Your Career

A career in dentistry is challenging. Here at the Faculty we recognise that whether you work in an NHS, private or mixed practice; in primary or secondary care, to be successful and to achieve your professional ambitions, you need to develop yourself both intellectually and practically through lifelong learning. 

We strive for excellence in training and development for dentists working in general practice:- it's at the heart of our mission. And with experienced dental professionals at the centre of the organisation and our training courses, you can be sure that our career support has been designed to meet the needs of contemporary practitioner, and will help you to meet your CPD requirements for the GDC.

Professional development is key to your success in general dental practice and we are here to help, with CPD seminars, study days, and highly respected qualifications, ultimately leading to Fellowship of the Faculty.

We offer outstanding postgraduate diplomas in implant dentistry, restorative dentistry and primary care oral surgery, tailored for the needs of those working in the primary care environment, and led by experienced clinicians with a deep appreciation of what's needed in practice. Our popular Short Course in Periodontics reflects that same commitment to excellence and practicality.

If you are looking to specialise, the postgraduate courses can offer you a route to specialism, or can help you achieve additional accreditation. However, for many dentists they are a means to stand out in the profession, drive their careers forwards and to bring added benefits to their patients and practice.  

If you are interested in training and development with less time commitment, our event calendar includes details of our study days and seminars run by our regional FGDP(UK) Divisions, throughout the year. As with our postgraduate courses, the majority of our local events blend practical and theoretical skills and include verifiable CPD.

FGDP(UK) Members qualify for special rates for all our educational programme - join today to start saving.