Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/558987
Title:
Moving towards a mandate
Authors:
Hardiman, Ann-Marie
Publisher:
Journal of the Irish Dental Association
Journal:
Journal of the Irish Dental Association
Issue Date:
Jun-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/558987
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
By now, every dentist registered to practise in Ireland should have received a copy of the Dental Council’s document, Your guide to the Dental Council’s Continuing Professional Development requirements. While the new Dental Act is still awaited by the profession, it is expected that the Act will make continuing professional development (CPD) mandatory for continued registration. In order to prepare dentists for this change, the Council has been engaged in an ongoing process of updating guidelines and setting out what dentists should be doing now, and what they will be expected to do to maintain registration in the future. Dr Marielle Blake is Chairperson of the Council’s Education and Training Committee, and she explains the thinking behind the document. “At present, all dentists are ethically obliged to maintain their skills. CPD is currently obligatory rather than mandatory, as dentists are obliged to maintain their skills under the Council’s ethics guidelines. Within the new Dental Act, it is likely that mandatory CPD will be in place. The Council formulated an introductory CPD document five years ago. The current Education Committee has been working on the principles and the consequential categorisation of required CPD, which is outlined in the new document.”
Keywords:
DENTAL CARE; CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Local subject classification:
MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHardiman, Ann-Marieen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-06T09:20:02Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-06T09:20:02Zen
dc.date.issued2015-06en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/558987en
dc.descriptionBy now, every dentist registered to practise in Ireland should have received a copy of the Dental Council’s document, Your guide to the Dental Council’s Continuing Professional Development requirements. While the new Dental Act is still awaited by the profession, it is expected that the Act will make continuing professional development (CPD) mandatory for continued registration. In order to prepare dentists for this change, the Council has been engaged in an ongoing process of updating guidelines and setting out what dentists should be doing now, and what they will be expected to do to maintain registration in the future. Dr Marielle Blake is Chairperson of the Council’s Education and Training Committee, and she explains the thinking behind the document. “At present, all dentists are ethically obliged to maintain their skills. CPD is currently obligatory rather than mandatory, as dentists are obliged to maintain their skills under the Council’s ethics guidelines. Within the new Dental Act, it is likely that mandatory CPD will be in place. The Council formulated an introductory CPD document five years ago. The current Education Committee has been working on the principles and the consequential categorisation of required CPD, which is outlined in the new document.”en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJournal of the Irish Dental Associationen
dc.subjectDENTAL CAREen
dc.subjectCONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTen
dc.subject.otherMEDICAL PROFESSIONALSen
dc.titleMoving towards a mandateen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the Irish Dental Associationen
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