College of General Dentistry launches facial aesthetics qualification

September 23, 20213 min read

The College of General Dentistry (CGDent), the UK’s only professional body dedicated to primary dental care, has formally launched its Postgraduate Certificate in Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics. Serving those who are considering entering this growing area of practice but have little or no prior experience, the course is designed to be…

College endorses updated prevention guidance

September 23, 20212 min read

The College of General Dentistry has endorsed the newly-published fourth edition of Delivering Better Oral Health: an evidence based toolkit for prevention. With chapters covering behaviour change, dental caries, periodontal diseases, oral cancer, tooth wear, oral hygiene, fluoride, healthier eating, alcohol, smoking and tobacco use, the revised document gives dental…

Ian Mills, Marie Parker & Pouya Zohrabpour appointed College Ambassadors

September 23, 20216 min read

The College of General Dentistry has announced the appointments of Dr Ian Mills, Marie Parker and Dr Pouya Zohrabpour as ambassadors. New CGDent Ambassadors (l-r) Dr Pouya Zohrabpour, Marie Parker, Dr Ian Mills Drawn from a variety of backgrounds, College Ambassadors have a remit to advocate for the college’s mission…

Antimicrobial prescribing in dentistry – 25 November 2021

September 23, 20212 min read

Thursday 25 November 2021, 7pm In the first of our Talking Standards webinar series, which sets out to examine areas covered by our evidence-based standards and guidance, we will be shining the spotlight on global efforts to tackle antimicrobial resistance locally. We will explore the ways in which dental teams…

Women in dentistry – 1 November 2021

September 23, 20212 min read

Monday 1 November 2021, 7pm Hosted by CGDent and ProDental CPD, this webinar is part of our PDJ Live series, which discusses issues and topics highlighted in the College’s member journal, Primary Dental Journal. In this interactive webinar, we will examine the area of women in dentistry and the positive…

Urgent dental care and COVID-19 – 5 October 2021

September 16, 20212 min read

Tuesday 5 October 2021, 7pm Hosted by the College and ProDental CPD, speakers and participants in this live webinar, will 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 will be…

College of General Dentistry opens to all and outlines membership package

August 26, 20211 min read

The College of General Dentistry (CGDent), the UK’s only professional body dedicated to primary dental care, has opened its doors to all dental professionals. Uniquely among the UK’s colleges, membership of the new organisation is now available to the whole dental team at all grades, dependent on an individual’s level…

FGDP standards and guidance now available at

August 19, 20214 min read

The standards and guidance documents previously published by the Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP) are now available on the website of the new College of General Dentistry (CGDent), the first independent college and only professional membership body in the UK specifically for primary care dentistry.  The FGDP recently transferred from…

How to get the best from your career in dentistry – 23 September 2021

August 19, 20212 min read

Thursday 23 September 2021, 7pm In this live, interactive webinar, hosted by CGDent and ProDental CPD, we’ll be discussing career options for dental professionals and looking at how the College’s Career Pathways can support your career progression. Not sure where to go next in your career?Not sure which courses to…

Dental Teams ARE Healthcare Teams: Redeployment During COVID-19 – 6 September 2021

August 19, 20212 min read

Monday 6 September, 7pm In this webinar, hosted by the College and ProDental CPD, dental healthcare professionals who have been redeployed during the pandemic discussed their experiences. Reviewing real life stories, the panel talked about what it was like, who did what and what was learnt? They also considered whether…

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