Dental care professionals urged to check CPD record as deadline looms

DENTAL care professionals are being urged to check they have completed enough CPD hours ahead of the annual renewal deadline.

DCPs need to have clocked up at least 10 hours of CPD over the last two years in order to meet the minimum requirements to stay registered with the General Dental Council (GDC).

They have until July 31 to complete the required amount of CPD, after which they must make an annual or end-of-year CPD statement by August 28.

This is in addition to the other two annual renewal requirements which also fall due by July 31: paying the annual retention fee and making an indemnity declaration.

GDC figures show that more than 3,000 DCPs fell foul of at least one of the three requirements last year, for reasons unrelated to the pandemic. Failure to complete annual renewal risks interrupting a registrant's ability to practise.

GDC chief operating officer Gurvinder Soomal said: "It takes just a few minutes to check your CPD record to make sure you have done enough – and if you find out now that you need to do more, you have enough time to put it right before the end of July."

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