The Future of FGDP(UK) and establishment of a new College of General Dentistry
On 30 January 2017, the FGDP(UK) issued a joint announcement with the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) that the Faculty intended to pursue an autonomous future. You can read the text of the announcement to Faculty Members here.
On 19 December 2017, in a statement to Members, the Dean, Dr Mick Horton confirmed the Faculty's intention to establish an independent College as the educational and professional home for general dentistry, including members of the wider team.
The statement also announced the membership of a Transition Board, which is working with the FGDP(UK) Board and the RCS to test and complete the changes required to establish the new College.
At the Faculty's 2018 Annual General Meeting, the Dean informed Members that the new organisation would be the College of General Dentistry.