The clock is ticking down to the end of the current CPD cycle

4 December 2018

With just under a year until the cycle ends on 30 November 2019, it's important as a registered dentist that you understand the full scope of your continuing professional development (CPD) requirements and what you need to have accomplished by the time the deadline rolls around.

Under the terms of registration with the Dental Board of Australia, you have to complete a minimum of 60 hours of CPD over a three-year cycle, composed of at least 80% scientifically-based learning ("scientific, clinical or technical aspects of oral health care") and up to 20% non-scientific learning that supports clinical activity e.g. practice management. (It’s entirely permissible to do 100% scientific-based learning if would like to.)

Finding all the material may seem daunting as is keeping a track of it, but the ADA’s CPD Portal makes it easy in a number of important ways.

For a start, there are hundreds of hours of audio and video content that tracks automatically to Your CPD Log. You can easily manually add any face-to-face CPD sessions you attend, such as those available through ADA branches, or any articles you read or outside online learning you undertake. 

To plan your final year of CPD activity, you can access the Portal’s Calendar of Events which features courses and workshops from the various ADA branches.

If you are audited by the Board, exporting Your CPD Log into a CSV or PDF format takes no time at all, making supplying the requested documentation a hassle-free process.

If you have any additional questions, please reference the CPD requirements on the ADA website or email [email protected]