CPD & Events

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the means by which members of the dental profession maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives.

All dental practitioners/registrants are required by the Dental Board of Australia to undertake CPD activities as a condition of registration and must:

  • complete a minimum of 60 hours of CPD activities over three years, of which 80% of the minimum 60 CPD hours must be clinically or scientifically based
  • make a declaration of their compliance with CPD requirements at the time of annual renewal
  • maintain their own records detailing their CPD activities for audit purposes
  • produce evidence of their CPD activities when requested to do so by the Board.

To learn more view the Dental Board of Australia Dental guidelines on continuing professional development.


ADAQ delivers high quality free and paid CPD events throughout the year for members and staff to attend.  A variety of practical hands-on courses, lectures and business seminars covering a broad range of topics offers participants relevant CPD at any stage of their career.  Go to the ADAQ Calendar of Events to search and register online for upcoming courses.

CPD Logbook

ADAQ members can record their own course attendance in the online CPD Logbook via the ADA CPD Portal.