COVID-19: latest guidance and resources for GDPs

2 April 2020
The latest news and updates on COVID-19, and a compilation of guidance relevant to general dental practice.

A horrendous mess, but everyone's working tirelessly to improve the situation

30 March 2020
FGDP Dean Ian Mills says working together is the only way for general dental practice to get out of the hole it's in due to coronavirus.

GDPs - your profession needs you!

26 March 2020
Ian Mills, Dean of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK), is calling on FGDP(UK) Members of all ages and backgrounds to help shape the future of the Faculty, the College of General Dentistry and their profession by standing for national office...

COVID-19: routine dental care ends throughout the UK

26 March 2020
This week the Chief Dental Officers (CDOs) have issued further COVID-19 letters which effectively ends all routine care, and most or all urgent care, in general dental practices throughout the UK. A financial support package for NHS practices in England has also been announced.

Covid-19: Finding our own way forward

24 March 2020
Ian Mills, Dean of the Faculty has written a further blog on his experiences during the pandemic, and continues his call for strong leadership and effective communication

This virus is punishing delay and indecision

23 March 2020
FGDP(UK) Dean, Dr Ian Mills, makes the case for greater clarity at a critical moment, as dental practices struggle to make the right decisions to protect patients and themselves.  

COVID-19: Joint statement on the impact on students and graduates

23 March 2020
A joint statement, issued by dental education organisations including the Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)), sets out plans to provide alternative arrangements to dental and dental care professional students and recent graduates in the face of the COVID-19 epidemic.

COVID-19: new guidance and support for the ‘delay’ phase

20 March 2020
After a week in which most general dental practices have been left in the dark, the Chief Dental Officers (CDOs) have now issued updated advice for the 'delay' phase of the coronavirus pandemic, which will bring a halt to much routine dentistry throughout the UK.

FGDP Dean calls for greater diversity

18 March 2020
The Dean of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)), Ian Mills, has called for the leaderships of dental organisations to better reflect the diversity of the profession.

If ever there was a time when we needed NHS leadership, it’s now

18 March 2020
Ian Mills, Dean of FGDP(UK), describes the difficulties facing general dental practices during the coronavirus pandemic.    

Faculty celebrates GDPs’ achievements and contributions

13 March 2020
The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)) has announced the winners of its 2020 Awards, made to general dental professionals, nominated by their dental peers and colleagues, in four categories:   Foundation Dentist Award

Mike Mulcahy awarded FGDP Medal

13 March 2020
Professor Mike Mulcahy has been awarded the Faculty Medal, which recognises the most exceptional contributions to the general dental profession through the Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK), and is the highest honour bestowed by the organisation.