Friday-Saturday 12-13 May 2023, Birmingham

On 12 & 13 May 2023, the College returned to the British Dental Conference & Dentistry Show, for its biggest presence to date.

The British Dental Conference & Dentistry Show is the UK’s largest event for dental professionals, with an expected 200 CPD lectures, 400 exhibitors and thousands of colleagues to meet, and it took place on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th May 2023 at the NEC Birmingham. You can find out more on the conference website.

Throughout the conference, the College hosted the brand new CGDent Professional Development Theatre, in which knowledgeable speakers covered a wide range of career development and clinical topics, including:

  • Advertising and social media: dento-legal considerations            
  • How to move into orthodontics
  • How to make the most of your career in dentistry          
  • The many routes to Fellowship: what will yours be?
  • How to waste your time and money on the wrong training
  • Mouth cancer: what does the dental team need to know?
  • How to get into practice in the UK after qualifying abroad
  • Creating prevention-led growth for your practice
  • The changing nature of dental careers
  • How to move into facial aesthetics
  • How to get into practice ownership
  • Beyond clinical practice: how to expand into teaching and research

Full and up-to-date details of the CGDent Professional Development Theatre programme can be found on the BDCDS website – click Conference then 2023 Conference Programme.

The College also hosted the CGDent Careers Clinic, a fantastic new initiative which offered visitors the opportunity to discuss their career aspirations with our speakers, who were on hand following their lectures to offer informal advice and answer questions. Themed time slots included:

  • College membership
  • Identifying the right training
  • Developing your career
  • Gaining Associate Fellowship & Fellowship
  • Moving into orthodontics
  • Moving into facial aesthetics
  • Becoming a practice owner
  • Expanding into teaching and research
  • Expanding into dento-legal work
  • Getting into practice after qualifying abroad

Full and up-to-date details of the CGDent Careers Clinic programme can be found on the BDCDS website – click Conference then On-stand Education.

Delegates were also be able to visit the CGDent Stand (Q01) at any time, where staff and senior members of the College were available to answer any queries you may have about the College and membership, or just to say hello – members and non-members alike were strongly encouraged to come and introduce themselves.

Conference registration was FREE for all dental professionals.