FAQ’s

Q: How many free hours do I get?

A: As a Dental Nurse you will get access to 10 x 1 hour study courses. Currently equivalent to 1 year’s CPD requirement. Hygienists and Therapists get 15 hours and Dentist get 20 hours in line with GDC requirements for Enhanced CPD (ECPD)

Q: Which subjects can I choose?

A: You can choose any subjects but Highly Recommended subjects will be limited to 2 hours, Medical Emergencies and 1 hour each of Radiography and Radiation, Protection and Disinfection and Decontamination.

Q: Can I buy more CPD hours?

A: Yes you can buy access to as many CPD study courses as you wish, simply click on the Credits tab and select how many credits you wish to purchase.

Q: Can I get all my CPD from My Dental CPD?

A: Yes, My Dental CPD has been designed so that you can complete all your verifiable CPD requirements here on the site.

Q: Do I need to keep a log of my CPD study?

A: No any study undertaken at My Dental CPD is automatically recorded in your own personal CPD log on the site. This can be found on the My Profile page.

Q: Can I log CPD I have done elsewhere on My Dental CPD log?

A: Yes My Dental CPD is designed so you can keep all your CPD records in one place. To do this, go to the ‘My Uploaded CPD Activity’ button on the My Profile page. Simply enter the details of the activity and up load a scan of any certificates this will be added to your personal CPD log.

Q: Can I buy CPD for my team?

A: Yes you can. If you are a Practice Manager you can purchase CPD for your team. Please make sure that you select “Yes” for Practice Manager when registering onto the system. The Practice Manager status allows you to purchase bundles of credit for Dentists and DCP’s in your practice. When you purchase a bundle you will be credited with codes which can be redeemed by staff in your practice using the “Redeem credits with a voucher code” on their Shop page once they are logged in.

Q: If I buy CPD for my team can I monitor each team members progress

A: Yes. If you are a Practice Manager you will be able to monitor how your team members are progressing with their CPD. When you are logged in you will be able to download reports on which exams your team members have taken from the “Manager’s overview” section on your profile page.

Q: How does the study and exam process work?

A: You need to carefully read the study course. Then you will be able to answer a set of multiple choice questions about the content of the course. You need to answer all the questions correctly to pass the exam and to download your certificate. You will have a maximum of 4 attempts to do this.

Q: What happens if I fail an exam?

A: you have four attempts to pass the exam. After this you are still able to re-read the study course and the activity can be added to your non verifiable CPD log. It will not show on you My Dental CPD log and you will not be able to download a certificate. To re-take the exam after your fourth attempt you will be required to use or purchase another credit.

Q: Do I still have access to a study course once I have taken the exam?

A: Yes, should you wish to refresh your memory on something contained in one of the study courses you have purchased you are able to go back and read these again at any time. You will not be able to retake the exam unless you use or purchase another credit.