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Aims, objectives and outcomes: What they mean and why you should care

Aims, objectives and outcomes

Aims, objectives and outcomes will be familiar to anyone who engages in CPD, but how many really understand what they mean and why they are important? The reality is that most do not, including those responsible for dental education, GDC included! The terms are distinct but often conflated. Aims are what a CPD activity sets out to achieve i.e. its ...

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Simplifying our CPD membership

2022 CPD Membership Plans

Membership of The Dental Channel is free but access to any of our paid courses requires an active CPD subscription. Until recently this was either via a recurring annual bundle plan (Complete 365/Core 365) or non-recurring monthly one (single course/Complete 1/12 bundle). Whilst trying to cater for everyone we ended up creating confusion: go to a c...

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Autumn 2019

Autumn 2019

We have spent much of the summer break working on important enhancements to key areas of the website that will be rolled out over the autumn. Look out for webinars demonstrating the updated CPD, community and support features in action as part of the free course Making the Most of The Dental Channel. If you are already enrolled you will be notified...

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A personal development plan isn’t just for Christmas (or July)

Plan-Do-Reflect-Record spiral

So how is your personal development plan (PDP) faring? Are you carrying out your planned CPD activities, recording them and updating your PDP accordingly? Is it helping your career development and optimising the time you have set aside?  It should be, but it won't if the only attention it gets is at the end of the CPD year! The GDC made holdin...

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The End of the CPD Year is Nigh: Be Prepared!

End of the CPD Year is Nigh!

31 December 2018 marks the end of the first year under the enhanced CPD scheme for dentists. This date is now not only the deadline for paying the best part of £1000 for the annual retention fee and confirming that indemnity is in place, but also completing the minimum CPD requirement. A second deadline follows swiftly after: the annual CPD stateme...

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Dynamic CPD certification!

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Now that the enhanced CPD scheme applies to all dental professionals, we have updated and improved our documentary evidence – CPD certificates – to be dynamic. Dynamic? A CPD certificate? What does that mean?

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Enhanced CPD is here

eCPD is here!

Happy New Year! This is the traditional time of year for setting resolutions.  Things we would like to do to improve our lot.  Perhaps it is to shed some weight. That might mean going to the gym, taking up cycling, walking rather than using the car etc. You carry out your intentions and are rewarded by weight loss and ...

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