Dental practices required to adopt SNOMED

12 February 2020
NHS-contracted dental practices in England must adopt SNOMED CT from 1 April 2020. SNOMED CT is an international information standard for clinical terminology, providing a common language for health terms, and the Department of Health and Social Care has mandated that all NHS services in England use it.

Dentists offered 24/7 emotional support

23 January 2020
Amid rising reports of poor mental health among dental professions, and uncertainty about where to seek help, the Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) has welcomed the recent launch of Confidental and the NHS Practitioner Health Programme...

Faculty member receives MBE

16 January 2020
Congratulations to Faculty member Dr Jason Wong, who received an MBE in the 2020 New Year Honours List for services to NHS dentistry and oral health...

FGDP urges botox ad compliance

10 January 2020
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) is encouraging dentists and dental practices offering botulinum toxin injections to ensure their marketing is legally compliant.

PDJ author wins BDEWF Young Communicator Award

7 January 2020
Jason Adams-Collman has been awarded the prestigious British Dental Editors’ and Writers’ Forum Young Communicator Award 2019 for an article published in FGDP(UK)’s Primary Dental Journal.    

Diploma in Primary Care Oral Surgery, Cohort 2 - OSCE Pass List

21 December 2019

College of General Dentistry seeks Founding Contributors

19 December 2019
The College of General Dentistry is offering FGDP(UK) Members the opportunity to be identified as Founders and Founding Contributors...

Results - Diplomas in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy – Winter 2019

13 December 2019
The Faculty has announced the results of the Winter 2019 examinations for the FGDP(UK)-awarded Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Diploma in Dental Therapy, with fifteen candidates having passed the hygiene examination, and three the therapy examination. The OSCE pass list for the Faculty's Diploma in Primary Care Oral Surgery is also available here.   

Free CPD: Dentists urged to support national survey of antibiotic prescribing

12 December 2019
Six national dental organisations are encouraging dentists to participate in a new survey of antibiotic prescribing in dentistry.   

Phil Ower retires after 15 years’ outstanding service

12 December 2019
After 15 years working with the Faculty, Periodontics expert Phil Ower officially retired from his senior roles in FGDP(UK)’s postgraduate courses in November. His retirement was marked by an informal gathering of his FGDP(UK) colleagues, who thanked him for his outstanding service and commitment to the Faculty...

In memory of Dr Nik Pandya

11 December 2019
We regret to report that Dr Nik Pandya, representative of the North East Thames and North West Thames divisions on the National Faculty Board, passed away on Sunday 1 December.                                                                                                                        

Trustees appointed to College of General Dentistry

10 December 2019
Janet Clarke and Professor Liz Kay have been appointed as Trustees of the Board of the College of General Dentistry.