Acupuncture & Dry Needling Courses for Dentists

Breeze Academy’s medical acupuncture and dry needling courses are designed to give dentists the skills and confidence to practice acupuncture and dry needling with their patients as soon as they qualify.

  • The UK's leading acupuncture & dry needling course provider
  • Globally trusted acupuncture and dry needling tutor
  • Over 10 years teaching experience worldwide
  • Consistently rated 5-star by healthcare professionals
  • Clinical reasoning at the heart of delivery
  • Fully accredited by the FHT
  • Courses in every major UK city
  • Triple-locked quality assurance

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Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Course (Foundation Level)

Skill level: BeginnerCPD hours: 3 days

An essential course for any healthcare professional looking to provide western medical acupuncture and dry needling for their clients.

Course bookings
12th - 14th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Birmingham, UK

£635.00Birmingham Great Barr, B43 7, UK

15th - 17th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Newcastle, UK

£610.00Breeze Academy HQ, Newcastle, NE29 6, UK

15th - 17th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Plymouth Marjon University, Plymouth, UK

£610.00Plymouth Marjon University, Plymouth, UK (FULLY BOOKED)

22nd - 24th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Keele University (Keele Students Only)

£610.00Keele University, Keele, UK

23rd - 25th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Sheffield, UK (For Sheffield Hallam Students)

£610.00Sheffield, UK

26th - 28th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Southampton, UK

£610.00Southampton, SO15 1AG, UK

26th - 28th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Milton Keynes, UK

£610.00Milton Keynes, MK16 0, UK

31st Jul - 2nd Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Carlisle, UK

£610.00Carlisle, CA3 0, UK

2nd - 4th Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Leeds, UK

£610.00Leeds, LS10 1, UK

2nd - 4th Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Derby, UK

£610.00Derby, DE1 3, UK

2nd - 4th Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Salford, UK

£610.00Bode Clinic, Salford, UK, M3 5FS

2nd - 4th Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

London, UK

£635.00London, W1W 6, UK

14th - 16th Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Bradford, UK

£610.00Bradford, BD1 2, UK

23rd - 25th Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Glasgow, UK

£610.00Glasgow, UK

6th - 8th Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Edinburgh, UK

£619.00Edinburgh, EH3, 8, UK

6th - 8th Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Doncaster, UK

£619.00Doncaster, DN4 8, UK

9th - 11th Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Brighton, UK

£619.00Brighton, BN1 2, UK

13th - 15th Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Luton, UK

£619.00Luton, LU2 9, UK

18th - 20th Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Newcastle, UK

£619.00Newcastle, NE29 6, UK

20th - 22nd Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Leicester, UK

£619.00Leicester, LE1 5, UK

25th - 27th Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Bristol, UK

£619.00Bristol, BS1 2, UK

2nd - 4th Oct 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Exeter, UK

£619.00Exeter, EX1 2, UK

4th - 6th Oct 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Birmingham, UK

£649.00Birmingham, B32 3, UK

4th - 6th Oct 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Swansea, UK

£619.00Swansea, UK

9th - 11th Oct 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Liverpool, UK

£619.00Liverpool, L3 4, UK

18th - 20th Oct 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Manchester, UK

£619.00Manchester, M1 5, UK

25th - 27th Oct 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Ipswich, UK

£619.00Ipswich, IP2 0, UK

30th Oct - 1st Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Southampton, UK

£619.00Southampton, SO15 1, UK

1st - 3rd Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Nottingham, UK

£610.00Nottingham, NG2 3, UK

8th - 10th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Bradford, UK

£619.00Bradford, BD1, 2, UK

8th - 10th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

London, UK

£649.00London, W1W 6, UK

11th - 13th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Newcastle, UK

£619.00Newcastle, NE29 6, UK

13th - 15th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Bristol, UK

£619.00Bristol, BS1 2, UK

15th - 17th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Coventry, UK

£619.00Coventry, CV8 1, UK

22nd - 24th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

University of West England (Students only)

£619.00UWE, UK

22nd - 24th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Sheffield, UK

£619.00Sheffield, S1 4, UK

22nd - 24th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Bedford, UK

£619.00Bedford, MK42, UK

22nd - 24th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

West London, UK

£649.00London, W3 6, UK

29th Nov - 1st Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Glasgow, UK

£619.00Glasgow, G1 4, UK

29th Nov - 1st Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Carlisle, UK

£619.00Carlisle, CA3 0, UK

4th - 6th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Birmingham, UK

£635.00Birmingham, B32 3, UK

6th - 8th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Reading, UK

£619.00Reading, RG2 0, UK

6th - 8th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Manchester, UK

£619.00Manchester, M1 5, UK

6th - 8th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Leeds, UK

£619.00Leeds, LS10 1, UK

9th - 11th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Derby, UK

£619.00Derby, DE1 3, UK

11th - 13th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Middlesbrough, UK

£619.00Middlesbrough, TS1 2, UK

13th - 15th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

London, UK

£649.00London, W1W 6, UK

13th - 15th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Coventry University, UK

£619.00Coventry University, Coventry, UK

20th - 22nd Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

St Georges University, London (University Students Only)

£610.00St Georges University, London, UK (1)

7th - 9th Mar 2025 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Leeds, UK

£619.00Leeds, LS10 1, UK

7th - 9th Mar 2025 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

University of West England (Students only)

£619.00UWE, UK

21st - 23rd Mar 2025 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Liverpool, UK

£619.00Liverpool, L3 4, UK

6th - 8th Jun 2025 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Leeds, UK

£619.00Leeds, LS10 1, UK

9th - 11th Jun 2025 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

University of Birmingham (Physio Students Only)

£635.00University of Birmingham (Physio Students Only)

5th - 7th Sep 2025 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Leicester University ( Students only)

£495.00Leicester University ( Students only)

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Advanced Skills in Acupuncture

Skill level: AdvancedCPD hours: 100

Enhance your acupuncture and dry needling skills beyond your foundation training, by delving into advanced clinical reasoning and sophisticated needling techniques.

ONLINE CPD: Acupuncture for Headaches, Neck and Facial Pain

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 10 hours

Specialist online acupuncture CPD course for those already trained in acupuncture but looking to advance their needling skills and understanding further, specifically for head, neck and facial pain.

ONLINE CPD: Acupuncture for Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 10 hours

Specialist online acupuncture CPD course for those already trained in acupuncture but looking to advance their needling skills and understanding further, specifically for shoulder, elbow and wrist pain.

ONLINE CPD: Acupuncture & Dry Needling General Update

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 10 hours

General online refresher for those already trained in acupuncture and dry needling but looking to maintain their needling competency and advance their understanding further.

ONLINE CPD: Acupuncture & Dry Needling in Women's Health

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 10 hours

This specialist online course is a masterclass in the application of acupuncture and dry needling for the treatment of women's health conditions.

The Acupuncture Clinical Companion

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: As much as you want!

The go-to acupuncture resource for busy clinicians, looking for a quick-to-access, easy-to-follow recipe guide for almost any problem presented in your clinic.

Frequently asked questions

Dentists can use acupuncture and dry needling as part of their usual practice after completing our Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Foundation Course. Once successfully completed, we ensure that our foundation course delegates can use acupuncture and dry needling as part of their everyday practice safely, confidently and effectively.

Although it would never replace your usual practice, acupuncture and dry needling is an excellent adjunct for day-to-day care. In dentistry, acupuncture is primarily used for issues such as TMD, neuralgias, and headaches.

Dentists may find it beneficial to study medical acupuncture and dry needling for several reasons:

  1. Pain Management: Acupuncture and dry needling can be effective techniques for managing orofacial pain and discomfort, which are common concerns in dentistry. These techniques can provide non-pharmacological pain relief for dental procedures and post-operative care.

  2. Complementary Therapy: Acupuncture and dry needling can complement traditional dental treatments and interventions, offering additional options for patients who may prefer or benefit from alternative or complementary therapies.

  3. Anxiety Reduction: Dental anxiety and fear are prevalent among patients. Acupuncture has a calming and stress-reducing effect, helping patients manage anxiety during dental procedures.

  4. Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD): Acupuncture and dry needling can be useful in treating temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and associated muscle tension, providing relief for patients experiencing jaw pain and dysfunction.

  5. Enhanced Patient Care: Dentists who are trained in acupuncture and dry needling can provide a more holistic and patient-centered approach to care, addressing not only the oral health but also the overall well-being of their patients.

  6. Painful Conditions: Acupuncture and dry needling can be beneficial in addressing various painful conditions in the head and neck region, such as headaches, myofascial pain, and nerve-related pain, which are commonly seen in dental practice.

  7. Non-Invasive Approach: These techniques are non-invasive and drug-free, offering natural and minimally discomforting therapies for patients.

  8. Improved Recovery: For patients who have undergone oral surgeries or dental procedures, acupuncture and dry needling can expedite recovery, reduce pain and inflammation, and promote healing.

Typically, our foundation level acupuncture and dry needling courses take dentists around one to two months to complete. The online component of our course can be completed in your own time, at your own pace, whilst the in-person workshop is conducted across three days.

Following the foundation course, dentists may decide to advance their training further through one of our online or in-person CPD training courses. Our popular Advanced Skills in Acupuncture Course comprises an online component, as well as a two day in-person training event.

Yes, dentistry and acupuncture can work together effectively to provide comprehensive care for dental patients, particularly in managing orofacial pain and promoting overall well-being. The integration of acupuncture into dental practice offers several advantages:

  1. Pain Management: Acupuncture is known for its effectiveness in managing pain, making it a valuable addition to dental care, especially for patients undergoing oral surgeries or experiencing orofacial pain.

  2. Anxiety Reduction: Dental anxiety is a common concern for many patients. Acupuncture has a calming and stress-reducing effect, helping patients manage anxiety and discomfort during dental procedures.

  3. Complementary Therapy: Acupuncture can complement traditional dental treatments and interventions, offering additional options for pain relief and relaxation for patients who prefer or benefit from complementary therapies.

  4. Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD): Acupuncture can be useful in addressing temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, reducing muscle tension, and alleviating jaw pain and dysfunction.

  5. Enhanced Patient Experience: The integration of acupuncture into dental practice provides a more holistic and patient-centered approach to care, addressing not only the oral health but also the overall well-being of the patient.

  6. Improved Recovery: Acupuncture can expedite recovery, reduce post-surgical pain and inflammation, and promote healing for patients who have undergone oral surgeries or dental procedures.

It is becoming increasingly common for dentists to incorporate acupuncture into their practice. The integration of acupuncture as a complementary therapy is on the rise within the field of dentistry. Many dentists are recognising the value of offering their patients a more diverse range of treatment options, especially for pain management, relaxation, and reducing dental anxiety.

This increasing trend reflects the demand for holistic and integrative approaches to dental care. Acupuncture can be a valuable addition to traditional dental techniques, providing targeted pain relief and helping patients manage anxiety and discomfort during dental procedures. The combined use of both therapies is contributing to a more patient-centred and well-rounded approach to dental healthcare, ultimately leading to improved patient comfort and overall well-being. Dentists are increasingly incorporating acupuncture into their practice to offer a more comprehensive and effective approach to patient care, making dental visits more positive and less stressful for their patients.

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