CPD Dental

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CPD requirements

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.

Key facts

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.