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College Council elections – call for candidates

Mar 18, 20225 min read

Elections are due to be held for a number of seats on the Council of the College of General Dentistry, and all eligible members are invited to consider standing. These are exciting times in the development of the College, and this is a fantastic opportunity to get involved and contribute…

College of General Dentistry broadens membership eligibility

Feb 23, 20223 min read

The College of General Dentistry has broadened its eligibility criteria for membership, enabling suitably qualified non-registrants to join, and offering practitioners with relevant non-dental qualifications the ability to progress to higher grades of membership. Registration with the General Dental Council or an equivalent overseas authority is normally required for entry…

Notice of forthcoming College Council elections

Feb 23, 20223 min read

Elections will soon be held for seven seats on the Council of the College of General Dentistry, and eligible members are encouraged to consider standing. The Council is elected by College members to provide leadership and support for the dental professions, and to guide the College Trustees in fulfilling the…

CGDent offers students e-learning package 

Feb 9, 20223 min read

The College of General Dentistry has announced that it is offering dental students access to a leading dental e-learning package.  Students who enrol as members of the new College now have access to a growing library of over 350 online training courses and webinar recordings, as well as regular live…

New PDJ online: Paediatric dentistry

Jan 31, 20223 min read

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…

Inaugural College Medal awarded to Ian Mills 

Jan 27, 20225 min read

Ian Mills has become the first ever recipient of the prestigious College Medal, the highest honour bestowed by the College of General Dentistry (CGDent).  Ian Mills FCGDent Reserved to no more than one recipient per year, the College Medal succeeds the Faculty Medal, which was previously awarded by the Faculty…

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

Jan 27, 20224 min read

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…

College response to NHS England announcement of additional dentistry funding

Jan 25, 20221 min read

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…

College membership for dental team members just £33

Dec 8, 20212 min read

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…

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

Dec 2, 20212 min read

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…

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