DCHK CPD Program for Practising Dentists (for the cycle of 2014)
Dear Dental Colleagues,
The Dental Council of Hong Kong continues to implement a voluntary continuing education program for practising dentists. The purpose of the program is to encourage practicing dentists to keep themselves up-to-date on current developments in clinical dental practice so as to maintain a high professional standard.
The program has the following adjustments:
a) the present cycle will last for 1 year (i.e. from 1-1-2014 to 31-12-2014);
b) a minimum of 15 credit points will be required for this cycle.
Any practising dentist who is interested in the Program should only enroll with ONE of the CPD Program Administrators appointed by the Dental Council. The College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong has been reappointed as one of the CPD Program Administrators and Accreditors. We will be responsible for vetting, documenting and calculating the CPD scores for practising dentists enrolled with us during the CPD cycle and reporting the total CPD points to the Dental Council at the end of the CPD cycle. Dentists who wish to enroll with us should complete the attached enrolment form and return the same to us. An enrollment fee of HK$1,000 will be charged as administrative fee for the whole cycle (i.e. 1 year). HK$2,000 will be charged as administrative fee if the application is received after 30 Jun, 2014, except for new graduates.
The Dental Council of Hong Kong continues to appoint the same batch of the CPD Program Providers as those during the period cycle. The CPD activities organized by these CPD Program Providers will automatically attract CPD points. All activities not organised by a pre-approved program providers will not be accreditable, unless they are jointly organized with any one of the program providers, and applying for prior approved is required.
Dentists in the Program should sign the attendance form at meetings organized by the CPD Program Providers, who will use these attendance forms as prove of attendance and send them to the respective CPD administrator, in order to have the CPD points recorded. Attendance of Certificates are not usually required unless the respective participants have failed to sign-in at the meeting.
If there are any queries, please contact our College Secretariat, at Tel: 2871-8866.
Dr S K Chan
Chairman, CME Subcommittee