DCNZ’s new Recertification Programme starts on 1st October 2021.
Here are the main points you need to be aware of:
1. Nominate a Professional Peer by 30th September 2021. You can nominate an individual or a study group representative. There should be a “reasonable” amount of interactions with your professional peer during the year. Here is the guide for the process. To start the process, log in to the Dental Council’s website.
2. Develop a Professional Development Plan (PDP) of your learning objectives. The Dental Council’s Standards Framework can be a foundation for your objectives.
3. Identify what Professional Development Activities (PDAs) you need to plan to fulfil your PDP. Reflect on both the PDA/PDP during the process. Involve your peer in the PDP, PDA and Reflection activities.
4. By the End of September 2022, in order to renew your Annual Practicing Certificate (APC), the Dental Council requires confirmation from: the Professional Peer, and the Dentist confirming the interactions with Professional Peer and that they have created a PDP, completed PDA’s, and reflected on the process.
The NZDA is working on digital templates on the NZDA website to help members create PDP, populate PDAs etc.