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GDC Standards For The Dental Team


About this course

This comprehensive course is designed for dental professionals seeking to deepen their understanding and application of the General Dental Council's Professional Standards. It provides essential knowledge and practical guidelines to enhance patient care and professional conduct.

This course looks at each of the nine GDC Professional Standards, providing insights into their significance and practical application in daily dental practice. You will learn how to effectively integrate these standards to ensure high-quality patient care and ethical professional conduct.

The knowledge and skills gained from this course are very important for maintaining and enhancing the standards of care and professionalism in dentistry. The course is structured to provide an in-depth understanding of each standard, its implications, and practical applications.

Gain comprehensive insights into the GDC Professional Standards, enhancing your ability to provide exemplary patient care and uphold the highest levels of professional conduct. This expert-led course is a must for dental professionals committed to excellence in their practice.

This course is a GDC Recommended CPD Topic (Legal & Ethical Issues).

This course is relevant to dentists, nurses, hygienists, therapists, and all other dental care professionals.

CPD Time: 1.5 hours (1.5 CPD Credits)

Customer feedback on this course

  • Thoroughly covered all GDC standards with practical insights.
  • Enhanced my understanding of ethical and professional responsibilities.
  • Valuable for integrating patient-centred care principles into practice.
  • Clear, concise, and very relevant to current dental practices.
  • Great resource for improving communication and patient relationships.

Assessment: 12 MCQs. Pass mark 75%. more…

On passing the assessment you will immediately receive a GDC-recognised Enhanced CPD Certificate.

To enhance understanding and implementation of GDC Professional Standards in dental practice.

Course objective:
• Develop knowledge of the nine GDC Professional Standards.
• Foster the ability to apply these standards in everyday dental practice.

Anticipated learning outcomes:
The learner will:
• Identify key aspects of patient-centred care.
• Communicate effectively with patients and colleagues.
• Understand and implement informed consent processes.
• Maintain confidentiality and security of patient information.
• Respond appropriately to patient concerns and complaints.

GDC Development Outcomes:

Learning content:
Introduction to the 9 GDC Standards, Principles of Patient-Centred Care, Effective Communication, Informed Consent, Confidentiality and Data Protection, Complaints Handling, Interprofessional Collaboration, Continuous Professional Development, Ethical and Professional Behaviour.

Show suggested PDP entry

You can copy and adapt this example PDP entry for your own needs and circumstances. The format complies with GDC guidance on PDP structure.

PDP Learning or Maintenance need
Implementing and upholding GDC Professional Standards in practice
How does this relate to my field of practice?
Essential for maintaining high standards of patient care and professional conduct.
Which development outcome(s) does it link to?
What benefit will this have to my work?
Enhanced understanding of ethical responsibilities, improved patient interactions, and professional growth.
How will I meet this learning or maintenance need?
Take the Verified Learning course "GDC Standards For The Dental Team".
When will I complete this by?

Note: After copying and adapting the suggested PDP entry, remember to reflect, plan, act, and evaluate for every CPD activity you undertake.