The facts about Enhanced CPD

CPD is defined as 'learning, training or other developmental activities undertaken by a dental professional, who could reasonably be expected to advance his or her professional development as a dental professional, and is relevant to the persons  field of practice.'

As you are aware, as from 1st August 2018 there are changes to our CPD. Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists will need to undertake a minimum of 75 hours in a five year cycle. You will only need to submit verifiable CPD to the GDC, but you may wish to continue with none verifiable.

All registrants will also need to keep a personal development plan (PDP), log of completed activity and evidence of completed activity. If you already are using a PDP you may carry on using the same one. As part of the enhanced CPD programme, registrants will also need to reflect on the CPD they have undertaken.

All CPD provided by BSDHT after the 1st August 2018 will meet the requirements of the GDC’s ECPD

Online CPD in conjunction with Dental Health and Annual Clinical Journal

BSDHT has teamed up with Stephen Hancocks Ltd to provide online CPD. This system allows BSDHT members to complete their CPD online, receive immediate feedback on the responses recorded and print out a certificate to confirm the activity undertaken (verifiable CPD). To log on to this service you will need your BSDHT membership number.

To connect to the service and set up an account (no charge will be levied for Bronze membership), please click on this link:

All example and templates of the above can be found on the GDC website on the link below, along with advice on recommended topics, making your annual CPD statement and Transitional arrangements.

Below are some of the GDC's examples of a PDP and activity log

Personal development plan (PDP) template (611.5 KB, DOCX)

This document provides examples across each professional title, to show how the GDC’s PDP might be utilised depending on a dental professional’s title, role and patients.

PDP - examples (631.5 KB, PDF)

All dental professionals must keep a log of all verifiable CPD they have undertaken. The GDC has developed an activity log template which dental professionals may use or find helpful, and covers all the minimum requirements of an activity log.

Activity log template (607.2 KB, DOCX)

This document provides examples to show how the GDC’s activity log template may be utilised.

Activity log - examples (598.8 KB, PDF)

The GDC have produced a document ECPD Guidance which can be downloaded here