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Primary Dental Journal

The Primary Dental Journal is our quarterly, themed and peer-reviewed membership journal, uniquely dedicated to general dental practice

Latest news & blog

MSc fast-track for Associate Fellows and Fellows
MSc fast-track for Associate Fellows and Fellows
28 Jun 2024
Fellows and Associate Fellows of the College are now eligible for a ‘top-up’ Master’s degree, which can be completed during a single year of part-time distance learning.
College Medal awarded to Ario Santini
College Medal awarded to Ario Santini
26 Jun 2024
Ario Santini has been awarded the College’s most prestigious honour in recognition of his contributions to postgraduate dental education and research
Leadership in dentistry – a personal perspective
Leadership in dentistry – a personal perspective
23 Jun 2024
Abhi Pal FCGDent, Immediate Past President of the College, says the dental profession needs to create opportunities for all team members to develop leadership skills
New PDJ online: General dentistry (part two)
New PDJ online: General dentistry (part two)
18 Jun 2024
The current edition of the Primary Dental Journal, the General dentistry Part 2 issue (vol.13, no.2), is now live online.
Council election results 2024
Council election results 2024
14 Jun 2024
The College has announced the results of recent elections to eight regional and four new role-based seats on its Council, with nine new members elected and three re-elected.
Kushal Gadhia to speak at College symposium
Kushal Gadhia to speak at College symposium
10 Jun 2024
Kushal Gadhia, Consultant and Honorary Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital in London, will be speaking at a College symposium being held next month on tooth wear in general dental practice.

Live webinars & events

CGDent Midlands Annual Symposium – 12 July 2024
CGDent Midlands Annual Symposium – 12 July 2024
Friday 12 July 2024, 9am-4.30pm, Conference Aston, Birmingham. Mr Kushal Gadhia presents the latest on tooth wear in modern general dental practice.
Minimum intervention oral care (MIOC): making caries prevention pay in primary care – 22 July 2024
Minimum intervention oral care (MIOC): making caries prevention pay in primary care – 22 July 2024
CGDent live webinar, Monday 22 July 2024, 7pm. Professor Avijit Banerjee will discuss the implementation of minimum intervention oral care (MIOC) delivery for modern dental caries management in primary care.
Dentistry Show London – 4/5 October 2024
Dentistry Show London – 4/5 October 2024
Friday-Saturday 4-5 October 2024, 9am-5pm, London. The College will be an education partner, hosting four CPD lectures. Representatives will also be available throughout at the CGDent stand.
CGDent Scotland Annual Study Day – 6 December 2024
CGDent Scotland Annual Study Day – 6 December 2024
Friday 6 December 2024, 9am-5.30/7.00pm. Andrew Chandrapal will present on anterior and posterior composite dentistry, Catherine Rutland will lecture on ethical and legal considerations in aesthetic dentistry, and Wendy Thompson will deliver the Caldwell Memorial Lecture.