DENTAL CARE PROFESSIONALS
Chris Cotton
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DCPs in the North Western Division
Christine Cotton - DCP Representative
My name is Christine Cotton and I am the affiliate DCP representative for the North West FDGP. I am a qualified Dental Hygienist/Dental Therapist and have worked in general dental practice for many years. My current role is BSc course coordinator at Manchester Dental School teaching Dental Hygiene/Therapy students

Aims of the Faculty
One of the aims of the faculty is to support and promote continuing professional development (CPD) for all the dental team. In January 2005 the Affiliate Membership category was established for all registered DCPs. As every one is now aware registration will be mandatory from July 31st for all six groups of dental care professionals. As a North West group we are aiming to provide study days for the dental team. Please let us know what course interest you.

E-mail Christine
christine.cotton@manchester.ac.uk


Christine Cotton
CPD Requirements
From August 1st CPD becomes compulsory for all registered DCPs and we will be required to complete 150 hours of CPD in every 5 year cycle, 50 hours of which should be verifiable.
Benefits of membership
- 12 hours of verifiable CPD per member per year
- Team in Practice Journal
- Access via Athens to online journal and databases
- Reduced fees at local and national study days
The six categories of Dental Care Professional
Dental Hygienist, Dental Therapist,
Dental Nurse, Dental Technician, Clinical Dental Technician and Orthodontic Therapist