FGDP(UK) has produced a series of nine papers which introduce readers to the basic principles of research methodology, discuss the relevance of research to primary dental care, and provide an overview of the different stages in a research project. It is available free of charge online.
Dentists in the UK have a statutory duty to reduce the risk of antimicrobial resistance by ensuring appropriate use of antibiotics, and Antimicrobial Prescribing for General Dental Practitioners gives clear, simple and practical advice on when to prescribe, what to prescribe, for how long and at what dosage. An invaluable asset in any dentist’s library, it covers prescribing to both adults and children in primary dental care, and is available:
Clinical Examination and Record-Keeping is a complete reference guide to record-keeping and examination, and is available:
Dementia-Friendly Dentistry: Good Practice Guidelines enables dental professionals to understand dementia and its implications for dental practice, and adapt their patient management and clinical decisions accordingly. It is available:
Key Skills in Primary Dental Care is an e-learning package providing essential guidance to dentists and the whole dental team. With a certificate of 7 hours of verifiable CPD upon completion, it is available online
Seven modules, jointly produced by FGDP(UK) and Healthcare Learning Smile-On, can be purchased individually or together:
Pathways in Practice is a complete guide to being a General Dental Practitioner. No longer available in printed form, the third (2003) edition is available in PDF format on a CD-ROM
With two volumes divided into 74 sections covering all aspects of primary care dentistry, topics include:
Selection Criteria for Dental Radiography is the leading text on indications for radiographic investigation, and is available:
Training Standards in Implant Dentistry summarises the training that should be undertaken to carry out implant dentistry safely, and the standards which should be met by training courses. It is available free of charge online.