News

CGDent membership pre-registration now open

27 May 2021
The College of General Dentistry is inviting all dental professionals to pre-register their interest in membership ahead of its formal launch.

Developing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategies for the dental profession

27 May 2021
Dr Chet Trivedy FFGDP(UK) discusses equality, diversity and inclusion in dentistry, and how the Faculty and College of General Dentistry are addressing these issues.

FGDP(UK) Fellowship Awards

27 May 2021
The Faculty has conferred Fellowships on ten individuals in recognition of their exceptional professional achievements. FGDP(UK) Fellowship marks out a dentist's ongoing commitment to professional development and reflective practice, diligence in upholding the highest standards of clinical care, and distinction in management and leadership, law and ethics, education and/or research.

Sign up to the CGDent newsletter

26 May 2021
The College of General Dentistry is inviting FGDP(UK) members and other dental professionals to sign up to its newsletter. Ahead of and beyond its historic launch, subscribers will receive news and information about the new organisation and its activities, products, services and partnerships as they develop. 

Elections to FGDP Board and CGDent Council - vote now!

25 May 2021
FGDP is reminding its Full Members and Fellows throughout the UK to cast their vote(s) in the elections to the National Faculty Board and CGDent Council by 5pm on Friday 4 June 2021.

Report highlights need to improve diversity in the dental profession

14 May 2021
The FGDP(UK) has published the report of the Diversity in Dentistry Action Group, which highlights significant under-representation of individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds, and of women, in leadership positions within dentistry, and identifies significant disparities in the ethnic profile of dental students, professionals and clinical academics.

FGDP & CGDent join call for mental health leads in every dental workplace

11 May 2021
The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK and College of General Dentistry are among over 20 organisations endorsing the Mental Health Wellness in Dentistry Framework and Call to Action, which have been established to encourage dental employers to make ‘mental health wellness’ a priority.

Joint statement on arrangements for dental education and training while measures are in place to control the spread of COVID-19

10 May 2021
This statement is primarily for dental and dental care professional (DCP) students and those in training posts in the UK, who are understandably concerned about completing their studies or training, and supersedes the joint statement published in September 2020.

Latest FGDP(UK) Fellowships and academic awards

29 April 2021
The Faculty congratulates 35 dentists who have recently qualified for its academic and professional awards.

Sarah Hill: a 'wild card' speaking up for DCPs

29 April 2021
Sarah Hill, dental hygienist and the FGDP National Board’s DCP Representative, describes her journey into dentistry, the effects of the pandemic on her work and her new role with the FGDP.

Health and wellbeing in dentistry

22 April 2021
Dr Janine Brooks MBE (FFGDP(UK)) considers the impact of the pandemic on the health and wellbeing of dental professionals and offers advice for those affected.

College of General Dentistry Code of Conduct

26 March 2021
The College of General Dentistry has published a Code of Conduct, which Members and Fellows transferring from the FGDP(UK), and all other dental professionals who later join, will be expected to abide by.