GDC warns more than 2,000 DCPs about outstanding CPD with a week until deadline

CPDMore than 2,000 dental care professionals have not submitted their CPD statement with one week to go, the GDC claims.

The dental regulator says registrants could drop off the register if they do not submit their statement by 28 August.

In total the GDC is waiting on 2,187 DCPs to submit their 150 hours of CPD to complete their five-year cycle.

‘With just one week to go to the deadline, and with such a large number of DCPs still to submit their CPD statement, the risk for them is now very real,’ GDC executive director, registration and corporate resources, Gurvinder Soomal, said.

‘It takes just a few minutes to complete the statement via the online portal at and I’d suggest that anyone who employs DCPs as part of their dental team might want to check that everyone’s made their submission.’

Enhanced CPD

This is the second warning to DCPs the GDC has made in the space of a month.

At the end of July, the number of outstanding CPD statements from DCPs stood at 8,500.

From 1 August 2018, all DCPs will be moved onto the new enhanced CPD system, which changes the way CPD will be planned and recorded.

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