What and Why – CPD?
Undertaking CPD is compulsory and key to maintaining your place on the Dental Care Professional (DCP) register. As a registered dental nurse you are required to demonstrate 150 hours of CPD over a 5-year cycle. A minimum of 50 hours of this requirement must be verifiable CPD.
The General Dental Council (GDC) defines continuing professional development (CPD) as:
Study, training courses, seminars, reading and other activities undertaken by a dental professional, which could reasonably be expected to advance his /her development as a dental professional.
CPD can be verifiable or non-verifiable.
Verifiable CPD has clear aims, outcomes and objectives, coupled with quality control measures, and carries documentary proof of completion/participation. This includes
- attending conferences
- completing online CPD tests
Non-verifiable CPD (general CPD) encompasses all self-directed activities that will benefit your lifelong learning, such as (but not limited to):
- reading books
- reading journals
Back to basics
Revisiting the latest standards and learning new skills relevant in the field of dental practice.
Certificate will cover 6 CPD verifiable hours. A series on updating and developing the skills and knowledge of a dental nurse towards a patient centred approach
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Date – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Time – 9:30am to 4:30pm
Fees – £125
Certificate will cover 6 CPD verifiable hours.
Location: 18 Hatfields, London, SE1 8DJ (5 min walk from Waterloo or Southwark station)