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CGDent Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics – now accepting applications for 2023-25

Nov 24, 20223 min read

The College is currently accepting applications for its Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics, starting in April 2023. The comprehensive Level 7 programme is designed to give General Dental Practitioners the skills and knowledge needed to treat more complex malocclusions, including extraction cases, taking them up to just below specialist…

New synopsis of antimicrobial prescribing guidelines

Nov 23, 20223 min read

The College of General Dentistry and Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England have co-published a chairside synopsis of Antimicrobial Prescribing in Dentistry: Good Practice Guidelines. Antimicrobial Prescribing in Dentistry: Good Practice Guidelines offers clear, simple and practical guidance on the use of antimicrobials by…

Preventing antimicrobial resistance together: a joint statement from the UK’s dental professional bodies for World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2022

Nov 18, 20223 min read

‘Preventing antimicrobial resistance together’ is the theme of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) 2022. Held annually from 18-24 November, WAAW is led by the World Health Organization (WHO), in partnership this year with the World Organisation for Animal Health, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and the…

The CGDent Primary Dental Care Research Poster Award

Nov 10, 20223 min read

The College will be hosting a Primary Dental Care research project poster display at the CGDent-Quintessence Publishing “Excellence for the Dental Team” international conference taking place in London on 24 – 25 March 2023, and abstracts are invited. Award An overall award will be given for the best poster presentation.…

Dental Protection discount extended to nurses, hygienists, therapists and technicians

Oct 28, 20222 min read

Dental Protection’s ‘CGDent Scheme’, under which members of the College of General Dentistry receive a discount on their Dental Protection subscription fees, is now available to dental nurses, dental hygienists, dental therapists, orthodontic therapists, dental technicians and clinical dental technicians. The arrangement has been available to dentists since the launch…

Domestic abuse in dentistry

Oct 27, 20223 min read

The College is working to raise awareness of the safeguarding role of dental professionals in response to signs of domestic abuse, and to support information-gathering on the profession’s own experiences. In the UK, around 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men experience domestic abuse during their life, including…

Study programme 2022-23: events in all four nations, and webinars for all

Sep 29, 20224 min read

The College has announced its programme of events between now and Spring 2023, with twenty CPD webinars anticipated as well as study days and conferences in all four nations of the UK. Study days and conferences In its first year, the College hosted major study days in Birmingham, Gateshead and…

College to host major international conference with Quintessence Publishing

Sep 29, 20224 min read

Registration has opened for a major international dental conference to be hosted in the UK next year. Taking place in London and co-hosted by the College of General Dentistry (CGDent) and Quintessence Publishing, all dental professionals are eligible to attend, with significant discounts for College members. The conference, which will…

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Sep 9, 20221 min read

We are saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We give thanks for her extraordinary life of service to our nation; our thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family at this sad time.

New PDJ online: Oral surgery

Sep 8, 20224 min read

The new edition of the Primary Dental Journal, Oral Surgery, is now online. Guest edited by Dr Aneesha Shah of King’s College London, this issue highlights the pertinent themes relevant to common oral surgery problems, covering a wide array of topics facing the primary dental care team. It clearly presents…

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