GDC CPD Requirements

CPD is now compulsory for dental nurses and we are in a position to provide a wide range of programmes that meet the needs of the dental nurse workforce and the GDC. Our courses are designed to provide opportunities for CPD and lifelong learning for both the professional and personal development of dental nurses. The centre is currently one of a very few in the country to offer all the NEBDN post certification qualifications in addition to a wide range of short courses and seminars.

Verifiable CPD

The GDC have stipulated that a number of hours in the five year cycle must be made up of Verifiable CPD. To be classed as verifiable the CPD activity must have:

Aims & objectives:

  • Clear outcomes
  • Evaluation

Core subjects

Core subjects are essential skills for good practice and are based on key areas to ensure the dental team remain competent and up to date.

The GDC recommend the following core subjects:

Medical Emergencies

  • Disinfection & Decontamination
  • Radiography & Radiation protection

In addition the GDC also recommends that those working in a clinical environment should also undertake CPD in:

  • Legal & Ethical Issues
  • Complaints handling
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