News

Update on progress in forming a new College of General Dentistry

24 May 2018
At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Faculty in Birmingham, the Dean gave an update on progress in forming a new College of General Dentistry.

Letter to the Minister for Public Health

24 May 2018
FGDP(UK) has joined forces with the British Dental Association and the Faculty of Dental Surgery (RCS Eng), as well as the British Society for Dental Hygiene and Therapy, the British Association of Dental Therapists and the British Association of Dental Nurses, to urge the Minister for Public Health, Steve Brine MP, to extend the HPV vaccination programme for girls to boys.

Do you know an exceptional dental nurse?

10 May 2018
The British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN) has announced four new awards, and is inviting nominations from anyone working in dentistry. The award for Outstanding Service to Dental Nursing Professional Practice will be made to someone with at least ten years’ experience who has made a significant contribution to the development or support of the dental nursing profession.

FGDP(UK) holds 'Emerging Leaders' event

26 April 2018
On 20 April 2018, FGDP(UK) held an interactive workshop for Fellows, Members and Associates in Birmingham entitled ‘Emerging leaders in a new age for dentistry: from Faculty to College’.

Standards in Dentistry being updated

19 April 2018
The FGDP(UK) has announced that Standards in Dentistry, its flagship guidance publication for general dental practitioners, is being revised.

FGDP(UK) responds on amalgam phase-down

19 April 2018
The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)) has responded to a consultation on draft advice for dentists on the phase-down of the use of dental amalgam.

Sugar Tax a ‘game changer’

6 April 2018
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) has welcomed the new sugar tax as a ‘game-changer’ for oral health, and says the latest data on childhood tooth extractions highlight its necessity.

Website Maintenance

27 March 2018
Access to the FGDP(UK) website will be interrupted from 6 p.m. Wednesday 28 March 2018 to 10 a.m. Thursday 29 March 2018 while the site undergoes maintenance.

Results - Diplomas in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy – Spring 2018

23 March 2018
The Faculty has announced the results of the Spring 2018 examinations for the FGDP(UK)-awarded Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Diploma in Dental Therapy.

FFGDP(UK) Facilitator posts open for recruitment

23 March 2018
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) has now re-commenced its Fellowship by Assessment award. Fellowship is awarded to members of the Faculty in recognition of the high standards they have achieved as a primary care dentist. This new role of Fellowship Facilitator combines the previous positions of Assessor and Advisor/Mentor that existed under the ‘old’ Fellowship Programmes Applicants...

Dementia guidance goes online

20 March 2018
FGDP(UK) has made its guidance on the practice of dentistry for patients with dementia available free of charge online.