Dentist members practising in the UK are reminded that Saturday 28 January 2023 is the deadline to submit your annual CPD statement detailing professional development activity undertaken between 1 January and 31 December 2022.

Delegates at the CGDent Scotland Study Day, December 2021

The General Dental Council requires dentists to complete a minimum of 100 hours of verifiable CPD every five years, including at least 10 hours during any two-year period, and to submit an annual CPD statement whether or not you have undertaken any CPD in the preceding 12 months.

The College offers members access to a wide range of CPD opportunities:

CPD library

Free, on-demand access to a library of around 1000 hours of certified, GDC-compliant CPD. To access the content, log in to using the details sent to you following your transfer/entry into College membership.

Live webinars

Live, College-hosted webinars covering a wide range of subjects are available free to members every month, powered by ProDental. Over 25 webinars have been hosted to date, ranging from Practice ownership: an introduction, How to get the best from your career in dentistry and Treatment planning for carious primary and permanent molars, to Duty of candour: the legal and regulatory risk, Social inequalities: the impact on dental study applications and Sustainability in dentistry and healthcare.

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.

Study Days

Members receive heavily discounted attendance feesfor study days and events. The following are currently scheduled:

Friday-Saturday 14-15 October 2022, Belfast

Friday 2 December 2022, Glasgow

Friday-Saturday 24-25 March 2023, London


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

Third party resources

The College also recommends the following online resources developed by third parties, each of which offers free CPD: