FGDP(UK) Launches the Open Standards Initiative

8 May 2015
Dental standards and guidance documents from FGDP (UK) now available for ALL dental professionals through the Open Standards Initiative From today the Open Standards Initiative offers all dental professionals access to the highly regarded standards and guidance documents produced by the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK), whether they are members of the Faculty or not.

FGDP(UK) Statement - Care Standards and Fitness To Practise

28 April 2015
Care standards and Fitness to Practise - FGDP(UK) statement April 2015 The FGDP(UK) would like to make our members aware of the Faculty’s views regarding the General Dental Council (GDC)’s Fitness to Practise (FtP) process and implications for the regulation of the dental profession.

Exam Case Submission Deadline

24 April 2015
All Students wishing to take the Certificate in Minor Oral Surgery or Diploma in Implant Dentistry Exams in June should please note that the deadlines for submitting all examined cases to Examinations is the 1st May for Minor Oral Surgery and 15th May for Implant. Your primary contact for these submissions is

Sedation in Dentistry

22 April 2015

Applications are now open

21 April 2015
Applications for the Diploma in Restorative Dentistry, Short course in Periodontics and the Diploma in Leadership and Management are now open!

FGDP(UK) website, email and phones offline

10 April 2015
At lunchtime on Wednesay 1st April the Royal College of Surgeons of England lost all external data connectivity, and shortly afterwards we lost all electrical power as a result of a major fire very close by.

Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Diploma in Dental Therapy results - spring 2015

20 March 2015
The results for the recent Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Diploma in Dental Therapy Examinations (spring 2015) are now available: DipDH Results DipDT Results

Mick Horton elected Dean

27 February 2015
At the meeting of the Faculty Board this morning (27/2/15) Dr Mick Horton was elected as the next Dean of the FGDP(UK). Dr Horton will be the 9th person to hold the position of Dean since the Faculty was founded in 1992. He will take office at the start of June.

Vacancy Alert: Course Lead (x2) - Diploma in Restorative Dentistry Manchester

11 February 2015
We are currently recruiting for two Course Leads for our Diploma in Restorative Dentistry in Manchester. The next intake for Manchester begins in Autumn 2015 and the two Course Leads will work together to deliver the 2 year programme. Please click here for information on roles and responsibilities and person specification. Closing date for applications is 12PM Monday 2nd March 2015.

South East Thames - Divisional Committee Roles

21 January 2015
Newsletter co-ordinator We are looking for a committee member who is a word wizard! We aim to publish our newsletter three times a year and try to include all details pertaining to the committee activities including upcoming study days, reports on recent activities and any news from the faculty The right candidate will be:

South and North Wales Regional Election 2015

19 January 2015
There will be an election on Tuesday 28 July 2015 for the South and North Wales regional seat on the National Faculty Board. A nomination form with guidance will be sent on Thursday 23 April 2015 by Electoral Reform Services to South and North Wales full FGDP(UK) members, members in this region are invited to apply.

GDC Must Review ARF Rise Says FGDP(UK)

18 December 2014
The FGDP(UK) believes that the GDC must review its decision to raise the ARF to its current level given that the judicial review has found the ARF consultation to be unlawful. This review is necessary to rebuild confidence in the GDC by the profession.