CPD For Dental Professionals – Continuing Professional Development

What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

Continuing professional development (CPD) is the intentional maintenance and development of the knowledge and skills needed to perform in a professional context. This could mean honing current skills, it could mean developing them to a new level, or it could mean learning new ones that will allow an employee’s job role to expand or prepare them for potential promotion.

All dental professionals need to undertake CPD. It is a vital part of the regulatory system that protects the public and patients. CPD is a compulsory part of GDC registration. Not meeting minimum CPD requirements can put your ability to practise dentistry at risk.

A structured, practical and methodical approach to learning helps employers across industries to retain key staff and develop the skills & knowledge in their organisations to maintain a sustainable and competitive advantage.

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Accredited CPD training

Accredited CPD training means the learning activity has reached the required Continuing Professional Development standards and benchmarks. The learning value has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD requirements.

Certificate of Attendance is available as evidence of development once a training course is complete or the desired standards of learning have been met.

All Dental Tutors CPD Courses are accredited by CPDUK

CPD Continuing Professional Development

CPD for Dental Professionals and Clinical Staff in the UK

Engaging in Continuing Professional Development ensures that both academic and practical qualifications do not become out-dated or obsolete; allowing individuals to continually ‘up skill’ or ‘re-skill’ regardless of occupation, age or educational level.

Enhanced CPD Scheme Requirements:

The Enhanced CPD scheme was introduced in 2018. It sets out CPD requirements for all registered dental professionals. To comply you will need to:

  • Complete the minimum number of verifiable CPD hours for your professional title (the higher number for those with multiple titles) in each five-year cycle.
  • Spread CPD across your five-year cycle by completing a minimum of 10 hours of CPD in every two-year period, including when you end one CPD cycle and start a new one.
  • Make a CPD statement as part your annual renewal of registration, by making either an annual or end of cycle statement, even if you have not completed any CPD during that year.
  • Ensure your CPD is relevant to your field(s) of practice.

You will start your first CPD cycle at the start of your first full year of registration with the GDC. CPD years are as follows:

  • For dentist 1 January to 31 December.
  • For dental care professionals (all titles) 1 August to 31 July.
  • Temporary registrants, as per your directions.

    CPD Learning in the UK

    Reflective E-Learning

    You will need to record your CPD by:

    • Maintaining a personal development plan.
    • Linking activities to at least one development outcome.
    • Keeping a certificate to evidence verifiable CPD.

    Reflective E-learning involves no participant-based interaction, so this form of CPD is much more passive and one directional. CPD provides an opportunity for an individual to identify knowledge gaps and to resolve these in a recognisable approach to improvement.

    The minimum number of verifiable CPD hours you’ll need to complete during your five-year cycle depends on your registered title:

    • Dentists need to do a minimum of 100 hours.
    • Dental therapists, dental hygienists, orthodontic therapists and clinical dental technicians need to do 75 hours.
    • Dental nurses and dental technicians need to do 50 hours.
    • Temporary registrants (dentists) need to do 20 hours.

    CPD E-Learning

    CPD Courses

    Currently we are offering the Health and Safety for Clinical Staff CPD Course consisting of 10 modules:
    1. Dental Anaesthesia  Dental anaesthesia is the application of anaesthesia to dentistry. It includes local anaesthetics, sedation, and general anaesthesia.
    2. Dental Nurse Standards  This document sets out the standards of conduct, performance and ethics that govern you as a dental professional. It specifies the principles, standards and guidance which apply to all members of the dental team. It also sets out what patients can expect from their dental professionals.
    3. Safeguarding  Creating a safe and welcoming environment, where everyone is respected and valued, is at the heart of safeguarding. It’s about making sure your organisation is run in a way that actively prevents harm, harassment, bullying, abuse and neglect.
    4. Fire Safety  Most fires are preventable. Those responsible for workplaces and other buildings to which the public have access can avoid them by taking responsibility for and adopting the right behaviours and procedures.
    5. COSHH  COSHH is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health. Most businesses use substances, or products that are mixtures of substances. Some processes create substances. These could cause harm to employees, contractors and other people.
    6. Health and Safety at Work Act 1974  All workplaces, staff and patients are covered by the provisions of the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974). The Health and Safety at Work legislation seeks to protect staff and patients while on the premises by making the staff aware of any potential hazards at work and encouraging them to find the best ways of making their premises safer for all concerned.
    7. Hazardous Waste – Hazardous waste is waste that has substantial or potential threats to public health or the environment. Characteristic hazardous wastes are materials that are known or tested to exhibit one or more of the following hazardous traits: Ignitability. Reactivity. Corrosivity.
    8. Infections and Viruses – Infection is the invasion of the body cells by the pathogens, resulting in an inflammatory response of the cells.
      It is the invasion and multiplication of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites that
      are not normally present in the body.
    9. Infection Control – The infection control procedures described in the previous period will help you to reduce the risk of transmission of infectious agents.
    10. Microbiology – Microbiology is the study of microorganisms. Is the scientific study of microorganisms like bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
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    JYOTHSNA Sunnapurallapalli
    20:15 01 Aug 22
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    NESREEN SULAMAN
    NESREEN SULAMAN
    07:19 31 Jul 22
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    Anna M
    18:50 30 Jul 22
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    Tatyana S
    Tatyana S
    20:54 29 Jul 22
    I can't be more grateful to Aida and all the other tutors, they gave me so much knowledge, i couldn't pass exams without them. I'm qualified dental nurse now and I'm so proud.Our lessons were so... interesting and understanding, nothing never been a problem, always all the tutors explained over and over again if someone didn't understand something. We had incredible support all the time. Absolutely amazing college. Thank you so much.read more
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    Silpa Mahe
    11:07 28 Jul 22
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    rebekah may
    10:54 28 Jul 22
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    Zivile St
    10:48 28 Jul 22
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    Bentil TV
    Bentil TV
    10:13 28 Jul 22
    My Experience with Aida, Simas and all the tutors at the collage was exceptional. Passed all my dental nurse exam with ease. With dedicated tutors and staffs at the college language is definitely... not a barrier. I will recommend Dental Tutors for everyone who wants to look into studying to become a qualified dental nurse like me..read more
    Chiara Accornero
    Chiara Accornero
    17:58 21 Jun 22
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    Glaciane Lima
    16:29 18 Apr 22
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    Sejal Chauhan
    Sejal Chauhan
    10:06 09 Apr 22
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    Anastasija Mamaja
    Anastasija Mamaja
    21:43 21 Mar 22
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    Aleksandra Drandeva
    Aleksandra Drandeva
    06:48 02 Mar 22
    Dental-tutor are amazing team.During my course time I received a lot of help and support.Aida is great, she help every single student perfectly, very professional, all the time available for help... and explanations.I recommend them with both my hands🙌😊read more
    Usha Khadka
    Usha Khadka
    22:37 27 Feb 22
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    Mer_cede Ta
    18:53 24 Feb 22
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    SYEDA ASIYA SEEMA
    SYEDA ASIYA SEEMA
    18:05 02 Feb 22
    Thank you Aida and Simas and all teachers at Dental Tutors. You are all amazing at teaching dental nursing. I had a great time learning from you all. Many thanks again.
    A. K.
    A. K.
    17:57 25 Jan 22
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    Migle Karalkeviciute
    18:46 08 Dec 21
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    Florentina Dinu
    20:45 02 Dec 21
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    Roisin Lally
    22:06 19 Jul 21
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    Dr.Subina Ali
    21:58 17 Jun 21
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    Miquelina lopes
    06:22 15 Jun 21
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    Lucy Gomes
    19:46 03 Mar 21
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    sujana
    15:41 27 Feb 21
    Aida is very sweet, helpful and generous person. she always try her best to help students. I will highly recommend everyone. Thank you Again.
    Chandra Kunwar
    Chandra Kunwar
    06:04 27 Feb 21
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    Iryna Pivtorak
    Iryna Pivtorak
    21:44 22 Feb 21
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    Sarah Williams
    Sarah Williams
    23:39 29 Jan 21
    Incredible dental school for nursesAyda is really kind and knowledgeableGreat support throughout Nebdn written exam and OsceHighly recommend this schoolSarah Cronin
    Ludmila Woolf
    Ludmila Woolf
    22:09 07 Nov 20
    I just completed revision program for dental nurse written exam and I found their resources extremely helpful, even exceeding stuff from usual Levison handbook .brilliant slides, mock exams and zoom... meetings. Communication from Aida very informative and encouraging.thank you dental tutors.read more
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    nirab dahal
    21:52 29 Oct 20
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    Katherine Uhunmwangho
    Katherine Uhunmwangho
    15:46 26 Oct 20
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    梶栗枝里子
    15:43 02 Jul 20
    I'm very happy to study with this Dental Tutors. Staff are very kind and dedicated professionals. I highly recommend this course.
    Gabija Balevičiūtė
    Gabija Balevičiūtė
    10:25 02 Jul 20
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    Jolita Jureviciute
    Jolita Jureviciute
    17:47 27 Jan 20
    Perfect team and amazing course. I am very happy that I chose this course
    Simona R.
    Simona R.
    22:02 12 Sep 19
    I am happy that I chose to study with Dental Tutors. Very supportive team. They just released mock exams which are very helpful for me to get ready for the final exam!! 5 stars!! 🙂
    World of Kings
    World of Kings
    20:21 10 Sep 19
    Stunning location at University of Greenwich!! Really supportive team and they provide very useful and helpful visual animations to help students better understand dental treatments.
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