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Calls for better oral health care for the those with severe mental illness

Calls for better oral health care for the those with severe mental illness

7 February 2022
Leading oral health and mental health professionals have published a statement calling for greater consideration of the oral health needs of patients with severe mental illnesses.
New PDJ online: Paediatric dentistry

New PDJ online: Paediatric dentistry

31 January 2022
The new edition of the Primary Dental Journal, Paediatric Dentistry, is now online. Guest edited by Dr Sanjeev Sood of King’s College London, this issue is dedicated to promoting oral health in children, and outlines strategies for prevention and contemporary management of dental disease in childhood. It features papers on communicating effectively in a paediatric … Continue reading New PDJ online: Paediatric dentistry
Inaugural College Medal awarded to Ian Mills 

Inaugural College Medal awarded to Ian Mills 

27 January 2022
Ian Mills has become the first ever recipient of the prestigious College Medal, the highest honour bestowed by the College of General Dentistry.
CGDent and BADN call for deferral of mandatory vaccination as survey suggests a quarter of dental nurses are not fully vaccinated 

CGDent and BADN call for deferral of mandatory vaccination as survey suggests a quarter of dental nurses are not fully vaccinated 

27 January 2022
The College of General Dentistry and British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN) are warning of a potential catastrophe for dental patients if the planned implementation of mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for all patient-facing staff in England is not deferred.  Regulations came into effect earlier this month that will make it unlawful from 1 April 2022 for … Continue reading CGDent and BADN call for deferral of mandatory vaccination as survey suggests a quarter of dental nurses are not fully vaccinated 
College response to NHS England announcement of additional dentistry funding

College response to NHS England announcement of additional dentistry funding

25 January 2022
Commenting on the announcement that an additional £50m of funding will be provided for NHS dentistry in England over the next ten weeks, Dr Abhi Pal, President of the College of General Dentistry, said:  “New funding for dentistry is to be welcomed, and today’s announcement will provide short-term help to a significant number of people … Continue reading College response to NHS England announcement of additional dentistry funding
College membership for dental team members just £33

College membership for dental team members just £33

8 December 2021
The College of General Dentistry is offering discounted membership fees to dental care professionals, all of whom are now eligible for Associate Membership. Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Dental Technicians and Clinical Dental Technicians pay only one-third fees for their first year’s membership, meaning those joining as Associate Members pay just £33. In a pioneering move for a UK dental … Continue reading College membership for dental team members just £33
The PDJ Archive: a rich resource for members, with over 1,300 articles

The PDJ Archive: a rich resource for members, with over 1,300 articles

2 December 2021
The Primary Dental Journal Archive is now up and running, with access for CGDent members fully established. The Primary Dental Journal (PDJ) is the College of General Dentistry’s quarterly peer-reviewed journal, and with its unique dedication to general dental practice, is widely recognised as a leading resource for all dental professionals working in primary care. … Continue reading The PDJ Archive: a rich resource for members, with over 1,300 articles
Dr Debbie Reed receives inaugural Janet Goodwin Award

Dr Debbie Reed receives inaugural Janet Goodwin Award

24 November 2021
Dr Debbie Reed AssocFCGDent has received the inaugural Janet Goodwin Award, which was conferred last night by Abhi Pal, President of the College of General Dentistry (CGDent), at a reception marking the 80th anniversary of the British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN). The new award was instituted to recognise achievement by dental care professionals (DCPs) … Continue reading Dr Debbie Reed receives inaugural Janet Goodwin Award
Dental and medical organisations join forces to say “Antibiotics do not cure toothache!”

Dental and medical organisations join forces to say “Antibiotics do not cure toothache!”

18 November 2021
National dental and medical organisations have come together again to support the World Health Organisation’s Antimicrobial Awareness Week, which runs from 18-24 November. The Association of Clinical Oral Microbiologists and College of General Dentistry, supported by the Association of Dental Hospitals, British Dental Association, Healthcare Improvement Scotland, British Association of Oral Surgery, British Society for … Continue reading Dental and medical organisations join forces to say “Antibiotics do not cure toothache!”
Help get people talking about sugar reduction

Help get people talking about sugar reduction

8 November 2021
The College of General Dentistry is proud to be supporting Sugar Awareness Week, which aims to raise public awareness of the poor health outcomes associated with excess sugar consumption, get people talking about the importance of sugar reduction, and to encourage citizens, industry and government to support healthier food and drink. The annual campaign is … Continue reading Help get people talking about sugar reduction

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