How To Choose A CPD Provider

At Midlands Dental Academy, we understand how difficult it can be to choose a conference provider.

To help you decide, we have compiled a list of 8 essential features a dental conference should consist of:


Organiser– Is the provider an individual or organisation?

  • An organisation such as Midlands Dental Academy will work together as a team to provide you with the most comfortable and inspiring learning environment.

Topic/ focus– Ask yourself the following:

  • Will it improve my patient care?
  • Will I learn something new?
  • It is important?
  • Will I find it interesting?
  • To what depth are the learning objectives covered?

Great speakers- Ask yourself the following:

  • Who do you want to learn from?
  • Do you want to learn from world leaders in their profession, who have a reputation for giving great presentations?
  • Ensure that the agenda is not filled entirely with sponsor executives, but with a balance with speakers you really want to meet and learn from.
  • Midlands Dental Academy request only the leaders in their profession to provide informative, clinically orientated and meaningful presentations.

Number of hours of CPD-

  • For a full day conference, expect between 7 and 8 hours of CPD


  • Who else will be there? Is it a new group of people?
  • Will I re-connect with people I already know?
  • How many people will be there?


  • The location of the conference should be in close proximity to the city’s train station.
  • The Midlands is perfectly located given its central location in England, easy to get to by car, train and air travel.
  • The venue itself should be warm, comfortable and inviting.
    • Midlands Dental Academy select only the highest quality venues. For upcoming events, a Grade II listed, 4 star hotel in Leicester has been selected
    • The venue is 1.8 miles from Leicester train station. There is a large main hall, with several break out rooms for added comfort to the delegates.
  • Overnight accommodation can be provided at a significantly discounted rate with Midlands Dental Academy hotel code.

Networking Opportunities

  • Midlands Dental Academy provide excellent networking opportunities given the mix of attendees they attract.
  • The layout of the venue encourages social interaction, making it easy to meet people.


  • A full day conference should be conveniently and competitively priced.