Latest updates from the GDC - June 2022

Dental care professional annual renewal opens on 13 June

Renewal for dental care professionals (DCPs) will open on 13 June.

We are reminding all DCPs of the need to meet minimum CPD requirements following two years of flexibility - supporting those who may have found it difficult to access CPD during the pandemic.

The important CPD dates for DCPs are:

  • CPD year runs from 1 August to 31 July
  • then four weeks to make a CPD statement by 28 August
  • CPD done on or after 1 August counts towards the following year.

Find out more about annual renewal.

GDC responds to consultation on international registration

We have welcomed and supported proposals set out by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in its consultation on our international registration legislation. The consultation closed on 6 May.

You’ll find our response on our website.

A view from the Chair: joining the debate on access 

Our Chair calls for a study on the long-term workforce requirements for dentistry, in the ongoing debate on access. In his latest blog post, he also highlights the important step toward more efficient routes to registration for those who qualify outside of the UK.

What does seriousness in fitness to practise mean for dental professionals?

Elizabeth Gonzalez Malaga, dentist and Clinical Fellow, explores key findings from our research into how the concept of ‘seriousness’ is understood and applied in fitness to practise.

Elizabeth shares examples of what dental professionals can do to engage with the process, understand the legal advice and representation available, and how contextual and environmental matters can impact the outcome of a case.

GDC back at the Dentistry Show 2022 

Did you see us at the Dentistry Show in Birmingham on 13 and 14 May? It was great to be back after two years, talking to dental professionals and others in the sector about the challenges faced, and our role and priorities.

Our team of experts answered registrants’ questions and we gave two presentations about why understanding and perceptions of us matter to the work we do to dental nurses and dental technicians. Hearing about the priorities, challenges and opportunities for dental professionals is invaluable in helping us to plan communications and engagement and develop our future policy priorities.

We look forward to meeting more of you at events later in the year.