News

Ian Mills to be next Dean of FGDP(UK)

27 February 2018
Ian Mills has been elected as the next Dean of the Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)). He was elected by the Faculty Board at its meeting on 23 February.

Updated radiography guidance

22 February 2018
FGDP(UK)’s Selection Criteria for Dental Radiography, the leading text on indications for radiographic investigation in dentistry, has been updated following the implementation of revised regulations on the use of ionising radiation.

Top Tips for Teeth: free toolkit

7 February 2018
FGDP(UK) is encouraging NHS dental practices in England to claim a free toolkit which helps them give dietary and oral health advice to parents.

FGDP(UK) responds on antibiotic prophylaxis

7 February 2018
The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)) has responded to a consultation on draft advice for dentists on the prophylactic use of antibiotics against infective endocarditis (IE).

Chief Facilitator required for FGDP(UK) Fellowship (by Assessment) award

6 February 2018
The Chief Facilitator will play a critical part in leading and managing, with support of the Fellowship Management Board and FDGP(UK) Education Team, any changes to the assessment process.

FGDP(UK) rejects amalgamation of regulators

29 January 2018
The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)) has responded sceptically to proposals to cut costs by amalgamating the UK’s health regulators.

Results - Diplomas in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy

26 January 2018
The Faculty has announced the results of the December 2017 examinations for the FGDP(UK)-awarded Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Diploma in Dental Therapy.

Short Course in Periodontics (4th-5th May & 18th-19th May 2018)

18 January 2018
The FGDP(UK)'s Short Course in Periodontics is a unique four-day practical course, enabling you to gain excellent training in contemporary periodontal management in practice. This high-quality postgraduate dental course will give you the confidence to offer surgical treatment options for both periodontally-diseased and periodontally-healthy patients.

REMINDER: HSE registration deadline imminent

12 January 2018
FGDP(UK) would like to remind dental practices of the need to ensure that their use of dental x-ray equipment is registered with the Health and Safety Executive.

FGDP(UK) appoints ‘Transition Board’

20 December 2017
FGDP(UK) has announced the membership of a ‘Transition Board’ as it works to establish an independent College for general dental practice.

Last chance to have your say on future research priorities

18 December 2017
FGDP(UK) is encouraging members to help the profession identify priority areas for future research in oral and dental health.

‘Jabs for the Boys’ campaign to raise awareness of HPV risks

15 December 2017
A new campaign has been launched to address the pressing need for greater awareness of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and its potential impact on millions of men.