News

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.

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).