Results - Diplomas in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy – Winter 2019

13 December 2019
The Faculty has announced the results of the Winter 2019 examinations for the FGDP(UK)-awarded Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Diploma in Dental Therapy, with fifteen candidates having passed the hygiene examination, and three the therapy examination. The OSCE pass list for the Faculty's Diploma in Primary Care Oral Surgery is also available here.   

Free CPD: Dentists urged to support national survey of antibiotic prescribing

12 December 2019
Six national dental organisations are encouraging dentists to participate in a new survey of antibiotic prescribing in dentistry.   

Phil Ower retires after 15 years’ outstanding service

12 December 2019
After 15 years working with the Faculty, Periodontics expert Phil Ower officially retired from his senior roles in FGDP(UK)’s postgraduate courses in November. His retirement was marked by an informal gathering of his FGDP(UK) colleagues, who thanked him for his outstanding service and commitment to the Faculty...

In memory of Dr Nik Pandya

11 December 2019
We regret to report that Dr Nik Pandya, representative of the North East Thames and North West Thames divisions on the National Faculty Board, passed away on Sunday 1 December.                                                                                                                        

Trustees appointed to College of General Dentistry

10 December 2019
Janet Clarke and Professor Liz Kay have been appointed as Trustees of the Board of the College of General Dentistry.  

FGDP(UK) invites members to celebrate excellence in primary care dentistry

5 December 2019
The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)) has announced the 2020 date of its prestigious annual dinner and encourages all members to attend this black tie evening to celebrate excellence and outstanding performance in dentistry...

Website Maintenance

2 December 2019
There is a small chance of service interruption from Tuesday 3 December to Wednesday 4 December 2019 while the website undergoes maintenance. If you experience issues with the website outside of these dates please contact 

NHS dental treatment for patients of no fixed abode

27 November 2019
Dental practices able to take on new NHS patients may wish to be aware that should they receive a request for registration from a patient of no fixed abode, they are able to claim reimbursement in the usual manner by entering the practice’s address as the patient’s address on Form FP17.

50 hours of free CPD, exclusive to FGDP members

21 November 2019
FGDP(UK) Members now have access to over 50 hours of free Continuing Professional Development through the Primary Dental Journal.  

FGDP(UK) statement on access to NHS dentistry

20 November 2019
Responding to the BBC's estimate that 2 million adults in England are unable to see an NHS dentist, Ian Mills, Dean of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK), commented:

What are the boundaries of acceptable professional behaviour?

20 November 2019
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) is encouraging its members to help influence the regulatory standards to which dental professionals will be held in future.  

Dental organisations support World Antibiotic Awareness Week

18 November 2019
National dental organisations are supporting World Antibiotic Awareness Week by reminding the dental profession about the importance of using antibiotics judiciously.