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How to complete a PDP and Log Book - some examples


EXAMPLE My Field of Practice: Orthodontics

My registrant title(s) and cycle period:

Your Name Here

Period: 2019/20

50 Verifiable hours over 5 years

My work setting(s):

Kestrel Dental - Full time


Additional roles, qualifications or professional interests:

Management; Health and Safety

My work profile:

General dental technology; Focus on Orthodontics

EXAMPLE My Personal Development Plan

Your Name here




What do I need to learn or maintain for this cycle?
How does this relate to my field of work?
Which development outcome does it link to? [What's this?]
How will I meet this learning or maintenance need?
What benefit will this have to my work?
When will I complete the activity?
1 Maintain my skills and knowledge of Dental Technology
I need to keep up-to-date with the development and placing on the market of custom made dental devices
A, B, C, D
Carry out recommended CPD for Dental Technologists, selected from 'The Technologist' and/or 'Articulate'. My annual target = X Hours verifiable CPD
Ensure that I am aware of developments in design and manufacture of custom made dental devices and supporting colleagues (team working)
Annual review and declaration on eGDC 2099
2a Medical Emergencies
Support my colleagues and others in emergencies
As above. My annual target = X Hours verifiable CPD
Ensure that I can support colleagues and others in case of a medical emergency
As above.
2b Disinfection and Decontamination
Keeping up to date with this area to maintain own and others' health
As above. My annual target = X Hours verifiable CPD
Ensure that I and others are protected against general contamination.
As above.






Title, provider and content of CPD Activity:

Development Outcome Info on Development Outcomes

How did this activity benefit my daily work?:


1.5 hours


The Technologist, DTA - Medical Emergencies


It will ensure my knowledge and practical skills relating to medical emergencies is up to date


1 hour


The Technologist, DTA - What are your responsibilities as an employer? (Legal & Ethical)


It will ensure my knowledge relating to employer responsibilities is up to date


Examples of Development Outcomes


Learning Outcome
Example of CPD Content


  1. 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
  • Communication
  • Consent
  • Complaints handling
  • Raising concerns
  • Safeguarding


  1. 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;
  • Effective practice management
  • Business management
  • Team working
  • Leadership skills


  1. Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice;
  • Clinical and technical areas of study
  • Radiography
  • Cross infection control
  • Medical emergencies and CPR
  • Emerging technologies and treatments
  • CPD on quality assurance for MHRA
  • CPD specific for daily role(s)
  • Upskilling opportunities


  1. Maintenance of skills, behaviours and attitudes which maintain patient confidence in you and the dental profession and put patients' interests first.
  • Ethical and legal issues and developments
  • Professional behaviours
  • Equality and diversity training