CGDent and GC Award for Foundation Dentists

The College of General Dentistry and GC, in association with The Tom Bereznicki Charitable Educational Foundation, have launched a new competition for Foundation Dentists and Vocational Trainees.

The inaugural CGDent and GC Award for Foundation Dentists is open to all Foundation Dentists and Vocational Trainees in the UK. This is your opportunity to gain professional recognition for your clinical skills, and for the high standard of care you have provided to your patient.

Entries are now closed

The prize

Eligible entrants will receive a free GC composite kit worth around £250, while stocks last.

Judges will then select up to 14 winners, who will each receive a fully-funded place on a composite layering course held over two days at GC’s Education Campus in Leuven, Belgium, which takes place on Thursday 11 & Friday 12 July 2024. The costs of international travel, hotel accommodation, meals and subsistence will be covered by the prize*.

How to enter

To enter, submit an aesthetic case that you have treated during Foundation/Vocational Training. The case must involve more than one tooth, including at least one anterior tooth, and include the use of composite to restore teeth.

If your case is eligible, you will receive a free composite kit from GC to treat your case.

However, you are NOT required to use GC composite in your treatment. You may use ANY composite material you choose to treat your case.

4 steps:

  1. register a free account on our website or sign in to your existing account
  2. complete both parts of our online entry form and attach initial case photos
  3. receive your free GC composite kit (while stocks last) and carry out your aesthetic treatment using GC or other composite
  4. submit your final case

Before selecting your case and entering the award, it is essential that you read the full entry guidance, which details types of eligible cases and how to present your case. The entry guidance was updated on 19 January 2024.

The Tom Bereznicki Charitable Educational Foundation has produced a short video with hints and tips to support the development of your clinical photography skills. We strongly recommend that you watch the video to aid your entry.

The closing date for entries was Friday 23 February 2024. The deadline for submitting your case is Friday 5 April 2024. Click the button below to enter and to also submit your final case.

If you have any queries about the CGDent and GC Award for Foundation Dentists, please email us at [email protected], with ‘CGDent and GC Award’ in the subject header.

Free GC composite kit

If your aesthetic case is eligible to enter the award, you will receive a free GC G-aenial Composite kit worth in the region of £250 to use in your case treatment, while stocks last.

Your free composite kit includes:

The winners

Up to 14 winners will be selected. The panel of judges comprises the Trustees of The Tom Bereznicki Charitable Educational Foundation and suitably qualified members of the College, and represent the College of General Dentistry and GC UK.

The winners will be announced by early June 2024 and they will be invited to attend the College’s Summer Fellows’ Reception in London to receive their award certificate.

Key dates

Entries closedFri 23 February 2024
Cases submitted by Fri 5 April 2024
Winners announced byEarly June 2024
Composite layering courseThur 11 – Fri 12 July 2024

Composite layering course

The award winners will each receive a fully-funded place on a composite layering course which takes place over two days at GC’s Education Campus in Leuven, Belgium. Travel costs, hotel accommodation, meals and subsistence are included in the prize.

The course will be carefully tailored to meet the experience and skills of the participants. Delivered through a combination of lectures, demos and hands-on sessions, the provisional course itinerary covers:

  • Using a detailed layering technique with only inside and outside shades in a Class IV
  • Dealing with the challenging situation of masking a strong discoloration with a direct veneer
  • Injection Moulding Technique (IMT) – principles, indications and clinical guideline
  • Treating posterior and anterior tooth wear with IMT
  • Extending the limits of a direct Cl II restoration with a fibre reinforced and a high-filled injectable composite

What course participants say:

“The hands on experience at the GC headquarters was beyond incredible! …this course was game changing in the way I assessed and treated my own patients.”

Dr Parveen Dehal BDS MFDS

“The team at GC were absolutely great. From providing top-notch lectures and a full spectrum of materials to providing us with meticulous hands-on training and easy to follow guides, ensuring techniques learnt were easy to implement in practice in a streamlined efficient manner, ensuring our patients get the best possible care.”

Dr Rohit Patel

Award organisers

The College of General Dentistry is the only professional body wholly dedicated to general dental practice – setting standards and supporting careers for the full dental team. Membership starts at £42 during your first year of registration.

GC is an oral health company which manufactures dental systems and products which are sold around the world, and has won awards for its products and innovations. It provides both online and in-person training covering many areas of dental practice.

The Tom Bereznicki Charitable Educational Foundation supports educational opportunities for early career dentists in the UK, and was founded by Dr Tom Bereznicki FCGDent, a general dental practitioner with a special interest in restorative dentistry.

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*Winners will be expected to travel to and from London St Pancras Station or their local airport at their own expense.

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