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. Membership is open to all dental professionals registered with the General Dental Council (or overseas equivalent), and Associate Membership is open to all others with an interest in advancing dentistry.

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.


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 three year term. The Dean is supported by two Vice-Deans who are elected to serve two year terms.

The current Dean is Dr Mick Horton, and the Board comprises sixteen other members. Find out more.

The Director of the Faculty is Simon Thornton-Wood PhD.