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  • Education and CPD

    We set the standards for dental education and training, and carry out quality assurance to ensure providers meet these standards. We also set the CPD requirements for dental professionals across the UK.

Dental professionals have a duty to keep their knowledge and skills up to date.

A primary qualification is only the first step in their education and development which should last throughout their professional life.


  • Review your activity
  • Reflect on impact on your daily practice and patients
  • Make a record of your reflection
  • Adjust PDP as needed

We require all registrants to undertake continuing professional development (CPD) to maintain their registration. This is because we believe CPD makes a contribution to supporting registrants to maintain our Standards and patient protection.