FGDP(UK) welcomes the new Chief Inspector of General Practice

4 September 2013
FGDP(UK) welcomes the announcement of a new Chief Inspector of General Practice

Notice of an Extraordinary General Meeting

22 August 2013
Notice is hereby given that an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) will be held at The Royal College of Surgeons of England, 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3PE at 1.30pm on Friday 20 September 2013.

FGDP(UK) responds to Care Quality Commission consultation

15 August 2013
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) has responded to the Care Quality Commission’s consultation on how it inspects, regulates and monitors care services, welcoming the move towards individual accountability and away from a ‘tick box’ system of compliance.

2013 Member Survey

7 August 2013
As a member of the FGDP(UK) your opinions and feedback are vital in helping us to shape the future direction of the Faculty. Every two years we undertake a major survey of members' opinions and Summer 2013 sees the latest survey. We need as many of you to respond as possible in order to ensure that we are beter in tune with what our members need. The survey should only take around 10 minutes to...

RECRUITING: Tutors for the Diploma in Restorative Dentistry

23 July 2013
The Faculty of General Dental Practice is now recruiting for Tutors for the London and Manchester Cohorts of the Diploma in Restorative Dentistry. This two year course is practical, patient-based and clinically relevant. It will enable practitioners to develop advanced skills and knowledge in a structured and progressive environment, which supports workplace-based training.


9 July 2013
The Faculty of General Dental Practice has a vacancy for a Course Leader on the Certificate in Minor Oral Surgery. This 1 year long certificate aims to give practitioners the confidence to carry out basic oral surgery from their practice.

Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Diploma in Dental Therapy results - Summer 2013

24 June 2013
The results for the recent Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Diploma in Dental Therapy Examinations (Summer 2013) can be found here: DipDH Results DipDT Results

Oral Health & the Elderly Seminar Presentations Available for Download

29 May 2013
Presentations from the recent seminar on "Addressing the Growing Challenge in Providing Oral Health Care for the Elderly" are now available to download from the FGDP(UK) website. Presentations have been provided from a cross section of highly regarded speakers representing The King's Fund, Care Quality Commission and Age (UK) among others. To download the presentations, please visit Research...

Oral Health in Older People Needs Greater Focus Urges FGDP(UK)

22 May 2013
The growing numbers of older people, including the emergence of “the oldest old” requires an increased focus in addressing their specific oral health needs according to the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK).

FGDP(UK) Governance Consultation Deadline

9 May 2013
Members of the FGDP(UK) are advised that the deadline for responding to the recent recommendations for governance is May 30 2013. Proposals include reducing the size of the current board from 29 to 14 seats. This will be done by replacing national and divisional seats by regional seats. Each regional Board member will represent up to two divisions at the Faculty Board.

Assessors required for FGDP(UK) Fellowship award

8 May 2013
Fellowship of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) of the Royal College of Surgeons is an award made to members of the Faculty in recognition of the high standards they have achieved as a primary care dentist.

Are you Interested in Developing a New Course for the FGDP(UK)?

27 March 2013
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) is inviting those with experience in ensuring dental practices meet regulatory requirements to tender for the development and delivery of a new course for dentists and practice managers.