Recorded webinar. Thursday 20 January 2022, 7pm.

Organised in collaboration with The British Dental Students’ Association (BDSA), this webinar is for any dental professional, including students, who wishes to understand what owning a practice entails, the joys of “being your own boss”, how to prepare for practice ownership, and the pitfalls.

Owning a practice provides huge opportunities for working independently, building up an enterprise, and practising in a way that suits the individual. However it comes with significant responsibilities.

The topics we explore include how practice ownership fits into a GDP career pathway, different models of practice ownership and preparations you can make before embarking on this route.


  • Dr Abhi Pal, President CGDent
  • Susan Nelson, Council member at CGDent
  • Milan Chande, Dentist and National Clinical Manager, A&U Dental
  • Simon Hughes, Managing Director, Medical at Christie & Co
  • Jitesh Jassal, Final year dental student at King’s College London, President of the BDSA 2021-22 and Vice-Chair of the Executive Board of the BDA Student Committee

CGDent members and ProDental subscribers can claim CPD hours for free and have access to the webinar recording.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members/non-subscribers who wish to claim CPD.

This webinar is part of the partnership between the College of General Dentistry (CGDent) and ProDental CPD.

Membership of the College of General Dentistry is open to all registered dental professionals. Membership for dentists is available from £94, and for other registered dental professionals from £33. The full list of CGDent membership rates is at

You may be interested in our recent webinar How to get the best from your career in dentistry, which explores a range of career pathways open to dental professionals and discusses how the College’s Career Pathways can support your career.