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Website Maintenance

2 December 2019
There is a small chance of service interruption from Tuesday 3 December to Wednesday 4 December 2019 while the website undergoes maintenance. If you experience issues with the website outside of these dates please contact fgdp@fgdp.org.uk 

NHS dental treatment for patients of no fixed abode

27 November 2019
Dental practices able to take on new NHS patients may wish to be aware that should they receive a request for registration from a patient of no fixed abode, they are able to claim reimbursement in the usual manner by entering the practice’s address as the patient’s address on Form FP17.

50 hours of free CPD, exclusive to FGDP members

21 November 2019
FGDP(UK) Members now have access to over 50 hours of free Continuing Professional Development through the Primary Dental Journal.  

FGDP(UK) statement on access to NHS dentistry

20 November 2019
Responding to the BBC's estimate that 2 million adults in England are unable to see an NHS dentist, Ian Mills, Dean of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK), commented:

What are the boundaries of acceptable professional behaviour?

20 November 2019
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) is encouraging its members to help influence the regulatory standards to which dental professionals will be held in future.  

Dental organisations support World Antibiotic Awareness Week

18 November 2019
National dental organisations are supporting World Antibiotic Awareness Week by reminding the dental profession about the importance of using antibiotics judiciously.    

FGDP (UK) seeks new Course Lead for Restorative Courses

4 November 2019
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) is looking for an inspirational Course Lead with drive to deliver educational excellence to the next generation dentists. 

Faculties announce changes to MJDF

4 November 2019
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) and Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) have announced that they are planning to replace the Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF) examinations with a new programme of assessments.

FGDP(UK) to MPs: NHS dentistry is neglected, unviable and unattractive

29 October 2019
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) has told a committee of MPs that NHS dentistry is “highly neglected and under significant strain”, and “increasingly unviable and professionally unattractive” for dental practices and dentists.  

FGDP(UK) welcomes inclusion of oral health in care home inspections

24 October 2019
The Faculty of General Dental Practice has welcomed the addition of oral health requirements to the Care Quality Commission’s inspections of care homes in England.  

Have your say on the future of dental education and training in England

23 October 2019
Health Education England is inviting FGDP(UK) members to its series of workshops on its Advancing Dental Care programme.

Short Course in Periodontics - Applications Open for 2020 intake

17 October 2019
The FGDP (UK)'s Short Course in Periodontics is a unique four day practical course, enabling you to get excellent training of contemporary periodontal managemnt in practice.