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RESEARCH DAY FOR DCPs

2 September 2010
RESEARCH DAY FOR DCPs. The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) will be hosting the second in a unique series of research events for DCPs on 27th November 2010.

MJDF Examiners Required

17 August 2010
MJDF EXAMINERS REQUIRED. FGDP(UK) seeks Joint Component Lead Examiner for MJDF Part 1. The Part 1 examination is the joint responsibility of two senior examiners (Joint Component Leads), one from the FGDP (UK), and one from the FDS. The FGDP (UK) position is currently vacant.

REQUIRED - Associate Course Director, Cert in Mentoring in Dentistry

17 August 2010
REQUIRED - ASSOCIATE COURSE DIRECTOR, CERTIFICATE IN MENTORING IN DENTISTRY. The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) invites applications for an Associate Course Director for the Certificate in Mentoring in Dentistry programme. The next dates of the programme are in September 2010 and Spring 2011.

MJDF Examiner recruitment now taking place

16 August 2010
We are currently recruiting examiners. A full job description and personal specification and application form can be downloaded via the MJDF Examination page.

FGDP(UK) seeks Joint Component Lead Examiner for MJDF Part 1

16 August 2010
FGDP(UK) seeks Joint Component Lead Examiner for MJDF Part 1 The Part 1 examination is the joint responsibility of two senior examiners (Joint Component Leads), one from the FGDP (UK), and one from the FDS. The FGDP (UK) position is currently vacant. The post holder will be jointly responsible for question-writing and the setting of the Part 1 examination, alongside the standardising of its...

Open Wide: Dentistry day at the Hunterian Museum

11 August 2010
Visitors are encouraged to put aside their fear of the dentist and celebrate the life and work of pioneering dental surgeon John Tomes by coming to the Hunterian museum for a day of tooth-themed fun. Discover more about Tomes through costumed drama set-pieces, handle animal skulls and teeth and try out Victorian dental instruments.

Complete a survey for a chance to win a £30 Amazon.co.uk voucher

11 August 2010
Complete a survey for a chance to win a £30 Amazon.co.uk voucher We want the views of FGDP(UK) members on our quarterly newsletter, First Hand.

FGDP(UK) at the BDTA Dental Showcase

2 August 2010
FGDP(UK) will be exhibiting at the BDTA Dental Showcase in October. We will be on Stand E04 and we look forward to meeting members and non-members alike. The event is being held between the 14th and 16th October at Excel in London. For more information visit www.dentalshowcase.com

Positive feedback to the Touchstone pilot

2 August 2010
In the Autumn of this year FGDP(UK) will begin the process of rolling out a new e-portfolio for its members called Touchstone. Up until recently Touchstone has been in a pilot phase of testing which involved 150 participants. That pilot phase is now over and the feedback has been evaluated and acted upon.

New toolkit to prevent wrong site dental extractions

A new toolkit for wrong site tooth extraction, aimed at all clinical dental teams involved in dental extractions, is now available. Wrong site dental extraction is a 'Never Event', and the toolkit has been created as an NHS Local Safety Standard for Invasive Procedures (LocSSIPs) by a working group which included representation from FGDP(UK).