The CGDent Professional Development Theatre and CGDent Careers Clinic will be among the new additions at this year’s British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show (BDCDS), which will be held at the Birmingham NEC on 12-13 May 2023.

BDCDS is the UK’s largest dental event, and delegates will have access to around 200 seminars across 13 lecture theatres, as well as over 400 exhibiting suppliers, and the opportunity to network with thousands of dentists, practice managers, hygienists and therapists, dental nurses, technicians and laboratory owners.

CGDent Professional Development Theatre

The College’s new theatre will host sixteen lectures over the two day conference, welcoming members and non-members alike to its sessions, with speakers sharing their knowledge and experience on a range of subjects encompassing career development, professionalism and clinical dentistry.

Sessions will include:

  • 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.

CGDent Careers Clinic

The new ‘Careers Clinic’, which will be within the exhibition hall, will enable conversations between delegates and senior members of the College about career aspirations, with sixteen themed times slots, during each of which the most relevant representatives will be present to answer your questions one to one. In many cases this will include College lecturers being available directly after their lectures. Themed sessions (subject to confirmation) will include:

  • 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.

CGDent Stand

College representatives will also be available throughout the conference at Stand Q01 to talk to delegates about the College and membership. We would be delighted to say hello to any College members attending the conference, and to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you there!

Conference registration is FREE for all dental professionals – just click the button below.