Fellowship of the FGDP(UK) is the mark of professional achievement in dentistry. Fellowship draws together the rich experience of your career in practice. FGDP Fellows constitute a body of leaders and influencers to enhance and protect the standing of dentistry into the future.
There are a number of routes to Fellowship:
Preparing for Fellowship will help you consolidate and build upon your career achievements, giving new impetus to your professional development. The Preparing for Fellowship programme is a unique opportunity to move your career to the next level. It is a programme which leads to Fellowship by assessment of a portfolio. To start the programme, you should have been a Full Member of FGDP(UK) for a year.
The Fellowship Ad Eundem is suitable for a dentist who already holds a Fellowship from one of the UK Royal Colleges or recognised overseas bodies and which is equivalent to the Fellowship by Assessment of FGDP(UK). It recognises those who have already achieved distinction in the field of dental practice by the award of a Fellowship from another body.
Fellowship by Election is conferred by the Faculty Board, whereby candidates are identified by individuals making recommendation(s) to individual Faculty Board members. The Board member must agree to sponsor any nomination to the Board as a whole, and these nominations are considered at the autumn Board meeting. A candidate who is presented to the Board in this way will be expected to have an exceptional career record across the five domains of practice identified in the Fellowship competences, and will likely have been active in their support of the Faculty and its mission.
Honorary Fellowship is at the prerogative of the Faculty Board and an honour bestowed on those who, in the view of the Board, have made an exceptional contribution to the profession and/or the Faculty.