CGDent Scotland Study Day – 6 December 2024

Friday 6 December 2024, 9am-5.30pm (registration from 8am, drinks reception until 7pm)

SAVE THE DATE – details to follow

Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA

The CGDent Scotland study day takes place at the Glasgow Science Centre on the first Friday in December each year. A diary fixture for many of its 400 participants, it is open to both members and non-members of the College from across the UK and elsewhere, and can be attended in person or virtually.

For in-person attendees, there is free parking and a light breakfast available. The day provides six hours of CPD including the Caldwell Memorial Lecture, with two coffee breaks, a three-course lunch and a drinks reception afterwards, with delegates also encouraged to visit the accompanying trade exhibition.

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Endodontics – 4 July 2024

Thursday 4 July 2024, 6.30pm, Solihull

CGDent Midlands Peer Review & Pizza

This peer review session on endodontics is part of the CGDent Midlands Peer Review & Pizza series, which aims to share expertise, experience and knowledge as well as encouraging discussion on a diverse range of topics within dentistry. Sessions take place every two months and free pizza is provided.

The session will cover common issues with endodontics and how some of these can be avoided, the standard of care expected by a primary care GDP and when to refer, and tips and tricks to make your Endo go smoothly and your post-op PA’s look beautiful!

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.

The guest moderator is Dr Joanna Batt. Dr Batt graduated in 2007 and worked in NHS and private practices following qualification, and has been working at Birmingham Dental Hospital since 2011. She was awarded a PhD in 2017, and has been completing specialty training in Endodontics since 2020.

This peer review series is open to students, Dental Therapists, Dental Hygienists and Dentists.

Date/Time:

Thursday 4 July 2024, 6.30pm

Venue:

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

Fee:

  • Current member of the College: FREE
  • Non-member: £20

2 CPD hours per session

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.
  • Name and address of your current practice

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Fellows’ Summer Reception – 20 June 2024 TBC

Thursday 20 June 2024, 6pm-9pm, London TBC

The third annual College of General Dentistry Fellows’ Summer Reception will take place in London on the evening of Thursday 20 June 2024 (TBC).

The event will include welcome addresses by the President and Chair of the College, the admission of new Fellows, and the presentation of President’s Commendations, Honorary Fellowships and the College Medal.

An opportunity to network with peers, as well as to meet College Trustees and members of the College Council and Faculty Boards, the reception will be open to all Fellows, Associate Fellows and those enrolled in Certified Membership, with priority given to new Fellows.

Information on eligibility for Fellowship of the College (FCGDent) and Associate Fellowship (AssocFCGDent) is available here

Booking for this event will open once the date has been finalised. However you can now pre-register your interest in order to receive early notification of the opening of bookings. (For the avoidance of doubt, pre-registration does not reserve a ticket).

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Managing medical emergencies in the dental practice – 18 May 2024

Saturday 18 May 2024, 4.15pm-5.00pm, Birmingham

Enhanced CPD Theatre, Hall 5, National Exhibition Centre, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT

This lecture offers delegates up-to-date knowledge in order to sustain life when a medical emergency occurs in general dental practice.

It will be delivered by Dr Sukhvinder Singh Atthi FCGDent, a lecturer in oral surgery at the University of Birmingham, and Tier II-accredited Oral Surgeon who treats nervous minor oral surgery patients with intravenous sedation. With 25 years’ experience working as an associate then principal dentist in general dental practice, he has also worked part-time in the Community Dental Service and spent part of his vocational training working in oral maxillofacial surgery units. He holds Master’s degrees in both Orthodontics and Oral Surgery, Postgraduate Certificates in Conscious Sedation, Leadership & Management and Learning & Teaching in Higher Education, the Diploma of Fellowship and Certificates in both Minor Oral Surgery and Dental Practice Appraisal from the FGDP(UK), and is qualified to ILM Level 5 in Coaching and Mentoring in Management. He is a Fellow of the College of General Dentistry and Higher Education Academy, an experienced dental trainer, and has been a board member of CGDent West Midlands and its predecessor FGDP West Midlands Division since 2013.

Objective:

  • To enable the early recognition and management of deterioration in a patient that may become medically compromised during their dental treatment
  • To understand how to use mandatory drugs within an medical emergency

Learning outcomes:

  • Awareness and management of medical emergencies within dental practice
  • Review mandatory audit processes for drugs to use in medical emergencies
  • Knowledge of how to deal with an unconscious patient
  • Recognise and manage suspected sepsis

CPD:

  • 0.75 hours

GDC development outcomes:

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D

This lecture is free to attend for both members and non-members of the College, and is one of four College sessions at the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show 2024 (BDCDS24), a two-day conference hosting over 200 CPD lectures, 400 exhibitors and 9,000 dental professionals.

It is not possible to register specifically for this lecture in advance, but those wishing to attend will need to register for BDCDS24 either in advance or on the day – use the button below.

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Safeguarding in dentistry: principles and practice – 18 May 2024

Saturday 18 May 2024, 1.15pm-2.00pm, Birmingham

Enhanced CPD Theatre, Hall 5, National Exhibition Centre, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT

This lecture will be delivered by Preetee Hylton RDN, President-Elect of the British Association of Dental Nurses. The title is subject to final confirmation and further details will follow.

A full-time dental nurse and safeguarding lead at a private dental practice in London, Preetee is an Associate Examiner for the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses and delivers the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Principles and Practice in Dental Nursing. She was a founding member and the Study Club Co-Director of the ITI UK & Ireland Dental Nurses community, and is a member of the editorial board of the Dental Nursing journal and an Associate Member of the College of General Dentistry.

CPD:

  • 0.75 hours

This lecture is free to attend for both members and non-members of the College, and is one of four College sessions at the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show 2024 (BDCDS24), a two-day conference hosting over 200 CPD lectures, 400 exhibitors and 9,000 dental professionals.

It is not possible to register specifically for this lecture in advance, but those wishing to attend will need to register for BDCDS24 either in advance or on the day – use the button below.

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Complaints – how to deal with them and how not to stress about them

Friday 17 May 2024, 4.15-5.00pm, Birmingham

Enhanced CPD Theatre, Hall 5, National Exhibition Centre, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT

Aimed at all members of the dental team, this lecture will discuss how best to manage complaints occurring in general dental practice.

It will be delivered by Helen Kaney FCGDent, a dually qualified dentist and solicitor, and Dental Advisor with the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland. Helen qualified BDS from Glasgow University in 1987 and spent many years in general dental practice as well as working as a clinical assistant in conservative dentistry and prosthodontics at Glasgow Dental Hospital and at Guy’s Hospital in London. She developed an interest in law and ethics early in her career and studied law, obtaining an LLB, and then trained and worked as a solicitor for several years, acting for doctors and dentists in clinical negligence claims, regulatory matters and FAIs (in Scotland) on the instructions of UK indemnity providers. She has significant experience in advising and assisting dentists in the UK and Ireland and in several international jurisdictions, and spent 14 years at Dental Protection as a Dentolegal and Senior Dentolegal Adviser and latterly as Medico and Dentolegal Services Team Lead and Head of Dental Services, Scotland. An elected member of the College Council, she completed an MBA at Strathclyde Business School in 2013 and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians.

Objective:

  • At the end of the session, attendees will understand how best to manage complaints occurring in general dental practice

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand key stages of the complaint handling process
  • Understand how early intervention can help to avoid unnecessary escalation of a complaint
  • Appreciate the differing requirements for responding to verbal and written complaints
  • Understand the importance of self-care when in receipt of a complaint

CPD:

  • 0.75 hours

GDC development outcomes:

  • A

This lecture is free to attend for both members and non-members of the College, and is one of four College sessions at the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show 2024 (BDCDS24), a two-day conference hosting over 200 CPD lectures, 400 exhibitors and 9,000 dental professionals.

It is not possible to register specifically for this lecture in advance, but those wishing to attend will need to register for BDCDS24 either in advance or on the day – use the button below.

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Record-keeping in the real world of general dental practice – 17 May 2024

Friday 17 May 2024, 3.15-4.00pm, Birmingham

Enhanced CPD Theatre, Hall 5, National Exhibition Centre, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT

This lecture will discuss the importance of comprehensive and accurate record-keeping, and why it is fundamental for good clinical practice and essential for delivering quality patient care.

It will be delivered by Dr George Wright FCGDent, Deputy Dental Director and Dentolegal Consultant at Dental Protection.

Objective:

  • At the end of the session attendees will have an understanding of the current guidance and best practice for dental record-keeping

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand what constitutes effective record-keeping in dentistry
  • Understand the dento-legal issues that can arise when storing, sharing and disposing of patient records

CPD:

  • 0.75 hours

GDC development outcomes:

  • A
  • D

This lecture is free to attend for both members and non-members of the College, and is one of four College sessions at the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show 2024 (BDCDS24), a two-day conference hosting over 200 CPD lectures, 400 exhibitors and 9,000 dental professionals.

It is not possible to register specifically for this lecture in advance, but those wishing to attend will need to register for BDCDS24 either in advance or on the day – use the button below.

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Birmingham meet-and-greet

Friday 17 – Saturday 18 May 2024, 9.00am – 5.30pm, Birmingham

Hall 5, National Exhibition Centre, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT

The College invites all dental professionals to visit its exhibition stand (Q01) at British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show 2024

College members and non-members alike are encouraged to come and introduce themselves, to find out more about the College and have their queries answered.

Perhaps you have questions about your membership or how to access your benefits? Or want to know whether you’re eligible for Full Membership, Associate Fellowship or Fellowship? Or you wonder how Certified Membership works, what Life Fellowship is, or how to add your qualifications to the Member Register?

Maybe you’re a former member of FGDP(UK) uncertain of your College status, or the correct way to present your Faculty post-nominals?

Or perhaps you’re a non-member who’s not yet heard much about the College and just wants to find out why we were set up, what our plans are or how we can help you in your career?

Whatever your query, senior College members and staff will be there throughout the conference to help you out, and we’ll have live access to our systems to help solve membership queries on the spot.

Or even if you don’t have a query, we’d be delighted to meet you!

The British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show is the UK’s largest dental event, giving you access to 400 exhibitors and 9,000 fellow dental professionals, and offering 200 CPD lectures.

It’s FREE to attend for all registered dental professionals – just register via the button below:

Details of the College’s lectures are available here

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British Dental Conference & Dentistry Show – 17 & 18 May 2024

Friday-Saturday 17-18 May 2024, 9.00am – 5.30pm, Birmingham

Hall 5, National Exhibition Centre, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT

The College is a key education partner for the British Dental Conference & Dentistry Show (BDCDS), hosting four lectures in the Enhanced CPD Theatre during the two-day conference.

Members and non-members alike are welcome to the College’s sessions, in which experts in their fields will share their knowledge and give advice on a range of subjects encompassing clinical dentistry and professionalism. Lectures include:

Friday 17 May:

Saturday 18 May:

College representatives will also be available throughout the conference at Stand Q01 to talk to delegates about our vision for the profession, the benefits of membership and fellowship, and to answer questions.

BDCDS is the UK’s largest dental event, bringing together the whole dental team with 9,000 dental professionals gathering under one roof.

FREE to attend for all registered dental professionals, attendees can expect 200+ world-class speakers and over 150 hours of enhanced CPD content across 11 theatres. Co-located with Dental Technology Showcase, it is also a great opportunity to meet new and existing suppliers, with 400+ exhibitors on site, including all the industry leaders.

It is not possible to register in advance for specific lectures, but those wishing to attend will need to register for BDCDS24  – use the button below.