AMR: a greater threat to public health than COVID

9 December 2020
Nick Palmer says antimicrobial resistance is a greater threat than the coronavirus pandemic, and describes how new guidance can help dentists avoid exacerbating the problem through their prescribing.

FGDP(UK) and FDS publish antimicrobial prescribing guidelines for all dentists

9 December 2020
The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP) and the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FDS) have published the third edition of Antimicrobial Prescribing in Dentistry – Good Practice Guidelines.

CGDent members to receive Dental Protection discount

26 November 2020
The College of General Dentistry and Dental Protection have announced the establishment of a partnership which includes a discount on Dental Protection subscription fees for members of the new college.

CGDent appoints Advisory Strategy Group

26 November 2020
The College of General Dentistry (CGDent) has appointed fifteen individuals to its new Advisory Strategy Group. The role of the group is to 'guide the Trustees on developing the College’s role with respect to the whole dental team, and on engagement with other stakeholders'.

New Primary Dental Journal online now

25 November 2020
The December issue of PDJ, Endodontics - an update for general dental practice, is now available to read online.

College of General Dentistry announces membership scheme

25 November 2020
The College of General Dentistry has published details of its new membership scheme, enabling all members of the dental team to become part of the UK’s first independent college for primary dental care.

A now-or-never opportunity to improve dental teamwork

19 November 2020
Dr Janet Clarke MBE FFGDP(UK), former Deputy Chief Dental Officer for England and Trustee of the College of General Dentistry, explains why she supports proposals to allow dental hygienists and therapists to supply and administer certain medicines without a prescription on completion of additional training.

COVID-19: Antibiotics do not cure toothache

18 November 2020
National dental organisations have come together to support the World Health Organisation’s Antibiotic Awareness Week, which runs from 18-24 November.

Janet Goodwin to be honoured with new FGDP award

16 November 2020
The Faculty is honouring the legacy of the late Janet Goodwin with an award to recognise the achievements of dental care professionals.

NHS survey of dental care provision in special educational settings

4 November 2020
The Chief Dental Officer for England is asking dentists who provide dental care for children and young people with learning disabilities & autism in residential special education school settings in England to complete a survey.

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, Professor 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...

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.