Accredited Training Provider

Dental Nurse Network has been delivering exceptional and ethical educational services as an accredited training provider since 2010. We take pride in our team of qualified tutors, who are registered with the General Dental Council, and who meticulously develop our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs. Rest assured, all our CPD courses are designed to meet the rigorous requirements set by the GDC, guaranteeing the validity of your certificate.

  • Instant Access to CPD

  • 12 Months Access

  • CQC required training

An introduction to the training

Autism and Learning Disabilities Awareness training is a CQC requirement. All members of the dental team including reception and admin staff must complete the training.


Stephanie Carter RDT, RDH, DTLLS, IQA, MDTFEd.

Tutor, Assessor and Internal Moderator

Stephanie is a registered dental hygienist and therapist and holds a Level 7 Qualification in Leadership and Management and a level 5 teaching diploma. She is a qualified assessor, internal moderator (quality assurance) and a qualified CPR and medical emergencies trainer. She is a passionate educator, a member of the faculty of dental trainers and has over 20 years experience in the dental industry.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Autism and Learning Disabilities Awareness

    • Presentation Slides

    • Introduction

    • Definitions

    • Signs and Symptoms

    • Causes of Learning Disabilities and Autism

    • Prevalence and Co-occuring Conditions

    • Implications for Dental Treatment

    • How Can Dental Teams Help?

    • Where Can I Get More Information?

    • Further Reading List

    • Test your learning

    • Reflective learning

    • Feedback