Nominations open for FGDP(UK) Annual Awards 2020

News Published: 
17 October 2019


Simrath Singh Mangat receiving his Foundation Dentist Award 2019 from
Ian Mills, FGDP(UK) Dean (L) and Onkar Dhanoya, FGDP(UK) Vice Dean (R).


FGDP(UK) is inviting nominations for its Annual Awards, and for the 2020 Awards, has introduced a new category recognising the achievements of dental students.

The categories for the 2020 Annual Awards are Foundation Dentist Award, Community Contribution Award and the new award, Dental Student of the Year.  

The Foundation Dentist Award is open to all GDC registered dentists in a foundation training post and recognises all-round performance in the skills required to become a competent, caring and reflective dentist.

Nominees for the Community Contribution Award need to be a GDC registered dentist or DCP. This category recognises those who have made a significant contribution to improving oral care in their local community.  

The new Dental Student of the Year Award has been created by the Faculty in recognition of the value and importance of dental students to the future of the profession. The award commends the achievements of an outstanding student studying for the Bachelor in Dental Surgery (BDS) and nominations can be submitted by a tutor or peer.

Commenting on the student award, FGDP(UK) Dean Ian Mills said: “I am delighted to announce the introduction of the new FGDP(UK) Student of the Year Award. This is an opportunity to promote and celebrate the high standards of care which are being achieved within dental schools, by recognising excellence within the future of our profession.”

FGDP(UK) awards successfully raise the profile of primary dental care dentistry, increasing the visibility and credibility of members. They are the perfect opportunity to honour and celebrate the fantastic work taking place across the profession, so the Faculty encourages dental practitioners to consider nominating their colleagues and peers. Details on eligibility criteria and nomination forms can be found here:

Foundation Dentist Award

Community Contribution Award

Dental Student of the Year


The Faculty's 2019 Annual Awards winners were Simrath Singh Mangat, who won the Foundation Dentist Award and Mohsan Ahmad, who received the Community Contribution Award. 

Nominated by the South East London Deanery, Simrath Singh Mangat received the Foundation Dentist Award for evidence of excellent clinical and soft skills, combined with support for broader interests including supporting young dentists with communication at interviews and digital and social marketing for his practice.

Community Contribution Award winner, Mohsan Ahmad, was presented with the award in recognition of his involvement in improving oral health and access to dental care for children, adults and marginalised groups in the Greater Manchester area since 2008.

Remarking on the 2019 Awards, the Faculty's Dean, Ian Mills said: 

“Congratulations to all of our winners. Their outstanding achievements highlight the hard work and dedication of general dental practitioners to patient care, not only in their daily practice, but also in their communities and the wider world.”

Nominations for the 2020 Annual Awards are open until 31 January 2020 and will be judged by a panel of senior leaders in dentistry. All finalists will be invited to attend the Faculty's black tie Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony which will be held on 12 March 2020.

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