Press Releases

Are you ready to test your antimicrobial prescribing knowledge?

31 October 2018
The British Association of Oral Surgeons (BAOS) has launched a new Antimicrobial Stewardship e-Learning resource for oral health professionals to test their knowledge of antibiotic prescribing.

FGDP welcomes U-turn on HPV

19 July 2018
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) has welcomed the recommendation that the NHS vaccination programme for girls against Human Papillomavirus (HPV) be extended to boys.

FGDP(UK) Fellow appointed to advise NICE

16 November 2017
Dr Nick Palmer of the Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)) has been appointed dental adviser to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)’s Committee on Managing Common Infections.

FGDP(UK) celebrates 25 years with Awards dinner

18 October 2017
The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)) held an anniversary dinner on Friday 13th October to commemorate 25 years since it was established. Hosted at Drapers' Hall in London, the dinner included three very special awards to reflect the everyday commitment of General Dental Practitioners to their practice and their patients.

FGDP(UK) publishes new guidance on dementia-friendly dentistry

13 October 2017
The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)) has published new guidance on the practice of dentistry for patients with dementia.

FGDP(UK) says CQC findings highlight dental teams’ dedication and professionalism

11 October 2017
The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)) has welcomed the Care Quality Commission (CQC)’s findings on dental inspections, saying that the annual State of Care review provides a positive reflection on the state of dentistry, and is recognition of the dedication and professionalism of dentists and dental practice teams across En

FGDP(UK) says JCVI position on HPV will cost lives

19 July 2017
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) says the position of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) that boys should not receive the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination will cost lives.

New-look Board announced as FGDP(UK) prepares for independence

13 July 2017
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) has announced new Board members following elections earlier this year, who were confirmed in post at the new Board’s inaugural meeting on Friday 30th June 2017. Consisting of representatives of one or more of the local divisions, the Faculty Board decides the strategic direction of the FGDP(UK) and oversees its implementation.

FGDP(UK) supports drive to improve oral health in care homes

7 June 2017
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) is supporting a new standards document from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on oral health promotion in care homes.

Overwhelming support from dentists for gender-neutral HPV vaccinations

24 April 2017
The overwhelming majority of dentists and GPs are backing calls for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme to be expanded to school aged boys, according to a new survey.

FGDP(UK) announces outline business plan

22 March 2017
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) has published an outline of its plans for 2017-18. The plans include the development of a Virtual Learning Environment, improving the Faculty’s membership proposition and publishing new guidance on dementia-friendly dentistry, and were first shown to the FGDP(UK)’s members at their Annual General Meeting earlier this month.

Statement on the future of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK)

30 January 2017
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) (FGDP(UK)), the professional body representing general dental practice, and The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) and its Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) announce today that FDGP(UK) is taking the first step towards becoming an independent organisation.