Dental Courses

The dental postgraduate section provides a variety of courses covering all areas of dentistry, for registrants who live or work in Wales. These include dental simulation (hands-on), traditional study days, conference and online CPD. All courses provided by the section meet the GDC requirements for verifiable CPD.

Please note, some of our courses may be supported by commerical companies, however HEIW does not endorse the products, equipment or materials provided by these companies. 

GDC Requirements

The enhanced CPD scheme started on 1st January 2018 for dentists and 1st August 2018 for dental care professionals. Click here to view an interactive session with Kirstie Moons, Associate Director for Dental Team Workforce Planning and Development, which provides further information.

The main changes to the scheme are:

  • ​The requirement for all dental professionals to have a personal development plan (PDP);

  • An increase in the number of verifiable hours for most professional titles and the requirement to spread the hours more evenly across the five year cycle;

  • Dental professionals no longer have to declare non-verifiable CPD to the GDC;

  • The requirement to make an annual statement of CPD hours completed, even if zero hours have been completed for that year;

  • The requirement to align CPD activity with specific development outcomes;

  • The requirement for professionals to plan CPD activity according to their individual “field(s) of practice”.

Dental professionals are strongly advised to be familiar with the GDC's guidance document to understand their CPD obligations for maintaining registration. The guidance document gives dental professionals all the information they need to know, to understand the requirements of the CPD scheme over their CPD cycle.

The Hours Requirement 

Depending on your registrant title, you must do a certain minimum number of hours of verifiable CPD for each five year cycle, as set out below. You may continue to do non-verifiable CPD, however all hours submitted to the GDC must be verifiable.

Registrant title  Minimum hours of verifiable CPD per five year cycle 
Dentists 100
Dental therapists 75
Dental hygienists 75
Orthodontic therapists 75
Clinical dental technicians 75
Dental nurses 50
Dental technicians 50

For a list of available CPD courses within the Wales Deanery visit our course booking system - link below 

Course Booking System

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