GDC raises concerns for thousands of DCPs at risk of removal from register

GDCThe GDC is reminding dental care professionals (DCPs) they must submit CPD statements by the 28 August 2018.

The dental regulator claims there are 8,500 outstanding statements from 36,000 DCPs, with five weeks left to go until the deadline.

If registrants miss the deadline, they could face removal from the register.

‘We recognise the deadline is not yet upon us, but it is fast-approaching and with such a significant number still to make their CPD submissions, the risk is real that a significant number could end up falling off the register,’ GDC executive director, registration and corporate resources, Gurvinder Soomal, said.

‘I strongly encourage everyone who is yet to complete their submission to do so as soon as possible via the online portal at and avoid leaving it until the last minute.’


All DCPs will move onto the new enhanced CPD (ECPD) system from 1 August this year.

The GDC launched its new model of continuing professional development at the start of this year for dentists.

It encourages professionals to take personal responsibility in setting and achieving their development goals.

‘When speaking to dental professionals, the desire for CPD to be much more that the “tick-box” exercise it had become was clear,’ Matthew Hill, executive director, strategy, at the GDC, said when ECPD was launched earlier this year.

‘This is the first step towards achieving that goal.

‘I believe that dental professionals will embrace this change and I look forward to working with them to develop a system of CPD based on quality rather than quantity, which will bring benefits to them as well as patients.’

Further information is available at by email [email protected] or by calling 020 7167 6000.

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