About the FGDP(UK)

The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) is the only professional membership body in the UK specifically for general dental practice.

We seek to improve the standard of care delivered to patients through standard setting, publications, postgraduate training and assessment, education and research.


Our Mission

To positively influence oral health, through education of the dental profession and the provision of evidence-based guidance.



Membership of the FGDP(UK) is open to all dental professionals registered with the General Dental Council (or overseas equivalent).

Find out more about becoming a member of FGDP(UK)


How we are governed

The FGDP(UK) is governed by a Board elected by and from the Faculty membership. Any Full (including MJDF) member of the Faculty can stand for election to the Faculty Board. The Board is led by the Dean of the Faculty, who is elected to serve for a 3 year term. The Dean is supported by two Vice-Deans who are elected to serve 2 year terms.

FGDP(UK) committees

The Faculty's committee structure ensures that members are involved in making all key decisions about Faculty strategy and activities. Find out more on the Board and Committees pages.

FGDP(UK) Divisions

The FGDP(UK) is made up of 21 Divisions: the Central London Division is based at The Royal College of Surgeons of England, and our other Divisions are spread across the UK. Visit the FGDP(UK) Divisions page to find out more about what is happening in your local Division.


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  About the FGDP(UK)
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