Dental education

NPDEC Skills Lab workstations
NPDEC Lecture Theatre
NPDEC Simulation Suite
NPDEC Instrument Trays in Mag Light

About us

Northwick Park Dental Education Centre (NPDEC) offers world class dental courses for every member of the dental team within the Trust and beyond.

Opened in November 2012, the centre is dedicated to training dental healthcare professionals, driving up clinical standards and improving clinical leadership.

As a joint enterprise between London North West Healthcare NHS Trust and the NHS London Deanery, NPDEC provides a wide range of dental courses for postgraduate dental professionals, covering compulsory continuing professional development (CPD) courses alongside more innovative CPD courses which will help improve patient care.


The majority of courses at NPDEC are booked via the London Deanery’s CPD management and course booking portal, eWisdom 

If 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 it  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 General Dentistry Council (GDC) for five years of yourlifelong learning cycle. Your eWisdom account keeps a history of courses booked and attended, your course feedback and most importantly, your CPD certificates. Over time if you have not already set a personal development plan (PDP) within your account, eWisdom will start to populate your PDP and this can be used to provide your cycle details to the GDC.

It goes without saying that we aim to provide you with the highest standard of courses and with this in mind, we are looking to extend the CPD programme by running specialist training programmes, such as in periodontics. If you wish to be added to the mailing list for these courses, please get in touch

The Northwick Park Dental Education Centre (NPDEC) is located on Level 3U of Northwick Park Hospital. Map and directions.
Tel. 020 8869 5151

If you are entering the hospital from the main entrance, head left and in between Costa Coffee & WHSmith take the corridor on your left, follow this to the end and as you exit through the double doors, turn immediately right and enter through the doors into the education block, head down the stairs and take the door to your right at the bottom of the stairs.

To enter NPDEC, please press the buzzer on the video entry.

Simon Best, Centre Administrator
Simon has been working in a dental environment for over ten years. Previously serving dental professionals from the London Deanery, he has extensive knowledge of CPD and was key in helping set-up eWisdom.

As well as providing administration support, Simon is on hand to solve any technical issues you may have at NPDEC.

Vikram Raj, Simulation/AV Technician
Vikram has recently been appointed to the post of technician for NPDEC, but is not new the centre. He shares his time between Postgraduate Medical education and Dental Education and has been the technician for Medical Education for quite some time.

Dr Sumair Khan, Postgraduate Associate Dean for North West London
Recently appointed as associate dean for North West London, Dr Khan is responsible for organising all CPD related activity, as well as the curriculum for two foundation training schemes based at NPDEC. He has been a Dental Foundation Trainer for many years as well as the Dental Foundation Advisor for the Eastman scheme.

Dr Khan qualified as a dentist in 1996 at St Bart’s and The Royal London Hospital then completed his vocational training on the Whipps Cross Scheme of the London Deanery in 1997. He worked as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from 1998-2000 in Ipswich and Colchester Hospitals initially, then Chase Farm and Barnet General Hospitals in North London.

Dr Khan completed a Masters Degree in implant dentistry from the University of Warwick in 2008 and has become a mentor for postgraduate dentists in implant dentistry. He was awarded a Fellowship of the International Congress of Oral Implantology in 2011.

An experienced general dental practitioner, he has a special interest in oral surgery and implant dentistry. He is heavily involved in the education of postgraduate dentists and dedicated to providing high quality dental care through training and development.