News

What's changed in X-ray safety regulations in 19 years?

22 October 2020
As the second edition of the Guidance Notes for Dental Practitioners on the Safe Use of X-ray Equipment is published, Dr Keith Horner FFGDP(UK)(Hon.), the Faculty’s representative on the Public Health England working party that developed the guidance, reflects on the changes in regulations around the safe use of X-ray equipment in dentistry since the guidance was first published 19 years ago...

Malcolm Pendlebury Lecture to be delivered online

22 October 2020
This year’s lecture will be delivered online, and accessible to the whole dental profession for the first time.

Winner of CGDent Wales student prize announced

22 October 2020
The College of General Dentistry has announced that Emyr Meek, a recent graduate from Cardiff University School of Dentistry, is the winner of its inaugural Art & Science of Dentistry Prize for dental students in Wales, for his poster about contract reform in Wales.

​​​​​​​FGDP(UK) & CGDent update COVID-19 guidance synopsis

20 October 2020
The FGDP(UK) and College of General Dentistry have published an updated synopsis of their guidance on the implications of COVID-19 for the safe management of general dental practice.

New Ambassadors appointed by the College of General Dentistry

15 October 2020
The College of General Dentistry has announced the appointment of two new Ambassadors – Dr Wendy Thompson PhD MFGDP(UK) and Dr Yewande Oduwole. They join Professor Jason Leitch CBE, Professor Jacky Hayden CBE, the Rt Hon Sir Mike Penning MP, Professor Dame Parveen Kumar DBE and Dr Shelagh Farrell FFGDP(UK) who have also been appointed to the Ambassador Scheme.

FGDP(UK) and PHE publish revised guidance on radiation protection

13 October 2020
The Faculty of General Dental Practice and Public Health England have published revised guidance on radiation protection in dental practice. The second edition of Guidance Notes for Dental Practitioners on the Safe use of X-ray Equipment sets standards of good practice for the safe use of X-ray equipment in dental practice, and is endorsed by the College of General Dentistry.

Faculty Fellow receives OBE

12 October 2020
Congratulations to Faculty Fellow Derek Maguire, who has received an OBE for services to dentistry and the COVID-19 response.

Dental Fallow Time Calculator launched

5 October 2020
A new free-to-use Fallow Time Calculator has been launched to enable dental professionals to determine, justify and record the fallow period necessary following dental procedures carrying a higher risk of exposure to potentially-infectious aerosols.

FGDP(UK) & CGDent COVID guidance update reduces fallow times

2 October 2020
The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK and College of General Dentistry have updated their guidance on the implications of COVID-19 for the safe management of general dental practice, incorporating the reduced ‘fallow’ times recommended by the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme.

Dental Fallow Time Calculator to be launched

2 October 2020
A new free-to-use Fallow Time Calculator will be launched next week to enable dental professionals to determine, justify and record the fallow period necessary following dental procedures carrying a higher risk of exposure to potentially-infectious aerosols.

GDC reviews ‘preparedness for practice’ and ‘professionalism’ in dentistry

1 October 2020
The Faculty would like to raise awareness of two independent reviews, carried out between July 2019 and March 2020, which were recently published by the General Dental Council (GDC). The first of the wide-ranging reviews examines ‘preparedness for practice’ of UK graduate dental professionals, and the second looks at ‘professionalism’ in dentistry and other healthcare professions.

In memory of Janet Goodwin

1 October 2020
We regret to report that Janet Goodwin FFGDP(UK)(Hon.), Dental Care Professional Observer on the National Faculty Board, has passed away.