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Vacancy for independent Trustee

Sep 8, 20223 min read

Help us in our historic mission to build a future Royal College for dentistry Closing date extended to Friday 7 October 2022 in response to feedback from members. An independent Trustee is being sought for the College of General Dentistry, as we bring the dental team together, to advance oral…

College seeks new Dental Trustee

Aug 25, 20223 min read

Help us in our historic mission to build a future Royal College for dentistry Closing date extended to Friday 7 October 2022 in response to feedback from members. A Trustee is being sought for the College of General Dentistry, as we bring the dental team together, to advance oral healthcare…

Education partnership with Dentistry Show London

Aug 23, 20222 min read

The College will be the headline education partner for the Clinical Excellence Theatre at Dentistry Show London 2022, hosting nine seminars in three CPD theatres over the two-day conference. CGDent speakers: top row: Jalpesh Patel, Kevin Lewis, Jason Wong, Wendy Thompson; bottom row: Tim Newton, Jacqui Elsden, Pynadath George, Abhi…

Eugene Chan appointed first overseas College Ambassador

Aug 19, 20224 min read

The College of General Dentistry has announced the appointment of Dr Eugene Chan SBS BBS JP as an ambassador. Drawn from a variety of backgrounds, College Ambassadors have a remit to advocate for the College’s mission and vision, and Dr Chan’s appointment further expands the range of expertise and scope…

Non-voting Council members 2022-23

Aug 19, 20224 min read

Maria Clark and Igor Blum have been re-appointed as non-voting members of the College Council for 2022-23. Professor Igor R. Blum FCGDent has been Editor-in-Chief and Clinical Editor of the Primary Dental Journal since 2017, and is a Foundation Fellow of the College and a member of its Professional Affairs…

In memory of Bob Morgan 1952-2022

Jul 21, 20224 min read

We regret to report that Robert Leslie Morgan FFGDP(UK)(Hon.), former national board member and West Midlands regional director for the Faculty of General Dental Practice, has passed away aged 69. Born and raised in South Wales, he was awarded the Licentiate in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons…

College welcomes NHS England contract changes

Jul 19, 20222 min read

The College has responded to changes to the NHS England dental contract announced by the Chief Dental Officer for England, Sara Hurley FCGDent. Dental therapists will soon be able to accept patients for NHS treatments, providing fillings, sealants and preventative care for adults and children. Providers will also be able…

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%…

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