Press Releases


22 April 2015
The Intercollegiate Advisory Committee on Sedation in Dentistry is an intercollegiate committee. Representing the FGDP(UK) is former Dean of the Faculty Richard Hayward.

Annual General Meeting 16 May 2014 Agenda

14 May 2014
If you would like to attend the Annual General meeting in Newcastle on Friday 16 May, please contact Judy Dodds to confirm attendance 0207 869 6753.

FGDP(UK) urges responsible approach to antimicrobial prescribing

20 November 2013
Dental practitioners should only consider the use of antibiotics when the drainage of an acute dental infection cannot be achieved, says the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK). The FGDP(UK) is keen to highlight the ineffectiveness of antimicrobials on oral abscesses and the need for practitioners to ensure that they act responsibly to help slow the global development of antibiotic resistance.

Launch of New Radiography Standards

14 October 2013
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) invites you to the launch of the 3rd edition of Selection Criteria for Dental Radiography at the BDTA Dental Showcase at 1pm on Thursday 17 October 2013 (Stand E11). The FGDP(UK)’s Dean Trevor Ferguson and Professor Ken Eaton (one of the lead editors for the book) will be speaking at the launch and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

Go-ahead for plans to modernise FGDP(UK) governance

24 September 2013
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) has received the backing of its members to move ahead with proposals to modernise the way the organisation is governed. At an Extraordinary General Meeting held on 20 September 2013, members voted unanimously in support of a series of changes which will strengthen the link between the Board and the essential work done at a local level across the UK...

FGDP(UK) supports Berwick Review’s call for greater transparency to improve patient safety

8 August 2013
Professor Don Berwick’s Review, published yesterday, calls for patient safety to be at the heart of NHS care. The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) welcomes the Review’s recommendations to achieve this central aim.

FGDP(UK) welcomes review of care standards in cosmetic dentistry following Keogh report

11 July 2013
Sir Bruce Keogh’s recent Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions acknowledges concerns around the lack of overarching standards and regulation within the field of cosmetic dentistry, and suggests that Ministers may wish to consider a review of this area.

DCPs who see patients directly must review skills and knowledge, says FGDP(UK)

10 July 2013
It is necessary for dental hygienists and therapists who wish to see patients without prescription from a dentist to ensure that they are confident in the full range of competencies across their scope of practice, says the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK).

FGDP(UK) launches Primary Dental Journal

5 March 2013
Archive Story 3 Oct 2012 The FGDP(UK) launches Primary Dental Journal (PDJ) and Key Skills in Primary Dental Care (3rd edition) at the BDTA Dental Showcase. Click here for the full story

FGDP(UK) Co-funded study shows BRONJ is rare

28 February 2013
Archive Story 3 December 2012 A two-year collaboration between the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) (FGDP (UK)) and the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS), based on patient case records has concluded that incidence of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) can be considered as rare.

Announcement of Changes to the MJDF

27 February 2013
Archive Story 16 December 2011 The Boards of the two dental Faculties at the Royal College of Surgeons of England announce changes to the MJDF Click here for more details

DCP Symposium - The Way Forwards

26 February 2013
Archive Story 9 December 2011 The challenges facing DCPs seeking to undertake research, as well as the opportunities available to them were examined in a symposium entitled ‘The Way Forward’. organised by the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) and the British Society for Dental Hygiene and Therapy.