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Having worked in dentistry for a couple of decades, I am convinced that the work of dental teams has never been as important to the population's well-being or that dentistry has never been a more challenging work place than it is right now.

The tutoring team at GBPPP have extensive combined experience of the day-to-day challenges of providing excellent dental services. We have pleasure in supporting our dental colleagues in clinics all over the UK and internationally and enabling them to find innovative ways to overcome the never-ending range of unprecedented circumstances that are now part of everyday life.

We recognise that all our learners are unique, so we have created courses that recognise and celebrate their uniqueness; whether they have concerns about their IT skills or the courses' financial requirements, we can provide options to enrich their learning experience and meet their needs.

We offer a range of academic and professional CPD courses. A subject specialist leads each area of the curriculum with a team of tutors and experts in the skill set.

We respond to each enquiry made through our website by sending our course brochure and invite the enquirer to call us and discuss their unique learning requirements. To learn more about any of our courses, please click here to make an enquiry

Glenys Bridges CMIPD, Dip DPM

Head of Centre

Glenys Bridges Glenys is Managing Partner of Glenys Bridges and Partners Practice Pathways and offers a range of leadership and management programmes, she a three times-published author and contributor to Messages from Dental Masters 2.

She has developed and delivers a range of qualifications for the dental team including practice management qualifications including a CQC Registered Management Qualification at Level 5 accredited by the Open College Network, West Midlands.

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Stephanie Boothroyd

Deputy Head of Centre

Stephanie Boothroyd Starting in April 2007 as a trainee dental nurse qualifying as Registered Dental nurse I continued to add post qualifications to my portfolio. These included dental radiography and dental nurse assessing/tutoring, and a Level 5 Diploma for Dental CQC Registered Managers (RQF).

I have always strived for improvement not just on a personal level, but for my colleagues in the team. I feel empowered encouraging others learn and expand their knowledge and skills especially through courses that help students gain the knowledge and skills to provide a more quality based service to patients.

This has led me to where I am today, down the path of tutoring and assessing, guiding students through their chosen courses as a tutor and mentor as I am passionate about learning, leadership and training, sharing and growing others' knowledge and skills to achieve greater things.


02/2024 Article published in the BDJ – ‘ What is involved in being a CQC Registered Manager

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Rebecca Morris Dip DPM

Senior Tutor - Practice Management

Rebecca Morris I am very much a 'people person I enjoy spending time motivating like-minded colleagues. My passion is supporting professionals in their work.

Working in the dental sector, I met my mentor Glenys in 1998 and studied for level 4 and 5 management qualifications.

My work has included running a two-site dental business in Southampton as their Business Manager. My responsibilities were to grow the practice and increase profitability by supporting and guiding its practice managers.

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Emma Farrell RDN

Senior Tutor for Care Coordination and Dental Nursing Programmes

Emma Farrell Emma’s passion for dentistry started in 2005 when she began her career as a receptionist in a busy NHS dentist and loved the job so much that she went on to gain a diploma in nursing. Her passion for the work and her work ethic is the driving force in evolving her career.

Emma met Glenys in 2017 whilst studying for my NEBDN Implant Nursing Diploma. After completing the course, she soon realised she wanted to further her teaching skills, and her journey began in teaching. Emma’s current role in practice includes mentoring, and she finds seeing other staff members succeed rewarding.

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Alison Fisher AIM


Alison Fisher I have worked in dentistry for 25 years as a dental nurse and practice manager. I have qualifications in Oral Health Education and teaching. I am passionate about developing dental professionals' skills and empowering nurses to extend their scope of practice

I have worked in Dentistry since 1999. I qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2001. During my 25 years working in dentistry, I have had various roles within the dental team including OHE, FVA and mentoring trainee dental nurses.

I have worked for 5 years in a mixed private/NHS practice in North Wales as a HIW registered manager and practice manager. As my interest in dentistry evolved, I progressed to a role in dental management, as I developed a keen interest in dental compliance.

My drive for my ongoing development inspires me to support others in their professional journey and provides opportunities to apply my leadership skills and experience to benefit others

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Our Partners

We work with the following trusted partner organisations to provide an ever-growing range of management services and team development opportunities:

EP Denta

Edita Pociuviene EP Denta

Successful people are not gifted - they work hard, stay focused and succeed on purpose!

Everyone can do it - I will show you how!

I have worked in dental practices for over 19 years and what a journey it has been!

Starting my career in a clinical role, I soon realised I was really enjoying being more involved within the practice. I naturally took on a leadership role and soon discovered my ability to influence my team and achieve great results through people. Yes, I have struggled too and made mistakes. It was not always smooth sailing but my determination soon lead me onto the path of business and compliance management.

Working in Private, NHS, Specialist Referral and Implant Training Clinics, gave me a good insight into the business of dentistry and the power of great leadership. Everything I did then and do even more now, is driven by passion and genuine interest to get the best out of people and help them find fulfilment in their roles. Results always translate into a better working environment, productive teamwork, higher levels of motivation and happier patients who will generate further business. That's what keeps me going and it's so powerful!

My ultimate goal is to help dental professionals discover their confidence, build their knowledge and skills so they are ready to take control when it comes to creating and maintaining systemised, compliant and profitable dental practices with patient focused systems and committed teams.


Dawood and Tanner Academy

In June 2015 Glenys Bridges Practice Pathways joined a collaboration with Dawood and Tanner Academy, to continue to provide existing programmes in an extended range of formats, including workshops from our Central London training rooms. The Academy consists of three divisions:

  • Dental Nursing Pathways
  • Non-clinical Pathways
  • Specialty Training for Dental Surgeons

Dawood and Tanner Academy is an accredited training centre, delivering:

  • NEBDN Qualifications - including their latest flagship Dental Implant Nursing Programme
  • Lifetime Awarding Qualifications in a wide range of non-clinical skills for dental businesses
  • Certificated Extended Duties Dental Nursing training

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Great course.Very clear information provided and I feel like I have gained a lot from it.Support received was outstanding.Will definitely recommend.

Izzy, Foundation Infection Control Nurse Skills

This has been an excellent course. Glenys has been so helpful throughout and the course is structured really well, to allow you to take what you learn and apply it in your day to day work. The sections were taught monthly which I found really useful as it gave me a new task each month to work om and work with my team. I am only just starting out my journey as a practice manager and I have appreciated every aspect of this course!

Emily P., Higher Dental Practice Management - Level 4

I have just completed the course, the support received from Emma throughout was second to none! I started the course having recently taken on the role as Treatment Coordinator and the knowledge and skills acquired has allowed me to progress in the role. The whole process was smooth and informative and I would recommend it to anyone. Thanks Emma for all of your help!

Molly Rolinson, Higher Skills in Dental Care Coordination

Absolutely loved this course, it pushed my current knowledge to a higher level and taught me a lot about myself along the way. Gaining the knowledge that I did and then putting it into assignments was tough at times, but the feedback from Glenys and the verifier made me feel more confident in what I have learnt and also in my role at work, this course has definitely given me the skills for career progression, and I would recommend it to any dental nurse wanting to progress in the field. Glenys is a down to earth tutor with vast knowledge and understanding and is very approachable, her live tutorials are invaluable.

Sue M, Higher Skills for Lead Dental Nurses

great course, learnt lots of new information that i can use daily

Rebecca Renehan , Advanced Team Leading Skills for Dental Nurses

This is an in-depth course that covers many aspects of management and leadership, it encourages you to think outside the box and introduces different methods and scientific theories. I feel my understanding of correct leadership and management has changed for the better as I am applying what I've learned so far into my daily practice. I have been fortunate enough to be assigned to Mrs Gill Adaire who shared her knowledge and experience with me and taught the course content in a way that was so enjoyable and interesting and easy for me to learn. Her dedication, understanding, and support were beyond anything that I expected. I feel that I have been supported fully throughout the course. This course is definitely worth a lot more and I would highly recommend Glenys Bridges &Partners Practice Pathways. I would like to thank you for giving me this incredible opportunity and I am also looking forward to continuing my learning with you in the near future!

Arezoo Wilson, Foundation Course for Dental Practice Managers (Web Based)


SY, Introduction to rubber dam for dental nurses-Individual CPD

I am very happy to have done this course, especially with Gill Adaire as my teacher in this Mentoring Skills course. The course is well designed, particularly for people like me who are interested in but don't know where to start. I learnt how to plan a structured programme which would benefit me as a mentor as well as my future mentees, in making them confident to take ethical and clinically appropriate decisions. I felt the high point of this course is the flexibility to access the teacher according to my work/personal life schedule. This gave me more freedom to do this at my own pace, rather than set one by someone else. The course has now given me the confidence to train someone and be a mentor to a new dentist and also guide them through the intricacies of dentistry in the UK. My tutor was excellent - engaged, worked on my reflective practice, allowing me to engage myself in the process at my pace. I believe the course is well designed and has the best way to support upcoming mentors. I thank you for the opportunity to learn from the best.

Dr.Anil Shet, First Steps in Peer Mentoring Skills

Just completed this course, and I felt totally supported by my tutor Emma all the way through. It was a very informative course and I feel confident moving forward within the role. Will definitely be using the company again for any other courses going forward. 5 star all the way

Sarah Larkin, Higher Skills in Dental Care Coordination

Oh Gosh! what can i say ... Iam thrilled to bits i started this Reception Lead Course. It has given me more of an insight and more knowledge of the understanding of Reception Lead. I feel more aware of my surroundings and the empathy needed within my Job Role. Gill Adaire is the calmest, most considerate person and a joy to talk to. The knowledge Gill has given me to make me a better leader is hard to put into words. The support and advice that Gill has given me have helped my journey into this new chapter. Since starting this course i have been thinking more about how i can improve more of the areas surrounding the Lead Receptionist Role. I have gained confidence so thank you Gill Adaire for your patience and time i will be doing more courses in the near future. Kind Regards. .

Angela Lovat., Foundation for Lead Receptionist Skills

A big thank you to Emma Farrell! This course has been valuable to my dental practice. My employer is impressed with the skills and knowledge I have gained from doing this course!!

Mary Swoffer, Higher Skills in Dental Care Coordination

Overall, my experience since starting the course has been really good, I have learnt a lot considering I was a little apprehensive about doing a course online because I have dyslexia I was worried how I’ll upload work and if I’ll learn over zoom, but having that 1 to 1 tutor time made it so much easier/calmer for me, and it felt like it wasn’t a race, I wasn’t shy asking questions and I was at my own pace. I couldn’t of asked for a better tutor, Emma has a lot of knowledge and we always found ourselves laughing in the sessions, I seriously don’t think I would have done this course this quick if it wasn’t for Emma, the level of support was amazing, Emma was always on the other end of the phone if I wasn’t sure about anything before handing my work in. I feel like I’ve achieved so much and I feel like I’m going to give my own patients the best care when they come in to see me.

Mariangela Saudella, Higher Skills in Dental Care Coordination

I’ve just completed this course and found it to be very well structured & informative. Due to the distance learning aspect, it can be fitted around family and work commitments. My tutor Emma was very helpful & supportive throughout. Highly recommend this course :)

Debra Hewitt, Higher Skills in Dental Care Coordination

It is a worthful to do as a dentist because it is a part of hygiene for the patients and the dental team as well as I came to know that how it benefitted in covid era.

A.S.T., Introduction to rubber dam for dental nurses-Individual CPD

Thank you for guiding me through this course which is full of valuable information for dental receptionists early in their career. The zoom meetings really help to understand the work and the videos help to reinforce learning.

Gill Adaire, Foundation Dental Reception Skills 2024

I found the course very interesting. It gave me more confidence in my job role. I felt the course was at the right level, that if I neeeded advice or support I knew it was always available. To any Lead nurse I would advise to do the course as I feel that it helps you understand the role, understand how to look after and support your team and to feel confident in what you say.

Marie, Higher Skills for Lead Dental Nurses

I found the course very interesting. It gave me more confidence in my job role. I felt the course was at the right level, that if I neeeded advice or support I knew it was always available. To any Lead nurse I would advise to do the course as I feel that it helps you understand the role, understand how to look after and support your team and to feel confident in what you say.

Marie, Higher Skills for Lead Dental Nurses

Wow what can I say...So happy I did the course. I was extremely nervous about doing this course and finding the right one. Emma is such a pleasure to deal with. Having one on one meetings made me feel so much more comfortable, she gives you as much time as you need, always available for any support and advice. The course is brilliant, learnt so much information ready to start my journey being an Implant nurse. Feel like I've come away with so much information not just in this field but to help me in my day to day role in my practice. Would definitely recommend this course.

BB, Introduction to Implant Dental Nursing- Individual CPD

I love the course. Give so much self esteem. Its very easy and the tutorial have all info for you to do your work. The best is the teacher Edita how makes the lessons so easy and fun. I always looking forward for new lesson the learn new thinks.

Rasa, Advanced Dental Practice Management Skills

I have just completed the advanced dental practice management skills S3 and I have learned so much from the course. It has given me the tools and knowledge to put what I have learned in daily practice. It's given me the confidence and empowerment to put my new found skills into action. The student portal is very east to navigate and the ongoing support from Glenys has been fantastic and never felt under any pressure as you are able to go at your own pace. To have a formal practice management qualification is a great feeling. Many thanks Glenys.

Claire Maloney, Advanced Dental Practice Management Skills

I have learned so much form completing this course. I am able to put all aspects into daily practice and the improvements made have been very beneficial both to myself and my employer. I was very fortunate to be under the wing of Glenys who supported me through both my professional and personal life. The amount of encouragement I received has truly made a long lasting impression on me. I have developed as a person as well as a leader for my team. I cant recommend Glenys and the course highly enough and I think it should be a necessity for all CQC registered Managers to complete. This course has encouraged me to develop me knowledge and career much much further and I cant wait to see what results I get! Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity.

Sammi Coidan, Diploma for Dental CQC Registered Managers (RQF) Level 5

This course is very informative it gets you thinking of how to deal with complex situations. i am thoroughly enjoying this course and it has been challenging at times but Glenys has dealt with how I understand the concept of management

DL, Advanced Dental Practice Management Skills

Fantastic well structured course. It made clinical governance and auditing process so much more simpler to carry out.

Nirav Thakker, Team Development- Getting it Right- Clinical Governance and Audit

The first steps in Implant Dental Nursing course has given me all the basic knowledge I require to start Implant nursing.Emma has been an amazing tutor and has given me so many tips and advice. The course has really helped me with understand what I can and can’t do when I have donned and sterile. It has also taught me the terminology I need and how I can track the patients progress which I stered using in practice straight away. Brilliant course and would recommend it to anyone starting out with Implants

Hannah Berwick, First Steps in Implant Dental Nursing

I found this course extremely helpful in explaining how I as a dental nurse can help to assist the dentists and the patient during a rubber dam procedure. I am interested in completing further training in placing rubber dam myself, especially with the current circumstances p.

Hannah Berwick , Introduction to rubber dam for dental nurses-Individual CPD

It helped me understand why a rubber dam is used

Ss, Introduction to rubber dam for dental nurses-Individual CPD

I really enjoyed learning what it takes to become a care coordinator and the skills needed. Emma was such a great help in developing my knowledge beyond my potential. I am really grateful that that I had her as a tutor as she made me gain further understanding of how this role should be applied in practice. I am looking forward to put this new qualification to use and I hope to pick up more qualifications from this platform :)

Sarah Nsiah- Amoakoh, Higher Skills in Dental Care Coordination

I found this implant dental nursing ECPD course extremely useful. I am the lead dental nurse at my practice and we are in the process of our new implantologist starting. I knew nothing about implant nursing before this course but now I know terminology, the difference between a sterilised nurse and a non sterilised nurse, the correct way to set up the surgery and so much more. This has given me the basic knowledge I require to assist our implantologist.

Hannah Berwick, Introduction to Implant Dental Nursing- Individual CPD

My third course with Glenys and I would definitely recommend to anyone great help along the way and flexible tutorial times ! Can’t wait to start the next one!!

Lucy Willis, Lead Roles for Care Excellence 2020-Active In-house virtual CPD

My third course with Glenys and I would definitely recommend to anyone great help along the way and flexible tutorial times ! Can’t wait to start the next one!!

Lucy Willis, Lead Roles for Care Excellence 2020-Active In-house virtual CPD

I recently completed the Advanced Team Leading Skills for Dental Nurses S-1. I have 20 years experience of working as a dental nurse and stepped into the role of a lead nurse a few years ago. Although I am a very experienced nurse I initially found stepping into this role a bit tough as I wasn't used to managing others and didn't like asking the other nurses to do things. I would actually do them by myself rather than ask. Throughout this course I learnt that it is important to allocate and delegate tasks to the other nurses.This gives me time to do other tasks I have to do and also makes the other nurses role more enjoyable as they are being given the opportunity to do something different. I had Edita as my tutor and she was fantastic. She was very upbeat and passionate when we had our tutorials each week. Her passion also made me feel motivated. This course and Editas support made me believe in myself. I would highly recommend and look forward to doing further training with Glenys Bridges in the future. The best part of this course for me was gaining my Certificate of Acheivement.

Lisa Clark, Advanced Team Leading Skills for Dental Nurses -S 1

I have been a member of the Glenys Bridges team for over a two and a half years, and have been treated with respect and care ever since. Glenys is very professional, enlightening and insightful to individual student needs. My tutoring sessions with her are really amazing and transformative for me, and she helped me to progress from a Lead dental nurse to Practice Manager. I was going through a rough time and I wasn't sure I would make it, but she showed me that I am important and helped me get through the tough time. Thank you for the past few years, I’ve really enjoyed working with you, and I feel it has been a valuable experience. I have already recommended your services and will continue to do so!

Patrycja Galonzka , Diploma for Dental CQC Registered Managers (RQF) Level 5

I've just completed my Course in High skills in Dental Care Coordination and I honestly couldn't recommend Glenys Bridges enough. Had continuous support from Edita my tutor throughout the Course to help me achieve it! The webiste is simple and easy to use to upload work. I have gained great knowledge on Care Coordination and I am very happy I did my course with Glenys Bridges! Highly Recommend

Zoe , Higher Skills in Dental Care Coordination

This course was a great course to complete alongside my working week. I was able to complete studies at my own pace and receive support from tutors whenever needed. The high point of this course was learning how to performance manage and support my staff effectively to ensure they develop fully in their career. This also means that the business get the best out of their staff. I have benefited hugely from this course as it has given me the confidence to manage my practice effectively and provided me with the knowledge to apply to my work. The tutor support with Gleny's Bridges is second to none. I was able to receive support and advice whenever needed. I would definitely recommend them as a course provider.

Amy Littler , Higher Dental Practice Management - Level 4

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