A quick-start guide to The Dental Channel
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You will need to register to access both our community and CPD courses. Remember to sign up to our newsletter for regular updates via email (you need to opt in to do this; we want you to welcome our newsletters).
NB You may register using your Faceboook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google or Windows Live/Outlook.com accounts if you prefer; one less password to have to remember!
Plan: Construct your personal development plan
Use our free Excel PDP and CPD recording template to create a development plan tailored to your needs. It will guide you through the process and is simple to update.
Do: Enrol in your chosen courses
Once registered you may enrol in any free courses. For paid courses choose a subscription option. You may either Pay-As-You-Go or opt for one of our annual subscription bundles (great if you plan to participate regularly).
Reflect: Assess what you have learnt
Each course has its own reflection to help you determine what you have learnt and identify follow-up activities.
Record: Measure impact
Record your CPD activities in the PDP and CPD recording template and update your PDP. This will also make submitting your annual report to the GDC a breeze.
Build your professional network
Our community allows you to network with other members. If you use services like Facebook or LinkedIn, it will be familiar. Once registered your dashboard will display public posts by other members. We recommend that you:
- Update your profile and adjust the privacy settings: when you register, only your name is visible to all members. Choose what information you wish to be available publically, to registered members, your friends, or private
- Search for members you know and send a friend request.
- Follow members whose posts you wish to see on your dashboard.
- Join groups of interest or set up your own.
Earn recognition and kudos by participating in both the formal courses and our community. We welcome submission of articles for publication on the blog.
Enjoy The Dental Channel!