News

Call for nominations for historic election for FGDP and CGDent

9 March 2021
The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP) is calling on Full Members and Fellows throughout the UK to consider standing for office in the upcoming elections to the National Faculty Board and CGDent Council. 

Website Maintenance

9 March 2021
Access to the FGDP(UK) website may be interrupted early in the morning on Wednesday 17 March 2021 while the site undergoes maintenance.

New Ambassadors reflect commitment to the dental team

4 March 2021
The College of General Dentistry has announced the appointment of two more Ambassadors, Dr Louise Belfield and Dr Marina Harris, reflecting its commitment to the whole dental team.

Abhi Pal to be first elected President of CGDent and final FGDP Dean

26 February 2021
Abhi Pal FFGDP(UK) has been elected as the next Dean of the Faculty of General Dental Practice UK, and will become the first elected President of the College of General Dentistry. 

Gender equality in dentistry - my experience

25 February 2021
FGDP(UK) Vice Dean and panel member on our recent webinar on gender equality, Susan Nelson, shares her experiences of gender equality in dentistry...

Wrong site tooth extraction removed from Never Events list

24 February 2021
The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP) has welcomed the removal of wrong site tooth extraction from NHS England’s list of Never Events.

Dentists welcome new national powers for water fluoridation

11 February 2021
The FGDP(UK) and Faculty of Dental Surgery have welcomed proposals in the Government’s new Health and Care White Paper, which will give the Health Secretary new powers around water fluoridation.

Is CGDent the opportunity to unify as a profession before we can connect to the rest of healthcare?

21 January 2021
Tashfeen Kholasi explains how the new College will encourage collaboration and cohesion within the profession and promote dentistry's role in general healthcare.

Faculty member receives MBE for volunteer dentistry

21 January 2021
Congratulations to Faculty member Kenneth Neil Macdonald, who has received an MBE in the 2021 New Year Honours for voluntary service to dentistry and dental training abroad.

CPD reminder - hours available through FGDP(UK)

18 January 2021
A summary of both free and chargeable CPD hours available through the FGDP to members and the wider profession.

Safety, not activity targets, must be the priority

14 January 2021
The FGDP, CGDent and FDS have issued a joint message that safety must take clear priority over dental activity levels during the latest national coronavirus lockdown. 

General dental practices sought for caries removal and pulpotomy studies

11 January 2021
GDPs are currently sought for two NHS-funded research projects, and the researchers are encouraging FGDP(UK) members to apply to participate.