Domestic abuse in dentistry – speak out

CGDent recorded webinar, Tuesday 1 November 2022

Safeguarding training is mandatory for all members of the dental team, and this webinar explores how dental professionals play an essential role in the safeguarding of patients and colleagues.

In this College-hosted webinar, speakers Preetee Hylton, Dr Alison Gregory and Dr Sandi Dheensa examine different types of abuse, explain how to recognise signs that someone is being subjected to abuse and how to act accordingly to preserve your patients’ and colleagues’ safety. The webinar also explores the importance of creating a safe space for employees to ask for help and will introduce the Employer’s Initiative for Domestic Abuse (EIDA), an evolving community working towards supporting domestic abuse victims, and providing access to services to help perpetrators to stop.


  • Abhi Pal, President of the College of General Dentistry


  • Preetee Hylton, Restorative Dental Nurse, Safeguarding Lead and survivor of domestic abuse
  • Dr Alison Gregory, Senior Research Fellow, Domestic Violence and Abuse Health Research Group, Bristol Medical School
  • Dr Sandi Dheensa, Research Fellow, Domestic Violence and Abuse Health Research Group, Bristol Medical School

GDC development outcomes: A, D

CPD approx 1.5 hours

This webinar is hosted by the College of General Dentistry and powered by our CPD delivery partner, ProDental CPD – watch the recording below.

It was free to view live for all dental professionals, and College members also have free access to the recorded webinar and can claim CPD hours for free.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members who wish to claim CPD.

Membership of the College of General Dentistry is open to all registered dental professionals. Membership for dentists is available from £94, and for other registered dental professionals from £33. The full list of CGDent membership rates is at

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