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GDC warns of impending CPD deadline

Posted by Allie Wright

The General Dental Council (GDC) has issued another warning to oral health professionals to ensure they are ready for the upcoming continuing professional development (CPD) deadline.

Close to 40,000 dental care professionals (DCPs) are expected to come to the end of their five-year cycle in the coming months and many are not prepared.

DCPs must have completed 150 hours of CPD by the end of the five-year cycle and it was stressed by the GDC that this is a legal requirement if they are to continue to work in oral health.

“It is important that registrants keep their CPD records up-to-date and safe, as they may be asked to submit proof and to send in their verifiable CPD certificates,” noted the body.

The end of the cycle arrives at the end of July and many DCPs are likely to have a lot of work to do to make sure they are on track to meet the summer deadline.

Individuals have until August 28th to declare the hours they have completed, or they risk losing their GDC registration.

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