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FGDP(UK) publishes new Register of Full Members and Fellows

18 January 2019
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) has published a public register of its Full Members and Fellows to promote their commitment to high standards in their practice.  

FGDP(UK) response to NHS Long Term Plan

10 January 2019
Ian Mills, Dean of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK), has responded to the recently-published NHS Long Term Plan.

People Power

7 January 2019
FGDP(UK) Dean, Ian Mills, reflects on 2018 and discusses the impact of people-led campaigns as a force for good in dentistry

Reminder of new amalgam requirements

21 December 2018
FGDP(UK) would like to remind dental teams of the latest requirements on the use and disposal of amalgam, which come into force in the new year and apply to both NHS and private practices.    

FGDP(UK) Seeks Examiners for Postgraduate Diploma in Restorative Dentistry

14 December 2018
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) is inviting applications for the role of Examiner for its highly respected Postgraduate Diploma in Restorative Dentistry.  

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

14 December 2018
The Faculty has announced the results of the December 2018 examinations for the FGDP(UK)-awarded Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Diploma in Dental Therapy, with fourteen candidates having passed the hygiene examination, and nine the therapy exam.  

Gayathri Kini explains what is involved in the Diploma in Implant Dentistry course

28 November 2018
"I cannot emphasise enough how important this is and how useful it is.The mentors will question why it is we choose a treatment plan. This helps to set off the thinking cap.They give us a wealth of information and practical tips that sometimes may not be found in any textbooks. These are  from their experiences from doing implant dentistry for years! They are there always for advice which is very...

Who would you nominate for an FGDP(UK) award?

22 November 2018
The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)), is inviting nominations for its 2019 annual awards.

FGDP(UK) West Midland Division election results announced

22 November 2018
Congratulations to Mutahir Rahman MJDF RCSEng, who has been re-elected for a second term as Director of the Faculty’s West Midlands Division.

Dental organisations support World Antibiotic Awareness Week

15 November 2018
Three national dental organisations are supporting the World Health Organisation’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week by urging the dental profession to help keep antibiotics working.

FGDP(UK) supports campaign for Coca-Cola to stop handing out free high sugar drinks 

14 November 2018
The 2018 Coca-Cola Christmas tour has been scaled back in response to concerns raised by a coalition of organisations including FGDP(UK).    

HPV Action calls for catch-up vaccinations for boys

12 November 2018
HPV Action has called on the government to offer ‘catch-up’ HPV vaccinations for boys up to the age of 18.