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Diploma in Primary Care Oral Surgery - Tutor Applications

29 March 2017
Applications are now open! Please click the following link for more information

Exam Results - Diplomas in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy

24 March 2017
The results for the Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy examinations are available below: Diploma in Dental Hygiene - March 2017 Diploma in Dental Therapy - March 2017

FGDP(UK) announces outline business plan

22 March 2017
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) has published an outline of its plans for 2017-18. The plans include the development of a Virtual Learning Environment, improving the Faculty’s membership proposition and publishing new guidance on dementia-friendly dentistry, and were first shown to the FGDP(UK)’s members at their Annual General Meeting earlier this month.

Vacancy - Chair of the Fellowship Management Board

21 March 2017
The FGDP(UK) is seeking to appoint a Chair of the Fellowship Management Board. Full details of the role can be found here. To apply please send an up to date CV and personal statement demonstrating your suitability to the position to fgdp-education@rcseng.ac.uk

FGDP(UK) welcomes Sugar Tax announcement

17 March 2017
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) has welcomed the government’s announcement of a tax on sugary drinks, but says this is only one of a number of measures that could be used to improve oral health, reduce childhood obesity and reduce the incidence of diabetes.

New Update Course for the Diploma in Implant Dentistry Participants

10 March 2017
New Update Course for the Diploma in Implant Dentistry Participants For more information please click here

The Impact of CPD on Dentistry

14 February 2017
In November 2011 the FGDP(UK) published "The Impact of Continuing Professional Development in Dentistry: A Literature Review", a report commissioned by the GDC. This report is now available on the FGDP(UK) website by clicking on the link above.

Give the HSE your views on the Sharps Regulations

1 February 2017
The Health and Safety Executive is conducting a review of the Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013. To ensure dentists’ views are heard, we encourage all our members to complete its short, anonymous survey by Wednesday 15th February

Statement on the future of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK)

30 January 2017
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) (FGDP(UK)), the professional body representing general dental practice, and The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) and its Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) announce today that FDGP(UK) is taking the first step towards becoming an independent organisation.

FGDP(UK) Board member honoured

13 December 2016
FGDP(UK) Board member Pankaj Patel has received a significant honour

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.