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Reduce antibiotic prescribing to pre-pandemic levels – it’s time to act!

Reduce antibiotic prescribing to pre-pandemic levels – it’s time to act!

Ahead of next month’s global campaign on antibiotic awareness, Dr Wendy Thompson says that rates of antimicrobial prescribing across dentistry have been slow to reduce since passing the peak of COVID-19, even though we are returning to more normal practice and dentists should no longer be providing remote prescriptions.    Providing the right care for patients with acute dental pain or infection at the right time…

Moving into facial aesthetics: my journey

Moving into facial aesthetics: my journey

Dr Jalpesh Patel, Founder of RASA Academy, one of the College’s Trusted Training Providers, describes how his own experience of the available training options inspired him to develop the new Postgraduate Certificate in Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics with CGDent. It is funny how your career pans out; I would have never thought that when I graduated, I would then go on to establish a training academy in…

Realising the potential

Realising the potential

President Emeritus, Professor Nairn Wilson FCGDent, welcomes members to the College of General Dentistry and reflects on the impact of the new College for the general dental profession. Congratulations on your membership of the College. Please use your new postnominals -FCGDent for Fellows, AssocFCGDent for Associate Fellows and MCGDent for members, to help raise awareness of the College. Also, please encourage the members of your dental…

Career Pathway for dentists to provide a flexible structure for 21st century practice

Career Pathway for dentists to provide a flexible structure for 21st century practice

Phil Dawson, general dental practitioner with a special interest in restorative dentistry, explains how the College’s Career Pathway for dentists is being developed to provide a clearly defined structure whilst offering the flexibility needed by the contemporary practitioner. I graduated from the University of Liverpool in December 1991 before commencing my first role as an associate dentist in sunny Wigan the following month. If someone had…

Robert Dyas, Oral Surgeon and Director of ProDentalCPD

Robert Dyas, Oral Surgeon and Director of ProDentalCPD

Dr Robert Dyas, Oral Surgeon and Director of ProDentalCPD, explains how he developed his highly successful online dental CPD platform with his wife and business partner, and how CGDent members will benefit from free access to an extensive package of quality-assured CPD and ePDP. There have been several elements to my career so far. I am a specialist oral surgeon and have been a mentor in…

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