Press Releases

New toolkit lets dentists build on antibiotic prescribing success

18 November 2016
As new statistics reveal a fall in prescribing of antibiotics by clinicians across all NHS healthcare settings, dentists’ leaders have called on colleagues to build on this success by using a new toolkit to support effective antimicrobial stewardship.

FGDP(UK) says dentists are best-placed to detect mouth cancer

17 November 2016
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) is supporting Mouth Cancer Action Month by highlighting the critical role of dentists in detecting mouth cancers.

Stronger action needed on fizzy drinks, says FGDP(UK)

16 November 2016
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) says that a newly-published study underlines the need for stronger action to reduce the consumption of sugar from fizzy drinks.

Dental leaders join forces to keep antibiotics working

11 November 2016
Organisations from across dentistry and other health sectors have come together to ask oral health professionals to support European Antibiotic Awareness Day and World Antibiotic Awareness Week by joining a social media ‘Thunderclap’ organised by FGDP(UK).

FGDP(UK) welcomes proposed reduction in CQC fees

21 October 2016
The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)) has welcomed a proposed 13.5% reduction in the annual fees dental surgeries pay to the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

FGDP(UK) calls for sugar tax on milkshakes

17 October 2016
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) says high sugar milk-based drinks should not be exempt from the government’s planned sugar tax. Responding to a Treasury consultation on the tax’s implementation, the FGDP(UK) argues that despite the nutritional benefits of milk, the large amount of added sugar in flavoured milk drinks means they are “likely to carry far greater disbenefits than...

FGDP(UK) supports push for faster cancer diagnosis

1 July 2016
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) has expressed its support for a new standards document on cancer referrals from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

FGDP(UK) board rings the changes

15 June 2016
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) has sworn in five new board members, including two women and its first overseas representative. Following changes to its structure implemented in 2014, elections were held for half the board’s seats earlier this year, with the new members taking up office last Friday, 10th June.

FGDP(UK) welcomes reduction in tooth decay in young children

10 May 2016
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) has welcomed figures indicating a reduction in tooth decay among 5 year olds in England, but has warned against complacence by government.

Dentists asked to make hand hygiene go viral

26 April 2016
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) and Association of Clinical Oral Microbiologists (ACOM) are asking oral health professionals to take to their social media accounts to promote good hand hygiene.

FGDP(UK) welcomes Sugar Tax announcement

17 March 2016
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) has welcomed the government’s announcement of a tax on sugary drinks, but says this is only one of a number of measures that could be used to improve oral health, reduce childhood obesity and reduce the incidence of diabetes.

FGDP(UK) says Action on Sugar research underlines the need for a tax on sugary drinks

17 February 2016
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) says that the ‘shocking’ amount of sugar in some hot drinks is further evidence of the need for bold action to make it easier for people to make healthy dietary choices.