Regulator: The General Dental Council (GDC)

Mandatory

The General Dental Council (GDC) is the UK-wide statutory regulator of over 110,000 members of the dental team.

Their primary purpose is to protect patient safety and maintain public confidence in dental services. To achieve this, they register qualified dental professionals, set standards for the dental team, investigate complaints about dental professionals’ fitness to practise, and work to ensure the quality of dental education.

CPD is a compulsory part of registration with the GDC. All dentists must complete 100 hours of verifiable CPD over a 5 year cycle.

 

Under the Enhanced CPD Scheme 2018 dentists need to complete a minimum of 100 hours of verifiable CPD every five years. You must also ensure that you complete at least 10 hours of verifiable CPD during any two-year period.

Under the Enhanced CPD Scheme 2018 dental nurses and dental technicians need to complete a minimum of 50 hours of verifiable CPD every five years. Dental therapists, dental hygienists, orthodontic therapists and clinical dental technicians need to complete a minimum of 75 hours of verifiable CPD. You must also ensure that you complete at least 10 hours of verifiable CPD during any two-year period.

Further Information:
//www.gdc-uk.org/