All dentists are required to undertake 250 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) over a five-year period as a condition of retention on the Dentists Register.
All dentists must complete 250 hours of CPD every five-years to remain on the UK Dentists Register
Dentists must maintain their own CPD records
Dentists must submit an annual statement of the CPD hours they have completed each year
The GDC will monitor compliance with the requirements by random sampling of dentists' CPD records
Failure to comply with the requirements may lead to erasure from the Dentists Register
All dentists taking time off the Register must demonstrate compliance with CPD when they apply to restore.
see: http://www.gdc-uk.org/Current+registrant/CPD+requirements/CPD+Requirements.htm for more information.