The annual renewal period for dental care professionals (DCPs) opens today and we are calling for professionals to check their CPD record now to make sure they’ve completed enough hours to meet the minimum requirements for ongoing registration.
In addition to paying the annual retention fee and making their indemnity statement by 31 July, professionals need to make sure they make a compliant CPD statement on time, including having completed at least 10 hours of CPD over the last two years. With more than 3,000 DCPs falling foul of at least one of the CPD rules last year, we are keen to highlight the requirements.
There are three steps to completing annual renewal. For DCPs these are:
- Pay the annual retention fee by 31 July.
- Make their indemnity statement by 31 July.
- Complete the required amount of CPD by 31 July and go on to make an annual or end of cycle CPD statement by 28 August.
GDC Chief Operating Officer, Gurvinder Soomal, said: