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Is ‘digital dentistry’ dangerous for teeth?

Problems associated with zirconia and CAD/CAM restorations are highlighted by FGDP(UK) The increasing prescription of metal-free dental restorations has come about as a result of various patient demands and somewhat narcissistic expectations. However, some dental professionals have contributed to the rise in popularity of these materials and techniques. An article in the latest issue of … Continue reading Is ‘digital dentistry’ dangerous for teeth?

FGDP(UK) publishes new Register of Full Members and Fellows

The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) has published a public register of its Full Members and Fellows to promote their commitment to high standards in their practice. Full Members and Fellows of FGDP are entitled to use the respective designation MFGDP(UK) or FFGDP(UK), and the new Member Register provides validation of their postnominals for patients, fellow … Continue reading FGDP(UK) publishes new Register of Full Members and Fellows

Dental pain and anxiety

Tara Renton, Professor of Oral Surgery/Honorary Consultant, Faculty of Dentistry, Oral &Craniofacial Sciences, King’s College London, explains for FGDP(UK) why a holistic approach and latest techniques should be priority. It’s every patient’s right to expect optimal pain management for routine electivesurgery. Most patients expect pain; three quarters experience pain, and a quarterexperience high-level pain during … Continue reading Dental pain and anxiety

FGDP(UK) publishes revised Standards in Dentistry

The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) has published the second edition of Standards in Dentistry, its flagship publication for general dental practitioners and their teams which acts as a guide to personal or practice-based quality assessment. A comprehensive compendium of guidance and standards relevant to primary dental care, it sets out specific standards covering consultation and diagnosis, … Continue reading FGDP(UK) publishes revised Standards in Dentistry