New toolkit lets dentists build on antibiotic prescribing success

18 November 2016
As new statistics reveal a fall in prescribing of antibiotics by clinicians across all NHS healthcare settings, dentists’ leaders have called on colleagues to build on this success by using a new toolkit to support effective antimicrobial stewardship.

FGDP(UK) says dentists are best-placed to detect mouth cancer

17 November 2016
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) is supporting Mouth Cancer Action Month by highlighting the critical role of dentists in detecting mouth cancers.

Stronger action needed on fizzy drinks, says FGDP(UK)

16 November 2016
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) says that a newly-published study underlines the need for stronger action to reduce the consumption of sugar from fizzy drinks.

Training Standards For Implant Dentistry Updated

11 November 2016
The FGDP(UK) has published a new edition of its Training Standards For Implant Dentistry, the first such new edition since 2012. The document aims to provide a summary of the training that a reasonable dental practitioner carrying out safe implant dentistry in the United Kingdom should undertake, before embarking upon patient care in this discipline. The Standards feature a number of changes from...

Dental leaders join forces to keep antibiotics working

11 November 2016
Organisations from across dentistry and other health sectors have come together to ask oral health professionals to support European Antibiotic Awareness Day and World Antibiotic Awareness Week by joining their social media ‘Thunderclap’.

World Radiography Day

8 November 2016
To mark World Radiography Day on 8th November, the FGDP(UK) presents a number of extracts from the January 2013 Radiography themed edition of the Primary Dental Journal. Audit - Andy Toy A Dental Nurse's Perspective - Mhari Coxon

FGDP(UK) and Plymouth University Restorative MSc

7 November 2016
Postgraduate Restorative Dentistry agreement between the Faculty of General Dental Practice UK and Plymouth University The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP[UK]) has entered into an agreement with Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry (PUPSD) whereby dentists with an FGDP(UK) Diploma in Restorative Dentistry can join the PUPSD MSc in Restorative Dentistry in its third and...

FGDP(UK) welcomes proposed reduction in CQC fees

21 October 2016
The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)) has welcomed a proposed 13.5% reduction in the annual fees dental surgeries pay to the Care Quality Commission (CQC).  

FGDP(UK) calls for sugar tax on milkshakes

17 October 2016
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) says high sugar milk-based drinks should not be exempt from the government’s planned sugar tax. Responding to a Treasury consultation on the tax’s implementation, the FGDP(UK) argues that despite the nutritional benefits of milk, the large amount of added sugar in flavoured milk drinks means they are “likely to carry far greater disbenefits than...

Editor vacancy - Primary Dental Journal

17 October 2016
Professor Nairn Wilson will be stepping down as the Editor of the Primary Dental Journal in August 2017. Professor Wilson has led the publication through its development and launch in 2012, to become a publication routinely praised for the quality of its professional development content and its innovative themed approach. The new Editor will have the opportunity to shadow Professor Wilson before...

It's Mass Observation Week - Please join in

12 October 2016

FGDP(UK) Northern Ireland AGM

6 September 2016
The annual general meeting of the Northern Ireland Division of the Faculty of General Dental Practice(UK) will be held on Friday September 30th.2016, at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall just before lunch at 12.45 during the FGDP(UK) Biennial meeting.