Colleagues are reminded that Sunday 28 August 2022 is the deadline for all dental professionals other than dentists to submit an annual CPD statement detailing professional development activity undertaken between and 1 August 2021 and 31 July 2022.
The GDC requires dental therapists, dental hygienists, orthodontic therapists and clinical dental technicians to complete a minimum of 75 hours of verifiable CPD every five years, and dental nurses and dental technicians a minimum of 50 hours.
All dental professionals need to complete at least 10 hours of verifiable CPD during any two-year period, and must submit an annual CPD statement whether or not they have undertaken any CPD in the preceding 12 months.
The next submission deadline for dentists is 28 January 2023, covering education undertaken during 2022.
The College offers members access to a wide range of CPD opportunities:
Free, on-demand access to a library of around 1000 hours of certified, GDC-compliant CPD. To access the content, log in to www.prodentalcpd.com using the details sent to you following your transfer/entry into College membership.
Live, College-hosted webinars covering a wide range of subjects are available free to members every month, powered by ProDental. Recent subjects include practice ownership, managing traumatic dental injuries, sustainability in dentistry, leadership, professionalism and how to get the best from your career.
Members also have free access to all of ProDental’s weekly live webinars.
And if you miss a live webinar, you’ll find it in the online library within around 24 hours.
Details of all recent and upcoming webinars can be found here
Members receive heavily discounted attendance fees for study days and events. The following are currently scheduled:
- CGDent West Midlands Study Day, Friday 1 July 2022, Birmingham
- Y Gymdeithas Ddeintyddol – Dental Society of Wales 30th Annual Study Day and Conference, Saturday 2 July 2022, Cardiff
- CGDent Scotland Study Day, Friday 2 December 2022, Glasgow
- CGDent-Quintessence Biennial International Conference: Excellence for the Dental Team, Friday-Saturday 24-25 March 2023, London
Details of all recent and upcoming study days and events can be found here
The courses for the College’s educational qualifications provide significant numbers of CPD hours. The following are currently offered:
- Postgraduate Certificate in Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics
- Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry
- Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics
Stay up-to-date with news about our webinars, study days and educational programmes by ensuring you are signed up to the College’s monthly newsletter here
Third party resources
The College also recommends the following online resources developed by third parties, each of which offers free CPD: