National Adult Oral Health Survey - honoraria for practices

15 December 2017
Public Health England has confirmed that honoraria will be available to all dental practices who agree to host its fieldwork teams for the 2017/18 Oral Health Survey of Adults attending General Dental Practices.

UPDATED: New regulations on X-ray use - Likely implications of IRR17 and IRMER18

13 December 2017
Professor Keith Horner, Co-Editor of FGDP(UK)’s Selection Criteria for Dental Radiography, analyses what the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 and draft Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2018 mean for dentists and dental practice teams This article is an updated version; the original was published on in August 2017 and is available here.

Make sure your practice is registered with the HSE by 5 February

13 December 2017
FGDP(UK) is advising dentists to ensure that their practice’s use of dental x-ray equipment is registered online with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) first thing in the new year.

Selection Criteria for Dental Radiography to be updated

13 December 2017
FGDP(UK)’s Selection Criteria for Dental Radiography, the leading text on indications for radiographic investigation in dentistry, is to be updated in light of updated regulations on the use of ionising radiation.

FGDP(UK) to publish implant dentistry standards

24 November 2017
The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)) has announced that it will be publishing new national standards on implant dentistry next year.

FGDP(UK) says oral cancer fight hangs in the balance as JCVI defers decision on HPV

17 November 2017
The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)) has cautiously welcomed the deferral of a decision on whether to recommend the HPV vaccination to boys, but says the fight against the increasing prevalence of oral cancer hangs in the balance.

FGDP(UK) Fellowship Awards 2017-18

14 November 2017
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) has awarded Fellowships to thirteen individuals in recognition of their exceptional contribution to the profession. Fellowship is the highest award offered by FGDP(UK), and is a pinnacle of achievement for the profession. Two people have been given Honorary Fellowship, seven Fellowship by Election and four Fellowship Ad Eundum.

A holistic success - a view from FGDP(UK)'s 25th anniversary conference

14 November 2017
Yann Maidment, FGDP(UK) Board Lead for Research, reports on ‘Holistic Dentistry – Time to put the mouth back into the body’.

Leading UK dental health bodies urge professionals and patients to keep antibiotics working with Thunderclap campaign for European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2017

8 November 2017
In the UK, dentists prescribe more than 5% of all antibiotics and approximately 60% of the total metronidazole in primary health care. Antimicrobial resistance is a global problem that leads to antibiotics no longer being effective in treating even simple infections.

FGDP(UK) says more action needed on marketing of sugary food and drink

31 October 2017
The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)) says further action is needed to tackle the nation’s sugar habit. The Faculty is supporting Sugar Awareness Week (30th October – 3rd November 2017), organised by the Action on Sugar campaign group, which aims to build public pressure to persuade the government and the food and drink industry to implement stronger sugar reduction policies.

RECRUITMENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Dental Hygiene and Therapy Chair of the Examination Board

25 October 2017
   Applications are now open for the Dental Hygiene and Therapy Chair of the Examination Board post.  All applications must be submited to by 5pm Friday 10th November 2017.

Holistic Dentistry FREE TICKET ballot for Foundation Dentists!

23 October 2017
    Are you a Foundation Dentist or know someone who is? Would you like to gain 5 ½ hours CPD whilst listening to 6 of the UK’s leading experts from a range of oral health fields? We are giving away 20 tickets by ballot to Foundation Dentists interested in attending the Holistic Dentistry conference to be held on 3rd November 2017 in Birmingham.