New GDC Chair joins CGDent in celebrating launch

The new Chair of the General Dental Council (GDC) will make his first public address to the profession this week at an event celebrating the launch of the College of General Dentistry.

Lord Toby Harris, new GDC Chair

Lord Toby Harris, Baron Harris of Haringey, was appointed GDC Chair in July and took up office on 1 October, succeeding Dr William Moyes.

During his period of preparation for office, the Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP) completed its long-planned separation from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, transferring into the new College of General Dentistry (CGDent).

Lord Harris will be the keynote speaker on Thursday evening (21st October) at a reception marking the birth of CGDent, the formation of which has realised the ultimate ambition of the FGDP’s founding members to establish an independent college for general dental practice.

The College assumed the Faculty’s remit on 1 August, and as well as publishing its guidance and standards, has already launched two postgraduate qualifications, offers membership benefits which promote and reward professional development, and has announced that it is developing a professional framework and career pathways for the whole dental team.

Speaking ahead of the event, Lord Harris said:

“The creation of a dedicated College – for the whole dental team – is a significant moment and I am really pleased to join in celebrating this. The College of General Dentistry is an important partner for the GDC in supporting our role assuring education standards and ensuring patient safety and confidence in the professions.”

His keynote speech on Thursday, following an address by CGDent President Abhi Pal, will be broadcast live online from 6.45pm at:

https://vimeo.com/event/1396485/embed/019a40fc84

No prior registration is required.

Urgent dental care and COVID-19

Tuesday 5 October 2021, webinar recording available.

Participants take an honest look at urgent dental care (UDC) during and after the initial period of the COVID-19 pandemic. The opportunities and challenges that arose during the pandemic are examined and new models for UDC considered.

Chair:

Dr Wendy Thompson, general dental practitioner and academic

Speakers:

  • Simon Hearnshaw, Training Programme Director, Yorkshire and the Humber
  • Ian Kerr, general dental practitioner
  • Rachel England, dental hygienist
  • Jacob Lant, Head of Policy and Research, Healthwatch England
  • Dr Heidi Rabie, Chief Dentist of AHS Public Health Dental Clinics

CGDent members and ProDental subscribers have access to the recording of this event, and can claim CPD hours, free of charge.  A £20 fee applies for non-members/non-subscribers.

Part of the partnership between the College and ProDental CPD, this webinar is in our PDJ Live series, which discusses issues and topics highlighted in the College’s themed, member journal, Primary Dental Journal. To receive information on further upcoming events, sign up to the CGDent newsletter.

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/

How to get the best from your career in dentistry


Thursday 23 September 2021, webinar recording available.

We discuss career options for dental professionals and how the College’s Career Pathways can support your career, looking at specific questions:

  • Not sure where to go next in your career?
  • Not sure which courses to take?
  • Not sure what opportunities are available to you?
  • Want to find our about the new College of General Dentistry (CGDent previously FGDP) Career Pathway?

No matter what stage of your career, CGDent is here to guide you and help you make the best decisions.

The webinar, hosted by CGDent and ProDental CPD, is relevant to the whole team, no matter what your role or stage in your dental career, and starts our program of interactive career and development planning workshops.

Chair:

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

Speakers:

  • Ian Dunn
  • Dr Sanjeev Bhanderi
  • Dr Amin Aminian
  • Dr Jalpesh Patel
  • Dr Sami Stagnell
  • Dr Amit Mistry
  • Dr Archana Prasad
  • Dr Ross Hobson
  • Dr Roshni Karia

CGDent members and ProDental subscribers have access to the recording of this event, and can claim CPD hours, free of charge.  A £20 fee applies for non-members/non-subscribers.

This webinar is part of the new partnership between the College of General Dentistry (CGDent) and ProDental 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/

Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics: Complications

Monday 20 September 2021, webinar recording available.

Dr Jalpesh Patel considers the potential complications involved in delivering non-surgical facial aesthetic treatments, how the risks of some of these complications can be mitigated, and how complications can be best managed where they arise.

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Dental Teams ARE Healthcare Teams: Redeployment During COVID-19


Monday 6 September 2021, webinar recording available.

Dental healthcare professionals who have been redeployed during the pandemic discuss their experiences in this webinar hosted by the College and ProDental CPD. Reviewing real life stories, the panel talk about what it was like, who did what and what was learnt? They also consider whether the experience has helped others realise that dental professionals ARE healthcare professionals.

This event is part of the ‘PDJ Live’ webinar series that explores topics covered in the Primary Dental Journal, the College’s highly-regarded, quarterly journal for the entire general dental team.

Aims:

To consider the various redeployment options that were undertaken by dental professionals during COVID-19.

Objectives:

  • Review real life stories as to what happened
  • to consider the implications for dental teams going forward – What did we learn?

Chair:

Wendy Thompson

Speakers:

  • Shaun Howe
  • Stefan Serban
  • Harriet Powell
  • Sally Eapen-Simon
  • Jason Atkinson

The recording of this webinar is available here.

CGDent members and ProDental subscribers have free access to the recording and can claim CPD for free. A £20 fee applies for non-members/non-subscribers.

This webinar is part of the new partnership between the College of General Dentistry (CGDent) and ProDental CPD. To receive information on upcoming events, sign up to the CGDent newsletter.

Membership of the College of General Dentistry is open to all registered dental professionals. Find out more here. 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/

Facial Aesthetics: Clinical Cases and Applied Anatomy

Thursday 22 July 2021, webinar recording available.

Dr Jalpesh Patel uses clinical case studies to demonstrate the importance of the assessment phase, applied facial anatomy, treatment planning and subsequent treatment of multiple regions of the face with cosmetic injectables. It gives learners who have little or no experience in this field an appreciation of the clinical aspects of the patient journey and what can be achieved.

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Mental Health Wellness Framework

Monday 5 July 2021, webinar recording available.

The panel discuss the new Mental Health Wellness in Dentistry initiative, and how to act in a timely, appropriate, and safe manner when identifying mental health wellness issues in the dental workplace. The webinar also highlights the findings of a paper on mental health that will be published in an upcoming issue of the College of General Dentistry’s Primary Dental Journal.

This is the first event under the new partnership announced between the College of General Dentistry (CGDent) and ProDental CPD, and is being held in collaboration with the Dental Professional Alliance.

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Introduction to Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics

Tuesday 29 June 2021, webinar recording available.

Dr Jalpesh Patel explores the reasons why a dental practitioner may wish to consider entering the field of non-surgical facial aesthetics, and how a structured approach to learning and appreciating the commercial aspects of this industry will provide the best foundations to excel as well as meet regulatory requirements. It also identifies common early stage pitfalls and how to avoid them.

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College of General Dentistry webinar

Thursday 27 May 2021, webinar recording available.

Speakers explore the purposes and benefits of the new College of General Dentistry (CGDent), covering:

  • Why there is a need for a (Royal) College for Dentistry
  • Background & history of the FGDP(UK)
  • The challenges facing dentistry today – four perspectives
  • How a new College can address these challenges
  • Why dental professionals should join the College of General Dentistry
  • How to join the College of General Dentistry
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