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Diploma in Restorative Dentistry Examiner Applications are now Open

14 December 2018
The Diploma in Restorative Dentistry (DRD) is a part-time dental diploma offered by The Faculty of General Dental Practitioners, involving a self-directed learning and direct teaching programme over a period of two years. The final assessment has to be completed within 5 years of cohort commencement

Results - Diplomas in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy – Winter 2018

14 December 2018
The Faculty has announced the results of the December 2018 examinations for the FGDP(UK)-awarded Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Diploma in Dental Therapy.

Gayathri Kini explains what is involved in the Diploma in Implant Dentistry course

28 November 2018
"I cannot emphasise enough how important this is and how useful it is.The mentors will question why it is we choose a treatment plan. This helps to set off the thinking cap.They give us a wealth of information and practical tips that sometimes may not be found in any textbooks. These are  from their experiences from doing implant dentistry for years! They are there always for advice which is very...

Who would you nominate for an FGDP(UK) award?

22 November 2018
The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)), has opened nominations for its 2019 annual awards.

FGDP(UK) West Midland Division election results announced

22 November 2018
Congratulations to Mutahir Rahman MJDF RCSEng, who has been re-elected for a second term as Director of the Faculty’s West Midlands Division.

Dental organisations support World Antibiotic Awareness Week

15 November 2018
Three national dental organisations are supporting the World Health Organisation’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week by urging the dental profession to help keep antibiotics working.

Why Dermot McNulty thinks you could benefit from the Diploma in Implant Dentistry

24 October 2018
Dermot McNulty is the Course Lead for Cohort 19 who are just about to travel to Madrid, one of the international destinations for the FGDP(UK) Diploma in Implant Dentistry. Dermot has a reputation as one of the most experienced and respected Implant Dentists in the UK, hear what he has to say.  

Diploma in Primary Care Oral Surgery Examiner Recruitment NOW OPEN

23 October 2018
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) is inviting applications for Examiners for the Diploma in Primary Care Oral Surgery.   Job description and specification

Find out what Pete Sanders thinks are the standout features of the Diploma in Implant Dentistry

23 October 2018
Pete is the course Lead for Cohort 18, who have completed the taught and practical elements of the programme and are preparing for assessment.    

Gavin McManus tells us what the Diploma in Implant Dentistry enables him to do

22 October 2018
After successfully completing the FGDP(UK) Diploma in Implant Dentistry Gavin joined the course team as a lecturer and shares how he thinks the Diploma in Implant Dentistry has allowed him to provide better patient care.

FGDP(UK) Vice-Dean made Queen's Honorary Dental Surgeon

18 October 2018
Group Captain Mark Richardson, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)), has been appointed Her Majesty The Queen's Honorary Dental Surgeon.  

1000 research questions down to 38 – what are your top 10?

17 October 2018
FGDP(UK) is asking members to help the profession identify priority areas for future research in oral and dental health.