Welcome to DentCPD
Introduction and Aims
DentCPD is a two year European project entitled 'Harmonisation and standardisation of European Dental Schools programs of continuing professional development for graduate dentists'. This project aims to identify agreed essential CPD requirements of an EU graduate dentist and provide guidelines for the management and delivery of high quality CPD by European dental schools.
The project, initiated by the Association for Dental Education in Europe - ADEE is co funded by the EU under the Lifelong Learning Programme, Erasmus sub-programme, 'Modernisation of higher education'. The project which began on October 2010 will end in September 2012.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is essential to the maintenance of dentists' knowledge and skills, underpinning safe clinical practice. In the context of free movement, EU-citizens need assurance that dental practitioners have a license to practice that meets EU-standards. There is a need for harmonisation of CPD across the EU, supporting the safe management of patients and promoting mobility of practitioners. Currently, dental CPD is provided by a range of bodies and the quality of courses is variable and unregulated. EU Dental schools have a strategic role to play and this innovative CPD project, which is the first of its kind in the global educational arena, will support the modernisation of their role in postgraduate education.