General Dental Council reports that “thousands” of dental care professionals are yet to make a compliant CPD statement before the deadline.

On 16 August 2022, the General Dental Council (GDC) wote on its website:

“With just under two weeks to go to the deadline for dental care professionals (DCPs) to make a compliant CPD statement, almost 6,000 are yet do so. Within that number, around 4,600 are yet to make a statement at all, and 1,400 have made statements which do not comply with the rules.

“CPD rules require dental professionals to make a compliant statement every year, as well as at the end of their five-year cycle, by the 28 August, and we are calling on DCPs to make sure their statements are in order before it’s too late.”

GDC Chief Operating Officer, Gurvinder Soomal, said:

“The vast majority of dental care professionals renewed their registration last year with no complications, but more than 3,100 didn’t meet the CPD rules in 2021. That’s 3,100 DCPs who had paid their annual retention fee and made an indemnity declaration but failed to be compliant on CPD. We know that many of these were simple administrative oversights.

“This can have serious consequences for the individual, and for the team they work in, as non-compliance can end up with removal from the register. I’d encourage DCPs to check now to make sure everything is in order.”

The quickest and easiest way to make a CPD statement is through eGDC, and it takes just five minutes to set up an account if one is not already in place.

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