Domiciliary denture provision: a Clinical Dental Technician’s approach – 2 May 2023

CGDent live webinar, Tuesday 2 May 2023, 7pm

Clinical Dental Technician and Associate Member of the College, Caroline Persaud, discusses how she manages domiciliary denture provision.

Speaker:

  • Caroline Persaud, Registered Dental Technician and Clinical Dental Technician

CPD approx 1.5 hours

This webinar is hosted by the College of General Dentistry and powered by our CPD delivery partner, ProDental CPD – register below.

It is free to view live for all dental professionals, and College members also have free access to the recorded webinar and can claim CPD hours for free.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members who wish to claim 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 https://cgdent.uk/membership-fees/

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Transitioning from analogue to digital dentistry – 18 April 2023

CGDent live webinar, Tuesday 18 April 20237pm

In this CGDent webinar, we will explore how, with knowledge, understanding and experience, analogue dentistry provides predictable treatment results through careful control of the processes employed. We will examine how important these parameters are when making the transition to digital dentistry and discuss how to action the transition successfully.

Speaker:

  • Anthony Laurie MDT FBIDST FCGI, Dental Technician & Managing Director, Dental Excellence LTD

GDC development outcomes: C

CPD approx 1.5 hours

This webinar is hosted by the College of General Dentistry and powered by our CPD delivery partner, ProDental CPD – register below.

It is free to view live for all dental professionals, and College members also have free access to the recorded webinar and can claim CPD hours for free.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members who wish to claim 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 https://cgdent.uk/membership-fees/

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The CGDent Primary Dental Care Research Poster Award

The College will be hosting a Primary Dental Care research project poster display at the CGDent-Quintessence Publishing “Excellence for the Dental Team” international conference taking place in London on 24 – 25 March 2023, and abstracts are invited.

Award

An overall award will be given for the best poster presentation. Adjudicators may group entries according to career stage, scope of practice and role within the primary care team. A further award (or awards) may be made within one or more of these categories.

Eligibility

Any member of the dental care team (including those who do not have statutory registration such as practice managers and administrators) may submit a poster, as may dental students and trainees for any dental professional role. Please indicate your professional registration category or job title, or student or trainee status in your submission. Submitted research must not have been published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Submissions

Initial submissions must take the form of an abstract. The abstract should be structured highlighting the research process undertaken, and the clinical importance and clinical implications of the results obtained. The maximum word count is 350. Please do not include images or graphics. If the study was funded by an external awarding body, please reference this in the abstract (not included in word count). Please ensure that the submission follows the structured format below:

  • Title
  • Author name(s)
  • Practice or institution affiliations
  • Aims and objectives of the investigation/study
  • Methods used
  • Essential results
  • Conclusion

For guidance on submitting a high-quality abstract, please refer to the Society for Academic Primary Care’s abstract review criteria

Please submit your completed abstract as a Microsoft Word document by email to [email protected] with the subject line “CGDent primary dental care poster award”.

Poster presentation

Entrants will later be expected to submit their poster electronically in the form of a PDF to be presented on a plasma screen at the conference. A detailed specification for preparation of the electronic poster will be provided on acceptance of the abstract. Presenters must be willing to attend their display for adjudication during the conference (day passes will be provided).

Closing date

The deadline for submission of abstracts is Sunday 15 January 2023. Acceptance of abstracts will be notified by email by 15 February 2023. Final poster submissions will be required by 10 March 2023.

Delegates at the CGDent-Quintessence Publishing International Conference will be able to view the accepted submissions throughout the conference, as well as the presentations by the researchers and the presentation of the award(s).

College members receive a 20-40% discount on attending the conference, further details of which can be found here

CGDent-Quintessence International Conference reception & dinner – 24 March 2023

Friday 24 March, 2023, 7pm-midnight, One Great George Street, Westminster, London, UK

On the Friday evening of the first biennial College of General Dentistry – Quintessence Publishing International Conference, delegates will have the opportunity to socialise with the speakers, fellow College members and other participants at a drinks reception, three-course dinner and a party with live band at One Great George Street (London SW1P 3AA), a historic venue right in the heart of Westminster and next door to the conference.

Attendance at the reception and dinner is not included in the main conference fee, and must be booked separately at an additional cost of £100 + VAT per person.

College members are eligible for a discount on their main conference fee, see here for details

CGDent-Quintessence International Conference – 24-25 March 2023

Friday 24 – Saturday 25 March 2023, Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Westminster, London, UK

We are proud to partner with Quintessence Publishing to host a major international conference on the theme of Excellence for the Dental Team.

Some of the biggest names in the international dental community will join forces with experts from the UK to offer a unique dental conference that encompasses all aspects of the patient experience through a multidisciplinary, holistic approach.

Addressing areas from implantology to endodontics across four lecture theatres, this conference will benefit everyone within your practice, helping you to deliver the most up-to-date and effective procedures and patient outcomes. 

Conference programme

The unique programme encompasses all aspects of the patient experience through a multidisciplinary holistic approach, from implantology to endodontics.

Speakers

Meet the renowned UK and international speakers who will be delivering lectures on a wide range of topics, relevant to the whole dental team.

Reception & dinner

On the Friday evening, a conference drinks reception, three-course dinner and party will take place, which is separately ticketed. (Further details here).

Conference fees

CGDent members receive a discount on their conference fee:

  • Affiliate Members & Associate Members discount: 20% off
  • Full Members, Associate Fellows & Fellows discount: 40% off
Ticket typeStandard
(non-member)
Affiliate &
Associate Members*
Full Members, Associate Fellows & Fellows*
DentistTwo days
One day
£700
£350
£560 £700
£280 £350
£420 £700
£210 £350
Dental technicianTwo days
One day
£600
£300
£480 £600
£240 £300
£360 £600
£180 £300
Dental teamTwo days
One day
£500
£250
£400 £500
£200 £250
£300 £500
£150 £250
StudentsTwo days
One day
£500
£250
AllReception & dinner£120£120£120

*To get your CGDent member discount code, ensure you are logged in to the website and click the button below:

Booking

Booking is now open for both one-day and two-day conference tickets as well as the for the reception, dinner and party.

Volunteering in dentistry: how to get involved – 21 March 2023

CGDent live webinar, Tuesday 21 March 20237pm

Frances Robinson providing dental care in Cambodia, 2017

This CGDent webinar will explore the variety of volunteering opportunities available in dentistry, both in the UK and abroad, and look at how you can get involved.

Speaker:

  • Frances Robinson AssocFCGDent, Dental Hygienist & Oral Health Practitioner, Vice Chair of CGDent’s Inaugural Board of the Faculty of Dental Hygiene and Therapy

CPD approx 1.5 hours

This webinar is hosted by the College of General Dentistry and powered by our CPD delivery partner, ProDental CPD – register below.

It is free to view live for all dental professionals, and College members also have free access to the recorded webinar and can claim CPD hours for free.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members who wish to claim 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 https://cgdent.uk/membership-fees/

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Mentoring in implant dentistry – 16 March 2023

CGDent live webinar, Thursday 16 March 2023, 7pm

Developed in conjunction with the Association of Dental Implantology, the Mentoring in Implant Dentistry: Good Practice Guidelines were published by the College in 2022. The guidelines describe the nature of mentoring which should be undertaken in order to safely carry out implant dentistry following completion of an appropriate training course.

This CGDent-hosted webinar will help both mentors and mentees in Implant Dentistry understand what the new guidelines are and why they were developed, and it will provide an insight into what is expected from each other during the mentoring process.

Introduction:

  • Abhi Pal, President of the College of General Dentistry

Speakers:

  • Charlotte Stilwell, Specialist Prosthodontist
  • Dr Pynadath George, Dental Surgeon, Advanced Restorative Dentistry and Complex Dental Implants
  • Dr Sami Stagnell, Specialist Oral Surgeon

GDC development outcomes: B, D

CPD approx. 1.5 hours

This webinar is hosted by the College of General Dentistry and powered by our CPD delivery partner, ProDental CPD – register below.

It is free to view live for all dental professionals, and College members also have free access to the recorded webinar and can claim CPD hours for free.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members who wish to claim 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 https://cgdent.uk/membership-fees/

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CGDent Midlands Study Club for Early Career GDPs – 21 February 2023

Tuesday 21 February 2023, 6.30pm-8.30pm, Solihull

The new CGDent Midlands study club for Early Career GDPs, aims to share expertise, experience and knowledge as well as encouraging discussion on a diverse range of topics within dentistry.

With sessions planned to take place every two months, the first session will be on the topic of endodontics.

The case-based discussion is limited to 12 people so sign up to avoid missing out! This is an opportunity to bring your most difficult cases and learn tips and tricks on how to better manage them in the future. We will ask you to provide some details of a tricky endodontic case that you have managed, to facilitate discussion.

The guest moderator will be Dr Joanna Batt. Jo is a Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Birmingham and will be on hand to help discuss and treatment plan those cases that you may want advice on. You will be not only developing your practice but also providing the best care to your patients.

The study club is open to GDPs who have completed Foundation Training or PLVE between 2017-2022. 

Date/Time:

Tuesday 21 February 2023, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Venue:

Solihull Dental Centre & Implant Clinic
Doubleday House
29 High Street
Solihull
B91 3SJ

Fee:

CGDent member: FREE

Non-member: £20

2 CPD hours per session

GDC Development Outcomes: B,C

If you have any questions or queries, please contact [email protected]

Once you have submitted the registration form by clicking on the button above, please also email [email protected] with the following details:

  • Date of your GDC Registration.
  • Date of completing your Foundation Training / PVLE (specify).
  • Name and address of your current practice

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Advanced restorative study day – 17 February 2023

Friday 17 February 2023, 9am-5.30pm

Advanced restorative study day
delivered by Stride Dental Academy in support of CGDent in Cymru/Wales

Stride Dental Academy, Bangor, North Wales, LL57 4FH (close to the A55 North Wales Expressway)

The Advanced Restorative Study Day has been rescheduled from 25 November 2022 to 17 February 2023.

This Advanced Restorative Study Day, held in support of CGDent in Cymru/Wales, aims to provide an overview to General Dental Practitioners on structuring treatment plans into manageable phases, through the periodic implementation of different treatment modalities. It will update your knowledge of restorative dentistry and dental implants, including perio, dentures, ortho, treating toothwear, treatment planning, CBCT use, and give you an insight into how Specialists treat Hypodontia patients. 

Members of the College of General Dentistry receive a discount on the study day fee.

Programme

The day will include six lectures delivered by expert speakers Mike Lloyd Hughes and Karun Dewan, plus a Q&A session. The topics covered will be:

  • Stabilisation and treatment planning phases

  • Back to basics: how to make good dentures, and when to use implant retained overdentures
  • Perio, ortho, restorative and implants: combination approach for long term stability
  • Restorative management of patients with tooth surface loss
  • Endodontic vs implant: what is your hierarchy in the decision making process?
  • Multidisciplinary management of hypodontia patients: care pathway

Speakers

Mike Lloyd Hughes BDS (Cardiff) 2004, MFDS RCS (Eng), PG Cert Endodontics (Ches), Dip Rest Dent RCS (Eng), MSc (Leeds), ITI Fellow (UK)
Dental Surgeon with special interest in Implantology, Periodontics, and Restorative Dentistry

Karun Dewan BDS (Dist.), MFDS RCS (Eng), LDS RCS (Eng), MSc (Prosth. Dent), FDS RCS Rest Dent (Eng), American Board Cert., ILM
Consultant in Restorative Dentistry,
Specialist in Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Periodontics

Verifiable CPD: 7 hours

A carpark will be available for delegates.

Refreshments are included.

Study day fee

CGDent member: £250

Non-member: £325

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 https://cgdent.uk/membership-fees/

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