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FGDP(UK) 25th Anniversary Prize Giving

13 September 2017
We are delighted to announce the winners of our anniversary prizes: Foundation Dentist of the Year - Overall Winner - Claire CulverwellAwarded to a foundation dentist who has proven themselves competent, caring and reflective.

JCVI position flawed and legally questionable, says HPV Action

4 September 2017
HPV Action (HPVA) says the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI)’s position on vaccinating boys against HPV results from a flawed analysis and could be in breach of the law.

Applications are now open for Short Course in Periodontics Cohort 8

21 August 2017
If you would like to join cohort 8 of our Short Course in Periodontics Course please click here for application and course details. The Course is taught by Phil Ower and takes place at St Georges Hospital in London. Places are first come first served so don't delay!!

IRR17 & IRMER18: a necessary burden, but dentists need not be alarmed

18 August 2017
FGDP(UK) has published an analysis of what the revised Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 (IRR17) and Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2018 (IRMER18) might mean for dentists and dental practice teams.

FGDP(UK) response to draft IRMER update

9 August 2017
FGDP(UK) has responded to a draft update of the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (IRMER), which together with the Ionising Radiation Regulations (IRR), govern the use of x-ray equipment in dental practices.

New regulations on X-ray use: likely implications of draft IRR17 and IRMER18

8 August 2017
  Professor Keith Horner, Co-Editor of FGDP(UK)’s Selection Criteria for Dental Radiography, analyses what the draft Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 and draft Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2018 mean for dentists and dental practice teams.

New-look FGDP(UK) website

8 August 2017
We have updated the FGDP(UK) website. The site has a simpler layout making it easier to find what you are looking for. All information has been reviewed and updated with new content including information about our current programmes and career pathway. We are delighted to introduce a new dedicated members-only area. Please login to view exclusive member resources.

Early careers board observer vacancies

4 August 2017
Have you passed the MJDF in the last 3 years? Do you want to help influence the future of early career GDPs? Are you interested in making a positive contribution to the FGDP(UK) and its members? Would you like to gain valuable experience on the Board of a national charity? Then why not provide your views on early careers as an observer on the FGDP(UK) Board

Join the Parents' Jury on children's food

4 August 2017
FGDP(UK) is encouraging dentists and their patients to apply to join a new initiative for parents to have a stronger voice on issues affecting the dietary health of children.

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE DIPLOMA IN PRIMARY CARE ORAL SURGERY

31 July 2017
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR: - Joining the two-year Diploma starting in February 2018 - Joining Year 2 of current cohort (CMOS holders only)  Please find Application form here

Diploma in Implant Dentistry Applications NOW OPEN

31 July 2017
Please find the application here and brochure here

FGDP(UK) comment on 'The antibiotic course has had its day'

28 July 2017
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) has responded to 'The antibiotic course has had its day', the widely-publicised article in the latest edition of the British Medical Journal, which challenges the advice given to patients to complete courses of antibiotics even once an infection has been resolved.