What is an FGDP(UK) member?

If you are looking at this page the chances are it's because you clicked on a link on a dental professional's website. The link probably looked something like this:

So what does membership of the FGDP(UK) mean?

The FGDP(UK) is not an organisation that dental professionals have to join - it's a choice. The FGDP(UK) exists to improve standards of patient care. Our Members and Fellows are dental practitioners who share that commitment, both in their own practice and in the dental profession as a whole.

Your dental professional receives regular updates from the FGDP(UK) about the latest research and current thinking on dentistry. Most members buy our books about dental standards and good practice and many take one or more of our post-qualification courses and diplomas, enhancing their professional skills. We encourage our members to develop and progress their career and expertise in many ways, and this professional development helps your dentist provide you with better patient care.

Whatever their level of involvement you should see membership of the FGDP(UK) as a strong indication that your dental professional has the interests of patients at heart. No practitioner is perfect, but FGDP(UK) members are committed to improving and improving.