Dental care for patients with diabetes

CGDent recorded webinar, Thursday 26 January 2023

In this webinar hosted by the College and Office of Chief Dental Officer England (OCDO), we explore the importance of non-communicable diseases in an ageing population and focus on Type 2 diabetes.

The webinar addresses the burden of diabetes and its relationship with periodontitis, explaining visually the intimate link between the two diseases and how periodontal therapy can improve diabetes outcomes. The drive from medical organisations for engagement of oral healthcare professionals in helping them manage the diabetes epidemic will be discussed and data shared from primary care dental practices who are engaging in early case detection for diabetes, in line with the 2019 commissioning standard spearheaded by the OCDO. We will finish by looking into the future for oral healthcare professionals as we gradually succeed in putting the mouth back into the body.

Introduction:

  • Dr Abhi Pal, President of the College of General Dentistry

Speakers:

  • Professor Iain Chapple, Professor of Periodontology and Director of Research Institute of Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham
  • Tashfeen Kholasi FCGDent, Vice President of the College of General Dentistry
  • Jason Wong MBE FCGDent, general dental practitioner and Deputy Chief Dental Officer for England

CPD approx 1.5 hours

GDC development outcomes: B, C, D

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

It was 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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Introduction to orthodontics: principles of treatment planning

CGDent recorded webinar, Tuesday 24 January 2023

This webinar is the second in the College’s Introduction to Orthodontics series of webinars.

This three-part CGDent webinar series, led by specialist orthodontist Prof Ross Hobson, aims to explore the possibilities and limitations of orthodontic treatment with Fixed Braces, alongside giving an insight into the CGDent Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics, delivered by the College’s Trusted Provider, IAS Academy.

The series explores some of the most crucial aspects in orthodontic treatment, focusing predominantly on; assessment, diagnosis and planning, fixed appliance therapy and orthodontic retention. These webinars are educationally focused and the goal is to break down an incredibly wide subject into understandable and manageable sessions.

This recorded webinar is the second in the series and discusses principles of orthodontic treatment planning, with an introduction to what fixed orthodontic appliances are and what they can do.

Speakers:

  • Prof Ross Hobson BDS, MDS, PhD, FCGDent, FDS, MDOrth (RCPS), FDS (RCS Ed), FDS (RCS Eng), SFHEA; Training Director, IAS Academy; Programme Director, CGDent Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics
  • Dr Kuldip S Gakhal BDS, Dip Ortho, FCGDent
  • Dr Shravan Tewary BDS, MFDS, PGCert(Ortho), MCGDent

Further webinars in this series:

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 – watch the recording below.

It was 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 use of clinical hypnotherapy in dentistry

CGDent webinar, Monday 23 January

In this webinar for the whole dental team hosted by the College’s North East and North West Thames Group, we explore the use of clinical hypnotherapy in dentistry.

Dr Ravalia is a lecturer in Conscious sedation at the Royal London Hospital and Pain Management and sedation- Eastman (UCL). He has diplomas in Dental Conscious sedation and Medical Clinical Hypnotherapy, and is a Council member of the Association of Dental Anaesthetists (Council member).

Aims & Objectives

To learn about:

  • The nocebo affect
  • What is clinical hypnotherapy
  • Its application in the dental setting
  • Case studies

GDC development outcomes: A, B

Registration and CPD

Please register for this event in advance via the button below. The webinar link will then be sent to you via your registered email address prior to the event.

Please ensure you provide your full GDC-registered name , GDC number, dental profession category (e.g. dental nurse) and email address to enable CPD certificate generation and communication pre- and post-webinar. Any incomplete registrations may not receive an invitation containing the webinar link.

CPD certificates will be issued upon completion of the webinar feedback survey, which will be emailed to your registered email address after the event. The survey link will be open for two weeks after the webinar. Any surveys completed after this date may not be accepted.

The webinar may be recorded.

Contact: CGDentNorthThames

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Fellows’ Winter Reception

Wednesday 18 January 2023, Manchester

The inaugural College of General Dentistry Fellows’ Winter Reception took place on Wednesday 18 January 2023 at Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER.

The event included a welcome by the President setting out progress to date in realising the vision for the College, as well as the admission of new Fellows – including all those whose applications succeed prior to the event – and the presentation of President’s Commendations and Honorary Fellowships.

An opportunity to network with peers, as well as to meet College Trustees, Council members and staff, the reception was open to all Fellows, Associate Fellows and those due to be presented with an Honorary Fellowship or President’s Commendation.

Fellowship (FCGDent) is available by experience or by equivalence, and Associate Fellowship (AssocFCGDent) is open to those who hold the MGDS, a Specialty Membership of a UK dental faculty, or a Postgraduate Diploma level or Masters level qualification in a subject relevant to oral healthcare.

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1992 Circle, inaugural gathering

Wednesday 18 January 2023, Manchester

An inaugural gathering of the College of General Dentistry’s ‘1992 Circle’ took place on Wednesday 18 January 2023 at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester M13 9LW.

The new group is named in honour of the year the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners was founded, a key moment which brought together the members of the College of General Dental Practitioners (UK) and of the former RCS Advisory Board in General Dental Practice, with the shared ambition to create an independent College over time.

Thirty years on, the 1992 Circle aims to bring together, and recognise, those whose vision put the general dental profession in the UK on a journey towards independent collegiate status, and those whose ongoing commitment carried this through to the establishment of the College of General Dentistry.

The group will gather periodically for social events, typically linked to the College’s main activities, and all those who are retired from practice and were a Fellow of the FGDP, or are or were a Fellow of CGDent, are eligible to attend the inaugural gathering. There is no charge to become a member of the 1992 Circle or to attend the event.

Please note that the College does not hold contact details of all retired Faculty Fellows, who are encouraged to make themselves known to the College, whether or not they can attend the inaugural event. College members are also encouraged to get in touch with retired Faculty Fellows with whom they are acquainted to this end.

Attendees at the 1992 Circle gathering who are members of the College were also invited to join the CGDent Fellows Winter Reception later the same evening

This event was previously advertised as taking place at the Whitworth Art Gallery.

Introduction to orthodontics: Assessment, diagnosis and case selection

CGDent recorded webinar, Tuesday 17 January 2023

This webinar is the first in the College’s Introduction to Orthodontics series of webinars.

This three-part CGDent webinar series, led by specialist orthodontist Prof Ross Hobson, aims to explore the possibilities and limitations of orthodontic treatment with Fixed Braces, alongside giving an insight into the CGDent Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics, delivered by the College’s Trusted Provider, IAS Academy.

The series explores some of the most crucial aspects in orthodontic treatment, focusing predominantly on; assessment, diagnosis and planning, fixed appliance therapy and orthodontic retention. These webinars are educationally focused and the goal is to break down an incredibly wide subject into understandable and manageable sessions.

This first webinar discusses why and how to undertake an orthodontic assessment of patients prior to orthodontic treatment.

Speakers:

  • Prof Ross Hobson BDS, MDS, PhD, FCGDent, FDS, MDOrth (RCPS), FDS (RCS Ed), FDS (RCS Eng), SFHEA; Training Director, IAS Academy; Programme Director, CGDent Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics
  • Dr Kuldip S Gakhal BDS Dip Ortho FCGDent, Dentist

Further webinars in this series:

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 – watch recording below.

It was 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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Creating a positive patient safety culture in dentistry

CGDent recorded webinar, Tuesday 10 January 2023

There is a culture of fear and anxiety that affects many clinicians in dental settings. This can lead to defensive dentistry and a significant level of cognitive dissonance that can affect all members of the dental team.

This CGDent webinar shares an overview of Project Sphere, a project led by Jason Wong (Deputy Chief Dental Officer for England) and run by Jyoti Sumel (Dental therapist and health education england dental clinical leadership fellow) involving a group of key stakeholders including regulators of dentistry.

The aim of this group is to initiate steps to move away from the current blame culture into a positive and fair learning culture within dental settings. This webinar will discuss the groups work in patient safety in primary care, as well as information from experts in patient safety.

The webinar includes a review of recording mechanisms and the templates to enhance learning from patient safety events and a discussion about how to encourage recording as well as improving practitioner support. It also details how Project Sphere have engaged with indemnity providers and proposals to improve sharing of safety events and promoting a duty of candour.

Speakers:

  • Prof Nick Barker FCGDent, Dentist
  • Dr Priya Chohan, Oral Surgery Leadership Fellow
  • Stefan Czerniawski, Executive Director, Strategy of the General Dental Council
  • Len D’Cruz, FCGDent Head of BDA Indemnity Team
  • Fiona Ellwood BEM, President Society of British Dental Nurses
  • Dr Zain Hameed, Clinical Fellow, Office of the Chief Dental Officer 2022/23
  • Dr Mick Horton FCGDent, General Dental Practitioner, Trustee of the College of General Dentistry
  • Dr John Milne FCGDent, Senior National Professional Advisor, Dentistry, CQC
  • Prof Tara Renton, Specialist in Oral Surgery
  • Fiona Sandom FCGDent, Dental Therapist and Dental Educator
  • Deborah Stratford MCGDent, BSDHT & MSc Human Factors in patient safety
  • Jyoti Sumel, Regional HEE Clinical Leadership Fellow and Dental Therapist
  • Simon Thackeray, Owner, Thackeray Dental Care
  • Dr Hester Wain, Head of Patient Safety Policy, NHS England and NHS Improvement
  • Jason Wong MBE FCGDent, general dental practitioner and Deputy Chief Dental Officer for England
  • Debra Worthington, BADN President

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 – watch the recording below.

It was 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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Record-keeping in the real world of general dental practice

CGDent recorded webinar, Monday 12 December 2022

In this CGDent webinar, we discuss the importance of comprehensive and accurate record-keeping, fundamental for good clinical practice and essential for delivering quality patient care.

Speaker:

  • Dr Abhi Pal, President of the College of General Dentistry and general dental practitioner

CPD approx 1.5 hours

GDC development outcomes: A, D

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

It was 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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Meta-analyses and their appraisal

CGDent recorded webinar, Wednesday 7 December 2022

This lunch and learn webinar is the third in the College’s Research and Critical Appraisal of Evidence series of webinars.

This third CGDent webinar outlines the main elements and key stages of meta-analysis and how to appraise meta-analyses. We examine heterogeneity and its causes, consider the interpretation of a forest plot and look at appraisal checklists.

Speakers:

  • Derek Richards, Specialist in Dental Public Health, Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Dentistry
  • Dr Mark-Steven Howe, General Dental Practitioner

Further webinars in this series:

GDC development outcomes: A C

CPD approx 1 hour

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

It was 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 Scotland Study Day

Friday 2 December 2022, 9am-5.30pm (Registration from 8.15am)

Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow

The CGDent Study Day 2022 featured world-class, headline speakers Justin Durham and Finlay Sutton. The event finished with Professor Jeremy Bagg’s Caldwell Lecture presentation on volunteering opportunities within dentistry. Delegates benefitted from six hours of enhanced CPDA, a three-course lunch and the drinks reception.

Programme

  • Professor Justin Durham: Tough, Maddening, and Daunting: is this a real-world clinicians’ view of TMD?

    There are data to suggest clinicians find Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) challenging to diagnose and manage. This lecture will explore challenges in diagnosis and management of TMD offering practical and evidence-based suggestions to help address these so clinicians feel better equipped to diagnose, educate and manage cases of TMD.
  • Finlay Sutton: Partial dentures that function superbly and look amazing – “The fantastic Scandinavian Hygienic approach

    This lecture explored the construction methods and function of partial dentures which work like removable bridges, protecting the periodontium of compromised abutment teeth. It examined why well designed and well-made partial dentures are valid alternatives (particularly aesthetically) to implant supported restorations. Delegates also learnt the Scandinavian hygienic partial denture design system to cover all combinations of missing teeth which anticipate future abutment failure allowing artificial tooth additions onto cobalt chromium minor connectors of the denture later.
  • The Caldwell Memorial Lecture presented by Professor Jeremy Bagg and colleagues: The MalDent Project – Progress through Partnerships

This study day could be attended in person or virtually.

Alongside the study day programme, delegates were invited to visit the accompanying 30-stand trade exhibition. Free parking was available.

6 hours CPD

For dental professionals practising in Scotland, CPDA was available for two sessions.

Study Day fee

CGDent member: £199

Dentist non-member: £299

Special rate for FD / VDP / Retired Dentist / Technician / Hygienist / Therapist / DCP / Practice Manager: £129

To read a review of the 2021 CGDent Scotland Study Day, visit our blog.

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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