LEGAL & DENTAL CONFERENCES: ACCREDITATION
All Australian dentists must complete a minimum of 60 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours over three years as a condition of continued registration with the Dental Board of Australia. In each triennium 80 per cent of the minimum 60 CPD hours must be clinically or scientifically based. The Dental Board allows registrants the freedom to make a professional judgement about the appropriateness of the CPD activity undertaken.
CPE Conferences meet the course provider standards outlined in the Dental Board’s guidelines to continuing professional development. Our conferences generally qualify for the 20% of the compulsory CPD point requirement which is not clinically or scientifically based, as they examine how the law affects the practice of all aspects of medicine.
Our conference programs frequently include sessions examining dento-legal issues, particularly in relation to the use of anaesthesia. Previous delegates of the dental profession have also been able to obtain scientifically based CPD points at our conferences distinctly promoted as having clinical content. We endeavour to increase the number of clinical speakers in the future, and as such, invite such speaker applications for our forthcoming conferences.
For CPD requirements visit www.dentalboard.gov.au.