Fellows’ Summer Reception

Thursday 20 June 2024, 6pm-9pm, Cutlers’ Hall London

**Please note this event is now sold out. We are maintaining a waiting list, if you would like to register your interest email [email protected]**

The third annual College of General Dentistry Fellows’ Summer Reception will take place in London on the evening of Thursday 20 June 2024, in the glorious surroundings of Cutlers Hall.

The event will include welcome addresses by the President and Chair of the College, the admission of new Fellows, presentation of the President’s Award and the announcement of this year’s winner of 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

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How can you and your patients benefit from a relationship with a Clinical Dental Technician

CGDent live webinar, Wednesday 5 June 20247pm

(Rescheduled from October 2023)

In this CGDent webinar, relevant to the whole dental team, the speakers clarify the role and relevance of a Clinical Dental Technician (CDT) in the modern dental practice and discuss the numerous benefits that CDTs can bring to dentists, patients and the overall dental practice.

Using real-life examples, we examine how the presence of a CDT has improved the quality of patient care and clinic efficiency and how they have contributed to a thriving dental practice as team member of a multidisciplinary team.

Speakers:

  • Mike Brindle, Clinical Dental Technician
  • Caroline Persaud, Dental Technician and Clinical Dental Technician

CPD approx 1 hour

GCD development outcomes: A, B

This live webinar was 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 is available from £130 for dentists, £44 for dental nurses and £87 for other registered dental professionals. The full list of CGDent membership rates is here 

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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.

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.

It is not possible to register for specific lectures 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.

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.

It is not possible to register for specific lectures 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 Fatal Accident Inquiries (Coroner’s Inquests) 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.

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.

It is not possible to register for specific lectures 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 at Dental Protection. Dr Wright graduated with honours from the University of Sheffield and after completion of Foundation Training, moved into general practice working in the NHS. Previously he was Deputy Chairman of the Doncaster and Bassetlaw Local Dental Committee, Training Programme Director for Performer List Validation by Experience in Yorkshire and the Humber, President of the South Yorkshire Branch of the BDA, Chairman of the BDA’s Associate Group, Foundation Trainer with the South Yorkshire Deanery and Chief Examiner at the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians. He is also a Magistrate in the Adult Criminal Court. He joined Dental Protection in 2016, and in 2022 was appointed to the non-executive board of The MPS Foundation, a global not-for-profit research initiative, dedicated to shaping the future of patient safety and enhancing the wellbeing of healthcare professionals and teams.

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.

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.

It is not possible to register for specific lectures 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 College is also the headline education partner for the Enhanced CPD Theatre, where it is hosting four lectures.

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 lectures across 11 CPD theatres.

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

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British Dental Conference & Dentistry Show

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), hand hosted four lectures in the Enhanced CPD Theatre during the two-day conference.

Members and non-members alike were 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 included:

Friday 17 May:

Saturday 18 May:

College representatives were also 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 CPD lectures 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.

Managing medically compromised patients and hands-on suturing

Tuesday 5 March 2024, 6.30pm, Solihull

CGDent Midlands Peer Review & Pizza

This peer review session on managing medically compromised patients and hands-on suturing 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 pizza is provided.

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 challenging extraction case or where you have managed a medically compromised patient, to facilitate discussion.

The guest moderator is Dr Sukhi Atthi FCGDent. Dr Atthi is a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Birmingham and a Tier II Oral Surgeon for North Midlands, with special interests in Sedation, MOS and Orthodontics. He will be available 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.

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

Date/Time:

Tuesday 5 March 2024, 6.30pm

Venue:

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

Fee:

  • Current member of the College of General Dentistry: 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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