

CPD Solutions’ portfolio of PG Certificate Professional Development programmes is approved through the University of Chester’s award-winning work based learning framework for professionals. Chester is a leading HE specialist in experiential learning and continuing professional development which has developed its work based learning framework to enable academic credit for learning that occurs in and through work, supported by a process of critical reflection on practice. Please see here for more information:

This PgCert has been approved by the RCVS as part of a route to Advanced Practitioner status for the respective designation. Those wishing to apply for Advanced Practitioner status also need to have completed an assessed professional key skills module, such as the ‘A’ Module of the RCVS CertAVP (not currently offered by CPD Solutions), and met the other RCVS stipulated criteria, before applying for Advanced Practitioner status. You can find further information on the RCVS website:


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