Braehead Arena
Glasgow G51 4BN
24-25 April 2020
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Continuing Professional Development

The education programme at the Scottish Dental Show 2020 provides up to 10 hours of verifiable Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and compliance with the General Dental Council’s new Enhanced CPD scheme.

Enhanced CPD outcomes

In the enhanced CPD scheme, specific standards for the dental team are brought to the forefront of CPD planning and activity through four development outcomes.

These outcomes provide encouragement to link learning activity more closely to the standards and help you embed the principles further in your working life. The four development outcomes are set out below:

Outcome A

Effective communication with patients, the dental team and others across dentistry, including when obtaining consent, dealing with complaints and raising concerns when patients are at risk.

Outcome B

Effective management of self and effective management of others or effective work with others in the dental team, in the interests of patients; providing constructive leadership where appropriate.

Outcome C

Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice.

Outcome D

Maintenance of skills, behaviours and attitudes which maintain patient confidence in you and the dental profession and put patients’ interests first.

Claiming CPD

All participants will be awarded a CPD certificate for each session attended. Delegates will be scanned out of each lecture or workshop. There will be no admittance to a lecture or workshop five minutes after it has started, nor will you be scanned out if you leave early. Staff cannot scan you or add you to a session after you have left the lecture theatre or workshop area. If all possible lectures are attended, then a maximum of nine hours CPD is possible.

Your certificate will be emailed to the email address you used to register between one and three weeks after the show, with the 2020 feedback questionnaire and a GP214 CPDA Claim Form download link.

Claiming CPDA at the Scottish Dental Show

The educational content has been approved for Continuing Professional Development Allowance (CPDA) which is claimable by dentists only. To be eligible for CPDA a dentist must attend more than one lecture in each session, morning or afternoon. A GP214 will be issued for the total CPDA awarded.

Previous Scottish Dental Shows

If you attended previous Scottish Dental Show events, please note that we can only keep certificates on record for a maximum of two years. This means that we can only provide certificates from 2018 to present. An admin charge of £30 including VAT will apply to amend certificates or if your certificates were not sent due to an error on your part.

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  • Preparations in full swing for 2020

    After breaking previous records this year, preparations for the Scottish Dental Show 2020 – are well under way.

  • Exhibitor: Dentsply Sirona

    Dental technology can transform the way you and your teams work. From digital impressions with Primescan and surgical treatment planning with Simplant to 2D/3D CBCT radiography with the Orthophos imaging family, Dentsply Sirona provides comprehensive digital workflows so you can treat cases in less time, treat more complex cases with confidence and improve the predictability of treatment.

  • Exhibitor: GC Europe

    One of the world’s most innovative dental companies!

  • Hotels & accommodation

    The Scottish Dental Show team has worked throughout the year with hotels in and around Glasgow to bring together the best deals for Show delegates and exhibitors. More information and booking details are listed below.

  • Directions

    This year’s Scottish Dental Show will be held at Braehead Arena, part of the Intu Braehead leisure complex. The venue is easy to find by car, bus, plane and even bike!

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