GDC development outcomes
The four development outcomes set out by the General Dental Council (GDC), enable you to align your learning activity to the Standards for the Dental Team, the ethical principles of practice that registered dental professionals must adhere to.
Development outcome A
Development outcome B
Development outcome C
Development outcome D
Under the GDC’s Enhanced CPD Scheme, registered dental professionals are required to undertake a number of hours of verifiable CPD over a five-year period, depending on their professional title, and record their activities in an annual statement. For dentists, the minimum number of hours over a five-year period is 100 hours; for dental therapists, dental hygienists, orthodontic therapists and clinical dental technicians it’s 75 hours; dental nurses and dental technicians are required to do 50 hours; and temporary registrants (dentists) need to do 20 hours.
To support your professional development, members of the College have free access to a CPD library of over 350 live and on-demand webinars, as well as discounted fees on study days run by our Affiliated Groups around the country. Our professional development events link with one or more of the GDC’s development outcomes, so you can plan your CPD activities effectively. You can view our programme of upcoming CPD events on our events page.