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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,…

Vote now for your College Council representatives

Apr 27, 202228 min read

Voting is now open for seats on the Council of the College of General Dentistry, and all eligible members are encouraged to cast their vote. The Council is the voice of our members, overseeing our role as a professional body and guiding the development of the College to fulfil its…

New PDJ online: The general issue – part 1

Apr 7, 20223 min read

The new edition of the Primary Dental Journal, The General Issue – part 1, is now online. In contrast to themed editions of Primary Dental Journal that focus on one specific topic of interest to the primary dental care team, the General Issue features articles on a diverse range of pertinent…

President discusses dental careers at No.10

Apr 4, 20222 min read

On 29 March 2022, College President Dr Abhi Pal visited No.10 Downing Street to attend a roundtable breakfast meeting on access to careers and progression in dentistry hosted by the Prime Minister’s Special Adviser on healthcare policy. Dr Pal commented: “It is great to see recognition at the top of…

President’s Commendations & Fellowship awards 2022

Mar 29, 20229 min read

The College of General Dentistry has announced the recipients of its inaugural award of President’s Commendations, and has awarded fellowships to four dental professionals in recognition of their exceptional professional achievements.  Top row, l-r: Mark Richardson FCGDent, Paul Friel MCGDent, Jonathan Hiscocks MCGDent, Mutahir Rahman MCGDent, Charles Ormond Dip.FFGDP(UK). Bottom…

Posthumous honour for John Craig

Mar 28, 20225 min read

The College of General Dentistry has recognised the late John Craig Dip.FFGDP(UK) with the posthumous award of a President’s Commendation. John Craig Dip.FFGDP(UK), 1943-2021 Born in Rutherglen in 1943, John graduated BDS from Glasgow University in 1966 and remained a general dental practitioner until he retired from practice in 2002.…

College invites dental professionals into Fellowship by Experience

Mar 24, 20224 min read

The College of General Dentistry has launched a landmark new route to fellowship based on experience, and has issued an open invitation to suitably experienced dental professionals to apply. The community of Fellows lies at the heart of the College, providing leadership and collectively supporting the development of dentistry, as…

CGDent endorses updated guidance on anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs

Mar 22, 20221 min read

The College of General Dentistry has endorsed newly updated guidance on anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs from the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme. The second edition of Management of Dental Patients Taking Anticoagulants or Antiplatelet Drugs provides clear and practical recommendations and advice to enable the dental team to assess bleeding…

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