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College of General Dentistry announces membership scheme

25 November 2020
The College of General Dentistry has published details of its new membership scheme, enabling all members of the dental team to become part of the UK’s first independent college for primary dental care.

New Primary Dental Journal online now

25 November 2020
The December issue of PDJ, Endodontics - an update for general dental practice, is now available to read online.

A now-or-never opportunity to improve dental teamwork

19 November 2020
Dr Janet Clarke MBE FFGDP(UK), former Deputy Chief Dental Officer for England and Trustee of the College of General Dentistry, explains why she supports proposals to allow dental hygienists and therapists to supply and administer certain medicines without a prescription on completion of additional training.

COVID-19: Antibiotics do not cure toothache

18 November 2020
National dental organisations have come together to support the World Health Organisation’s Antibiotic Awareness Week, which runs from 18-24 November.

Janet Goodwin to be honoured with new FGDP award

16 November 2020
The Faculty is honouring the legacy of the late Janet Goodwin with an award to recognise the achievements of dental care professionals.

NHS survey of dental care provision in special educational settings

4 November 2020
The Chief Dental Officer for England is asking dentists who provide dental care for children and young people with learning disabilities & autism in residential special education school settings in England to complete a survey.

What's changed in X-ray safety regulations in 19 years?

22 October 2020
As the second edition of the Guidance Notes for Dental Practitioners on the Safe Use of X-ray Equipment is published, Professor Keith Horner FFGDP(UK)(Hon.), the Faculty’s representative on the Public Health England working party that developed the guidance, reflects on the changes in regulations around the safe use of X-ray equipment in dentistry since the guidance was first published 19 years...

Malcolm Pendlebury Lecture to be delivered online

22 October 2020
This year’s lecture will be delivered online, and accessible to the whole dental profession for the first time.

Winner of CGDent Wales student prize announced

22 October 2020
The College of General Dentistry and Dental Society of Wales - Y Gymdeithas Ddeintyddol have announced that Emyr Meek, a recent graduate from Cardiff University School of Dentistry, is the winner of its inaugural Art & Science of Dentistry Prize for dental students in Wales, for his poster about contract reform in Wales.

​​​​​​​FGDP(UK) & CGDent update COVID-19 guidance synopsis

20 October 2020
The FGDP(UK) and College of General Dentistry have published an updated synopsis of their guidance on the implications of COVID-19 for the safe management of general dental practice.

New Ambassadors appointed by the College of General Dentistry

15 October 2020
The College of General Dentistry has announced the appointment of two new Ambassadors – Dr Wendy Thompson PhD MFGDP(UK) and Dr Yewande Oduwole. They join Professor Jason Leitch CBE, Professor Jacky Hayden CBE, the Rt Hon Sir Mike Penning MP, Professor Dame Parveen Kumar DBE and Dr Shelagh Farrell FFGDP(UK) who have also been appointed to the Ambassador Scheme.

FGDP(UK) and PHE publish revised guidance on radiation protection

13 October 2020
The Faculty of General Dental Practice and Public Health England have published revised guidance on radiation protection in dental practice. The second edition of Guidance Notes for Dental Practitioners on the Safe use of X-ray Equipment sets standards of good practice for the safe use of X-ray equipment in dental practice, and is endorsed by the College of General Dentistry.