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Mick Horton to be next Chair of CGDent 

Jan 26, 20234 min read

Dr Mick Horton FCGDent, former Dean of the Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP), has been appointed as the next Chair of the College’s Trustee Board. Dr Mick Horton FCGDent, Trustee of CGDent and former Dean of the FGDP(UK) Dr Horton qualified from Manchester University in 1986, initially working…

Kevin Lewis becomes College Ambassador

Jan 23, 20233 min read

The College has announced the appointment of Kevin Lewis FCGDent as an Ambassador. College Ambassadors, drawn from a variety of backgrounds, provide strong advocacy for the mission and vision of the College as it works towards eligibility for the award of a Royal Charter. Following a number of years in…

New PDJ online: Digital dentistry

Dec 20, 20225 min read

The latest edition of the Primary Dental Journal, Digital Dentistry, is now live online. Guest edited by Clinical Professor of Prosthodontics at NYU College of Dentistry USA, Ilser Turkyilmaz, the issue explores various techniques to offer even the most experienced dental professional the latest update on the evolution of technology and…

New Certified Membership programme: enrolling now

Dec 15, 20223 min read

The College has launched Certified Membership, a new, enhanced membership scheme offering elevated professional recognition and ongoing one-to-one career support. In June 2022, the College published Career Pathways in Dentistry: Professional Framework, which sets out the attributes which define each of five career stages – safe, capable, experienced, enhanced and…

CPD submission reminder

Dec 8, 20225 min read

Dentist members practising in the UK are reminded that Saturday 28 January 2023 is the deadline to submit your annual CPD statement detailing professional development activity undertaken between 1 January and 31 December 2022. Delegates at the CGDent Scotland Study Day, December 2021 The General Dental Council requires dentists to…

College forms 1992 Circle

Dec 7, 20222 min read

The College is establishing the ‘1992 Circle’ as a social forum for retired Fellows. Elizabeth Gaskell’s House: setting for the inaugural gathering of the 1992 Circle The new group is named in honour of the year the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners was founded, a key moment which brought together…

College to develop register of dental experts and assessors

Dec 6, 20223 min read

The College has declared its intention to develop a register of individuals with suitable experience and training to act as dento-legal expert witnesses or dental assessors. At present, the College recognises education and experience in this area through the Law & Ethics domain of Fellowship – which can be fulfilled…

Diversity in Dentistry Action Group moves to CGDent

Nov 29, 20224 min read

The Diversity in Dentistry Action Group (DDAG) is now hosted by the College of General Dentistry. The group, formed in 2020 to deliver action to identify and address discrimination of all types within the dental professions, comprises over 70 members drawn from more than 35 national dental organisations. These include…

CGDent-Quintessence International Conference: full programme now available

Nov 24, 20221 min read

A complete programme has now been published for the Excellence for the dental team International Conference, which is being co-hosted by the College of General Dentistry and Quintessence Publishing in London on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 March 2023. The conference boasts 34 of the biggest names in dentistry, drawn…

CGDent-Quintessence International Conference: one-day, two-day & dinner tickets now available

Nov 24, 20222 min read

One-day, two-day and dinner tickets for the ‘Excellence for the dental team’ International Conference, which is being co-hosted by the College of General Dentistry and Quintessence Publishing in London on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 March 2023, are now all available. Until now, only two-day tickets have been available, however…

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