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Vice-Presidents and dental team representatives 2022-23

Jul 5, 20227 min read

Tashfeen Kholasi and Patricia Thomson have been elected as the College of General Dentistry’s Vice-Presidents for 2022-23, and Louise Belfield, John Stanfield, Bill Sharpling and Sarah Hill have been re-appointed to their roles providing representation of the wider dental team on the College Council. Top row (l-r): Tashfeen Kholasi, Patricia…

College launches Professional Framework for dental careers

Jun 17, 20224 min read

The College has launched its much-anticipated Professional Framework, which describes the expected level of a dental practitioner’s capabilities at each stage of their careers. Aimed at providing recognition of professional development and promoting job satisfaction and workforce retention, Career Pathways in Dentistry: Professional Framework sets out the knowledge, skills and…

College endorses menopause policy for dental employers

Jun 8, 20223 min read

The College has endorsed the menopause policy and advice recently published by the British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN). In the UK, 99% of dental nurses, 96% of orthodontic therapists, 94% of dental hygienists,  92% of dental therapists, 52% of dentists and 27% of dental technicians are female – 78%…

Anniversary PDJ issue now online

Jun 8, 20223 min read

The special anniversary edition of the Primary Dental Journal, The General Issue – part 2, is now online. Due to the number of high-quality papers submitted this year, the annual General Issue, which covers a wide range of subjects relevant to the primary dental care team, has been published in…

New members elected to College Council

Jun 7, 20228 min read

The College of General Dentistry (CGDent) has announced the results of recent elections to its Council, with two new members elected, and five re-elected. (l-r, top row first) New CGDent Council Members-Elect Subir Banerji and Sagi Shavit, and re-elected Council Members Helen Kaney, Eldo Koshy, Patricia Thomson, Yann Maidment and…

Professional Framework for general dental professionals to be launched

May 26, 20223 min read

The College has announced that it will be launching its much-anticipated Professional Framework next month. Guests celebrating the launch of the College at Barber-Surgeons’ Hall, where the Professional Framework will be launched next month at the Fellows’ Summer Reception The Professional Framework will describe the knowledge, skills and other attributes…

College publishes new national guidelines on implant dentistry mentoring

May 26, 20224 min read

The College of General Dentistry has published new guidelines on mentoring in implant dentistry. Mentoring in Implant Dentistry: Good Practice Guidelines describes the nature of mentoring which should be undertaken in order to safely carry out implant dentistry following completion of an appropriate training course, including: the experience, skills and…

CPD submission reminder

May 23, 20223 min read

Colleagues are reminded that Sunday 28 August 2022 is the deadline for all dental professionals other than dentists to submit an annual CPD statement detailing professional development activity undertaken between and 1 August 2021 and 31 July 2022. Delegates at the CGDent Scotland Study Day, December 2021 The GDC requires…

College anniversary journal issue free for all dental professionals

May 9, 20225 min read

The College of General Dentistry is marking its first anniversary by offering all dental professionals and dental students a free print copy of the Primary Dental Journal. Primary Dental Journal (PDJ) is the College’s quarterly, peer-reviewed member publication. Featuring clinical articles, editorials and updates from the College, the PDJ is a leading resource…

Education partnership with the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show

Apr 28, 20222 min read

The College of General Dentistry is delighted to be the Education Partner and headline supporter for the Core CPD Theatre at the 2022 British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show. The Core CPD Theatre will feature 11 seminars over the two day conference, with experts in their fields sharing their extensive knowledge,…

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