News

New Dean and Vice-Deans of FGDP(UK)

18 June 2018
Ian Mills has been inaugurated as the new Dean of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK), and Onkar Dhanoya and Mark Richardson have been elected as its new Vice-Deans.  

New members elected to the FGDP(UK) board

14 June 2018
Two new members have been elected to the board of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) for the next three years. Suzanne Sykes, who works within Community Dental Services in Devon, has been elected to represent the Faculty’s South West division, and Andrew Parashchak, who practises in Wigan and Rochdale, is the new member for the Mersey & North West division.

Standards in Dentistry to be sent to all members

11 June 2018
The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)) will be sending the updated Standards in Dentistry to each of its 4,500 members. Standards in Dentistry (first edition)

Update on progress in forming a new College of General Dentistry

24 May 2018
At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Faculty in Birmingham, the Dean gave an update on progress in forming a new College of General Dentistry.

Letter to the Minister for Public Health

24 May 2018
FGDP(UK) has joined forces with the British Dental Association and the Faculty of Dental Surgery (RCS Eng), as well as the British Society for Dental Hygiene and Therapy, the British Association of Dental Therapists and the British Association of Dental Nurses, to urge the Minister for Public Health, Steve Brine MP, to extend the HPV vaccination programme for girls to boys.

Do you know an exceptional dental nurse?

10 May 2018
The British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN) has announced four new awards, and is inviting nominations from anyone working in dentistry. The award for Outstanding Service to Dental Nursing Professional Practice will be made to someone with at least ten years’ experience who has made a significant contribution to the development or support of the dental nursing profession.

FGDP(UK) holds 'Emerging Leaders' event

26 April 2018
On 20 April 2018, FGDP(UK) held an interactive workshop for Fellows, Members and Associates in Birmingham entitled ‘Emerging leaders in a new age for dentistry: from Faculty to College’.

David Gray - What I enjoyed about the FGDP(UK) Diploma in Restorative Dentistry

25 April 2018
Hear from a current participant      

FGDP(UK) responds on amalgam phase-down

19 April 2018
The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)) has responded to a consultation on draft advice for dentists on the phase-down of the use of dental amalgam.

Standards in Dentistry being updated

19 April 2018
The FGDP(UK) has announced that Standards in Dentistry, its flagship guidance publication for general dental practitioners, is being revised.

Sugar Tax a ‘game changer’

6 April 2018
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) has welcomed the new sugar tax as a ‘game-changer’ for oral health, and says the latest data on childhood tooth extractions highlight its necessity.

Website Maintenance

27 March 2018
Access to the FGDP(UK) website will be interrupted from 6 p.m. Wednesday 28 March 2018 to 10 a.m. Thursday 29 March 2018 while the site undergoes maintenance.