The College of General Dentistry is your professional body: marking your commitment to be the best you can be for your patients, supporting your professional development, and enhancing your career potential at every step. Find out what joining the College could mean for you

A proud community of dedicated dental professionals

We are the only membership College committed to quality and standards of excellence in general practice dentistry – placing you at the forefront of better oral health

Patients & the public

We foster excellence and confidence in oral healthcare, for all. The interests of patients is always a priority, and we provide information and links to relevant organisations

Member benefits

Your member benefits promote your continued learning, your professional standing, and will help you take your passion for dentistry to the next level

Science & practice

Supported by the most experienced dental professionals and organisations, we set the authoritative standards and guidance for general dental practice

Our Journal

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

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Latest news & blog

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.
Expanded CGDent-GC Award to invite entries from Dental Therapists
Expanded CGDent-GC Award to invite entries from Dental Therapists
7 Jun 2024
The CGDent-GC Award is being expanded to include Dental Therapists, starting with the 2024/25 competition which opens in September.
Domestic abuse awareness in dentistry: shaping a safer tomorrow
Domestic abuse awareness in dentistry: shaping a safer tomorrow
28 May 2024
Preetee Hylton RDN, describes how you can support patients and colleagues who may be suffering from domestic abuse.
Qualifications search functionality added to Member Register
Qualifications search functionality added to Member Register
24 May 2024
Visitors to the website can now search in order to identify Full Members, Associate Fellows and Fellows of the College who have successfully achieved recognised postgraduate awards in particular areas of practice.

Live webinars & events

Endodontics – 4 July 2024
Endodontics – 4 July 2024
Thursday 4 July 2024, 6.30pm, Solihull. Share experience and engage in discussion at this bi-monthly CGDent Midlands Peer Review & Pizza series. Led by Dr Joanna Batt, the session focuses on endodontics.
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.
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.