Continuing professional development (CPD)
Online evaluation and your CPD certificate
All attendees were emailed a web link on Sunday 28 May 2017* to complete the online evaluation and also to a personalised CPD certificate (where applicable).
The online evaluation is tailored to your experience - when you reach the section on lectures/speakers, only the lectures you attended will show.
Completing the evaluation should take no longer than 5-10 minutes and you will automatically be entered into our prize draw with a chance to win a free place at a BDA event.
*Important – you will receive this email at the email address you used when you registered for the event.
Please note that the evaluation is only available until midnight on Monday 12 June.
You can re-visit your CPD certificate to view or print as many times as you need, to so it doesn't matter if you don’t have access to a printer straight away.
For more information on CPD for the event, visit the CPD page
What can you earn CPD for?
- All Conference sessions (with the exception of the Presidential Meeting and the Annual General Meeting of the BDA)
- Exhibition sessions (Professional development theatre,
Speakers' corner lectures,
Advice zone lectures and Workshop zone).
- You can also earn 45 minutes of verifiable CPD from the Innovation showcase. Note - CPD gained from this feature will not be included on the CPD certificate you receive for all other verifiable CPD gained at the event.
What does not meet CPD requirements?
Time spent in the Exhibition.
How we track your CPD at the event
Attendance at all sessions will be recorded by a scanning system which is linked to your delegate badge. The evaluation process is all online and CPD certificates are only available online.
CPD Allowances for Scotland and Northern Ireland
Delegates working in NHS dental practice in Scotland as a principal (that is they hold a dental list number) but not as assistants or FDs/VDPs, can claim up to 15 hours of Continuing Professional Development Allowance (CPDA) in any given financial year. Payments are abated, depending on the percentage of GDS earnings, up to a maximum of £1,386.60 for the year. Please note that salaried dentists are not eligible for CPDA.
Salaried dentists are not eligible for CPDA.
Remote Island and remote mainland dentists can claim an additional amount of CPD Allowance. Please refer to Amendment 115 – Statement of Dental Remuneration (Scotland) for full details. This information can be
found on the practitioner services website.
Delegates working in NHS dental practice in Northern Ireland as a principal (that is they hold a dental list number) but not as assistants or FDs/VDPs, can claim up to 15 hours or 6 sessions of Continuing Professional Development Allowance (CPDA) in any given financial year.
Payments are abated, depending on the percentage of GDS earnings, up to a maximum of £1383 for the year 2014/15. Dentists from Northern Ireland should complete the CPDA1 form available from the online evaluation site for this event (accessible after the event and return to the
Northern Medical and Dental Training Agency. More information can be
Principals can claim on behalf of assistants who may wish to attend this event, how this amount is shared is a local personal contractual arrangement .
CPD Allowances for England and Wales
There are no longer any CPD allowance payments in England and Wales. Until March 2006 dentists working in the GDS in England and Wales were able to claim CPDA for sessions attended on approved postgraduate courses, either Section 63 or other approved courses, and travelling time. Since April 2006 the CPDA allowance has been incorporated in the basic nGDS/ PDS contract value and so can no longer be claimed by dentists working in England or Wales.
Recording your own CPD
Remember that you will need to keep records of all the CPD you undertake, both verifiable and general.
You can use the method of your choice to record your CPD, so long as you include the core information required.
BDA member dentists can track their earn CPD via the BDA CPD hub.