CPD reminder - hours available through FGDP(UK)

News Published: 
18 January 2021


Dentists are reminded that Thursday 28 January 2021 is the deadline to submit their annual CPD statement.

The GDC requires dentists to complete 100 hours of verifiable Continuing Professional Development every five years, including 10 hours within any two-year period. While the regulator has reassured dentists that it is aware that access to CPD has been hindered by the coronavirus pandemic, and will not penalise those whose statements show a shortfall in hours for 2020, CPD statements still need to be submitted by the 28 January deadline.

Looking ahead to planning CPD for 2021 and beyond, the FGDP(UK) would like to remind Members and other dental registrants of the following professional development hours available through the Faculty:


Primary Dental Journal

FGDP(UK) Members have exclusive access to 66 hours of free CPD through the Primary Dental Journal. Each issue is accompanied by three hours' CPD, given upon successful completion of a related multiple choice quiz, and with both GDP and DCP quizzes available relating to 22 issues, there is wide range of themes and topics to study.

To access the quizzes, Members should log in to the FGDP website and visit https://www.fgdp.org.uk/member-area/cpd-quizzes.

To read the related issues, Members should access the online PDJ library via https://www.fgdp.org.uk/member-area/primary-dental-journal – or consult their printed copies.



Over recent months, FGDP has co-hosted a series of webinars with the College of General Dentistry and ProDental CPD, which are available to view online and offer over 10 hours of free CPD:

While all our webinars with ProDental CPD are free to watch live, for some events there is a small charge payable to ProDental (unless you are ProDental member) to view the recordings and receive CPD hours:

Free CPD hours are also available in some instances to those joining our ongoing series of COVID-19-related webinars held in conjunction with the other dental faculties of the surgical Royal Colleges of the UK and Ireland – see individual event listings for details.

Further details of past webinars are available at https://www.fgdp.org.uk/dental-webinars.

To check for future CPD webinars, visit https://www.fgdp.org.uk/events, and ensure you receive notification of future events in your inbox by signing up to FGDP’s monthly newsletter here or clicking the link at the bottom of the page.



FGDP’s educational programmes come with between 25 and 265 hours’ of CPD, and Faculty Members receive a discount of at least 10%. For further information, or to register your interest, email fgdp-education@fgdp.org.uk.

Ensure you receive news about our educational programmes by subscribing to our course emails here.


Study Days

CPD can also be accrued through participation in the FGDP’s divisional events and study days, for which FGDP(UK) Members receive significant discounts. The following study days are currently scheduled:

Ensure you receive notification of future study days in your inbox by signing up to FGDP’s monthly newsletter here, or clicking the link at the bottom of the page.


Third party resources

FGDP also recommends the following online resources developed by third parties, each of which offers free CPD: