Dental Courses

The dental postgraduate section provides a variety of courses covering all areas of dentistry. 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 Wales Deanery does not endorse the products, equipment or materials provided by these companies. 

GDC Requirements

CPD for Dentists

Dentists are required to complete 75 verifiable hours of CPD out of a total of 250 hours across 5 years.

The core topics as prescribed by the GDC are:

  • Medical emergencies (at least 10 hours in every CPD cycle)
  • Radiography and radiation protection (at least 5 hours in every CPD cycle)
  • Disinfection and decontamination (at least 5 hours in every CPD cycle)

GDC recommended topics are:

  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Complaints handling
  • Oral cancer early detection
  • Safeguarding awareness (child protection & vulnerable adults)

CPD for DCPs

DCPs are required to complete 50 verifiable hours of CPD out of a total of 150 hours across 5 years.

The core topics as prescribed by the GDC are:

  • Medical emergencies (at least 10 hours per CPD cycle)
  • Disinfection and decontamination (at least 5 hours per CPD cycle)
  • Radiography and radiation protection (at least 5 hours per CPD cycle)

Dental Technicans

Instead of radiography and radiation protection, you can substitute materials and equipment (at least five hours in every cycle), as the application of radiography is not covered in the curriculum for dental technicians. We recommend that you carry out CPD in the other core verifiable CPD subjects

GDC Recommended topics are:

  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Complaints handling
  • Oral cancer early detection

Safeguarding awareness (child protection & vulnerable adults)

DCPs who are involved in taking radiographs must complete, as part of their core CPD, at least 5 hours per CPD cycle of the IRMER compliant radiation course (core of knowledge). DCPs not involved in taking radiographs can attend radiation updates (core topic) instead.

For a list of available courses and to book a place, please register on our new system using this guidance, and follow the below link

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