The General Dental Council (GDC) is asking for as many views as possible on three major consultations which could change dental regulation in the United Kingdom. The GDC is considering propsals for direct access to any members if the dental team, news standards for all registarnts and on continuing professional development. Go to the GDC website to contribute.
There has been a great response to this year’s survey but if you haven’t yet taken part and would like the opportunity to record your thoughts on UK dentistry, simply visit www.dentalsurvey.co.uk and complete the on-line form.
The General Dental Council (GDC) has issued advice on obtaining Continuing Professional Development (CPD). It’s now less than a year until nearly 40-thousand Dental Care Professionals (DCPs) will reach the end of their first five year CPD cycle. Of those who have declared what they have done so far 36% have logged more than the minimum hours; 11% have logged no hours. Dental Technicians are currently the least likely to have logged their hours - 22% having not yet declared any.