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Check CPD in time, Dental Protection urges DCPs

Post date: 12/06/2024 | Time to read article: 1 mins

The information within this article was correct at the time of publishing. Last updated 12/06/2024

Dental Protection has urged dental care professionals (DCPs) to check their CPD hours ahead of time in case they need to make up any shortfall before the registration renewal deadline.

The General Dental Council (GDC) opened the renewal period this week, and DCPs have until 31 July to successfully meet all the requirements for renewal.

Dr Yvonne Shaw, Deputy Dental Director at Dental Protection said: “Every year, Dental Protection speaks to members whose registration and ability to work has been impacted by missing the renewal requirements. For a number of them, registration is removed for failing to record sufficient CPD and particularly meet the requirement to have undertaken at least 10 hours of CPD within the previous 2 years. As the renewal window opens, we urge colleagues to check their CPD hours early so they have sufficient time to make up any shortfall.

“Confirming adequate indemnity arrangements is also an important step and DCPs should check and ensure their indemnity covers their full scope of practice. For example, hygienists and therapists who have started to work through direct access, should check their indemnity includes this work. As a final check, remember to ensure that the payment has gone through before the deadline of 31 July.”


For further information contact: [email protected].

About Dental Protection

Dental Protection is a registered trademark and a trading name of The Medical Protection Society Limited (“MPS”). MPS is the world’s leading protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals. We protect and support the professional interests of more than 300,000 members around the world. Membership provides access to expert advice and support and can also provide, depending on the type of membership required, the right to request indemnity for any complaints or claims arising from professional practice.

Our in-house experts assist with the wide range of legal and ethical problems that arise from professional practice. This can include clinical negligence claims, complaints, medical and dental council inquiries, legal and ethical dilemmas, disciplinary procedures, inquests and fatal accident inquiries.

Our philosophy is to support safe practice in medicine and dentistry by helping to avert problems in the first place. We do this by promoting risk management through our workshops, E-learning, clinical risk assessments, publications, conferences, lectures and presentations.

MPS is not an insurance company. All the benefits of membership of MPS are discretionary as set out in the Memorandum and Articles of Association.

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