Primary Dental Journal

The Primary Dental Journal (PDJ) is the journal of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK). Launched on 4 October 2012, the quarterly professional development journal replaces previous publications Primary Dental Care, Team in Practice and First-Hand.

Each issue of PDJ focuses on a key topic in primary care dentistry and offers a combination of research, clinical best practice papers and scenario articles which allow the whole dental team to work together to improve standards of patient care.

The journal's content is grouped around six main areas:

  • Faculty news.
  • Research.
  • Clinical articles – of broad interest but primarily aimed at dentists.
  • DCP articles.
  • Non-clinical articles – careers, general interest, etc.
  • Speaker's corner – short communications, opinions and debate surrounding current issues in general practice.

All paying members of the Faculty will receive a printed copy of the PDJ, as well as access to the journal's articles and CPD online. Please click here if you are not a member and wish to subscribe.

If you are a member and are not receiving copies of the journal, please email the FGDP(UK) at to check that your membership details are up-to-date.